When you really need to hit the off switch, will you be able to find it? With a paddle-style safety switch like the one above, you won’t need to waste precious seconds searching — you just bump it with the nearest knee, elbow, or other close body part to turn off the machine.
MLCS sells two different 20A paddle-type off switches. The “Router Table” version costs $30 and includes a male and female plug, while the “Motor” version costs $22 and needs to be hardwired. The switch works with 3-1/4 HP motors or less.