How to: Repair a Damaged Electric or Power Cord

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Whether it’s by accident or misuse, chances are you’re going to need to repair a power cord on something you own. I can’t count how many times I’ve almost cut my circular saw cord while ripping a board or yanked a lamp line and ripped it clean off. The good news is you don’t have to toss out your expensive tools to a severed cord. Instead you can repair it yourself!    

Credit: One Project CloserContrary to my typical method of wrapping yards of electrical tape around the problem spot, repairing an electrical cord the right way will go a lot further for you and your tools. Not to mention, it can increase your chances of not getting shocked. Fixing cut or frayed cords is one of the easiest things you can do when it comes to repairing electronics. Check out this how-to on repairing a cut power cord that is better than wrapping tape around the cut and hope for the best.

Catch the step-by-step instructions over at One Project