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jerryh3 05-10-2008 08:53 PM

Reciprocating saw question
 
I recently inherited a Elu mss810e reciprocating saw. The nameplate has it listed at 810w at 230V. I believe these were made by Black and Decker for the European market. It seems to work fine using a standard US 110v outlet. Does anyone seem any harm in running the saw this way?

skymaster 05-10-2008 09:52 PM

If it is running on 110 then somebody modified it! It should not work on 110, therefore I would check it out real careful to be sure you dont get hurt. A 220 plug will NOT fit a 110 outlet.The fact that you can plug it in would make me leary.

Maintenance 6 05-12-2008 04:09 PM

ELU stuff was available in the US for a time. It was made in Europe and imported to the US while B&D ownership was bouncing around. I saw other stuff that had some weird things on the data plates. It is likely OK.

jerryh3 05-12-2008 07:35 PM

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Originally Posted by Maintenance 6 (Post 122737)
ELU stuff was available in the US for a time. It was made in Europe and imported to the US while B&D ownership was bouncing around. I saw other stuff that had some weird things on the data plates. It is likely OK.

It has "made in the USA" on the nameplate. It had some B&D documentation with it, and it seems to work fine on 110V. It was free, so I'll run it till it dies. I live very close to the B&D headquarters, so it may have been an "evaluation" model that made it's way out of the lab somehow.

Maintenance 6 05-13-2008 07:44 AM

hmmm. OK. I saw an ELU plunge router that I was sure said made in France. I remember it had some weird nomenclature on the data plate about hertz and amps, etc. The ELU stuff didn't stick around very long. They had a big, huge marketing campaign about ELU, but then it sort of faded away. B&D, I think was owned by a French parent company for a while. That was about the time they started screwing up their product line. So who knows??? They probably made the stuff all over.


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