Table Saw 110-220 V question

Old 08-25-08, 11:51 AM
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110 t0 220 volts

Dkerr I just bought a table saw that has the 110 -220 volt feature. ON the inside of the cover plate for the wiring on the motor is the schematic for going from 110-220. Still not sure what it is I have to do.

Do I need a heavier cord now for the table saw and what type of outlet do I plug it into. I was planing on putting a receptacle directly ion the side of the table saw and making up an extension cord so as to plug into the receptacle on the side of the saw and other end plug into the outlet on the wall, just so I wouldn't be dragging a cord around with the saw as I plan on having my table saw mobile not fixed.

Dkerr I am not sure how to attach pictures so I will send them to you directly.

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Old 08-25-08, 01:39 PM
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You don't necessarily need a heavier cord, but should size for the current needed. The same for the plug, get one configured for the voltage/current needed. You don't want a receptical on the saw, you want an inlet. You can use a shore line cord on it though, with the appropriate 240V plug you chose.
Old 08-25-08, 06:43 PM
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And if you want to post pictures, post them on a site such as and copy/paste the HTML code to your reply post.
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FWIW, fiddlerkelly, a 110-V plug won't go into a 220-V outlet, nor vice-versa.

If you're not comfortable interpreting the schematic for rewiring the power on your tool, you are best advised to seek a professional. If possible, sit by his side & ask questions & learn, by all means, but miswiring the tool could cause a fire, shock, or worse.

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