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Project by Pbmaster11 posted 593 days ago 29266 views 57 times favorited 31 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I should say right off the bat I did not come up with this design, I have seen a smaller version on Lumber Jocks and decided it was a must have.

I used shop plywood, old cherry stain, green spray paint (all I had), 3 inch PVC, 1 power strip, and attached to wall via french cleat.





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whitebeast88

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#1 posted 593 days ago

great job i might have to make one now.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#2 posted 593 days ago

I agree with you pbmaster. I made one similar to this for my wife to hold her heat gun. It gets used pretty regularly . . . except when I fail to return the heat gun whence it came. DOH!!

Gotta love being able to use stuff you already have onhand, too. Well done.

Whit

-- Even if to be nothing more than a bad example, everything serves a purpose. cippotus

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The Box Whisperer

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#3 posted 593 days ago

ive often thought of something like this (although yours is nicer) but never pulled the trigger. I was hesitant because I wasnt sure about leaving my chargers running all the time. Do you just use the switch on the power bar to turn on when needed?

-- "despite you best efforts and your confidence that your smarter and faster than a saw blade at 10k rpm…. your not …." - Charles Neil

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Pbmaster11

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#4 posted 593 days ago

The makita chargers are quite advanced. It is okay to leave them on the charger… it will go into a trickle or maintenance charge

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The Box Whisperer

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#5 posted 593 days ago

Thank you very much, but I meant more about the charger itself. Is it ok to leave the chargers motor and fan running 24/7? Wont it wear out sooner?

-- "despite you best efforts and your confidence that your smarter and faster than a saw blade at 10k rpm…. your not …." - Charles Neil

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Pbmaster11

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#6 posted 593 days ago

The charger will only run when it is needed to maintain the battery. Rarely kicks on after full charge.

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#7 posted 593 days ago

Neat use of the pipe. My version is a benchtop unit.

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The Box Whisperer

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#8 posted 593 days ago

Nice feature on the makita chargers, I love their stuff. Thanks for the reply.

joein10asee, if I may ask, how do you like that jigsaw? How is it for blade wandering? What do you cut with it?

-- "despite you best efforts and your confidence that your smarter and faster than a saw blade at 10k rpm…. your not …." - Charles Neil

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#9 posted 593 days ago

At first I wasnt sure I was gonna like the jigsaw. It’s HEAVY! But once I got used to it, I’m ok with the weight. I’ve mostly used it on cutting boards, since I made so many that were in shapes like animals, motorcycles, etc. I found it easier to manipulate than messing with the bandsaw.

The blade does have a tendency to wander but I’m usually just doing the rough cuts with it anyway.

I definitely like the versality of being cordless.

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#10 posted 593 days ago

Great job very handy.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#11 posted 593 days ago

great design and practicle too

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#12 posted 593 days ago

Nice job, I saw the PVC idea awhile back also, I can’t remember where, I love it, keeps the bench clear.

-- Z, Rockwall, TX

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padric

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#13 posted 593 days ago

I am still a bit leary about allowing a charger to run without some monitoring. A few years ago I had a Dewalt charger that went on fire. I sent it back to Dewalt and they replaced it. Since then I only charge when I am around the shop. I am probably over cautious but a fire will do that.

-- warningsconsul@gmail.com

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#14 posted 593 days ago

Neat idea….might make finding where I put it last a wee bit easier

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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dusty2

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#15 posted 593 days ago

buster: only if you put it where it is suppose to be.

I have been looking, for over a week, for a small box of jig saw blades. I rearranged a bunch of stuff so that everything would be neat. Should have left it alone.

-- Making Sawdust Safely

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