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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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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.

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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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