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#1 posted 04-15-2016 04:20 PM

220 power tools usually require half the amperage of 110 running the same load. For example my bandsaw can be wired for either one. If it’s wired for 220 it draws 10 amps, if it’s wired for 110 it draws 20 amps. If you foresee needing as high as 50 amps, you’re more likely to need it on the 110 circuit. 12 X 16 is going to be a very small shop indeed. If you can swing it, I recommend you go 20 X20 at the very least.

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