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Forum topic by Diggerjacks posted 271 days ago 1809 views 1 time favorited 33 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Diggerjacks

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271 days ago

Hello

What is for you the better ( ultimate) solution for the router bit storage ?

Pictures welcome with your personal solution

Thanks for looking

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit


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Greg The Cajun Box Sculptor

4928 posts in 1904 days


#1 posted 271 days ago

I have a router table cabinet i built that has 4 drawers. I cut a piece of 3/4 ply to fit inside one of the drawers and drilled a bunch of 1/2” and 1/4” holes in it so I can insert the router bit shanks. Cheap, effective and can be made in any configuration needed.

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brtech

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#2 posted 271 days ago

I got tired of sifting through my bits I was keeping in the cases they arrived in. Grabbed a hunk of tubafore, drilled a pattern of 1/2 and 1/4 holes (actually used 1/32 larger bit), and stuffed them in. Doesn’t look like much, but it sure works well.

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chrisstef

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#3 posted 271 days ago

This is the one I build. It came with the router and table combo package I bought a while back.

Disclaimer: This is a web image I found, its not the one in my shop. If I can find the plan I had from it ill scan it in and shoot it over. Its been a few years though.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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Fred Hargis

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#4 posted 271 days ago

I built my version of Norm’s router table, which has 4 drawers for bits (in my version). The bottom of the bit drawers is MDF with 33/64” and 17/64” holes to hold the shanks.

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Bricofleur

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#5 posted 271 days ago

Hi Jack,

My ultimate solution would be, adjacent to my shop, a 10 sq. ft. room filled with predrilled wall shelves to store thousands of all kinds of router bits.

If I keep my two feet on earth, these are my best storage solutions so far (already posted here on LJ):

Router Bit and Guide Bushing Pullout Trays

Cheap Yet Very Effective Router Bit Storage Drawers

Good luck my friend,

Best,

Serge

http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com

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NiteWalker

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#6 posted 271 days ago

I built two of these:

I keep one at the router table, the other at the workbench. Each has the router bits I use most at those locations. The shelf at the bottom is very useful for holding the wrenches and collets. All my extra/seldom used bits are in a wooden storage box I got from mlcs years back.

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HillbillyShooter

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#7 posted 271 days ago

http://lumberjocks.com/projects/61883

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Tedstor

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#8 posted 271 days ago

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CessnaPilotBarry

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#9 posted 271 days ago

Mine are in an inexpensive rollaway drawer, shaft down, in a bunch of these:

http://www.leevalley.com/us/wood/page.aspx?p=49890&cat=1,43326

They don’t need to be screwed down. I keep large, infrequently used, bits in a different drawer, in the manufacturers case or vinyl envelope.

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woodenwarrior

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#10 posted 271 days ago

@Tedstor, hehehehe, kinda looks like mine…

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oldnovice

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#11 posted 270 days ago

My ideal solution comes from the machine shop where my son works. A Stanley Vidmar cabinet with one or more drawers set aside for bits. Since I also buy milling cutters along with the standard router bits I would have each bit in its own compartment (so the cutting surfaces cannot make contact) with the size and shape identified on each compartment.

Like I said this is what I would like … can I afford it, probably not!
But what is life without a dream?

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TeamTurpin

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#12 posted 270 days ago

Custom, drop-down cabinet.

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LukieB

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#13 posted 270 days ago

Here’s mine….

Click for details

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ADHDan

420 posts in 704 days


#14 posted 270 days ago

You guys have way more bits than I do. My solution: http://lumberjocks.com/projects/70612.

-- Dan in Minneapolis, woodworking since 11/11.

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waho6o9

4744 posts in 1172 days


#15 posted 270 days ago

This is from the FOG ( Festool Owners Group ) and it’s in a
systainer and quite secure.

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