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Location: Altamonte Springs FL
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Re: Damn chop saw keeps throwing breakers!!!!! AhhH!
Yep, I agree on Sarge's post. You might want to run a 10 gauge outlet in the garage for multiple high power tools. The only extention cord that will work with my 110 welder is 50' long and 10 gauge, you gotta over power the outlets, they should never be your weak link.
What happens is you get a voltage drop from the breaker pannel to the motor, that inturn raises the amperage, therefore it trips the breaker. With a heavy gauge wire, there's very little drop, you get max power at the outlet with very little problems.