I've searched what feels like the whole internet for an answer to this seeming easy question, but cannot find a definitive answer:
I'm looking to purchase a 220v dust collector (Shop Fox W1666) to run in conjunction with a 110v table saw in the garage.
In addition to a single 110v 20a circuit, there's an unused NEMA 6-50 outlet in the garage, and I thought it made sense to purchase a dust collector that could plug into the unused 220v outlet, giving it a dedicated circuit to avoid overloading the regular 20a circuit that already runs the table saw. However, from what I've read on other threads in this forum it looks like the 6-50 outlet may have too much overhead amperage for the 12a dust collector to run safely (the breaker won't trip if there's a problem).
Is this true, and is there any way I can easily convert the NEMA 6-50 into a useful outlet for lower amperage 220v machines like the dust collector, perhaps using something like this adapter/breaker?
I appreciate any advice. Thank you!