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10-06-2017 10:16 PM

I bought this 12/2 but I think this is for going into walls etc. I could not find any cable that is just a normal 12 guage black cable at lowes. Or I was looking in the wrong section.

I have the electrical wire cutter/crimping tool.

Also the space terminals I got seem to be too big to be able to fit in the motor housing and seat well on the terminals if at all.

They are the right size for a 12 guage wire.

One picture shows the old spade terminal next to the ones I have

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#1 posted 10-06-2017 10:19 PM

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#2 posted 10-06-2017 10:20 PM

That’s the wrong stuff… NM is for wall interiors… you want SO cord. For most machines, it’s easiest to just buy an extension cord and cut off the socket end. If you need something with a weird plug, then you can get the SO cord at the BORG by the foot or by the roll and add a plug to it.

Cheers,
Brad

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#3 posted 10-06-2017 10:23 PM

Ok that’s what I was thinking as well. So I just need to buy a 12 guage extension cord from lowes and cut the plug end off.

I updated the post with some pictures. And the other issue is the spade terminal being too big for the terminals on the motor to fit…

-- Colorado Springs, CO

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#4 posted 10-06-2017 10:25 PM

Check to make sure the cord you need is 12 AWG. There aren’t very many 120VAC tools or appliances that require it.

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#5 posted 10-06-2017 10:29 PM

My table saw runs at 17.8 amps don’t I need 12 guage to handle up to 20 amps?

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#6 posted 10-06-2017 10:32 PM

Yes, you need 12AWG wire. The wire you want is called SOOW wire, and it’ll be sold by the foot off the spool at any home center. Romex is not suitable for making a power cord out of. It’s nowhere near flexible enough.

You can drive a car over SOOW wire.

You can also cut the ends off a 12AWG extension cord, as mentioned above. I prefer to make my own, but either way works.

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#7 posted 10-06-2017 10:34 PM

Did the table saw come with a cord? Replace with same gauge.

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#8 posted 10-06-2017 10:39 PM

No I got it used and didn’t have any cord

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#9 posted 10-06-2017 10:41 PM

The 12 guage spade terminals seem to be too big for me to mount to the motor… see above pictures.

Is there some at lowes that are narrower but still accept 12guage?

-- Colorado Springs, CO

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#10 posted 10-06-2017 11:02 PM

What is the brand and model of the saw? I know you said the saw pulls 17.8A, but where are you getting that figure from? You’ll see a lot of equipment that comes with a smaller cord than you may think it should have based on amps.
I have a Delta table saw that the manual specifies needing a 20A circuit with #12 wire, but the cord on the saw is #16.

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#11 posted 10-06-2017 11:05 PM

G1022

It says 17.8 on the motor for 110V

And yeah the wires that are going to the motor currently are much smaller than 12 guage

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#12 posted 10-06-2017 11:07 PM

You can see in the picture on the terminals on the motor one of the wires (black one) is cut and is pretty thin guage maybe 16?

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#13 posted 10-06-2017 11:31 PM

Can I. It 12/3 SOOW and just use ground and the two other connection and leave the extra alone? So if I get 220 I can just disconnect and reconnect and. Lt have to change out the wire?

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#14 posted 10-06-2017 11:40 PM

Whether it’s 120V or 240V you only need cord with 3 wires. Cord is not numbered the same as Romex and the conductor number includes the ground, so 12/3 cord is only 3 wires and there is no extra wire. If using the cord for 120V the white is neutral, but if used for 240V the white becomes a hot wire and needs to be marked as black or red. With that being said I think 12/3 cord is to big and you will have a hard time terminating it in the box. I think you need no bigger than #14 and even that may be difficult to get to pass through the hole in the connection box. If you get SO cord, get 300V, not 600V rated SO cord. The 600V will be way too thick to use. 300V is SJOOW. Lowe’s sells #14 replacement cords, Item # 18562.

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#15 posted 10-06-2017 11:41 PM

Can I. It 12/3 SOOW and just use ground and the two other connection and leave the extra alone? So if I get 220 I can just disconnect and reconnect and. Lt have to change out the wire?
- LucasWoods

Extra? A 12/3 SO cord has 2 hots and a ground. You will use all of the wires in there. Black will be hot, white will be neutral and green will be ground. As for the spade terminals, you could always just hit the sides with a grinder to make them more narrow if that is the problem.

Cheers,
Brad

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

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