Changing table saw plug from 6-15 to 6-20

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Forum topic by Goodsh posted 03-11-2017 04:20 PM 746 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-11-2017 04:20 PM

I’m looking at a table saw that comes with a 6-15 plug (two flat prongs are sideways). I have a 6-20 outlet that other tools use now (one prong is sideways). Can I change the plug in the table saw and use a 6-20 instead?

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#1 posted 03-11-2017 04:25 PM

Yes. No problem. The plug doesn’t care if the breaker is 15 or 20 amp.

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#2 posted 03-11-2017 04:26 PM

Yes, if your saw only needs 15 amps or less then you can change plugs and plug into a 20 amp circuit. Just wouldn’t want to do the opposite and plug a 20 amp tool into a 15 amp circuit.

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#3 posted 03-11-2017 04:54 PM

That’s what I though. Thanks!

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