Help for a DIY novice/idiot: Circular Saw power issues?

Discussion in 'Tools' started by Laz, Jul 10, 2017.

  1. Laz

    Laz

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    Hi, everyone,

    Brand new to doing it myself and I bought a Makita hs7601j circular saw. Trying to use it this week and I am having power problems. First didn't realize it didn't have a home standard plug but instead has a yellow 16a-4h/100-130v plug. I tried a blue flylead 13a-16a convertor and the saw runs but it is shorting/sparking the saw motor and burning the wood. Am I right in thinking this is because it is not actually able to convert the power? Can one of these saws be used with standard home voltage? If so, what do I need? If not, what do I need to look for in a saw that would work in my living room? I know I'm probably being an idiot here. Any help would be appreciated.

    Thank you very much!

    Laz
     
    Laz, Jul 10, 2017
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