ask This Old House
The power cord on my new 220-volt table saw is too short. Can I rig up an extension cord? —MATT SWENSON, TRUMBULL, CT I’d recommend making your own extension cord from a length of 12-gauge SJ-type portable cable, like the one at left. These flexible, severe-wear-rated cables can easily handlethe load of a big table-saw motor, and their thick rubber jackets shrug off abrasion.