Old Methane Gas Cloud
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Huntington Beach, California
Think about it. 10 or 12 feet behind the saw about 8 feet wide. (Which side of the sheet of plywood are you going to trim? Four feet either side of the blade.) Then your out feed needs to be four feet beyond the edge of the saw table.
In the real world, the space to the left of the saw can also be an infeed table and work bench. The outfeed table can be an assembly table.
Then you have to feed in your dust collector pipes and power. Neither of these should interfere with the movement of material across the saw.
Finally you will need to be able to walk around the saw. That's another two or three feet.
Or as LOML once put it, "The saw takes up the whole garage."
Use the right tool for the job.
Rich (Tilting right)
Huntington Beach, California
Remember that when we have the "BIG ONE" everything east of the Rockies falls into the ocean.