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

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Rob Robillard is “The Concord Carpenter” Rob is a builder, general contractor, carpenter, woodworker, and editor of Concord Carpenter and ToolBoxBuzz As a General Contractor and carpenter, Rob owns and operates Concord Carpenter LLC. A full-service remodeling and construction company. Rob is a recognized leader in home building best practices and a source for how-to information for building professionals. On this website, Rob covers all aspects of home construction, building science, home improvement, woodworking, remodeling, and some of the best product and tool reviews. Rob is in charge of our Tool and Product Review series - Concord Carpenter Videos where we post all of our tool reviews and video tutorials. Rob approaches remodeling and building construction with a pragmatic and problem-solving approach. He enjoys using his knowledge and experience to help and educate building professionals as well as DIYers on best practices in the construction and remodeling industry. He's a strong advocate for "raising the bar" in the construction trades and promoting the trades to youth. #BeAMentor #Green2Great Craftsmanship, quality, and pride guide his journey on this channel The Concord Carpenter's motto: "Well done is better than well said!" : Read more about Rob

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