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kkm0005

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01-18-2017 06:52 PM

Hello all,

I have recently purchased an 8” Model G1018 Jointer from craigslist and looking forward to using it. However I have a few concerns.

The jointer is wired for 220V as i expected it would be. As i do not currently have an outlet for that yet, I am in the process of adding one.

Here is where my issue begins. All of the paperwork/manual for this jointer says the the plug should be either the NEMA 6-15 or the NEMA L6-15. But the current plug on the jointer is a NEMA L6-30. I am assuming that previous owner changed that. My question is, should I change it back?

I would rather have the NEMA -15 because that’s what the paperwork says it should have.

ANY help would be greatly appreciated.

thanks

kevin


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unbob

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#1 posted 01-18-2017 07:07 PM

I cant even guess how many styles of 220 single phase plugs there are, but the types go with the amp draw of the machine.
I have the same machine, being 1 1/2hp, any style should work fine.

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MrUnix

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#2 posted 01-18-2017 07:09 PM

Manual only claims it needs a 10A circuit (motor rated at 9A@120V), so your regular household outlets should be sufficient (15A). I’d just wire it for 120V, put a normal 5-15 on there, and call it a day. The 6-15 is for 240V (and the prong configuration is identical to a 6-30, so what would be the point in swapping it?).

Cheers,
Brad

PS: The manual also states that the machine did not come with a plug as shipped from the factory – it’s up to you to put a plug on it to match your outlet.

-- Brad in FL - In Dog I trust... everything else is questionable

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kkm0005

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#3 posted 01-18-2017 07:10 PM

Unbob,

What I’m wondering that the plug currently on the machine is a 30A plug. When the plug that came with the machine is a 15A plug. Does that make any kind of difference?

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MrUnix

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#4 posted 01-18-2017 07:16 PM

Dang… I was looking at the wrong section in the manual… for 120V operation, it needs a 20A circuit. That 9A is for 240V. Never mind :)

Cheers,
Brad
(who needs a bit more coffee)

-- Brad in FL - In Dog I trust... everything else is questionable

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kkm0005

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#5 posted 01-18-2017 07:18 PM

Thanks guys, I think through a little research I’ve answered my own question.
I appreciate the help!

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WhyMe

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#6 posted 01-18-2017 07:55 PM


The 6-15 is for 240V (and the prong configuration is identical to a 6-30, so what would be the point in swapping it?).

Cheers,
Brad

- MrUnix

The 6-15 and 6-30 are not the same and are not interchangeable. The 6-15 is smaller diameter than the 6-30.

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bigJohninvegas

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#7 posted 01-18-2017 07:59 PM

My grizzly band saw came pre wired for 220v. And the instructions were the same as yours, but it did not come with the plug. I had to buy my own. You can put the nema 15 on it no problem. I would bet the original owner had a 30 amp circuit and put that plug on to match the existing outlet.

-- John

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MrUnix

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#8 posted 01-18-2017 08:01 PM

The 6-15 and 6-30 are not the same and are not interchangeable. The 6-15 is smaller diameter than the 6-30.
- WhyMe

Yeah, I realize that most of what I wrote was wrong… I had just woke up and was still on my first cup of coffee!
I need to refrain from typing until at least my second cup of coffee and morning dump :)

As I mentioned above, and in my best Emily Litella voice, “never mind”.

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - In Dog I trust... everything else is questionable

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William Shelley

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#9 posted 01-18-2017 08:02 PM

L6-30 is incredibly common. I would just leave it and install the appropriate receptacle.

-- Woodworking from an engineer's perspective

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runswithscissors

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#10 posted 01-19-2017 05:56 AM

Plugs are cheaper and easier to install than receptacles.

-- I admit to being an adrenaline junky; fortunately, I'm very easily frightened

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HorizontalMike

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#11 posted 01-19-2017 02:31 PM

Pick and choose the 240v plug and receptacle of you choice, just make sure they match each other.
Plus, I prefer the twist lock type so you never get a “partial-plugged-in” machine. IMO safer.

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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