Originally Posted by speedy petey
But Dakuta, you make it sound like all plasma cutters and all "220" lines are the same, and only the "plug" matters.
This could not be more misleading. The circuit ampacity and conductors are the most important thing. Then you have to consider the draw of the tool or appliance. Is it within the limits of the circuit.
Also you need to consider if it is straight 240v, as in the case of a welder, compressor or most tools. Or is it 120/240v as in the case of a dryer or range.
I assumed that circuit amperage was proper for the tool. You are right, as I should not assume that. I have the advantage of having a 100amp panel in my garage, so I make the circuits to what I need for that particular tool (welder, plasma, etc).