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Forum topic by EdsCustomWoodCrafts posted 11-05-2014 03:13 AM 1262 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-05-2014 03:13 AM

I’m just putting this out there, I just made this router bit organiser drawer and I would like to label them but I’m not sure how any suggestions would be most welcome!!



-- Thanks Ed “A bad day woodworking is better than a good day working. ~Author unknown”

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#1 posted 11-05-2014 03:36 AM

Enee, Menee, Minee, Moe.

-- Duckster, Texas. {Any day of fishing, Beats a good day at work.} Wash your feet and love Jesus

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#2 posted 11-05-2014 03:37 AM

I have three drawers of them and I gave up on trying to label them. You get used to where your favorites are.

-- Duckster, Texas. {Any day of fishing, Beats a good day at work.} Wash your feet and love Jesus

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#3 posted 11-05-2014 05:23 AM

I have 5 drawers full of bits….I don’t label any of them….I just try to remember which drawer I put the one in I’m looking for…...Getting old ain’t for sissies…... Don’t worry about it…..just pull out the drawers till you find the one you want…...!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

-- " At my age, happy hour is a crap and a nap".....!!

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#4 posted 11-05-2014 05:26 AM

Why label them… you can see what they are from the top/profile.

-- --Rob, Seattle, WA

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#5 posted 11-05-2014 05:28 AM

Organize them rather than label? Profile bits, straight bits, etc.? I should do the same. My router bits are haphazardly stored. But I know where my favorite ones are 10% of the time.

-- Tom - Measure twice cut once. Then measure again. Curse. Fudge.

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#6 posted 11-05-2014 04:19 PM

The only ones I label are the DT bits. I used a label maker and put the width/depth/angle of cut next to each one. If I where to label the remainder I probably just put width/length on the straight bits, and maybe some radius info on the profile ones. Some defy labeling, like the more complicated profiles.

-- Our village hasn't lost it's idiot, he was elected to congress.

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#7 posted 11-05-2014 05:10 PM

I find it easier to color code the bits and\or the slot they sit in. I do this for my up cut and down cut spiral bits since it is hard to tell at a glance which direction they are supposed to spin.

I keep an index card with what the different color marks\tape\paint mean. Makes it much easier to make changes and if your eyes are getting a little tired, no small print to read.

I will be doing the same soon for all my new portable storage cases.

-- Brad, Texas,

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#8 posted 11-05-2014 06:03 PM

Looks like a lot of folks just throw them in a drawer and through experience know which one to pull out.
I agree with you Ed. I like organization and the ability to know what each router bit does. Almost every router bit comes with a description, size and picture of what it does on the box.
I built a wall cabinet a few months ago with pull out drawers and glued each picture from the box or set on my pull out shelves to correspond with that bit. Makes it easy for guys like me that don’t go to the router bit bin daily…........................

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

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