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Posted on Why hasn't anyone griped about this yet?

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Tedstor

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#1 posted 551 days ago

My biggest gripe is the cord length. Several of my power tools have 6 ft cords. I hate this. Far too often, 6ft is not quite long enough which makes an extension cord necessary. Not a huge problem, but definitely one of lifes little “first-world” hassles. IMO, the industry should adopt one of two options:
1- Make the cords 1 ft OR integrate a male receptacle into the tool. Seeing as how extension cords are often used with portable power tools anyway, why not just go with it and eliminate the cord all together? I like the idea. I could then just buy one or two high-end 8-10ft extension cords. Heck, I might use the previously mentioned idea of simply snipping the cord off, and making it 12-18”.

2- Make the cord at least 8 ft. The industry may already be heading in this direction. Many of the tools I purchased 5-10+ years ago, had 6 ft cords. However, the sander and biscuit jointer I recently purchesd had 8ft and 10ft cords (respectively). The additional few feet doesn’t seem like much, but for whatever reason, that extra few feet greatly reduces my need for an extension cord. Cord length is not something I used to look into before purchasing a tool, but these days, it a big selling point for me.


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