|Workshop by GarageJunkie||posted 10-25-2010 07:45 PM||1609 reads||0 times favorited||13 comments|
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I’ve got about half of a 2 car garage for my “toys” as my wife likes to call them. Honestly I’ve spent much more time planning my shop, researching tools/techniques, and scouring the web looking for good deals on quality tools than I have producing finished pieces. My wife likes to point this out too.
Shop Type: 2 Car Garage
Equipment: Jet JWTS-10 table saw with a shark gaurd, Craftsman router/table mounted on table saw wing, Delta 4” bench top jointer, DeWalt 12” compound miter saw, home made air cleaner 400cfm, 3×7 work bench (my first project), 1HP Grizzly DC.
I can’t say enough about the Shark Gaurd… my table saw went from the worst dust producer in the shop to virtually no dust.
The dust port I put in my miter station works surprisingly well. It doesn’t suck up every bit of the chips but it does seem to get the dust. Now when I use the saw there is no cloud of sawdust in my shop.
I hope to pick up a planer and possibly a drill press in the next couple months. I’ve got it in the back of my mind that I don’t really need a band saw but it seems like others get a lot of use out of theirs…
Another thing worth mentioning is that I picked up a remote switch at lowe’s for only 20 bucks. It came with 2 outlets but the remote can operate up to 12. (pretty cool) It handles 15amps at 110v and I use one of the plug-ins for my dust collector and the other for my air cleaner. I was pretty happy when I found this (especially since 2 different employees said “we don’t have those” when I asked for a device like this) because paying $80 for one of those remote DC starters seemed excessive.
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