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post #11 of 13 (permalink) Old 08-09-2020, 07:24 PM Thread Starter
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In this photo you you can just see the box I have hanging from the ceiling and the power bar I have plugged into it. https://www.routerforums.com/attachm...rk-bench-5.jpg Nothing fancy. I took an extension cord and replaced the plug in with a surface mount electrical box and plugged it into a wall outlet. Then I just installed a hook above the wall outlet and one above my bench. There's enough friction going over the two hooks to keep the box at the height you want. This is the way I've had it for at least the last 15 years. Harry Sinclair said he did the same thing once when the subject of getting power to your bench came up. Works. Just depends on how fancy a setup you want.
That’s a great idea . Actually I was going to have a another single gang outlet in addition to the 20 amp 240 outlet .
It was going to be for a 120v 20amp twist lock receptacle that will drop down and feed my router table in the extension wing of the table saw .

I should get a 2 gang box put in with an additional twist lock , and have it hanging over the work station / outfield table .
I’d love to be able to hand route something without the cord getting stuck on everything.
So thanks for bringing that idea up

I donít always insulate , but when I do .
Ok ,I never insulate

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I'd save $20/pop and use a 2' or so strand of 12G Romex, the insulated white or black wire. Twist it to conform to the one shown. But I'm cheap.
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I just had a thought . An overhead plug may not help a lot for a work station , as my router triggers the Festool vacuum .
Could bypass the triggering system and do it manually but then I have to deal with the vacuum hose getting in the way regardless

So I think I’ll just mount the 2 gang outlet for power under the wing of of table saw , and maybe build some kind of boom that hangs over the work station at some point

I donít always insulate , but when I do .
Ok ,I never insulate

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