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Forum topic by Ripper70 posted 07-19-2017 03:26 PM 348 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Ripper70

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07-19-2017 03:26 PM

Hey All,

I have a Makita LS1212 SCMS that needs a new power cord. I’d like to get a prewired cord with a plug attached rather than buying a length of wire and installing the plug seeing as how the pre-wired cords with plugs seem more secure.

The existing factory cord is a 14 gauge, two wire type (no ground wire). Available on the shelf at HD are 16 gauge, two wire or 14 gauge, two wire with a ground and a three prong plug.

I’m assuming that the 16 gauge is a no go, so the question is what to do with the ground wire on the 14 gauge cord? Can this cord be configured for use or would getting a length of wire and separate plug be the only way to make this repair?

Any and all advice is greatly appreciated.

-- "You know, I'm such a great driver, it's incomprehensible that they took my license away." --Vince Ricardo


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MrUnix

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#1 posted 07-19-2017 03:42 PM

so the question is what to do with the ground wire on the 14 gauge cord?

Just ignore it.

Cheers,
Brad

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

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waho6o9

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#2 posted 07-19-2017 03:55 PM

http://www.ereplacementparts.com/power-cord-gauge-2wire-p-445.html

I prefer OEM (Original Equipment Manufacture) parts when possible.

I’m not sure of the ground wire in your question though.

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Gilley23

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#3 posted 07-19-2017 04:11 PM

You don’t need an OEM cord. Use the 14ga cord and either tape up the ground wire or just flush cut it, you don’t need it for your saw.

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Ripper70

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#4 posted 07-19-2017 04:15 PM


Just ignore it.

Cheers,
Brad

- MrUnix

Good to know. Thanks Brad.

I prefer OEM (Original Equipment Manufacture) parts when possible.

I m not sure of the ground wire in your question though.

- waho6o9

Yes, I found that part online too and I also prefer OEM as well but in this case I’d rather not pay $22 bucks for something that I can get for $9 bucks and not have to wait for delivery.

-- "You know, I'm such a great driver, it's incomprehensible that they took my license away." --Vince Ricardo

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waho6o9

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#5 posted 07-19-2017 04:26 PM

Understandable

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