The electrical wiring, outlets, and lighting in your workshop should be as specialized as your tools. Electrician and hobbyist woodworker Clifford Popejoy shares an insider's view of  the special power needs of the woodshop and explains the best way to communicate those needs to your electrician. Tips include installing a dedicated subpanel for the shop, effective woodshop lighting, providing enough power outlets for portable tools; getting plenty of juice to stationary machines; and adding custom touches to improve safety and convenience.

From Fine Woodworking #188