Wiring a new plug

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Old 08-03-11, 04:22 PM
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Wiring a new plug

I need to wire a new plug for a small tool in my shop. Which of the wires goes to the larger blade - hot or neutral?
 
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Old 08-03-11, 04:34 PM
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Neutral. The screws are quite often different colors, too. The neutral is silver and the hot one is gold colored.
 
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Old 08-03-11, 07:02 PM
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I tried to teach a friend of mine once that it was neutral on silver, hot on gold. All he could remember was 'white on wide'.
 
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