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  1. That's crazy, Chad...I just had the EXACT same saw delivered yesterday from the same warehouse. So our saws are kinda like brothers! Had I known you were coming this way I'd have had you drop mine off for me. (I'm in St. Louis) I'm having the same experience as you. Seems well built, quality parts, pretty much dead on with very little tuning to do. I am missing the mounting bolts for the switch, and one of the nuts on the set screws for the fence adjusment was cross-threaded, but I called Grizzly today and they've already shipped the parts. Seems like good service! I'm not wired up
  2. Thanks pretty much confirmed my first instinct. I'll go ahead and utilize that space, and be sure to distribute the weight and stay as far from the splices as possible.
  3. As I continue to ponder the layout of my new small shop, and find myself running out of floor and wall space for machines and storage, my eyes constantly wander up to the rafters of the garage. Of course I won't be hoisting any machines up there, but I can't help but wonder how I can utilize that space...there's plenty of it for storing woodstock, seldom-used tools, and other miscellaneous crap, even though it's not the most convenient area to access. Obviously trussed rafters can support a tremendous amount of compressive force, considering they hold a roof, but I'm specifically curious a
  4. Exactly my thoughts! Thanks for the input.
  5. Thanks for the link to that thread, Russ...that's interesting stuff. But those problems shouldn't apply to my situation. I have no appliances in the garage, and it's uninsulated and plenty drafty (I can see light come through around the garage's on the list). I'm still trying to convince myself to put an expensive machine outside in the sticky mid-west weather, housed or not. I think I'm selling myself on the idea, though...I just don't have any room left.
  6. Neighbors shouldn't be an issue...I don't do much work in the middle of the night, and their dogs bark enough to where they'd have no room to complain anyway. Mostly just concerned with the humidity and ventilation factors. I like the idea of keeping the motor inside and the collection outside, if it's doable. That would take some research I guess. Added distance from the shop would be negligible, as it would be placed right outside the garage. Might have to add a bend or two, but not much more distance.
  7. Not sure yet, but definitely big enough that it will pose logistical problems in the garage.
  8. So since my shop is going in the garage and it has to share space with my lawn care business, I have limited options for my tool placement...I think I've got ideas for all the major tools except the DC. I thought about hoisting it up and mounting it in the rafters, but that would make maintenence, cleaning filters, emptying canisters, etc a real pain. I have a small deck coming off the back of the garage and I could set it right outside the back door in a corner of the house where it would be partially covered by the overhang of the roof...the wetness is pretty minimal there even in the st
  9. I like that idea! I'll probably leave the garage lights as they are, run off the main panel. Whoever planned the electric in my house must have been high the day he did it, because the ONLY outlet I have in the garage right now is in the same leg as my two upstairs bathrooms (on the OTHER side of the house...figure that one out???). So any time I'm running the compressor or contractor saw, even circ saw, and the wife goes to blow-dry her hair...pop. I'll be running the new 110 outlets off the sub-panel for sure, and maybe I'll put one of the lights on it, too, just for fun.
  10. I talked to my buddy about it quite a bit, and when I told him what I had in mind he said I should be okay with the 100A service except in scenarios like you mentioned, Joe...but he did recommend that I eventually upgrade to 200A service. So maybe one day I will. I was really just wanting to know whether or not I should run a separate leg for the DC, and I think I got that answer.
  11. Thanks for the tips guys. I love this forum!
  12. Thanks Tim, that's the answer I needed. I have all electric utilities except the furnace, so I'll just tell my wife there's no cooking or laundry while I'm in the garage...maybe I'll make her an old timey washboard and clothesline for my first project on the new table saw.
  13. I'm also in the process of finishing the basement, so I'm having a sub-panel installed for all the wiring for the basement and the garage. It will be installed on the basement wall next to the main panel, but it's just a short trip through the bandboard to get to the garage.
  14. I've got a 3HP cabinet saw ordered and have an electrician buddy coming over to wire me up with some 220. While he's here I'm also going to have him wire for the jointer, planer and dust collection. So here's the stupid question since I've never owned DC before... I only have 100 amp service in my house right now, and a 50 amp going to the you think that would be enough to run two 220 machines at once (on separate breakers), or do you think that would trip my main? Thanks for the advice!