We moved into our new (much nicer) place and I have a new (and much nicer) garage for all my tools. You never know how much stuff you have until you have to pack it all.
I’ve got some really heavy tools. Although many have mobile bases, dealing with ramps to the back of trucks is no fun. I decided to go with a POD. Here it is in the new driveway
The loading height is just about ground level. Also you have it for a month, so there is no rush to load and unload. If you’ve never seen them drop off or pick up these, google it. It’s pretty neat.
Now the hard part – where to put everything. We still have some mattresses and other house related stuff in the garage that we are waiting on new furniture delivery so we can bring them in the house. That will be taken care of tomorrow. I also picked up twenty 12 foot 2×4’s and 4 sheets of 3/4” BB plywood. My first order of business is some quick and dirty shop fixtures. I also need to replace a few bulb fixtures with 4 foot double fluorescents. Thankfully, lighting is already on it’s own circuit, as well as a 30 amp 220, a 20amp 115, and another 115 with a bunch of wall and ceiling mounted outlets.
This is what I am working with now. After wrestling with the band saw, I picked up an HTC heavy duty mobile base. It’s waay too heavy duty for my 170lb band saw, but a cabinet saw is in my near future so I am planning ahead.
Also, I have sufficient power and space for dust collection – that means my entire table saw needs to come apart so I can install the hood. I should have just stuck it on there the first time