Out here in blizzard land it is even dryer than normal so of course I lost a 7 hour holiday ornament project about 5 hours into it yesterday. I have the Dewalt grounded and a capacitor on the controller power, but it looks like I really have to ground everything.
In reviewing the various advice snippets again, I became confused by the conflicting advice about whether or not to plug the PC/Controller into one protector or two. Currently I have both in a dedicated single low-end (Depot) surge protector.
It occurred to me that the quality of the protector was a big issue. Nobody seems to talk about this in the posts that I found. Two days ago I lost a job by turning on the drill press. THAT JUST SHOULDN’T HAPPEN. So I am going to invest in a high quality suppressor that can isolate each of the things plug into it and seems to have good suppression qualities overall.
Tripp Lite Isobar 4 Outlet Surge Protector
Anybody else considered this solution as part of the static/surge issue?