Band Saw Blade Storage

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Project by Kelly posted 09-14-2014 02:24 AM 5174 views 10 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
Band Saw Blade Storage
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For band saw blade storage, I have been using box hung from the ceiling with dividers that allowed me to separate and store about twenty blades. It was built for my 93-1/2” blades, so, if I installed a riser block, I would have to replace it.

After I moved my band saw to the other side of the shop, I just hung the blades on nails on the wall, “until I got time to drop, move and re-install the storage cabinet.” That ate up a lot of valuable wall real estate, however. Then, the area above the blades became the ideal place for storing jigs. Putting the original storage back would block the view of the jigs, as well as place it well out from the wall.

Add to the issues noted above, and though I, generally, liked the storage I had been using, it required a lot of material, if I wanted to add room for more blades, or increase the size for larger blades.

In the end, this is the simple solution I came up with. It uses very little material, and I’m not limited to a blade size. It can, of course, be as long as one desires. I can vary the openings (e.g., smaller openings for 1/8” to 1/4” blades) to get more into a small area.

The blades store well above my head, but can still be easily taken off or placed back on the rack.

I had been using the clips in the picture to label the blades. I was thinking of adding a bit of laminate to each

one so I could write on it (e.g., this one is on it’s last leg, this one is perfect for abuse, because I want it on it’s last leg, etc.).

If I continue to use them, I may install screws under where each blade hangs, so I can put the clips right under the blade to which the note applies.

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#1 posted 09-14-2014 07:34 AM

Great Idea…thanks for sharing.

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#2 posted 09-15-2014 01:15 AM

I like that idea. Going to adapt it to my shop. Thanks for sharing.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#3 posted 09-15-2014 09:29 PM

Well,that’s a great storage idea for your band saw blades.

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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Troy Cleckler

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#4 posted 09-15-2014 09:59 PM

These ideas are always good because seems our shops are always too small and it’s good to look up for ideas on all the unused space. Of course I don’t have a bandsaw blade storage issue. I just keep mine stored on my bandsaw. Hmmmm, got to get more blades.

-- Troy. - Measure twice, cut once and fill the gaps....

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#5 posted 01-04-2015 08:39 AM

Great idea. Going to incorporate it to my shop. Thanks for sharing.

-- Respectfully, Paul

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#6 posted 11-06-2015 03:21 AM

Super idea!
I can adapt this idea to my tiny shop!
You have some very good usable ides!
Thanks again for the posting!

-- Suzanne, A Touch Of O.Z.

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