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Forum topic by Kristoffer posted 02-21-2010 05:19 AM 1073 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-21-2010 05:19 AM

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Hey, folks. Just another quick question about storage. Is it better to store your table saw blades horizontally or vertically? I’ve recently built the modular stroage bins from The Complete Small Workshop and I was wondering if I should dedicate one of the shelves to blade storage, not only for the few regular 10” blades but also for the dado set. Anybody have any ideas?
As always, I thank you all for your advice and experience.

Cheers and God Bless,
Kristoffer H.

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#1 posted 02-21-2010 05:27 AM

best i know ,
is 1/2 ” dowels and 1/8 ” or 1/4 ” donuts between them ,
so the tips don’t touch .

so vertical would be my choice .

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#2 posted 02-21-2010 05:47 AM

I don’t think it makes any difference as long as you don’t let the blade tips touch, as the previous poster said.

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#3 posted 02-21-2010 06:01 AM

It doesn’t matter in my shop as long as the teeth don’t touch.

If they are laying down, I suppose that nothing heavy should lay on them. But as typically stored I doubt that anything too heavy would end up laying on them.

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#4 posted 02-21-2010 08:31 AM

the best way to store them would be anyway that is easy to read what blade it is and easy to grab like everyone said make shure the teeth don’t touch or they can chip/break.

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#5 posted 02-21-2010 08:03 PM

Not relying on experience for this reply, but whichever way you choose, I would suggest you make a series of thin ply dividers between them. That way you can either color code the different types or label them so they are easy to identify when you pull them out. Vertical would probably be the best as David said.

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#6 posted 02-21-2010 08:44 PM

My blades are 16” in Dia so i lay them on top of the drawers under my work bench. But they weight about 50 lbs all together so are quite a job to get to the ones on the bottom. All of the tips have the protectant on them. When i use a blade i usually use it until it’s dull and then take it for sharpening.

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#7 posted 02-23-2010 08:06 PM

Thanks for the tips, guys. As always, you’ve come through again. As soon as I get a chance, I’ll post all of the new shop storage. Not that too many of you are going to be seeing anything new, but I’d like to show you all that your advice and tips haven’t been going to waste.

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