First a small tool gloat. At an auction last weekend I picked up an INCA 10 1/2 inch jointer/planer combo machine for $400. The machine is currently wired for 240 volts and I'm not. While I was surfing around for info on 240 volt power I came across the Quick 220 (www.quick220.com):
From my lurking around here I know that there are some members with experience in electrical areas. I'd like to know if anyone uses one of these units and what you think of this system. How much of a drawback is the potential need to use an extension cord to find a suitable second 110v outlet? At $135 to $160 for a 15 or 20 amp unit how does this compare to installing a 220v breaker and running 50 feet of line? Are there any other pitfalls to be aware of (extension cord wire gauge, etc.)? Thanks in advance.