We're hoping to purchase a home with a 3-car garage to house our two vehicles and my woodworking gear. To keep all our options open (due to limited availability of homes with 3-car garages in our area), I've given some thought to looking at homes with 2-car garages and possibly trying to setup my woodworking gear in the basement.
I have a few questions/concerns with this option. Please bear with me, because I've spent little time up north and basements are a new thing to me. From my perspective, I see two immediate issues: 1) how to get my 325 lb. 10" table saw and 350 lb. 17" bandsaw safely down (and up, at some point) the typical basement staircase. And, 2) the effectiveness of a 2hp dust collector dealing with dust issues in an enclosed basement area--especially when I use my Performax 22-44 drum sander (notorious for tons of fine dust).
Other issues that I should be concerned about?
Thoughts and opinions? Thank you!
P.S. I've also considered building a detached workshop, but that's a remote option at this time due to very restrictive building codes.