Before touching any of your tools, be sure to follow the safety steps below:
- Read the owner's manual to understand the tool's proper applications, limitations, operation and hazards.
- Dress properly for the job. Wear long pants, close-fitting clothes, sturdy shoes, and safety glasses. Don't wear anything that could get caught in moving parts.
- Rid the working area of debris and obstacles to prevent slips or trips with or around power tools.
- Be sure to inspect the cord for fraying, cracks, and other damage before use, and avoid using an electric tool while standing on a wet surface.
|J||Junior service – 300 V Service cord|
|P||Parallel wire construction|
|T||Made from vinyl thermoplastic|
|E||Made from thermoplastic elastomer rubber|
|Cord Length||Device Amp Rating||Minimum Extension Wire Gauge|
|25 Feet||1 to 13 Amps||16 Gauge (Light Duty)|
|25 Feet||14 to 15 Amps||14 Gauge (Medium Duty)|
|25 Feet||16 to 20 Amps||12 Gauge (Heavy Duty) or 10 Gauge (Extra Heavy Duty)|
|50 Feet||1 to 13 Amps||16 Gauge (Light Duty)|
|50 Feet||14 to 15 Amps||14 Gauge (Medium Duty)|
|50 Feet||16 to 20 Amps||12 Gauge (Heavy Duty) or 10 Gauge (Extra Heavy Duty)|
|100 Feet||1 to 10 Amps||16 Gauge (Light Duty)|
|100 Feet||11 to 13 Amps||14 Gauge (Medium Duty)|
|100 Feet||14 to 15 Amps||12 Gauge (Heavy Duty)|
|100 Feet||16 to 20 Amps||10 Gauge (Extra Heavy Duty)|
Now it looks like you’re ready to start you project! Trust the Power of the Pro’s and give Metro Electric a call at 586.336.9121 for any home electrical repairs you may need. Happy renovating!