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This chart is provided as an example as to how wattage varies between various electrical devices.  It is not meant to be a strict guide to calculate your requirements.  For the most accurate calculations refer to the owners manual of each device, tool, appliance, etc., or most preferably, consult a professional electrician:

Item Starting Wattage (W) Running Wattage (W)
Circular Saw 2400 1200
Drill 1800 720
Edger 2400 960
Electric Chainsaw 2400 1200
Electric Lawn Mower 4320 1440
Electric Pressure Washer 3600 1200
Electric String Trimmer 1500 600
Jig Saw 1800 720
Miter Saw 2100 840
Orbital Sander 1800 600
Paint Sprayer 1080 360
Planer 2400 960
Router 1500 600
Water Pump 3000 1000
Wet/Dry Vacuum 2500 888
Winch 5400 1800
Furnace Fan, gas/fuel oil furnace    
     1/8 horsepower (hp) 500 300
     1/6 horsepower (hp) 750 500
     1/4 horsepower (hp) 1000 600
     2/5 horsepower (hp) 1400 700
     3/5 horsepower (hp) 2350 875
Central Air Conditioner    
     10,000 BTU 2200 1500
     20,000 BTU 3300 2500
     24,000 BTU 4950 3800
     32,000 BTU 6500 5000
     40,000 BTU 6700 6000
1/4' Drill 300 300
Jigsaw 300 300
Electric Weed Trimmer 500 500
Belt Sander 1000 1000
Disc Sander 1200 1200
Chain Saw 1200 1200
Worm Drive Saw 3100 1560
12' Concrete Cutter 3600 1800
7 1/4' Circular Saw 3000 1500
Disc Grinder 4000 2000
Air Compressor (Average) 4000 2000

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