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    Default Wood Eye

    I have one outlet in my garage (which I use as a workshop as well). When I turn on my table saw it trips the breaker. Its a 15 amp breaker. What can I do?


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    Default Re: Wood Eye

    Hummmmmm....... How about put in a bigger circuit and breaker? Or, get a smaller saw.

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    Default Re: Wood Eye

    If it's tripping the breaker, it is drawing more than 15 amps. You would need to install a circuit large enough to handle the load. Depending on the table saw that could be a 20 amp or a 30 amp circuit.
    Jack
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    Default Re: Wood Eye

    Please be aware that if you have an outlet in the garage it must be either a GFCI receptacle or protected by an OCPD GFCI breaker.

    Also, You will need to size the conductors to match the amperage needed. For example, a 15 amp line requires 14 AWG copper conductors and a 15 amp breaker.

    A 20 amp line requires 12 AWG conductors and a 20 amp breaker.

    A 30 amp line requires 10 AWG conductors, a 30 amp breaker and a 30 amp receptacle.

    And so on and so forth.

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