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Using Different Colors to Organize Tool Electric Cords and Plugs
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Electrical cords with different colored plugs If each tool in your shop has a different colored plug, it makes organizing them and telling what's plugged in much easier.

Since outlets are scarce in my shop, four machines have to share one outlet. I got tired of guessing which of the four identical black plugs was the right one for the machine I wanted to use, so I painted each plug a different color to match the machine color. Now, I know that “orange” means band saw, “yellow” is the grinder, and so forth. I mounted a plug holder made of notched scrap right next to the outlet so the plugs are ready when I need them.

posted on December 1, 2008 by Woodworker's Journal
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