after many years of jobsite set up for the things i get to build during my carpentry work (remodeling, historic restoration, hardwood flooring, etc.), i am finally setting up a shop in my basement. Now i may emerge from lurking here, to stepping forward for help. I had collected most of the tools over a year ago, and have just now managed to begin setting them up. I am a bit anxious about fire safety, and wonder if anyone out there has the expertise to answer some of my concerns. I have an oil fired hot air furnace, and a propane fired water heater. Do i need to isolate them from the shop environment? I do have a 2300 CFM double bag General dust collector that i will initially connect to each machine as i use it. I also have a Jet air filtration unit, but i understand there are mixed opinions about whether these units are effective or problematic. For equipment i am setting up a jointer, planer, cabinet saw, shaper, band saw, mortiser, and all the standard smaller stuff. Any information/suggestions would be most appreciated. Thanks for your help, Daniel
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