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.
Anybody else considered this solution as part of the static/surge issue?