Machines and floor choice?
My shop has both wood and concrete flooring. Any thoughts on what machine(s) should go on what flooring? My concerns are with the TS, Shaper and Drum sander. The layout won’t allow for all 3 to be on one or the other floor. Does anyone think it makes any difference? thanks.
Think I'd rather have the TS and shaper on the wood floor just in case I dropped something; the wood might be less likely to damage a cutter or saw blade. Dropping sandpaper on the cement wouldn't be that big a deal.
Another consideration is where do you spend the most time standing? The wood floor is also easier on my back and legs so the machine where you spend the most time may get the nod.
Hope this helps.
Thanks. Excellent point about dropping something. I had in mind what might be better for the machine, not the peripherals. Sounds like the solution.
Ditto kell's comments ........... concrete is absolute H_LL on your knees and other body joints. I've had one knee replaced and am trying to put off having the other one done. A wood floor is far kinder to your knees and back. Worry more about you and where you will stand than your machines.
A possible consideration,n ot yet mentioned, is the weight of the various machines,a nd whether the wood floor will handle this weight. I think my jointer is about 1500 lbs, on three legs, and were it on a wood floor the floor would sure need to be strong.
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