An apparatus for providing convenient control of a power tool electrical
system. A switch assembly includes a first actuator and a second
actuator, which is disposed remotely from the switch and first actuator.
The second actuator is connected via a coupling device, such that user
manipulation of either the first or second actuator is capable of
controlling electricity flowing to the motor. Including a second actuator
may permit the user to retain greater control over the tool when turning
the power on or off. In additional exemplary aspects, a coupling device
included in the switch assembly is configured and arranged so as to
prevent inadvertent damage to the power tool such as by accidental
engagement of a shaft lock while the motor is operating.