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Old 11-05-2009, 08:33 PM   #16
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nap -- Naah. I think even 1/2" emt on floor would be a trip hazard and there's no reason to wire a new circuit when I've already got 240 to the garage. Besides, the panel is a pain to get to and it's a full SqD QO which means buying another tandem which is spendy.

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You would use the same breaker as the welder recep is currently using, or at least the same slots if you need to change the rating.

and if placed well, a conduit on the floor is much less of a hassle as a cord hanging from the ceiling. You can alway make some runner boards to ramp the height.

I tend to feed a table saw coming in at the rear of the table (exit side) and in line with the blade pretty much. That is the least used floor area around a table saw.
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It won't bog down ripping 2x wet DF or any sort of hardwood
You will get better performance out of the saw but don't get your hopes too high. I have a 2HP cabinet saw that runs on 240V and it still bogs down when cutting through some hardwood. In hindsight, I wish I would have spent the extra $300 and got the 3HP.
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