In preparation for the holiday season and the inevitable projects that will be coming up when we move into our new home in a few weeks. I was wondering if there are any recommendations for good, quality, reliable extensions cords and what gauge you guys go with typically. My current selection of cords are from my father and are all 14-18ga and are 10-25 years old. I used them for a number of projects this summer and even in 20amp outlets I kept tripping the breakers Most of my tools aside from my table saw, miter saw and circular saw are cordless. Naturally one of these three beasts are always needed when doing wood carpentry work for a shed or workshop or whatever else the wife throws at me.
I've been looking heavily at the (don't make fun of the cheesy name) Badass Extensions Cords brand. I figured it would be worth while to get a 10ga x 100' w/ triple tap, 12ga x 50' w/ triple tap, and a 12ga x 25' w/ triple tap, as well as a 3' inline GFCI w/ triple tap.
Any suggestions in regards to a brand? Box store, online or specialty store? Overkill with the gauge wiring vs length?
Any input is greatly appreciate, thank you