Grizzly   |  Model: G8988
Safety Paddle Switch
Price: $7.95
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This G8988 "paddle" type switch is a direct replacement for our machines and many others. It features a removable safety key and large, easy-to-hit paddle. 125V/250V, 16A/10A. Mounting Size: 7/8" x 1-1/2".
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This is a switch! 10/21/2018

My old switch failed, I ordered this one as a replacement, and it was a direct replacement. Larger paddle is much easier to switch on and off!

Replacement 10/19/2018

I have owned a side sander for about ten years. I has not had much use in that time, hobbyist use only. The switch stopped working and this is the replacement for that machine. It was easy to change out and had my sander working quickly. I will gently push off the switch in the future instead of slapping it off to prevent future failure.

Perfect fit! 10/11/2018

Exact replacement for my bandsaw! Bought this when the old switch melted from so many years of use.

Joe T
Excellent add-on tool for large bowl turners 10/5/2018

I order this tool rest extension (requires a head that can slide and also rotate 90 degrees) the end of June and it was on back-order. Fortunately, I was in no hurry. It arrived the first of October. It was on sale so I saved a bundle especially considering the Tariff War with China which has not increased the regular price by 25%, There were no assembly instructions but if you cannot quickly figure it out, you have no business with a wood lath in the first place. This tool is solid cast iron and steel with large hex/allen bolts (but no allen wrench supplied) and comes together quickly and adjusts easily. It also comes down easily for normal turning configuration.

William A
The right choice 9/22/2018

Back to work! 9/21/2018

My Jet 14" Bandsaw stopped working in the middle of a project. Frustrating to say the least. I figured it was the switch since this has happened before. Grizzly was great from start to finish. They had what I needed at a good price, delivered it quickly and it was easy to install so I could get back to work without too much down time. I would order again.


It works far better than the original of the same part number that was on the machine when I purchased it new. So that is a plus, since I have only used it for a few weeks it is hard to tell just how dependable it will be after many times turning the lathe on and off. However, it is very clear to me why that lathe is no longer sold, the control box is a giant pain to pull out and replace anything in it. I can see why the newer model has the box mounted externally to the head stock casting.

Rushby C
Great Switch 8/24/2018

Perfect drop-in replacement for the broken switch on my Ridgid planer (R4330). Unfortunately the original manufacturers part is no longer available. It works great! Thank you Grizzly!

Perfect fit! 8/8/2018

I needed a new switch for my drum sander a and ordered the same one that I had had. Grizzly suggested that I go with this newer one. I trusted their expertise and ordered the one they recommended and I'm happy that I did. It's a perfect fit and works great.

Direct Fit!!!!!!! 8/2/2018

Direct Fit and the company has great customer service!

Tom P
Spare Parts are Easy to find 7/7/2018

Grizzly's customer support is great. Spare parts are easy to find, easy to order. I know when I buy Grizzly equipment, I have confidence that it will be supported.

Great product! 5/23/2018

I recently bought this switch as a replacement part and it works great! It's so much safer and easier to use than reaching under the router table to turn the router on and off.

very pleased with the product 4/19/2018

perfect match & easy installed 4/4/2018

Bob C
Perfect replacement 3/29/2018

Good experience 3/19/2018

The tech I visited with was vrry knowledgeable. He helped with the part and maade other suggestions, which I bought as well.

I installed the new switch Nd my sander is back and running. Thanks for the follow up.

It's a replacement switch! 3/5/2018

I bought this a week ago, and I am so glad I did. The original shorted and caused a small electrical fire. It was a first for me. Real Excitement I'm telling you! Sparks and smoke coming out of the sander. When I unplugged it and took apart the switch box the rubber leads were completely melted and there was soot everywhere. The old switch had failed before , It actually failed to cut off power and the sander wouldn't turn off unless you unplugged the thing. It turned out the contact pins had fallen out of position ( great engineering!). After all that was said and done it could have been worse the sawdust from the sander could have ignited and then we would have had a real three alarmer!
Thanks Grizzly for putting excitement into our lives!

Works just like the one that came with it originally 2/18/2018

Ordered, received it, installed it, back in business

G8988 switch 2/17/2018

Bought it as a backup so haven't used it yet.

Just received 2/11/2018

Great machine poor packaging had a briken power switch which I replaced myself

Grizzly switch 1/20/2018

Grizzly got thus switch to me in a hurry.
Thanks grizzly.


Fast service fixed my problem I own a lot of there tools always happy with there products

robert P
Glad it was in stock..... 1/4/2018

I have had my belt sander for about 7 years now and the only thing to break so far was the switch, I was glad to find they still have them and got it within a week. So many times companies don't keep older parts in stock so your forced to jury rig something up. Thanks for a continuing line of great products and parts in stock. Thank You Grizzly, Robert P.

Bill W
Good Switch But Needs Better Installation Instructions 1/3/2018

The safety paddle switch on my drill press failed suddenly and required replacement. The tech service folks at Grizzly were great with getting a new one here quickly. The disassembly was a bit tricky and the wiring was more than the instructions suggested. I damaged the box holding the switch during removal which I believe could have been avoided with more detailed instructions. The unit has been repaired and running fine.

Good price 12/29/2017

I needed the key for my drill press switch so I purchased the whole switch. Now I also have a spare switch for my table saw

Many companies have free shipping


This was just a replacement switch, but service was great. Thanks.


I repaired a used drill press that had a bad switch.

It works 12/11/2017

Needed new switch for my ten year old band saw. Found on web site, ordered, easy installed and it worked. Very happy.

Easy to replace 11/6/2017

Bought this to replace the switch on my jointer. Easy to replace. Unfortunately, I had to replace a similar switch on my Grizzly drill press. Not sure why the factory switches fail so quickly.


I question why the I needed to buy a new switch for my bandsaw. Why would the switch go bad.
I've had the saw for quite a few years with very little use.I was surprised when the switch went bad.
I have a few different Grizzly tools and am very pleased with the products and the way they perform.
Thanks, Chip Oliver


Took two weeks to arrive. Box crushed but switches Not damaged. Paid extra for postage for 3-5 day delivery . Arrived late. In the past delivery was prompt. Unpleasantly surprised. No problem with product itself just delivery.


Same switch that came from my jointer. It screwed right in and wired the same. I would buy another should the need arise.
Grizzly customer service was excellent at time of purchase.


Part was promptly, fits just right and works fine. Good Service
Steve Conner

Got Me Back Up and Running 9/8/2017

Grizzly was able to meet my needs although the customer service people I spoke with either didn't know or "had other customers to talk to". My advice - know what you want specifically and order it. If you're purchasing something inexpensive, you're going to get the brush-off like me.


Thanks, You've resuscitated one of the busiest machines in my shop!


i bought this switch and put it on my table saw just to see it wood work it did so i bought two more thank you so much


I have an older machine and your customer service helped me find a switch to fit.
Very happy, thank you


It fit exactly, even though I have an older model dust collector.

Michael H

Had to replace the switch on a second hand dust collector I purchased. Fit perfectly, easy installation.

4th one - 7/21/2017

It works for a little while then breaks. It sits in a dusty environment and the dust get in under that flat panel and it breaks. Overall it lasts anywhere from 1 month to 2 years so I guess thats good.


Professional knowledge and promt and fast service even if i was ordering from Alaska ,will buy from you guys again.


The switch fit perfectly. There's no doubt I will continue to support/buy from Grizzly. Thank you for the fast shipment and ease of ordering.

Irl A
Great switch 7/5/2017

I bought this for a dust collector and it was and easy to install

Greg G
A tight fit, but a little filing did the trick. 7/3/2017

The switch went out in my G7945 drill press. I was in the middle of a project, so I initially considered rigging a switch that I could get locally, but in the end I decided to order one of these. It appears to be identical to the OEM switch, but it wouldn't not quite fit into the opening in the panel ... a few minutes with a flat file solved that issue, and now I'm back up and running again.

👍 6/14/2017

Good switch. 6/2/2017

Old switch gave out and was fairly simple to change out - new switch works.


This item did not work on my jointer you returned my money . I rigged another switch to my machine Thank you for your inquiry

David W
exact replacement 6/2/2017

Randal B
Exact replacement for the one on my Lathe. 6/1/2017

The original switch wore out and my lathe could not be used. Once I replace the switch the lathe has been working fine. I use my lathe 4-5 times per week on wood projects.

Just like the one that came on the machine originally. 5/25/2017

Perfect replacement 1/26/2017

This was 1/3rd of the cost of a Ryobi replacement switch. Fit and functions perfectly.

Michael M
Relatively easy to install 1/26/2017

OEM switch failed after a few years, so had to buy this replacement.

Reid N
Just like it should be 1/25/2017

it appears to be OEM. completely satisfied

easy to install.

Great Porduct 1/25/2017

Solved a problem I had with the original switch on a non-Grizzly product. Glad that I could find a duplicate replacement.

Replacement Switch 1/23/2017

The new paddle switch was provided as a replacement for the one shipped with the new jointer. The new switch appears to be more robust than the original that broke while handling it. Customer Service did a good job in arranging prompt shipment of the replacement part .

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