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I just bought a Bosch 1615 in 220 volt what do you guys think about a router in 220volt think there may be problems
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A good one.
& nobody will steal it when they see the plug.
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thanks sticky I can't wait to get it, Im just hoping it's still 220 and nobody has rewired it
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If it is 220 v it should have a special plug on it that prevents it from being plugged into a standard socket. If it has a standard plug on it I wouldn't try plugging it in until I had an expert check it out. You didn't say where you got it from but there is a possibility that a hobbyist might have put a standard plug on it so that he could use a standard socket which can be wired for 220v if you know what you are doing. The 220v sockets are quite a bit more expensive than the standard ones and some guys will do anything to save a dime.

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If it is 220 v it should have a special plug on it that prevents it from being plugged into a standard socket. If it has a standard plug on it I wouldn't try plugging it in until I had an expert check it out. You didn't say where you got it from but there is a possibility that a hobbyist might have put a standard plug on it so that he could use a standard socket which can be wired for 220v if you know what you are doing. The 220v sockets are quite a bit more expensive than the standard ones and some guys will do anything to save a dime.
yep all of my shop tools such as planer shaper jointer TS run on 220 I ran the wire myself added breakers and such but thats what I was thinking using the Fluke on it but I was lookin for something like maybe someone likes to rewire these things, but I guess I will just check it out thanks have a good day
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Just to clarify, Steve, this is a pre-owned router you're talking about, right? Does the spec plate say what country it's from? If it's 220V it may well be from Great Britain; folks move over here, bringing all there stuff with them. They don't really stop to consider the implications of having incompatible machinery. I say that because that's what my Late neighbour did. All his small tools were 220V...never did get around to doing anything about them, and nobody wanted them after he passed. Couldn't give them away; a couple of thousand $$$ worth got tossed.
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Just to clarify, Steve, this is a pre-owned router you're talking about, right? Does the spec plate say what country it's from? If it's 220V it may well be from Great Britain; folks move over here, bringing all there stuff with them. They don't really stop to consider the implications of having incompatible machinery. I say that because that's what my Late neighbour did. All his small tools were 220V...never did get around to doing anything about them, and nobody wanted them after he passed. Couldn't give them away; a couple of thousand $$$ worth got tossed.
my shop is 220 110 I was just really tryin to get a little info on the 220 one good thing is it will use less power when running, I checked parts avalability and that seems ok I guess no one has really bashed it too much, so Im hopin ething will be ok
thanks for your input some peeps are reluctant to purchase things in 220 because they don't have their shop wired for 220 been on lumberjocks awhile and that's a common thing on that forum peeps wanting to buy bigger tools but not wired for it if I had my rathers it would be 440 but not enough shop time for that thanks for your comments have a good day and make some dust
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No Steve, it will not use less power.. it will draw lower amperage due to the higher voltage, but the power(amps times volts) will be the same.

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Hi

I have a 120v outlet box wired up for 220v that's to say if you looked at the outlets you would say it's for 120 volt tools ,I did it because I'm cheap I leave dummy plugs in the red painted outlet, I have one router that needs 220volt to run (PC brand) and I have a 25ft drop cord just for that outlet and tools,, it just takes a little bit of rewiring inside of the breaker box...with 15 amp.breakers, pair of of them......

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