More specifically, 220v tools. And in light of Rob's jointer problems.
The 220V 30 amp 4 prong outlet on my generator has a label that identifies it as having a floating neutral. My first issue is to get the tablesaw working. It requires a 220V 30 amp source. Starting amperage is reportedly closer to 18-20 amps. But what is deal with a floating neutral? I Googled it but I am still in the dark - pardon the pun.
Bottom line, will the saw run properly and safely (for the saw) or will I blow something? Who can I take it to, if I must, to resolve this.
The saw is a 15 year old Grizzly 1023 3HP. The generator is an almost new Coleman Powermate PM0497000 powered by a Honda GX390. The PP is wired for a 30 or 50 amp 220v source. I can plug the saw directly into the generator if need be.
The second tool I would someday like for this to run is the Jet 1642 with the electronics. But that is a dragon to slay on another day.
Tell me what you know or what you would do to resolve this issue. Would like to making sawdust next week. Thanks.