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09-25-2018 02:47 AM

Purchased the aforementioned table saw a few weeks back and I’m wondering what is the correct length of extension cord to use for it?


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#1 posted 09-25-2018 02:48 AM

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#2 posted 09-25-2018 03:04 AM

You need to be more specific on what you are asking. You don’t even need an extension cord for it, so the question seems rather strange.

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#3 posted 09-25-2018 03:16 AM

Are you running it at 110v or 220v

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#4 posted 09-25-2018 03:24 AM

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#5 posted 09-25-2018 03:32 AM

I work out of my carport. Closest outlet is in my laundry room about 20-25 feet from the table saw. That outlet accepts the standard three cord as found on the machine.

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#6 posted 09-25-2018 03:33 AM

There is a chart in the manual. For 15A @ 110V: 14 AWG up to 25’, 12 AWG for 25’-50’. No cords over 50’. But realistically you are better off using 12 AWG (or even 10 AWG) regardless of length.

You should keep the run as short as possible, which often means making your own extension cord with SJOOW cord cut to length. In other words, don’t use a 25ft cord when all you need is 10ft.

All that being said, you should be running the saw on a dedicated breaker. So if you don’t have that, you should be thinking about installing a new breaker and wiring an outlet as close to the saw as possible.

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#7 posted 09-25-2018 03:39 AM


I believe 110v

- LeopoldWallace


There is a chart in the manual. For 15A @ 110V: 14 AWG up to 25 , 12 AWG for 25 -50 . No cords over 50 . But realistically you are better off using 12 AWG (or even 10 AWG) regardless of length.

You should keep the run as short as possible, which often means making your own extension cord with SJOOW cord cut to length. In other words, don t use a 25ft cord when all you need is 10ft.

All that being said, you should be running the saw on a dedicated breaker. So if you don t have that, you should be thinking about installing a new breaker and wiring an outlet as close to the saw as possible.

- EdDantes

Excuse my stupidity but that chart in the manual is a little confusing. So I should look for a 25 foot extension cord with an Ampere rating of 12???

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#8 posted 09-25-2018 03:40 AM

Purchased the aforementioned table saw a few weeks back and I’m wondering what is the correct length of extension cord to use for it?
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I work out of my carport. Closest outlet is in my laundry room about 20-25 feet from the table saw.
- LeopoldWallace

I think you answered your own question.

Cheers,
Brad

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#9 posted 09-25-2018 03:43 AM



Purchased the aforementioned table saw a few weeks back and I’m wondering what is the correct length of extension cord to use for it?
[...]
I work out of my carport. Closest outlet is in my laundry room about 20-25 feet from the table saw.
- LeopoldWallace

I think you answered your own question.

Cheers,
Brad

- MrUnix

Lol! But I’ve read where people have apparently damaged the table saw motor by using long cords and wrong amps. I’m obviously not an electrician but if I get a 25 foot cord what ampere rating and gauge should I get to avoid hurting my new toy?

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#10 posted 09-25-2018 03:46 AM


Purchased the aforementioned table saw a few weeks back and I’m wondering what is the correct length of extension cord to use for it?
[...]
I work out of my carport. Closest outlet is in my laundry room about 20-25 feet from the table saw.
- LeopoldWallace

I think you answered your own question.

Cheers,
Brad

- MrUnix

Lol! But I’ve read where people have apparently damaged the table saw motor by using long cords and wrong amps. I’m obviously not an electrician but if I get a 25 foot cord what ampere rating and gauge should I get to avoid hurting my new toy?

- LeopoldWallace

To answer your question fully, get a 25’, 12awg, 15 amp extension cord and you’ll be set. Some may say 20 amps, but it won’t matter due to the length. You’ll be fine with that.

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#11 posted 09-25-2018 03:47 AM

Excuse my stupidity but that chart in the manual is a little confusing. So I should look for a 25 foot extension cord with an Ampere rating of 12???

- LeopoldWallace

Not 12 amps. 12 gauge. That saw is rated (I believe) to draw a Max of 13A at 110V. That means you need a cord that can handle 13A over 25 feet at 110V. By the chart, you could technically use 14 gauge. But don’t…just get 12 gauge.

Like this:
https://www.mcmaster.com/6953k19

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#12 posted 09-25-2018 03:50 AM


Excuse my stupidity but that chart in the manual is a little confusing. So I should look for a 25 foot extension cord with an Ampere rating of 12???

- LeopoldWallace

Not 12 amps. 12 gauge. That saw is rated (I believe) to draw a Max of 16A at 110V. That means you need a cord that can handle 16A over 25 feet.

Like this:
https://www.mcmaster.com/6953k19

- EdDantes

Will this work?
https://www.homedepot.com/p/Husky-25-ft-12-3-Extension-Cord-in-Red-and-Black-HD-573-286/202532381

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#13 posted 09-25-2018 03:53 AM

I have the exact table saw and I have no issues running a 25’ cord on a 14 AWG cord, but a 12 AWG won’t hurt, it will just cost a bit more.

As for damage, that’s something that is based on stupidity. The Delta 36-725 is a low hp motor, and can easily bog down even without an extension cord. I think of it as a safety feature as the blade often stops if your piece starts to twist – something that can cause kickback on a more powerful saw. The thing is that as soon as you notice the blade slowing down you need to hit the stop button as the motor can damage itself otherwise. As an under-sized cord will reduce the hp available, it will bog down even quicker, which is likely when people start damaging the motor.

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#14 posted 09-25-2018 03:57 AM


Excuse my stupidity but that chart in the manual is a little confusing. So I should look for a 25 foot extension cord with an Ampere rating of 12???

- LeopoldWallace

Not 12 amps. 12 gauge. That saw is rated (I believe) to draw a Max of 16A at 110V. That means you need a cord that can handle 16A over 25 feet.

Like this:
https://www.mcmaster.com/6953k19

- EdDantes

Will this work?
https://www.homedepot.com/p/Husky-25-ft-12-3-Extension-Cord-in-Red-and-Black-HD-573-286/202532381

- LeopoldWallace

It’s 12 AWG so it will do fine.

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#15 posted 09-25-2018 03:59 AM



I have the exact table saw and I have no issues running a 25 cord on a 14 AWG cord, but a 12 AWG won t hurt, it will just cost a bit more.

As for damage, that s something that is based on stupidity. The Delta 36-725 is a low hp motor, and can easily bog down even without an extension cord. I think of it as a safety feature as the blade often stops if your piece starts to twist – something that can cause kickback on a more powerful saw. The thing is that as soon as you notice the blade slowing down you need to hit the stop button as the motor can damage itself otherwise. As an under-sized cord will reduce the hp available, it will bog down even quicker, which is likely when people start damaging the motor.

- lumbering_on

Which cord do you have? My local store has zero matching what I’m looking for.

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