nic walker wrote:Need Help before I leap please. I have got a lot of tree brush that needs to be cut up and gone but some of it is over 100 feet away from an electrical outlet/source - will this saw still operate effectively with 100 + a 25 or 50 foot cable please?
Can't speak precisely about this tool but I'd be very careful about running *any* electrical motor device on a cord longer than 100 feet - and some devices wouldn't even like that length.
The longer the cord the heavier the gauge you need. That means at *least* 12 gauge for 100 feet or longer.
Long cords cause the voltage to drop which means the motor has to work harder to make the thing work. That means it runs hot and eventually the motor burns out or its lifespan is reduced.
I (sadly) laugh when seeing folks trying to power their refrigerator off their neighbor's generator during a power outage... via multiple cheap extension cords. They should let the food rot.
For outside power tools, buy good, 12 gauge cords, minimum. Your motors will love you.
Edit: For those folks who go blurry eyed when they hear "gauge", a higher number means lighter, smaller gauge. A lower number means heavier, bigger gauge. So a 12 gauge cord is actually heavier (better) and thicker than a 14 gauge cord.
Smart contractors don't mess with anything less than 10 gauge cords when they need distance, but those cords are harder to find. Woot?