Anyone out there who has a workshop knows that whenever you’re working on a project with more than a couple tools you’re going to run out of places to plug in faster than the Die Hard franchise ran out of plot lines.
I run out of places to plug in tools all the time, and that’s why I love power strips. Not the kind you plug your computer into, but a MANLY power strip, like the Legrand Plugmold Tough Power Strip. It has diamond-plated aluminum for Pete’s sake (I think it really was for my sake).
Here are a few details from the Legrand website:
- 6-foot black cord
- Circuit breaker protection
- 5 spec. grade duplex, black 6-inch on center, and 15-amp outlets
- 4-foot length
- Heavy-duty Diamond Bright aluminum finish
- Diamond Plate Aluminum: looks great on workbenches or in garages
- Up to 10 power outlets and circuit breaker
The power strip requires no electrical work at all. It’s an extender of whatever outlet you can reach the 6-foot cord to in order to plug it in. It comes with two mounting brackets and screws and it’s actually such an easy install I feel weird even telling you HOW to install it since it couldn’t be more idiot-proof.
What you need to install it:
- Screw driver (but cordless screw gun is more practical)
- Measuring tape
- MAYBE a level
What comes in the box?
The power strip, 2 mounting brackets, 4 screws, and manliness. It’s 4-feet long (48-inches) and has a 6-foot long cord.
Figure out where you want the power strip.
Screw in the mounting brackets.
Click the power strip into the mounting brackets.
Um, yeah. Pretty simple upgrade, eh? I got this power strip about 4 months ago and JUST got it installed, which means for me that this simple install took 4 months and 10 minutes.
I’m stoked I just extended my workbench by 10 outlets. Yippie Ki-yay, motherplugger.