Power Tool Cord Tip

By Robert Robillard on Workshop tips

Prevent Power cord From UnPlugging

Anyone who works with power tools know that there is nothing more frustrating than when your just about to use a tool, pull to far and the cord becomes unplugged. Aaaaarrrgghh!

That feeling intensifies further if your high up on a ladder or on your back in a hard to get to crawl space.



My first day working on a job site I learned a neat power tool cord trick to keep cords plugged in and to lessen the strain on the tool plugs and extension cord boots.

Tie them in a knot:

Hold both cord ends together in one hand and tie a loose knot. After making the knot plug in the connectors.

The beauty of using this method is there is never any strain or stress on the plug ends. I even raise and lower my power tools from ladders by the cords using this connection.

Photo Below: this method works but places alot of strain on the plug connectors ~ eventually ending in an electrical short, necessitating premature plug replacement.

Stay plugged in!

 

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Robert Robillard

Carpenter / Remodeler / Editor / Video Talent

Robert Robillard is a general contractor, carpenter and editor of AConcordCarpenter.com and principal of a full service renovation company located in Concord, Massachusetts; A Concord Carpenter, LLC. Rob is a recognized leader in tool and how-to information for building professionals, he also hosts the Concord Carpenter Cable TV Show, offering the do-it-yourself audience in Boston’s Meto West region expert advice on home repairs and maintenance. On his website, Rob covers all aspects of home improvement, remodeling, and specializes in problem solving for home maintenance. Rob is a recognized leader in tool and how-to information for building professionals. He enjoys using his knowledge and experience to help and educate on best practices in the remodeling industry. The Concord Carpenter’s motto: “Well done is better than well said!”. Rob is a a regular contributor to DIY magazine Extreme-How-To Magazine and assistant editor at ToolBoxBuzz. He is also a tool safety and training coordinator for Push America on their Build America project.

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