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Old 01-03-2014, 04:32 PM  
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Originally Posted by Chris View Post
It may but an under sized extension cord does the same thing.
Yes, so don't undersize.
Grainger seems to use a max 5% voltage drop at the necessary current, with some constraints on the total length of cords. And, stringing cords together introduces contact resistance at each connection so the length of the cord seems to be longer than that measured by a tape.

Motors need a low source resistance, a 'stiff' source; incand. lamps don't much care.

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Old 01-04-2014, 06:59 AM  
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I chop cords off everything. A nice molded plug comes in handy lots of times. Sure use something the proper size.

Personally I wouldn't want a super long cord on my saw. Maybe half the time I plug it I. And the standard cord is good in the shop. On a job I get an extension just as long as needed. I wouldn't want to wind up a long cord every time I used the saw. Plus my extensions can be used on a half dozen tools I carry.

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