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Posted on I need help with shop layout and organization.

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#1 posted 01-01-2013 05:45 AM

I am not sure what equipment you have or how big your shop is so it is difficult to provide specific comments. From the experience I have gained in laying out my shop I would offer some of the following pointers.

Put as many major pieces of equipment on wheels as possible.
pay close attention to dust control (location of power unit, location of ducting, duct material, blast gates)
Carefully lay out electrical receptacle locations, and use large boxes with 4 receptacles for each wall location.
Consider putting some receptacles in the ceiling
consider using some retractable reels for power cords.
factor in an air system using galvanized pipe and retractable air hose reels.
Place your main pieces of equipment so that they are easy to use and compliment each other (such as a table saw, joiner, planer, and miter saw).
Consider mounting all wall cabinets with french cleats.

Hope some of this helps make things flexible, it really helps

-- Roger M, Aiken, SC

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