When buying a new power tool, most people do extensive research to make sure it will work for their job, but often don’t take the time to also choose the right extension cord for the job and new tool. Keep reading to learn why extension cords are so important.
So why are extension cords so important? Without the proper extension cords, your tool may not perform properly and there is a greater risk of fire or electrical shortages.
When choosing extension cords, the first step is to check the motor amperage of the tool you plan to be using. You want to make sure that the extension cord you choose offers the same or even higher amperage than the tool for you to get the best results.
When it comes to extension cords, the length and thickness are important. While longer extension cords are typically favored because they offer a wider range, short extension cords are the way to go. The shorter the extension cord, the more power you’ll have going to your tool. The thickness of extension cords is also important. A thin cord may seem like the best option, but in reality, you’ll want a thick extension cord. The thicker the extension cord, the more amperage it is able to handle.
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