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mitz1981's picture

Wiring shop. (post #170640)

Hello, first of all, thank you so much for everyone on this forum. I barely post but I always read tips and advices.

Recently, I bought the following machines for my own shop that im setting up.

King 10" Table Saw KC-24FXT/i50  (220V 1phase 3HP 12.8A?)

Rok Dust Collector 80106  (240V 60Hz 3HP ?A)

King 20" Planer KC-530FXR   (240V 30A)

also, planning to buy a around 60G Compressor (240V ?A)


Right now, there is only 1 240V line of 15A so I was gonna use that for Table Saw.(12AWG wire)

for Planer, I am getting 40A 240V line for it. Wire should be 10AWG? as it is mentioned on manual.

Is It possible to share and run Dust Collector and Compressor at same time if I have enough Ampage?(lets say 50A? to be sure?) and if its possible, should I use 10AWG or 12 AWG? for those?

hope im making sense.

Thank you so much for reading this. Any advice would be greatly appreciated!



Westchester's picture

Power (post #170640, reply #1 of 6)

Hello Mitz -

Watts - Amps - Wire Size - I'm no help, but what I can tell you is after having the power grid set up in my shop the first time - I had it done two more times to put more circuits - plugs - apmerage etc. as I got more toys - 



mitz1981's picture

Thank you for your input. its (post #170640, reply #2 of 6)

Thank you for your input. its true. its better to have more than enough.

thanks SA!

Jigs-n-fixtures's picture

Try posting on Breaktime (post #170640, reply #3 of 6)

Breaktime is the forum over on the Fine Homebuilding site. 

There are usually a few electricians around who can give you good advice. 

Now for the questions:

Is this a detached structure?

If so, how big of wire goes to it, and how is it protected. 

And a bit of advice:  You should install two seperate 110-volt, 20-amp receptacle circuits on the walls.  This allows you to run a power tool, and a shop vac with out exceeding the capacity of the circuits. 

Lighting should be entirely seperate from any circuit that can feed tools. 

A key controlled contactor to control the tool circuits is a nice to have item.  It can be set up so all the tools stay off if the power goes off and come back on.  Your bigger equipment probably has magnetic starters which makes it a little less necessary.  But it is a bit frighteneing to be in the shop ripping something on the table saw, and have the power die leaving you standing in the dark, with a half cut board with the blade in it, wondering what to do.  Take your hands off the board to hit the off switch?  Try to lift the board off the blade in the dark? 

mitz1981's picture

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oops sorry, dont know why it didnt work. it keeps saying it has triggered the spam filter:(

its actually a industrial building space im renting. im just taking over the shop with my machines

thank you for reply ill try the other forum!


RalphBarker's picture

Two primary requirements (post #170640, reply #6 of 6)

I can't help with the electrical specs, but I think you have two primary requirements:

1. What is actually required for the separate circuits for each machine, and

2. what the owner of the building will approve in accordance with the fine print in your lease.

I suspect that #2 will require the work be done by a licensed electrician, probably making any forum comments moot.

mitz1981's picture

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