|Forum topic by tool_junkie||posted 03-21-2012 08:00 PM||3305 views||0 times favorited||8 replies|
03-21-2012 08:00 PM
I have a two car garage (un-heated) that I also use as a make-shift workshop for working on my Craftsman bench saw. I also have an unfinished basement that I use for the rest of wood working needs like routing, cutting down 4×8 ply sheets with a circular saw, gluing, staining and finishing.
I currently have the following in the garage:
1- Two cars
Right now, if I have to use the table saw, I park at least one of the cars on the driveway. Leaving the car parked in the driveway over night is not a problem during summer months, but during the winter months (November through March) both cars must be parked inside the garage. It is a pain to keep moving the table saw in the corner every night (during winter) so I can bring my car in. The table saw doesn’t have extension wings yet and is already a tight fit as is. I am planning on adding extension wings, an out-feed table/extension and a nice cabinet to the table saw pretty soon, and it will make it really really difficult if not impossible to park it in the garage with all of the above mentioned items.
So, I was thinking that since I would be taking the table saw apart to put all the above add-ons, may be I should move it in the basement so that I can use it all year around. I do not have a dust collection system yet, but I am building a Thien Dust Separator which I plan on using with the table saw.
I need your opinion on the pros and cons of having the table saw in the basement. If I do end up putting it in the basement, what else do I need to do in regards to dust control and safety?
I highly appreciate your help.