You probably already know about the benefits of Ground Fault Circuit Interrupt (GFCI) plugs, and you likely have them installed in most of the locations where you use your powertools — your workshop, garage, and outdoor receptacles. But what if you’re stuck with a non-GFCI on the jobsite? That’s when you need a portable GFCI cable, like this one from Coleman Cable.
There’s really nothing simpler: Plug the portable GFCI into a regular plug, then plug your tool or extension cord into that. Just that easily you get the substantially increased safety of GFCI protection wherever you’re working. And with a street price of $26 and change, there’s no real excuse for not keeping one handy.