Blade Holder

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Project by DaveInMontana posted 01-28-2010 08:23 PM 4218 views 6 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My extra saw blades were hanging on pegboard in my shop taking up a lot of valuable space. I saw a plan for something like this in a magazine and made some modifications. To mount the blades, I cut the head off of a 5/8” carriage bolt, placed washers on both sides and epoxied in place. Shopmade knobs are mdf with 5/8” nuts epoxied in place. Blades are separated by 1/8” thick washers which keeps the blade tips apart. I now put this blade holder on a shelf in an adjacent storeroom.

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#1 posted 01-28-2010 08:24 PM

Very nice. I know what one of my next projects will be.

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#2 posted 01-28-2010 08:27 PM


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#3 posted 01-28-2010 08:30 PM

Very nice idea – thanks for posting.
I would recommend some thin spacers between each blade….just enough to keep the tips of the blades from touching each other and possible chipping the carbide or causing other damage.

-- "Fine Woodworking" is the name given to a project that takes 3 times longer than normal to finish because you used hand tools instead of power tools. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#4 posted 01-28-2010 08:48 PM

Great idea. I use old butter lids for spacers between my blades. Just cut a small x in the middle and it will slip right over the bolt. I’ve also make spacers out of 1/4” hardboard and plywood, but it’s just easier to grab the butter lids.

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#5 posted 01-28-2010 08:49 PM

very nice… I built one of these very similar but left the 5/8” bolt long enough to stack my dado blades on. This allows me to set them up off the saw and dial in the width prior to putting them on my saw…
This one is great for storing the extra blades and should allow you to keep them sharp…

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#6 posted 01-28-2010 09:20 PM

mine hang off a nail in the wall this looks a lot nicer than that

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#7 posted 01-29-2010 08:26 PM

Good idea. I think I’ll make one for myself.


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#8 posted 01-30-2010 06:19 AM

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#9 posted 01-30-2010 06:23 AM

That is a slick idea. A very convenient space saver. Thanks for sharing.

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#10 posted 02-04-2011 03:44 AM

the colors a good saftey idea to.thanks

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#11 posted 01-23-2013 01:49 PM

Good Idea

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