Thanks Carter. A generator is a possible solution that I considered too. I didn't want to futz with gas cans and such, so I chose to just use my vehicles power instead.CarterKraft wrote: ↑Mon Dec 21, 2020 1:02 pmFYI a inverter generator might be perfect for you.
I have the 3500 for camping and it is very useful around the house, the 2000 even more so.
https://www.harborfreight.com/2000-watt ... q=predator
I got all the lugs and quick disconnectors soldered onto the 1/0 AWG OFC welding cable and double heat shrink wrapped every joint. Came out nice. The darn wire cost almost as much as the inverter.
Also mounted the inverter up under the work bench in an attempt to mitigate dust from fowling it's cooling surface/fans. It has a remote turn on switch, so I mounted that in an easy to access location.
So, now the routine is roughly what it was before, but instead of plugging into the outlet just outside the door, I pop the hood and plug into my running car.
This latest inverter still won't fire the table saw up as it normally would. But, runs it just fine once I finesse it up to speed. Guess it's just something I'll have to deal with until I can afford to upgrade to a 2kW pure sine inverter. All the other tools (drill press, air compressor, etc.) fire up just fine.
Good new is, I'm back to being able to working on the project. Bad news is, I'm headed out of town tomorrow. Not sure if I'll be back before or after New Years yet. I'm anxious to get this project buttoned up and completed. I'll update ASAP.
Happy Holidays you guys