I am converting my saw to 220. For now, I have to mount my receptacle
up high so I have to use a longer cord to connect to the saw. This
means that some of the cable will be on the floor since I am centering
the saw in the 10W x 20 long shop.
I am not sure whether to mount the receptacle in the center of the
room, toward the left or toward the right. Given this is a
cotnractors saw, the motor is at the back and so is the cord. It
looks lie a left mount (me facing saw) is best. Any suggestions?
Mount it where you can reach it easily. You should unplug the saw
whenever you do things that require you to get your hands near the blade
or belt. If unplugging it means you move three boxes of junk and a pile
of wood so you can walk around behind the saw, you're less likely to
I solved this problem with a heavy duty plug strip mounted on the back of the
saw. You could also do it with a "handy box" and a 240v receptacle if you are
240v. Mine is still 120v and this gives me a convienient place to plug and
unplug the saw along with a place to plug in other tools in the middle of the
Of you include a cut-off switch on the receptable box and use that
to cut power to the saw switch. It's easier than plugging/unplugging
a 220V cord and there is less wear and tear on the cord too.
In this case the box should be easily accessible, but should also be
far enough from the saw that you cannot accidently bump it while
working on the saw.
On 4 Jul 2004 15:18:23 -0700, firstname.lastname@example.org (Fred the Red
my preferred location is in the floor, just to the left of the saw,
beneath the motor housing on my left tilt saw. it requires a sawdust
proof box and/or occasional vacuuming out, but it's convenient and
keeps cords out of the walkway.
On Sun, 4 Jul 2004 13:05:20 -0700, "Pounds on Wood"
Not if you think it out. My power and DC connections come from above
and to the rear (the operator's front) of the saw. A twistlock
connector and flexible 10 gauge power cord complete the setup.
Could not get your original message, However in my shop we built an outfeed
table 8'long attached it to the tablesaw. At the end of the table at
ceiling we installed hubbel twist lock receptacles and ran iso cord down
under the outfeed table. This has worked well for over 2 years. in addition
you could run 110 also in the same manner and have an outlet for your
outfeed /now work bench. If you want the extra protection you can get wire
grips that attach to the receptacle box itself these slide over the iso
cord and work like "Chinese Handcuffs" stresses applied to the cord are
transferred to the box instead of the receptacle itself.
On or in the floor. That airspace above and around a table saw is too
precious to waste with conduit or wiring!
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email@example.com (Keith Bozek) wrote in message
Are you going to hang yourself with the cord or turn the saw on and
lay on it?
I once saw a pic of a man who cut himself in half with a band saw.
This guy definitely was no Houdini, he left behind a huge mess.
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