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  1. George Burnett
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    George Burnett New EF Member

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    Edinburgh
    Looking for a bit advice on using a 110v dewalt reciprocating saw on a 240v source, obviously I know nothing about electric so thought I'd ask. Mate said it would be ok to cut the 110v plug off and put a normal 240v plug on and it would be ok but thought I'd be better getting some advice from people that know what they'e on about.

    Thanks.
     
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    westward10 In echoed steps I walk across an empty dream. Staff Member Trusted Advisor

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    You need a 230/110v isolating transformer. Connecting it direct to a 230v source will end its life.
     
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  3. Pete999
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    Don't do that Mate you need a 230/110 transformer, connecting you nice 110volt saw to 230 would result in a burnt out saw.
    Screwfix, Tool station or any good builders supplier would be able to source one for you. Dont connect it to 230v please.
     
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    Spoon Trusted Advisor

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    The above posts pretty much sum it up.....
     
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  5. George Burnett
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    George Burnett New EF Member

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    Thanks guys, much appreciated.
     
  6. littlespark
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    littlespark Electrician's Arms

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    Your 'mate' sounds like a bit of a joker.
    Go get a230/110v transformer. The bigger the better. Then swing it at his face
     
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    telectrix Scouser and Proud of It Trusted Advisor

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    like this:

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    and your mate is a COCK.
     
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    FatAlan Trainee Trainee Access

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    If you can lift it!
     
  9. George Burnett
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    George Burnett New EF Member

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    To be honest I would never have bought it if I knew it was 110v as 90% of my tools are cordless anyway, thought this was 240v cabled until I opened it.

    He's going to get me a transformer he said so I'll wait and see.

    Thanks for all the advice guys.
     
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    telectrix Scouser and Proud of It Trusted Advisor

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    just get a transformer. if you want to work on site 110V is the norm. all my tools (except cordless) are 110V, try poking 100 25mm holes through 4" joists with a cordless drill.you'll soon realise the benefit of 110V.
     
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