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Old 02-14-2008, 03:14 PM   #16
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Running power to a saw on a slab floor.


I did work on one wood working shop [ cabent shop ] and they ran the conduct below the floor and stubbed up near the tablesaw unit.{that place did have a slight raised floor so they can run alot of conducts instead breaking all the cement up }

ditto with one pallet shop i get service call from time to time and their insurance company reqired no overhead cord hanging above tablesaw unit but for other type of wood working machine they are allowed to be run overheaded.


but if only used once a while you can run overhead cord drop the most common pratice is run the cord drop on left side of tablesaw [ how far it depending on the layout and what the most common materal it will be cutting ]

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Old 02-14-2008, 03:38 PM   #17
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Running power to a saw on a slab floor.


I am only speaking from my own experience. As a former auto tech and working in numerous bays with these guards installed, for normal walking, they are not hazards. But, when working around them, your concentration is focused on your task and you do not take full steps. You pivot, sidestep... and this is when they are slip/trip hazards. The whip does not have to lay on the floor, it can be mounted to the underside of the outfeed table.
My suggestion is for temporary power to the saw, until the OP find his ideal shop layout, then bury it in the slab.
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Running power to a saw on a slab floor.


Boy, I guess I opened up a can of worms on this one.

I think I'll be plenty safe with a floor guard over conduit since I'll be operating the saw on the right and the power run will be on the left side.

Once the shop layout is figured out I'll put it in the slab.

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