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Forum topic by mortalwombat posted 08-02-2013 08:19 PM 842 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-02-2013 08:19 PM

Topic tags/keywords: power 220

So my new table saw just got delivered today. It’s the G0715P. I’m pretty stoked, but I still h e to work out the power. I have an electrician coming by today. I was going to just see about putting a 20amp breaker on the existing power, but I decided I will talk to him about 220 as well. I was thinking about 2 outlets on a 20amp circuit. Is that good? I figure I will just be running a dust collector and one other machine at any given time.

Should they both be on the same side of the garage, or opposites? It’s a 3 car garage, but I’d like to stick toward one side most of the time. What would be your recomendation for a good setup?

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#1 posted 08-02-2013 09:32 PM

If you’re having this done I don’t think it will cost much more to go ahead and have him put a small sub panel in the garage, that will give you the power you need for however you decide to wire it up. If future changes/additions are hired out, it will be a hell of a lot cheaper.

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#2 posted 08-02-2013 09:37 PM

I will discuss that with him. It makes a lot of sense. Thanks!

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#3 posted 08-03-2013 12:14 AM

god yes on the sub-panel. It may cost more to start, but will save money in the long run on wire if you add stuff later. I have 5 220 outlets 2-20 amp, 2-30 amp, and 1-50 amp.

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#4 posted 08-03-2013 02:14 AM

+1 on sub panel and multiple outlets on dedicated circuits (home runs in electricanese). i get by with 30A, but if i had it to do over, i’d opt for a 60A subpanel.

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#5 posted 08-03-2013 03:28 AM

So we just put 20amp breakers in for the time being, with plans to make my next investment a sub panel. The cost to run the wire is more than I want to do right now, and it’s not required for anything I am running at the moment. Thanks for the advice. A sub panel really makes a lot of sense

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