Right way of Setting up Your Workshop with Machine Tools

Setting up your own workshop with tools can be time consuming and it involves big money. But when you have a workshop set up according to your requirements it makes working more enjoyable.

To set up your workshop you need to know which unit you require and how to place them in the workshop for maximum benefits and output. One needs to keep certain points in mind and follow some rules.

  • Big room or Building –The room or the building where you plan to set up the workshop should be big and spacious for all the equipment to fit in. So, plan the layout of the place before you bring in the units to be installed.
  • List of Tools you plan to Install – Make a list of all the equipments you want to install in the workshop. Make a scale drawing of the floor plan with foot print of all the machines with space to move around it. Also make an estimate of the space required for handling the material.
  • Sufficient Lighting and Electrical outlets – The machines require ample electric current to work so the wiring should be able to handle the load. 120V tools will require 20 Amp circuits but other like welders and air compressors will need 40 Amp and 220 circuits. The building must have sufficient outlets for lighting and electrical connections to avoid using extension cords.
  • Well Ventilated space – During the process of cutting and sanding a lot of dust is produced so to avoid discomfort the room must be well ventilated and airy. It will be good even when you use adhesives and paints.
  • Size of the Door – Have a minimum three foot roll-up door for the main entrance. This will help you to take out big job objects after finishing the projects.
  • Ceiling Height – A minimum ten feet high ceiling is required for the workshop as you will need to move around big sheets of work pieces.
  • Portable or semi-portable Machines – If the place is not big enough to accommodate full size then opt for portable or semi- portable models of the units. Buying multipurpose devices is a good idea as you can do more than one job on one machine, instead of buying single purpose.
  • Storage Cabinets – Have sufficient storage space to keep all small parts, fasteners etc. in an organized way.
  • Peg Board Panels – Install peg board panels on walls behind workplaces to hang hand tools and other small items so that they are easily reachable during work.
  • Storage Space – Buying the raw material in bulk saves a lot of money and time. It is always good to have extra material on hand while working on a project. Plan a storage space to keep the extra material.
  • Buying the Equipment – Buy the right equipment from a good supplier and a manufacturer of repute. Make sure you get warranty on the machines and also the spare parts should be easily available when required.

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When the work place is well organized and well planned, neat and tidy it becomes easy to work and the end product is also of good quality. The right equipment placed in the right way in a pleasant environment makes working a pleasure.

Written by Yash Shah

This blog written by Mr. Yash Shah is about machine tools including workshop machinery, wood working machines, sheet metal machinery provided by Bhavya Machine Tools, a leading distributors of machine tools in India.