Outdoor Two-Prong Tools
Educate me, please.
I have three outdoor electrical tools. The mower is newer and has polarized prongs. The hedge trimmer is more than 25 years old, also with two prongs, but does not appear to my eye to have polarized prongs (two equal blades, no separate ground slot). The chainsaw is also old, but has two polarized prongs.
Is there anything wrong with using a three-prong plug with any of these? I don't imagine the ground wire is doing me any good that way.
What outdoor extension power cord can I use for both these tools? Up to now I've been using a 100-foot, 14 gauge outdoor cord with ground prong; the ground just doesn't connect to anything at the tool.
I've just now damaged the cord so that I have two cords - one 75' and the other 25' and need to put a male on one cord and a female on the other.
Do I need to chuck the hedge trimmer and get one that's polarized?
Are there polarized two-prong outdoor power cables?