Bosch reciprocating saw -- busted and obsolete switch

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Bosch reciprocating saw -- busted and obsolete switch

My good old heavy duty Bosch sawzall (Model 1632 VS) from 1989 gave up the ghost today, but I suspect the problem part is merely the variable-speed trigger thingie--the switch. This switch, labeled "4.1" on all the on-line parts diagrams, is "obsolete unavailable". Since the switch is a black plastic sealed box with no obvious means of entry (I have had the tool apart to see if there were any obvious reasons for the switch not working), do I have any other option here besides mounting this thing on a plaque and hanging it somewhere? I guess I could wire in a simple on/off switch, but the variable speed was nice. Thanks.
 
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Old 08-17-13, 08:05 PM
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Costs almost as much as your saw is worth, but here's one Bosch 3607200514 Speed Switch for 1362VS B4200 Reciprocating Saw RARE | eBay
 
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Old 08-17-13, 08:52 PM
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That's still cheaper than the ones available from European suppliers, which are closer to $50 US.
 
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Thanks for that. The switch looks very different from mine, but since the models match, it's presumably OK. For that kind of money surgery might be worth doing on my switch on the off-chance it's fixable.
 
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Yikes... Where do you see these? Thanks.
 
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Google the part number.......... not the model number.
 
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I would suggest taking the switch to a smaller tool repair shop that services all makes and ask if they have anything to replace it. The smaller the shop usually the better the service. Brand name parts are almost always overpriced yet often a generic part can be had quite reasonably.
 
 

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