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Posted on MORE Power!!! 120 vs 240 volts

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#1 posted 05-19-2008 06:19 PM


You guys are sooooo passionate and I appreciate when a post goes to a higher level as this post has, not another direction.

I’ve wired my shop for 15amp and 20amp with 12 and 14guage wire and I have a crazy 210v (I think) for my heater that I wired to. So I am understanding about 60% of your responses.

Let me tell you what I’ve gotten out of your very thoughtful responses.

“Will you get more power changing saw from 110 to 220? – no

The main benefit in start up. When you flip that switch and that motor starts to turn there is a lot of power needed to start that motor spinning.” – kjwoodworking – THANKS KJ

Lonerider, I really like your comments on scaling up to 240v in providing ample power for multiple tools to run simultaneously. Good job commenting.

Bill Davis, I enjoyed your comment “What happens if you wire an adirondack chair for 240V?” An electric chair!


-- MRod, Henderson, Colorado by way of Brooklyn!

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