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#1 posted 01-30-2017 02:39 PM

I have seven (7) 220V circuits (6-30A, 1-20A) in my current shop—larger than yours (28×46) but some food for thought in future: compressor, dust collector, planer, TS, shaper, welder, and jointer. You can share circuits, for tools that don’t run simultaneously if you want—many of the tools. But the compressor and dust collector deserve dedicated circuits.

My previous shop, 24×24, similar size to yours, I had three 220V circuits but I didn’t have my 220v compressor in that building.

Many of my outlets are in the ceiling now. My old shop, I had the 220V for the TS run in conduit under the floor. That worked well, but my TS position was known at the time. Lots of outlets around the room, above counter height—I use 50 inches off the floor.

-- Murphy's Carpentry Corollary #3: Half of all boards cut to a specific length will be too short.

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