Tool Tip: How To Wrap A Power Cord
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At any rate, if you’ve ever wondered about how to wrap a power cord without making a total mess of it, you’re in luck. Our own Tim Johnson, managing editor of this site as well as OPEReviews.com, shares a simple and easy way to wrap up the power cables to your corded tools. This quick and effective wrapping solution ensures that, at the end of the day, your shop doesn’t look like the live broadcasting of a snake mating ritual.
How To Wrap A Power Cord
Step one: go ahead and stretch that cable out straight. Then, you’re going to want to fold it loosely in half. Fold it loosely in half again. If you’re keeping track here, your standard 6′ cord ought to be folded down to about a foot and a half at this point.
Then, you’re going to want to take the loose end and fold it into a loose knot. You’re not trying to knot it tight enough to damage your cord, but just tight enough to keep the loops contained within the knot.
This cord-wrapping method should provide plenty of strain relief where the cable meets the housing, and you won’t have loose power cords lying around for you to trip over. Plus, it’ll clean up the whole look of the shop when everything is nice and neat and organized.
To watch Tim go through this simple process, just click on the video below. And, be sure to check out Pro Tool Reviews Live on Youtube, Fridays at 3:00 pm (EST).