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#1 posted 03-27-2017 02:41 PM

It would be helpful to know what projects you plan to use your new shop for. Cabinets require a different space than, say, building bird houses.

A table saw generally needs a lot of space around it to be most flexible. Your wall will be in the way for most of the sheet goods you will cut on that saw. Is it possible to turn the saw 90 deg and move it to the right in your drawing to allow 96”+ on the discharge side? You can be up against the wall on the right of the saw.

I would suggest is that your assembly area be a free standing workbench that you can pull out later or rearrange to suit the project. Go with just a front vise for now given where you will put the bench. Size your bench to suit your projects and to fit your available space.

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