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04-21-2018 02:34 AM

Topic tags/keywords: cord plug tool vacuum sander router biscuit joiner

Anybody do what this guy did and replace the factory cords with pigtails? I’m setting up a vacuum to work with all my power tools and am thinking this would be convenient. Also below is a pic from Amazon of the female plug. Thanks.

https://youtu.be/WquQYdwcr74


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#1 posted 04-21-2018 02:51 AM

I have done so but not for myself. Used these and cut the cords short as requested. Then made several lengths of ext cords with male/ female ends as needed for a friend. Lots of other options available, I just like these for what I make here at the house.

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Legrand-Pass-and-Seymour-15-Amp-125-Volt-Orange-Grip-Plug-PS5965OCC15/202664482

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#2 posted 04-21-2018 03:24 AM

It’s tempting.

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#3 posted 04-21-2018 04:35 AM

That seems like way too much work!

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#4 posted 04-21-2018 04:40 AM

Initially yes, but one advantage of doing so would be as the video says, fewer cords and less storage space wasted as each tool has only a short nub.

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#5 posted 04-21-2018 04:51 AM

I used these for the lighting over my reef tank and for pumps of various types. There were times when I needed to remove the lighting that was suspended over the tank. The lighting was also connected to a controller remotely located, that managed lighting, water flow, pumps, automatic top-off, water changes, etc. These Neutrik connectors made the process much easier as I didn’t have to wrangle cords to do so. Actually many marine aquarium components come with these or similar connectors for the same reason – long cords connected to power or controllers not immediate to the tank. So pulling a power cord that has been either hidden, tucked away for aesthetic reasons or because they’re connected to a controller, maybe in another room, would be impractical. They aren’t cheap, but they do serve a purpose. How would these make it easier to work with your vacuum?

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#6 posted 04-21-2018 09:09 AM

Thanks for the discussion, I was thinking this thread might get passed up.
I’d leave a cord velcroed to the vacuum hose. Then when I wanted to swap tools, the power and hose would both attach close to the tool. It would make it easier to use source dust control, like Festool without the expense and need to swap out tools that I like.
Cost would run about $120 plus my time to convert the shop.

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