Bench mount reciprocating saw stand

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Project by betterthanahandshake posted 09-20-2014 08:16 PM 13481 views 18 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This idea came to me while watching aerosol artists painting large murals, some requiring dozens of spray cans.
These artists were spending too much time trying to shake their paint and not really getting the desired pigment
blend. I found the perfect saw for this application and built a pattern to fit it. I chose the Skil model 9206 corded unit with speed dial for its ability to go really slow for safe and easy shaking. Pretty fun to load a can and go back to work while your paint mixes itself over on the bench!! Ha Ha Ive since made these stands for lots of people and tradesmen. Lulloff’s true value in Keil Wi is one of the oldest family owned hardware stores in the country and they have one in their paint dept. Nobody leaves the store without a good mix. Ive even had people using it to paint cars!! FUN

-- betterthanahandshake

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#1 posted 09-20-2014 09:22 PM

Now that is ingenious! And I have to paint my bumper where somebody (who shall remain nameless) scratched it up. The front bumper was courtesy of someone in a parking lot. I have the paint and now I can show the wife why I must wait another weekend to do it…priceless!

What are you holding the can with?

-- jstegall

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#2 posted 09-20-2014 09:37 PM

That’s dandy. I’m might whip one up for shaking my rattlecan finishes.

-- Rick M,

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#3 posted 09-20-2014 10:11 PM

Now that’s just crazy cool! My first thought was why anyone would build a stand for a reciprocating saw…the dude must really love that saw. Really great idea.

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#4 posted 09-20-2014 11:07 PM

Hmmm, somehow over the years, I’ve ended up with 2 recip saws. THIS looks like a neat idea for the “extra” one I have!

Thanks for sharing.

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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#5 posted 09-21-2014 12:30 AM


I used basically the same technique years ago to sand between small kerf cuts. I attached a plate to a blade and then used PSA sandpaper on the sides of the plate. I never wanted to admit to anyone that I did it, but it worked. You holder is much fancier than mine was.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#6 posted 09-21-2014 12:48 AM

Now that is creativity at its finest!!

-- Dennie - Tennessee

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#7 posted 09-21-2014 03:54 AM

Could you show a better photo of the spray can holder locking mechanism?

-- -- Cheers, Don K. (Michgan's Kewenaw peninsula)

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#8 posted 09-21-2014 06:14 AM

Thinking outside the box, good job.

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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#9 posted 09-21-2014 09:45 AM

you hit a home run with this one

-- Joe R

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#10 posted 09-21-2014 11:26 AM

That is “fan friggin tastic”. I love it.

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#11 posted 09-21-2014 02:56 PM

Hocus pocus.


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#12 posted 09-21-2014 03:20 PM

Excellent idea, especially when things get cold and you really struggle to get it mixed, even in the basement.

I like that idea. That paint can holder looks like plastic.

-- Jeff NJ

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#13 posted 09-21-2014 03:30 PM


-- Sue~ Mad Jester Woodworks, "Not what I have, but what I do is my kingdom" Thomas Carlyle

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#14 posted 09-21-2014 03:46 PM

Don’t let izzy see it.

-- -- Cheers, Don K. (Michgan's Kewenaw peninsula)

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#15 posted 09-21-2014 06:32 PM

Looks great.
You could attach your toothbrush to the end…..................

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

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