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Electrical outlet under top of workbench

Plug into convenience

When you add a heavy-duty power center to your workbench, you eliminate the inconvenience and danger of tripping over multiple extension cords.

Select a power strip with a cord long enough to reach a wall outlet in the least-traveled area near the bench and with surge-blocking ability to protect the electronics in battery chargers. Numerous outlets accommodate multiple tools and a charger or two.

Most power strips have mounting holes in the back panel. Carefully route the cord under the bench to avoid any drawers or possible damage caused while you work at the bench.

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Comments (1)
Casketman wrote:

I took a cord reel with a light and took the light off and replaced it with a power strip. Now it hangs from the ceiling with no cord running across the floor to trip on or trap dirt. I can retract it up out of the way when not needed as well.

6/27/2013 10:04:12 AM Report Abuse

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