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Old 02-17-2014, 06:07 PM
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I would love to own a Drill Doctor but in NZ the 750 goes for about $800 new and $700 used if you can find one .I hate living at the end of the world
$800 is bloody ridiculous.
I haven't priced one out lately, but they are probably less than $150-$175 here at a guess.
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Old 02-17-2014, 06:40 PM
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yeah home tools are 220, professional stuff in certain environments is 220, but tools for site use have to be 110 for safety reasons.
Not here. All tools have the same voltage no matter where they get used.

For jobsite tools however we are supposed to have a sparky test and tag them all, plus extension cords every 6 months. That can add up fast especially when there is some gear that doesnt get used at all for a year at a time. Just another way to make more money out of the same already bled out people...........
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Old 02-17-2014, 09:07 PM
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For jobsite tools however we are supposed to have a sparky test and tag them all, plus extension cords every 6 months. That can add up fast especially when there is some gear that doesnt get used at all for a year at a time. Just another way to make more money out of the same already bled out people...........
That's quite similar to what the Navy did when I was in and I suspect they still do. It's way too easy to get complacent and assume your tools are OK. So having a 2nd set of eyes check them is not such a bad idea.

Lifting devices are another item that requires checking by an outside vendor. If CMI had followed this rule a welder would probably not have been killed by a large weldment being moved when a chain snapped.
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Old 02-17-2014, 10:53 PM
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What about the voltage?? US is 120 vac, isn't NZ 240 vac??
Wire the plug one leg to the hot and the other to ground. The 220 stuff they have is 110 to ground.
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Old 02-19-2014, 08:50 PM
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Wire the plug one leg to the hot and the other to ground.
Gerry that will only trip the ground fault interrupter. You need to wire it between either hot leg and neutral.
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