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#1 posted 10-17-2012 05:14 PM

Thanks for the replies. Let me clarify the future of the shop. My garage now is currently connected via a breezeway. We’re going to demo all of that … straight to the ground. We’ll pour a new foundation and build a garage with bonus room above it and connect it to the house via a insulated mudroom instead of a breezeway.

My shop will be a large bump-out off the back of this new structure (or possibly a free-standing shed style shop in the back of the property). Anyways, the electrical in the whole house will be rewired during this project … so I don’t want to pay an electrician now and then. I don’t have any space on my current panel so I would have to upgrade my panel to get room for another 220 line … and the quotes for just an upgrade to the panel and bring the service to 200amps have been in the $1,800-$2,500 range. That does not include running a new line or any rewiring of the house.

I don’t mind running with a lower hp motor. I have a 3/4 horse motor now, and it has handled the cuts I’ve needed without bogging down much.

I like the solid cast iron wings and fence of the Grizzly 0715P, it seems like it has a nice build quality to it. Those items seem better than the Ridgid … however it does come with a heftier price tag.

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