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Author Topic: 100VAC Makita 7104 Chain mortiser in the US 120VAC grid  (Read 446 times)

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Offline Ginger Johnny

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100VAC Makita 7104 Chain mortiser in the US 120VAC grid
« on: August 20, 2022, 06:51:35 PM »
I am considering purchasing a used Makita 7104 chain mortiser, but I am concerned that the 100VAC motor designed for the Japanese power grid might not be suited for the 120VAC grid we have in the US. 

I would be very interested in hearing the stories from those of you who have relevant experience. 


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Re: 100VAC Makita 7104 Chain mortiser in the US 120VAC grid
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2022, 02:15:06 AM »
This might not answer your question, but at least you’ll  know that you’re not alone in asking it.
https://forestryforum.com/board/index.php?topic=118463.0 after reading this thread I felt comfortable that the voltage issue was a non issue, but in the end my nervousness in dealing with eBay combined with my thoughts about the economics of the used ones pushed me to pony up for a shiny new one from Timberwolf Tools.

If you do end up buying the eBay Japanese machine, let us know how it works for you.
Good Luck!
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Re: 100VAC Makita 7104 Chain mortiser in the US 120VAC grid
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2022, 08:03:10 AM »
Google has much content toward your question. The answer is a variable depending on the motor or appliance involved. The first line of conversation I saw was from a US citizen commenting on that very situation with voltages in Japan.
I used search terms: "100volt tools in 110volt outlets?" 
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