Jake, in spite of the amount of chatter about foot switches you read on here from people who have never used an AutoMate, it would appear that most AutoMate users don't see a need for one. I wouldn't want mine to operate any differently and believe that if you can't load a wad and hull in the almost four seconds it takes the unit to cycle, a foot switch isn't going to help.
I just bought a casefeeder for my 800+ w/AMII . I haven't hooked it up yet but I think it would really make things easier & a little faster although you really need to be aware of what you are doing. Thats a " whole lota shakin goin on " at one time. Perhaps a foot switch would be nice for some but I'm pretty happy with the button system. I did buy the oversizes buttons-they are somewhat of an aid.
New automate works fine with two buttons, release either button on down stroke machine stops, press both buttons again to continue cycle or just one button and machine go's back to home position, I really like these features and you can still load a lot of shells in a short period of time. quality and safty over quanity for me at all times. its not a race and beets siting in front of the TV watching some stuipid show.
Fellas I have been using my AM II for close to 3 years now. I am fully aware of the saftey aspect of putting a foot pedal on. Had I needed a saftey estimate I would have qurried OSHA. It is obvious some of you are incapable of safely operating equipment without supervision or built in stupid eliminators. Now, still looking for the answer for my origional question. If you have it please PM me so to avoid the OSHA wanna bees out there. Jake
Skeet2dat, thank you for pointing out my obvious disreguard for my own saftey. I could carry this discussion on further but I will offer this to you: May your day be blessed by the presence and beauty of all things good. Jake