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Offline Lbob131

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240v OF2200 V 110v OF2200.
« on: March 11, 2021, 06:20 PM »
How  much  difference  in  power?
I know a lot  of  people  say  110v  is  as  powerful  as  240v (  its  in  the  numbers  seemingly)
 and  240v  is  just  for  diyers  and  weekend  warriors  in  any  case.

Is  the  110v  version   still  2200  watts?

Currently  own  a  110v  Hitachi  router (the  largest  one  available)  and   it  is lacking  by  a  large  margin  in  comparison   to  the  240v  version.
I  know  this  because  we  run  them  side  by  side.

I am  also  very  amused  when  my  work colleague  pulls  out  his   110v  9"  Makita  circular  saw  and  I pull out  my  240v  Makita  circular  saw  and  it leaves   him trailing.
« Last Edit: March 11, 2021, 06:23 PM by Lbob131 »

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Offline Sparktrician

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Re: 240v OF2200 V 110v OF2200.
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2021, 06:43 PM »
They're both 2,200 watts.  The 110 volt version can draw up to 20 amps, while the 220 volt version can draw up to 10 amps. 
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Offline DeformedTree

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Re: 240v OF2200 V 110v OF2200.
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2021, 07:31 PM »
Remember, it can only draw as much power as the load against it.  So as was mentioned, they are both 2200 watts, which means in the US, it would be exceeding the limits of a 15A plug.  But to do that, you need to be doing something that gets it over the 1800watt limit of the 15A plug (and even then you have some margin above that before a breaker trips).  You will need a very larger cutter, taking a very large pass to do this, and you will have to do it for a long time.

I haven't seen stories of folks in the US tripping breakers with their OF2200s here, so odds are people are never getting anywhere near these limits.

That said, if you have option for the 230-240V version because your in the UK, I don't know why you wouldn't just go that route vs a 110V version unless you are looking at it for job site reasons (sounds like you might be).

Offline Alex

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Re: 240v OF2200 V 110v OF2200.
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2021, 01:17 AM »
How  much  difference  in  power?
I know a lot  of  people  say  110v  is  as  powerful  as  240v (  its  in  the  numbers  seemingly)
 and  240v  is  just  for  diyers  and  weekend  warriors  in  any  case.

I theory there is no difference as the 110v would simply draw more amps to get the same power. In practice it is slightly more difficult to draw more amps and 110v are generally considered to have about 10 to 15% less power than 220v tools.

240 is not "just" for diyers, but for everybody. It is only the in the UK they mistakenly think 110v is safer for site work and make it mandatory there. The rest of Europe uses 220v tools everywhere.
 

Offline Lbob131

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Re: 240v OF2200 V 110v OF2200.
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2021, 08:02 AM »
Thanks  all.
My  work (in  the  UK)  is  based  between  workshop  where  I make  trusses  and  the  building site  which  is  on  farmers   property.
So  no one  to  force  the use  of  110v.
Which  is  a  great  freedom.

I am  more  swayed   to  the  240v  because  it  works  best  with  the auto  function  on  the vacuum.




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Offline woodbutcherbower

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Re: 240v OF2200 V 110v OF2200.
« Reply #5 on: April 25, 2021, 02:03 PM »

I'm a period and heritage joiner - I do a lot of restoration work for English Heritage and the National Trust. I have both versions. The 110v is used exclusively onsite via a transformer, usually running off the 230V house supply. (Yes - the UK is 230 nominal, not 240 nominal as is commonly thought). 110v has been mandatory for all construction site work in the UK for a long time now, and M-Class extraction has followed a similar path. For remote work away from buildings, it runs from a small gasoline-powered 3kW 110v generator. I also have a workshop, and use the 230v exclusively for construction of doors, windows and suchlike - and as another poster has mentioned, one of the main reasons is so that I can hook it up to a CT26L fitted with the CT-VA-20 cyclone separator. The shop isn't big enough to justify a large extraction system, and the CT combination suits me just fine. I similarly have a CT26M for site work.

The only time I've ever been able to perceive any difference whatsoever between 110v and 230v is on those occasions where the site power has been terrible. Other than that - performance is identical.
There's no such thing as a job which is almost perfect. It either is perfect - or it isn't.

Offline Lbob131

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Re: 240v OF2200 V 110v OF2200.
« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2021, 08:57 AM »
Thanks  for  that  informative  post  woodbutcher.

I went  for the 110v  version.  And  the base  accessory  pack.
Incredible  piece  of  engineering I have to say.
 
 The  turret  design,   the  smooth plunge,  the trigger  switch operation,  the  array  of  bases  and  versatility, the  drop  down  dust  shroud, the  micro adjuster, the  dust  collection.
The  locking  mechanism  on  the  depth  rod that  engages  into the  turret  is just  ingenious.
Makes  my  old  hitachi  m12v2  look  like  a  piece  of junk. [big grin]

Offline JimH2

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Re: 240v OF2200 V 110v OF2200.
« Reply #7 on: June 15, 2021, 08:53 AM »
Get the 220/240v if you can.

Offline Coen

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Re: 240v OF2200 V 110v OF2200.
« Reply #8 on: June 18, 2021, 01:03 PM »
Well, he already got the 110V version ;)