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Have a mcCulloch eletric 300s, it runs slow and trips the breaker.

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Hello. If it is tripping the breaker you will have to use a shorter extension cord, or a heavier extension cord. A brief electrical note - most residential circuits are 15 amps. There fore, go to the hardware store and get a 15 amp or even a 20 amp extension cord. This will solve your problem as long as you don't have lots of other appliances drawing on the circuit you are using. A blow dryer for instance, uses a lot of amperage, as does a microwave. Try to use a circuit that is dedicated to your chain saw for the length of time you are using it.

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