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Samstores is your one stop shop for a variety of 110 Volts and 220 Volts household appliances for North America and 220 Volts for Europe, Asia, Africa, South America and Australia and dual voltage goods for all over the world.
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What Should You Know Before Buying 220 Volts Power Tools?

Jan 14th 2015 at 10:36 PM

Household electronic products are available in 220 volt variant that are suitable for a wide range of construction needs. Soldering guns, bench grinders, circular saws, angle grinders, compressors, and lathe machines are examples of 220 volt power tools. Portable 220-volt power tools are uncommon in the US. If you need them, you need to buy from a reputable specialty appliance store that sources its products from known manufacturers and suppliers.

It is uncommon to find 220-volt versions of 110-volt power tools. Most of them are sourced from Europe, so it makes sense to find a European distributor to get them, but this would be a more expensive option. What you can do is to find a US-based store that specialises in selling household electronic equipment and appliances from the best brands at affordable prices.

The US operates on 110 volt / 60HZ, and the rest of the world uses 220-volt/50Hz power tools. The frequency differs among various countries, too. For instance, the US uses 60Hz and the UK uses 50Hz. Many electrical products are unaffected by the cycle change because of the internal conversion of AC to DC voltage. Many devices support either cycle, too, but the difference in the frequency may cause sluggishness in operation. In that case, a 60Hz device may be slower on 50Hz, so check the frequency of the product.

Consider buying voltage converters if you intend to buy 220 volt power tools in the US. A voltage converter will change the electrical output of the power tools. You can use it to change the voltage of a 220-volt device down to 110 volts, and vice-versa. Check if the 220 volt power tool you will buy needs a converter.

Look for the voltage rating. If it says 100V-240V, then it is a dual voltage tool, you can use it in a 220V without a converter or transformer. If the rating states 120V or 110V, the product is only single voltage, and you need a converter for it. If you intend to use a 220-volt power tool in the US, use a step-up converter.

The wattage defines the voltage converter's size. What you need will depend on the devices that need to be powered and the amount of watts they require. Experts recommend using a voltage converter with wattage two to three times greater than the device. Power tools usually require a converter two to three times the watts they are rated for because of the great surge of power that occurs when they are switched on.

Many 220 volt power tools are available online, from chainsaws to drills and drivers, magnetic grills, power shears, multi-cutters, and metal saws. Be sure to buy from a specialty appliance and an apparatus online distributor licensed to sell those products.

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