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#1 posted 07-12-2013 06:07 PM

Just stating the obvious here… Why put you DC at the FAR end of your shop? The closer you can get it to the center, the better it will work for each tool hooked up to it and it will have the SHORTEST run in all directions. With a single 10ft hose, I feed my TS, Router, Jointer, BS, and horizontal mortising machine. My planer requires a 20ft hose. My MS is attached to a dedicated separator/shopvac unit. I just move the hose as needed. Granted, I have a larger shop, but moving the DC hose is easy and takes just seconds to swap.

I would seriously think about eliminating the MS and building a TS-Sled to do your crosscuts. A sled is more accurate and would be a big space saver in such a small shop. And then park your DC unit in that space next to the TS and central to all other tools. Just my 2-cents…

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