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More on extension cords

See the extension cord chart right or refer to your tool's owner's manual for selection advice. Here are other cautions about extension cords:

- Never walk on a cord or roll wheeled objects over it. That can stress or break the insulation or even the wire itself.

- Never use an extension cord that's tightly coiled on a storage reel because that can create an undesired electrical field. (Think of the motor you made in school by winding copper wire around a nail.) Instead, fully unwind the cord before use.


 

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