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Posted on Do I Need a Neutral Line for a DC Motor?

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#1 posted 01-14-2017 06:10 PM

That is one of the biggest no no in electric wiring work.
If you use the ground wire (which is connected to the chassis of the tool) as a neutral then any time there is a bad contact in the ground wire your whole tool is under 110v tension. If for example when you plug in if the hot prong touches the outlet first your tool becomes one killing machine for a short ( or not so short) time but still enough to make some big trouble.

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