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Suspending power tools from the ceiling

01-03-2017 04:51 AM by RichTaylor | 6 comments »

OK, so I’d never considered this, but I was reading a piece about a small shop like mine (I think it was Jim Tolpin), who said they put their planer on pulleys from the ceiling to save space. I assume that means they lower it to a stable platform when they use it. I would love to do something like that with my mortiser. I had to reverse it on its mount to allow me to mortise into 6 inch door stiles, and it’s taking up a bunch of useful space on my side table in the shop. It’s just a Jet everyday mortiser, maybe 40 lbs, if that. I have ceiling space in a perfect spot over my main workbench. The ceiling is 11 feet, so that’s a big plus to get that sucker up...

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