|Project by dbhost||posted 03-19-2014 01:05 AM||1296 views||0 times favorited||15 comments|
I ended up with a set of the Harbor Freight “Warrior” BiMetal hole saws. The 14pc main set is made reasonably well, certainly not fantastic, but the price didn’t hurt too badly either. The large size saw cups however, while well made did not include any means to store them to protect them from other elements in the shop, and more importantly to protect you from running into those SHARP teeth. This box is poorly designed, and poorly made. I just whipped up an idea in my head and ran with it and the scrap I had on hand. Construction is just screwed butt joints, no glue or anything like that. From scrap sticks in my cutoff bit to finished project it was around 30 minutes if you don’t count the time I took running to Home Depot to get the catch for the lid…
It’s not pretty in the slightest, but as folks might have figured out by now, while I am no Tom Clark or Rod Kirby stop organization wise, I strive very hard to get, and keep my shop organized. And while this project is far from pretty, it does serve a function. Right now that is to house the saw cups. In the future, it is to annoy me enough to build a nicer one, maybe a box with enough storage for ALL the cups, arbors, and etc… for my hole saws..
My blogger writeup on this is at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com/2014/03/simple-box-for-cheap-bimetal-hole-saws.html
-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com