Using a Dimmer for Power Tools? Answered
I want to make something for my 120V AC Black&Decker Jigsaw, But it will cover the trigger.
My question is: Is okay to use a 120V/110V AC Dimmer (PWM?) to control the speed instead? I can keep the jigsaw's trigger at "full power" with a zip-tie, But the control the speed control will come through the dimmer...
Are there any problems with the fact that the jigsaw is an "inductive load"? If it is, Can I improve it with a capacitor?
My jigsaw uses 4.5Amps @120V, How many Watts is it? (IDK the formula for AC Watts...)
Is there any more information that I missed?