220V ~ 50Hz two-pin Plug Black and Decker Drill Safe to use in the UK?


Postby veletlen » Tue Nov 28, 2017 12:24 pm

Hi

I've been given a very sturdy Black and Decker drill. It is a 'D208' 220V~ 50Hz French (2008) two-pin plug drill.
Tried googling this, but I'm still not 100% clear after an hour or so of reading.
Might be a silly question, but better safe than sorry, so:

1) Is it safe to use a 220V ~ 50Hz power tool in the UK? Will the tool be damaged or become a fire risk?

2) With a two-pin plug, there is no earth wire - doesn't this affect safety?

Thanks in advance!
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