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What Size Wire for Welder Extension Cord? 120V/240V

Need to know what size wire for welder extension cord safety and performance?

There’s no doubt that a lightweight, undersized cord can derail your welding project. With long runs, extra resistance can lead to cord-melting heat, shorts, and even fire. 

At a minimum, you can expect voltage to drop, causing poor weld performance and tripped breakers.

Avoid these issues with this welder extension cord chart. You’ll quickly learn what size wire can carry the load for your welder—at the extension cord length you need.

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Best Welding Shirts for Comfort and Protection

Stray sparks can get past welding helmets, jackets, and leathers. 

Because you don’t want a trapped spark to smolder—or burst into flame—under your jacket, a good flame-resistant (FR) welding shirt is an essential part of your PPE (personal protection equipment). 

Designed to self-extinguish hot sparks, they protect and provide peace of mind. The best shirts for welding can keep you warm in cold weather, and some even release trapped heat so you can work better when things get hot. 

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