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Default Power cord strain relief for ceiling outlets

Wish had know about this before , as it’s going to make things much more flexible.
I wanted to have my power for my work station and table saw drop from the ceiling .
My electrician used twist lock connectors, and I was going to use the 6” DC pipe as something to secure it to in order to take the weight off the plug .

https://www.automationdirect.com/adc...-a-_pull_grips

Little did I know about these , although we used a version of them to pull cable for years .
Now they have a version that you use to hold the power cord up .
It provides me with much more flexibility, as I can mount a hook wherever I want on the ceiling if I want to change where I want it to drop , making getting the outlets in the perfect location less critical .

Here’s a pic . The second pic is of this system . The third is what we used to use back in the day for pulling cable . It’s a genius idea for hanging cords , as they do not slip
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Wish had know about this before , as it’s going to make things much more flexible.
I wanted to have my power for my work station and table saw drop from the ceiling .
My electrician used twist lock connectors, and I was going to use the 6” DC pipe as something to secure it to in order to take the weight off the plug .

Little did I know about these , although we used a version of them to pull cable .
Now they have a version that you use to hold the power cord up .
And it gives me more versatility,as I can mount a hook wherever I want on the ceiling if I want to change where I want it to drop , making getting the outlets in the perfect location less critical .

Here’s a pic . The second pic is of this system . The third is what we used to use back in the day for pulling cable . It’s a genius idea for hanging cords , as they do not slip
Good one, Rick
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Thanks Herb .
I put a longer cord on the table saw in order to change its location if it becomes necessary .
Very pleased with this idea so far
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That's a good fix Rick. I've been thinking about some way to hand power above my workbench so corded tool cables stay out of the way.
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"back in the day?" we still use cord grips for pulling cables....

Glad to know that you are working to make your installation a professional one! Safe, Always!
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Thats better,thanks, Gene. I see the 15į bit I use for my pantograph to make carvings.
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Thats better,thanks, Gene. I see the 15į bit I use for my pantograph to make carvings.
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That's a good fix Rick. I've been thinking about some way to hand power above my workbench so corded tool cables stay out of the way.
In this photo you you can just see the box I have hanging from the ceiling and the power bar I have plugged into it. https://www.routerforums.com/attachm...rk-bench-5.jpg Nothing fancy. I took an extension cord and replaced the plug in with a surface mount electrical box and plugged it into a wall outlet. Then I just installed a hook above the wall outlet and one above my bench. There's enough friction going over the two hooks to keep the box at the height you want. This is the way I've had it for at least the last 15 years. Harry Sinclair said he did the same thing once when the subject of getting power to your bench came up. Works. Just depends on how fancy a setup you want.

Someone I consider a master woodworker once told me that a master woodworker is not someone who never makes mistakes. He is someone who is able to cover them up so that no one can tell.
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Something happened I was typing a reply to another thread and it flipped over to this thread, it has happened to me twice now, and I see it happened to Tom not long ago.

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