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Circular-saw blade rack - a little repurposing

Discussion in 'The Tool Shed' started by Joel_BC, Jan 14, 2015.

  1. Jan 14, 2015
    Joel_BC

    Joel_BC Super Self-Sufficient

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    Somehow between my wife and I we acquired one of those old-fashioned desktop letter holders (also called a "desktop bill organizer" and other names). They're made from stiff steel wire, and are probably pretty familiar looking. The one we got was made maybe around the mid 1960s or so, and these things show up in frequently in yard sales and in second-hand or thrift stores.

    Luckily we hadn't just thrown it away or moved it along at one of our own yard sales. One day I realized my method for storing the various blades for my circular saw - ones for fast cutting of 2x lumber, for plywood, for cutting masonry or metal, etc - was not a very handy or tidy method. It sparked an idea. The blades in question are 7 1/4 inches in diameter. So this is the result, which I do use and can recommend.

    The first picture is of one of these letter holders, empty. Pretty similar to the one I'm using. The second is of my rack set up and in-use on my workbench.
    Letter Rack.jpg Circ Blade holder.JPG
     
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  2. Jan 14, 2015
    Smart Red

    Smart Red Lovin' The Homestead

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    Neat idea, @Joel_BC! That is so much better than laying them in piles or stacking blades over nails on the wall.
     
  3. Feb 8, 2015
    wyoDreamer

    wyoDreamer Almost Self-Reliant

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    I have got to keep my eye out for one of those organizers for DH's shop.
    Great Idea!!
    Thanks for sharing it.
     

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