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daved

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02-05-2010 03:11 AM

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Has anyone besides me got their foot tangled in a power cord and pulled a portable piece of equipment off a table onto the floor? I did it tonight with a router and only the mounting plate was damaged happy to say. I need to organize my cords from some ceiling hooks.

-- Dave Dahlke


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Maclegno

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#1 posted 02-05-2010 03:45 AM

All my electric handtools have cords about 12” and I use extension cables with them here in Italy male and female connections are small and don’t get in the way (not like UK ones LOL) The usual cord supplied of about 10’ is pretty useless and a nuisance to wind up, I just detach the tool and put it straight in it’s cubby hole
Gerard

-- Maclegno,Scotsman in Italy

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#2 posted 02-05-2010 05:42 AM

Funny that you should mention this. I have never done that until last week. I got hooked on the cord for my circular saw and pulled it off the bench. It bent the base plate all up. Still runs good and I think I have it bent back in shape.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#3 posted 02-05-2010 07:03 AM

Dave -
I haven’t done that for …......................... almost 36 hours now. – lol

-- Adversity doesn't build character...................it reveals it.

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#4 posted 02-05-2010 07:07 AM

Isn’t that what happens every day.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#5 posted 02-05-2010 07:08 AM

Even worse, my Dad and I were installing a mantel and bookcases, and I was changing the blade in the sabresaw/jigsaw and HIS foot got caught in the cord and ripped the saw out of my hands. No blood- YAY!

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#6 posted 02-05-2010 07:14 AM

uhhh, I’m in with Sawkerf

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#7 posted 02-05-2010 07:15 AM

Oh yea, been there, done that, got the t-shirt that says Klutz! I have learned to put my saw on the ground, so I just drag it rather than l;et it fall.

-- http://www.ahomespecialist.net, Making design and application one. †

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PineInTheAsh

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#8 posted 02-05-2010 07:44 AM

I’ve put the 50, 75, 100’ away and use shorter lengths. Found didn’t really need those long ones. 15 and 25’ suffice for most times.

And, really like those plastic snap-on clamps from www.CableClamps.com.

—Peter

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Toolz

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#9 posted 02-05-2010 04:02 PM

I mounted a retractable cord reel with a 25’ cord with 3 outlets over my work table. Saves me lots of trips and falls.

-- Larry "Work like a Captain but Play like a Pirate!"

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#10 posted 02-05-2010 04:15 PM

I used shower curtain rings and clothesline wire to hang extension cords along the ceiling. I pull them out to where I need them, then pull them back against the wall when they aren’t in use. Works pretty well and keeps the cords off the floor.

-- http://www.peteroxley.com -- http://north40studios.etsy.com --

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ajosephg

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#11 posted 02-05-2010 04:36 PM

Include air hoses on the floor also. Mine seems to have a way of reaching and tripping me even when I have it kicked to the side!

-- Joe

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#12 posted 02-05-2010 04:44 PM

Yeah, that is the one thing that makes working without batteries a pain. What’s worse is when you pull something that is stored away down because you didn’t role up or store the cord properly. Lucky that most tools can take a hit.

Equally frustrating is pulling a precision hand tool off of a bench because a power cord got rapped around it. I’ve bent at least one combination square out of shape doing this. It’s the kind of thing that you hit yourself for later.

~DB

-- He said wood...http://hickbyassociation.blogspot.com/

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#13 posted 02-05-2010 04:48 PM

I blame gravity. It won’t go away.

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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#14 posted 02-05-2010 05:04 PM

isn’t that what the cord is for?

I guess I should go read the manuals…

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#15 posted 02-24-2010 12:53 AM

I dangle the power sockets from the ceiling .This way the extension cords could not trip me .

ashahidan

-- asm

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