I've put in a few - it's very easy and no more difficult than any 2-phase circuit
except the wire's heavier. The 60A breakers are pricey though and often you
get to move some circuits out of the main panel to make room for it. Then you
pay $100 to get it inspected and you've saved yourself $1000. YMMV
I can't help with the Canada part, but for the "nice panel of switches" I
recommend a 100A or 125A load center (you don't have to put it on a 100A
circuit, that's just the panel rating) put each tool on it's own breaker
and use the breaker as a switch. Panels that size are cheap. I don't know
if you need a main breaker or not up there.* US code allows up to 6 main
disconnects, and my panel has 6 spaces. I have one 15A breaker for the
lights and garage door opener, one 20A breaker for the 110V outlets, one
20A 2-pole breaker for the air compressor, and a 50A 2-pole breaker for the
welder. The panel is full, but I could change out the two 110V breakers
and put in tandem breakers without exceeding the "6 disconnects" rule
because each 2-pole breaker only counts as one switch. Does that make
sense? If I had more than 6 switches I would have to have a main switch or
breaker, but that's a USA rule. I don't know what its Canada counterpart
is, but look into using a "main lug load center" for your switches by the door.
*Might be down there, I'm in S. Minnesota but I'm farther north than
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