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would i beable to use a miter saw from the USA running at 115v and 60hz work in the uk cause we use 110v at 50hz. would it be a problem
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Sell your saw to ReTool or any pawn shop. Then buy a new one in a UK shoppe. Then, you'll have no issues at all. Or you can check in to those power adapters they sell for that purpose (usually for hair dryers and the like.) Personally, I wouldn't go to the trouble. How much can we be talking about anyways... Plus the transportation hassle! No thanks.
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a saving of £220 thats all
Omnipossible said:
Sell your saw to ReTool or any pawn shop. Then buy a new one in a UK shoppe. Then, you'll have no issues at all. Or you can check in to those power adapters they sell for that purpose (usually for hair dryers and the like.) Personally, I wouldn't go to the trouble. How much can we be talking about anyways... Plus the transportation hassle! No thanks.
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buy a voltage converter £15 and it will be fine
Unregistered said:
would i beable to use a miter saw from the USA running at 115v and 60hz work in the uk cause we use 110v at 50hz. would it be a problem
If you're still looking at this you will be able to use the Saw you bought in the USA on UK sites.

On Sites over here we use 110V power tools on building sites for safety reasons, you'll just need to change the plug from the Yankee one to a yellow 110V one to plug into your transformer.
K.J., What is so safe about 110? The electricians that I know say that it kills you deader than anything else.
I thought most of the uk and europe used 220 volts. It will not be the voltage that causes a problem but the freq. that will eat that motor up in no time! Yes 110 is as deadly as 120!
We have 230v in our homes, but when working on a construction site we have to have 110v power tools, plugged into transformers. Not sure if 110v kills you more than 230v, but the use of 110v on site is a safety issue so that there isn't 230v extension leads running all over the place.

Our frequency is 50hz, I remember now someone telling me its different over there, 60hz I believe, so I was wrong.
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