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Posted on Help me stop Overthinking my Lathe Decision

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Dustin

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#1 posted 01-28-2019 03:40 PM



I can add one thing that may help. All my tools are 220, get in that habit and run 220 to each outlet. I am slowly pulling 3/12 w/ground to each outlet so I can have 220 and 110 anywhere I want. You don t need a dedicated breaker for each tool. All my 220 tools are on the same “tool” breaker with the assumption that I run at most two at a time (20amps) but in reality I only run one at a time. It is a solo shop.

- BlueRidgeDog

Planning on running 220 whenever I upgrade. The nice thing is, my panel is only about 24ft straight across from my lathe station, with an exposed ceiling. So running a new line to a surface mount box will be cake!

-- "Ladies, if your husband says he'll get to it, he'll get to it. No need to remind him about it every 6 months."


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