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onecarwallace

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10-14-2013 10:38 AM

Topic tags/keywords: drill press question

A few weeks ago I got an old Craftsman drill press (103.23620), which works great, but is powered with a 2 prong cord. I’m a firm believer in not electrocuting myself, so I’d like to rewire it to 3 prong.

Is this as easy as replacing hot with hot, neutral with neutral, and then just attaching ground to anywhere on the metal case, or am I missing something?

Thanks!


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#1 posted 10-14-2013 03:28 PM

hot to hot (Black to Black), common to common (white to white) and ground (green) to the metal w/ a screw, make sure that you scrap off the paint for a good BOND. that is it

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#2 posted 10-14-2013 06:07 PM

easy as he said. Get the proper size wire as a replacement.

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#3 posted 10-14-2013 08:23 PM

Thanks!

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