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Old 01-03-2014, 05:32 PM  
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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, 07:59 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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Researched for months, looked at all the online reviews, asked all my friends after that I bought a Roomba 630 from my local Target store. I thought it would do a good job but I never expected to be as happy with it as I am! I've now had this for over 6 months and I still love J
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If you want an Upright save your money and buy a Shark Liftaway, cost is $160 at Bed Bath and Beyond with their 20% off coupon and they are every bit as good a Dyson that cost at least $500, in fact from what I have tested they appear to actually be a bit better than the Dyson.

If you want the best vacuum period then buy a "Pro Team Super Coach 6" this is a Backpack vacuum that you wear on your back so no problems like there is with Uprights such as falling over or can't get under furniture or can't reach up high.

These can reach ANYWHERE, can't fall over, have tremendous suction.
They are the best by far for wood floors, tile, stairs and very short carpet.
Also easier to mess with cords, you can plug it into one plug and probably do the entire house unless you have an extra large home.
Price is about $400 so no more than most vacuums that aren't half as good.

http://www.amazon.com/ProTeam-Super-.../dp/B009HURHGO

http://www.pro-team.com/vacuums/defa...le=1&id=107312

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We have a Shark that we recently purchased and it works great. The only complaint I have is having to drag it around in roller mode (but will be a problem as most other brands/models follow this form factor).

If this is a big deal, go with a backpack model.
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In my experience, Riccar uprights are the most reliable and get the job done the best.
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New vacuum cleaner query:

Need a vacuum for a house that mostly has wood floors but with a lot of area rugs. Have stairs everywhere. Have tons of dust-collecting antiques and cats who shed and scatter litter.

What I need:

Good suction that doesn't deteriorate as the machine ages.
Ability to withstand lots of fur and dust.
Light weight so I can carry it up and down stairs.
Has to get into weird corners with hose, so I prefer canister style to upright, or at least it should have tools to enable reaching nooks and crannies.
Has to deal with various surfaces....short and medium carpet as well as bare floors.
Prefer bag-less to bags, but that's negotiable.

I had been using a 2.5 gallon Shop-Vac. This worked for me as it was light and easy to carry around and sucked really well and didn't lose strength. Not so good on carpets though. It could be used bagged or bagless, but it came with a warning to use a bag for things like plaster dust. I didn't realize that applied to the clay dust from the cat litter. Anyway one day the motor burnt up.

I could get another Shop-Vac but I'm looking at some other models of Canister Vacs that maybe would be better on the rugs.

One is the small Bissell Zing that others in this thread have mentioned . . .

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...=ATVPDKIKX0DER

The other is a Panasonic MC-CL310

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...=ATVPDKIKX0DER

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New vacuum cleaner query:

Need a vacuum for a house that mostly has wood floors but with a lot of area rugs. Have stairs everywhere. Have tons of dust-collecting antiques and cats who shed and scatter litter.

What I need:

Good suction that doesn't deteriorate as the machine ages.
Ability to withstand lots of fur and dust.
Light weight so I can carry it up and down stairs.
Has to get into weird corners with hose, so I prefer canister style to upright, or at least it should have tools to enable reaching nooks and crannies.
Has to deal with various surfaces....short and medium carpet as well as bare floors.
Prefer bag-less to bags, but that's negotiable.

I had been using a 2.5 gallon Shop-Vac. This worked for me as it was light and easy to carry around and sucked really well and didn't lose strength. Not so good on carpets though. It could be used bagged or bagless, but it came with a warning to use a bag for things like plaster dust. I didn't realize that applied to the clay dust from the cat litter. Anyway one day the motor burnt up.

I could get another Shop-Vac but I'm looking at some other models of Canister Vacs that maybe would be better on the rugs.

One is the small Bissell Zing that others in this thread have mentioned . . .

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...=ATVPDKIKX0DER

The other is a Panasonic MC-CL310

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...=ATVPDKIKX0DER

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Your need sounds just like ours and we love our Shark Navigator Lift-Away.

Ours is going strong after 2 years of daily use with dog hair and all the rest. Easy to clean no bags, light weight and the handle comes off and you can add attachments for corners and carry the base like a mini shop vac. Is small and fills up pretty fast but is clear so you see when its full and can dump it out in 20 seconds.

Have had the type you posted and are a pain to drag around.

Take the time to take the shark apart when you look at them to see how they convert and I think you will see how itís the best of both worlds being an upright and a canister all in one, and light weight. Another nice feature is you can turn the beater on and off when using as an upright. Rugs on , Wood floors off.


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