I’ve collected a very small amount of equipment that needs to be mounted to tables. So far, I have a vice, bench grinder, and small drill press. I expect I’ll add more to the collection, although the only tool I can imagine currently is a belt sander. If I ever get a lathe, it’ll have a fully dedicated table of its own.
So, does anyone have suggestions for setting these tools up in ways that maximize their usefulness? At a minimum, I’m pretty sure that I want to have sufficient clearance to deal with long work pieces.
For context? Aside from auto-specific and large tools, think 1/2’ socket sets, chainsaw, big hammers, etc, I’m moving most of my tools and capability to the basement. I have more space down here and I like the idea of the garage being dedicated to automotive / tractor work and as working space for large projects.
Side note, I’ve replaced all small-engine equipment (push mower, weed trimmer, and chain saw) with battery powered tools. I have absolutely no regrets with the push mower or trimmer. The only down-side I’ve found with the chain saw is that it seems to be good only for cutting a single large tree into campfire-sized logs before it’s requires an hour or two too cool. It wouldn’t surprise me if newer models improve on this. While they are more expensive than similarly capable engine powered tools, the reliability and ease of maintenance is astounding. I don’t expect it to be cheap, but I’m definitely interested in the battery powered zero-turn mower that EGO has been teasing on their website.