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Posted on Trying to build my first Garage woodshop

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#1 posted 05-25-2017 09:54 PM

I’ve moved my shop around the country about 5 times. Sometimes as small as yours, sometimes much larger. As I’m not done moving yet, I keep all my tools at 110V. Can’t see upgrading the electrical system in a place I’ll sell in 4 or 5 years. What I have learned is that a couple of outlets on different circuits is adequate. I was using my shop vac for dust collection off my table saw for a while and quickly learned that they had to be on different circuits or I’d trip breakers. In one of my shops, that meant I had to run an extension cord into the kitchen to catch a separate circuit outlet when I needed to run the saw.
Other than that, a one man hobby shop rarely uses more than one corded tool at a time.
Resign yourself to the fact that you’ll never have a fully set up shop and start making sawdust. Accumulate tools as you need them. I’m moving more to hand tools these days. It’s a much more peaceful process that way.

-- Sawdust Maker

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