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There's a Better Way: Prompt Power-Cord Polarity

A simple square of tape saves time and aggravation

Length: 1:15
Produced By: John Ross

If you've ever struggled under a crawlspace or with poor lighting while plugging a double-insulated tool into a three-prong extension cord, this tip sent in by David White of Cupertino, Calif., and demonstrated by Chuck Miller, will save you time and aggravation. You'll need a few squares of blue masking tape, and of course, you'll want to make sure your tool is set to "off" when you make the connection.

Video by: John Ross

From Fine Homebuilding 198
September 10, 2008