220V 50A split into 15A and 20A?

I'm not an electricion...but this seems to make sense.
I have a single 220V 50Amp circut into my garage. It has it's own breaker in the garage from the main board and one outlet - probably for a dryer. Could a licensed and insured electrician replace the single breaker subpanel with a 2 (or more) circut subpanel and break the 220V circut into two? I'm wanting to run a 220V 15A circut and get a Grizzly G0444Z contractor saw and a 20A circut for a heater.
Thanks in advance!!
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"Jeremy" writes:

Save the 2P-50A C'bkr.
Go to your local DIY that will have a 12/24 load center.
It accepts 12, 1" c'bkrs and 24, 1/2" c'bkrs.
Add a main c'bkr kit, then use the existing 2P-50A as the main, and you are good to go.
HTH
Lew
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Yes, this is possible. The sub panel will need to be fed by an adequate circuit breaker from the main panel (it probably already is) and a different subpanel can be installed to divide up the power as you wish.
Frank
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In my garage, I took an existing 50A 220V line coming in and split it into 2 15A and a 20A through a subpanel.

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Does your 50a circuit have both a ground and a neutral? If so, then yes you can put in a subpanel; just be sure to have separate ground and neutral bars.
If not, then you can't do it and meet code. Sure, it will work fine, but someone could put in a 120v circuit without knowing the proper wiring is not there.
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If possible, just feed a small sub from the panel you have. There's no need for tearout unless you are short of space. Wilson

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