Originally Posted by plhalle
Rick would be the person to answer that. But if the motor is a universal motor, then purchasing a UK non 230 volt version and swapping out the Plug- cord with a US cord might work assuming that the tool end attachments are the same.
That's correct. Universal motors don't care about the frequency differences, and the small voltage differences (230 vs 240) are also trivial.
My Kapex is actually a European 230 v model because the U.S. 120 v model had not been designed when I started on the manual. I replaced the plug and connected it to a 240 volt outlet in the shop. Because Carvex is a portable tool, I believe it should be available at 120 volts for use at U.K. jobsites where lower voltage is mandated over there.