A little power tool organization

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Project by redryder posted 1256 days ago 7469 views 20 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was tired of digging my power tools out of drawers that usually became a jumbled mess or getting each tool out of it’s plastic case. This has become a quicker and easier way to grab and go with the tool I need. The shelves are half inch plywood (24X16). Pine edge banding and oak buttons. Every tool fits in it’s own slot on the shelf. Room to grow towards the top with the most commonly used tools on the middle shelves….....

-- mike...............

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#1 posted 1256 days ago

Cool idea!

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#2 posted 1256 days ago

Organization makes you feel good, and helps reduce stress when looking for that tool you need immediately…

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! SteveW

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#3 posted 1256 days ago

looking good :-)


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#4 posted 1256 days ago

Great idea!

One question though – I have heard it mentioned that storing a drill like that with the battery in it has enough weight to actually cause it to no longer spin “true”. In other words, it would have a camber to the bit when it spun. Anyone ever hear of this happening?


-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: /

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#5 posted 1256 days ago

Norm’s Back!! :-) Actually I need to get organized like this. I don’t know if what Bob says is true, but the drills did look a little ominous to me when I first saw them also.

-- Cal Noguchi

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#6 posted 1255 days ago

Looks good. It should keep everything handy for you


-- She thought I hung the moon--now she just thinks I did it wrong

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#7 posted 1255 days ago

Great idea. Don’t remove too many at once though. It will take forever to figure out where they go. LOL

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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#8 posted 1255 days ago

You & I share the same affliction my friend.
“But honey, i NEED this one”.....

-- Having fun...Eric

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#9 posted 1255 days ago

Nice job, very cool. I tried this but then everything is dusty LOL. I just put in a dedicated Dust Collection System which has cut down the mess ten fold. I have to agree on the drills I always sit mine str8 up on the battery. Will be interesting to hear what you think.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#10 posted 1255 days ago

Great Idea. Thanks for the post.

-- Gary, Little River,SC I've Learned that the Lord didn't do it all in one day and neither can I

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#11 posted 1255 days ago

This is a very good idea. I made a bunch of “pigeon holes” for my hand held power tools but this approach would allow me to get more tools into less space. Note – I now have more tools than pigeon holes.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#12 posted 1255 days ago

very nice accessory


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#13 posted 997 days ago

Feeling like a bit of a slob now.
Nice work Redryder!

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#14 posted 970 days ago

Mike, This looks like a great way to organize the power tools and quickly grab them. I am contemplating a bit of a shop remodel, thanks for posting a good idea.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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