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Theres a Better Way

How to Keep Your Saw Plugged In

comments (10) September 17th, 2013 in Blogs
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Produced by: John Ross and Chuck Miller

If you're working in a precarious place with a circular saw, like up on a roof, and you don't want it to become unplugged from your extension cord, you could tie the cords in a knot and hope they don't get snagged on the gutter, but there's a better way.


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rwotzak rwotzak writes: user-660115, Are you viewing this on an iPhone? We're working on some compatibility issues with the video player we use. On an iPhone, I've found that the video player works OK if you quickly press the play button as soon as the page loads. Hopefully we'll have the player working seamlessly on all devices very soon. Thanks for your patience.
Posted: 9:27 am on October 15th

user-660115 user-660115 writes: can not open any video
Posted: 12:49 pm on October 14th

toolpouchguy toolpouchguy writes: i do the same thing but it stays on the extension cord
and thats my cord wrap

Posted: 8:50 pm on October 5th

user-2443079 user-2443079 writes: There is a much better way that we have used for many years and that is to join the cords with electrical tape which also helps if the cord gets wet which happens a lot on big concrete jobs

Posted: 8:40 pm on September 24th

Kevin_Bast0 Kevin_Bast0 writes: We changed all our cord ends to Qwik-loks, so we never have bother anything. these things are great!!
Posted: 8:50 pm on September 23rd

oscar_mann oscar_mann writes: Put it on the cord and leave it there.. it ties the cord when rolled and holds the plug
Posted: 8:46 pm on September 23rd

Jodyjdw Jodyjdw writes: Frustratingly, the video isn't playing for me.
Could someone explain the tip?
Posted: 4:03 pm on September 23rd

Suzda Suzda writes: This is a nice hint, but who is going to take the time to make this when a knot will suffice. The wire setup will still get hung up on the edge of the roof. It’s much faster and probably cheaper to use a couple of wraps of electrical tape around the connection. Added benefit of this method is that you water proof the connection.
Posted: 7:37 am on September 23rd

jeremiahschwenger jeremiahschwenger writes: Simple yet effective! I'm sure I will be doing that soon this week at work.
Posted: 4:49 am on September 23rd

BudgetFence BudgetFence writes: Thanks for this video, it is really helpful and will be too for those who are inexperienced or new. Your advice and message through the video and writings are clear and perfect.
Posted: 5:03 am on September 19th

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