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

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#1 posted 01-23-2013 06:26 PM

I agree, the plastic cords are a real pain when it’s cold – and it’s usually cold in my part of the world, except for the summer months (and not exactly hot, even then).

I also agree on the shortness issue. Only a few of my tools – notably my Bosch ROS and my Skil Router, have what I would consider adequate length. These two tools also have nice flexible cords, not stiff plastic.

On the opposite end of the spectrum, the cord on my new Ridgid R4512 is both short and stiff. The manual says not to use an extension cord unless absolutely necessary. Well, it’s going to be absolutely necessary, unless you only perform crosscuts and you want the table saw up against a wall (or you happen to have outlets in the center of your floor)! You’d think in a $529 product designed to be in the middle of a room, they could use a longer cord. While stiffness isn’t as big a deal with a stationary tool like this, you would still think at the price point, they could have a nice 12-15’ flexible cord. I’d gladly have paid another $15-20 for the saw to have a cord long enough to actually use. That’s what it cost me to buy a new extension cord at HD.

-- Aaron

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