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Old 06-11-2013, 03:07 PM
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What saw do you have that runs on 15? I started taking the generator with me to almost every job. Got tired of people not having outlets or popping breakers while they are out at work and jamming us up.
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Old 06-11-2013, 04:09 PM
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We have two other saws. One is gas powered. The other is an electric table saw. That one seems to work fine on 15a circuits.

The generator is a viable option. But it totally violates one of the reasons for buying this saw, which was to reduce noise. Once you hook up a noisy generator to it, we've defeated the whole purpose of using a quieter cutting blade.

The second problem the generator poses (aside from the fact that it adds costs in terms of gas, oil, maintenance) is the cost of that generator. We could either rent one (which adds a significant cost to the job) or we could buy one (which I am sure a good, fairly quiet one, isn't very cheap). So now our $2,200 saw just turned into a $3,000+ saw when you add in the cost of a new generator.

It's just a pain in the ass one one extra step we shouldn't have to do.
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Old 06-11-2013, 04:30 PM
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A honda is low noise. Its always nice to have a generator just in case
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Old 06-11-2013, 05:14 PM
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Noise aside, which has a nicer cut? Gas or electric? Which make/model do you own
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Old 06-11-2013, 11:45 PM
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take power off one leg at the A/C disconnect.

We do this sometimes, I think it's a 50 amp circuit most times. Just Heavy Duty extension cord that has the male end cut off and lugs soldered to screw into the block. Pull the disconnect and hook it up on the A/C side of the disconnect.

Takes a little tinkering but most homes have central air around us.
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Old 06-12-2013, 02:43 AM
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Aha! Good idea! I think I follow you. But I am pretty skiddish around 110v or 220v electricity. I'd want to make sure we were doing this 100% correctly. Could you take a photo and show me?
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Old 06-12-2013, 07:17 AM
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So what happens on a hot day when the clients A/C is running hard and you fire up the saw on the same circuit? Is the client going to come home to a sweltering house? Something tells me this is probably not going to go over well.
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