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#1 posted 01-28-2017 09:29 PM

When I first laid out my shop I had all 110V tools. Then I upgraded my dust collector, needed 220v. Then my table saw, needed 220v. Then my jointer, needed 220v. However, if I had tried to guess in advance, I doubt I would have put the 220v receptacles in the right places. I’m in a basement and running a new circuit isn’t a big deal, so I’m happy I ran them as needed.

Are you wiring and planning on sheet rocking the walls, and you don’t want to open them later? If you can run them later without too much trouble, I’d wait until I needed it and then run a dedicated circuit exactly where I wanted it. If you have to do it now, I would play it safe and run a couple, because you’ll probably want them later.

+1 to having a panel (main or sub) in the shop’ it makes things a lot easier.

-- John

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