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Offline JMcFly

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Table saw shop location
« on: July 21, 2019, 05:48 PM »
I’m building out the woodshop portion of a makerspace I help run, Im the “Shop Czar” so to speak and I took on machine upkeep, procurement, etc.  recently we decided to dedicate 1/3 of the warehouse side to woodworking, 20’ x 30’ which is probably large two car garage sized with 20’ ceilings (tiltcon construction). 

We’ve already ran 3 new electrical circuits, one for each wall and a 220 for the Laguna dust collector. It’s location is solid.  Before I go and figure out sketchup so I can layout tools I’m curious what’s everyone’s consensus on table saw location. 

We have a Sawstop 1.75hp PCS (that I might make 220v) with the 36” rip fence.  We sometimes break down sheet goods on it but most of the time it’s simple stuff. 

I’m considering locations it 12” off a wall and running a short section of flex to it so it can pull away from the wall if needed. 

If I had lower ceilings I’d run the dust collection trunk line right over it but instead I have to go and do a perimeter run. 


Thoughts?

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Offline harry_

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Re: Table saw shop location
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2019, 06:54 PM »
Without knowing more, I would say as 'close to where the materials enter the shop space' as feasible. This way materials are getting smaller as they head away from the door.
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Offline JMcFly

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Re: Table saw shop location
« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2019, 09:10 PM »
We located the woodshop portion in the back 1/3 of the shop. The bay door section is for welding and metal working with a 1/3 in between the two areas being a general work area and pallet racking. 


The shop is I believe 100’ x 30’ if I recall correctly. It’s an odd warehouse layout

Offline Samo

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Re: Table saw shop location
« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2019, 09:13 PM »

Offline RobBob

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Re: Table saw shop location
« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2019, 11:13 PM »
How timely.  This youtube video was just posted.  He gives his opinion in about the first three minutes.


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Offline JMcFly

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Re: Table saw shop location
« Reply #5 on: July 22, 2019, 10:35 AM »
How timely.  This youtube video was just posted.  He gives his opinion in about the first three minutes.




I really need to play with sketchup more or figure out how to do this in Fusion 360.

thanks!

Offline RussellS

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Re: Table saw shop location
« Reply #6 on: August 09, 2019, 03:36 AM »
I'll tell you about my table saw placement, maybe it will give you some ideas.  My table saw is located to give the longest infeed and outfeed lengths possible with my space.  About 8 feet forward and backward of the blade.  With you having a 20' x 30' shop, this is probably irrelevant as long as you get about 10' before and after the blade.  My table saw is about two feet from the wall.  My jointer is at the end of the saw, furthest from the blade.  I have about one foot of walking space between the jointer and wall.  And plenty of infeed and outfeed length for the jointer.  Saw and jointer are on the same dust collector and this placement works very well for the dust collection pipes.  I see a lot of shop layouts where the saw is located in the middle of the space.  With lots of space on all four sides.  Dumb.  Saws only need space on three sides.  You only need four feet, or the length of your fence, on the right side of the blade.  So your idea of putting the saw 12 inches from the wall makes lots of sense.  Or even closer than 12 inches to the wall.