Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 7
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by View For almost obsolete small wire size
Beware as this switch is for a wire size that is very small and not very common any more. Most lamps these days use a larger wire with a thicker insulation which will not fit this switch.
June 10, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Splash Simple, effective
Need an extension cord with switch? Got an old one without a switch that you can afford to modify? Without a lot of effort you can have a simple and inexpensive solution.
The project is simple. The wire that is connected to the thinner of the two blade on your plug needs to be cut, stripped, and connected to the screw terminals inside the switch The instructions call for simply running bare wire to it, which isn't a wonderful idea. It can easily come off and you can spend your time reconnecting the wire to the terminals every so often.
What I did was put on the appropriate screw connectors, secured them with a good crimp and then put heat shrink around it. The space inside the switch was a bit tight and didn't allow easily for excess space for he connectors. A slightly improved design could have fixed it. Overall however, it does the job.
May 17, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by raveseer Good quality product for the price.
Used this to replace a shorted out switch on the girlfriend's lamp. easy install, simple to setup.
May 30, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TD765 did the job
My better half was complaining her vanity lights went out. Turned out the switch gave.. maybe a lot of use..:-). Bought this switch .. perfect wire guage for the job.. easy install. Thanks Home Depot.. my toy store.
November 18, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Rodwon Just what I needed. Unavailable elsewhere!
The usual diy line cord switch only works with very light duty wire. This switch is sized to use with regular thickness wire. I checked at several hardware and electronic stores and none had what I needed. Home Depot to the rescue! This switch fit, was quick and easy to install and works great.
January 10, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ComfortZones Easy Repair of a Lamp
One of our landlord's lamps stopped working and we'd given it up for dead until we spotted this switch and decided to give it a try. The unit is a bit larger, but much more sturdy that the inline switch it replaced. It looks and works wonderfully.
January 22, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by jeff Easy to complete
Was fairly straight forward in instalation and use. Only wish it came in a couple of colors other than white to match the cords and decor.
January 10, 2012