Table saw blade storage

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Project by Paul Jenkins posted 05-14-2016 02:38 AM 3787 views 16 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is another one of those “why didn’t I do it sooner” type projects. Bought some new blades, made it much more important to be able to store them properly.

I had a bunch of roughly 300×300mm (12”x12”) squares of 4mm ply hanging around, so I laminated a few to make form fitting holders for the blades. Now I can take these ‘drawers’ over to the table saw so no risk of carbide touching the cast iron.

The drawer style is also way more convenient for storing my dado stack than the plastic holder that it came in. While that protected it, a lot of awkward flipping and rescrewing to add the various parts in the right order.

The labels make it stupid-simple to pick the right blade, particularly for the wife who doesn’t always remember the right shape teeth.

Build video:

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Now I have to figure out what to do with bandsaw blades.

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#1 posted 05-14-2016 10:52 AM

Great idea!

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#2 posted 05-14-2016 12:56 PM

This is on my to-do list…and seeing yours may have just moved it toward the top of the list!!

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#3 posted 05-14-2016 01:50 PM

This will make a nice shop storage unit and organizer.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#4 posted 05-14-2016 08:21 PM

Been thinking about what I was going to do with my blades. I was thinking about some kind of box, but this is a good idea.

-- Joe - - Don't be pessimistic, it never works works anyway.

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#5 posted 05-15-2016 02:05 AM

Grwat weekend project!
I made a simpler rack that was esentially a couple of 1×6’s hung on the wall vertically on edge 6” apart with kerfs cut at 45° to slide the blades into. Quick and easy, but not nearly as nice as your tray setup. Being able to bring the tray over to the saw is a nice bonus, too. I may have to upgrade my blade rack.

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