A little power tool organization

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Project by redryder posted 03-22-2011 07:04 PM 41227 views 21 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was tired of digging my power tools out of drawers that usually became a jumbled mess or getting each tool out of it’s plastic case. This has become a quicker and easier way to grab and go with the tool I need. The shelves are half inch plywood (24X16). Pine edge banding and oak buttons. Every tool fits in it’s own slot on the shelf. Room to grow towards the top with the most commonly used tools on the middle shelves….....

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

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#1 posted 03-22-2011 07:24 PM

Cool idea!

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#2 posted 03-22-2011 07:29 PM

Organization makes you feel good, and helps reduce stress when looking for that tool you need immediately…

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! SteveW

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#3 posted 03-22-2011 07:32 PM

looking good :-)


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#4 posted 03-22-2011 07:34 PM

Great idea!

One question though – I have heard it mentioned that storing a drill like that with the battery in it has enough weight to actually cause it to no longer spin “true”. In other words, it would have a camber to the bit when it spun. Anyone ever hear of this happening?


-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: [email protected] /

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#5 posted 03-22-2011 08:25 PM

Norm’s Back!! :-) Actually I need to get organized like this. I don’t know if what Bob says is true, but the drills did look a little ominous to me when I first saw them also.

-- Cal Noguchi -

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#6 posted 03-22-2011 09:59 PM

Looks good. It should keep everything handy for you



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#7 posted 03-22-2011 10:11 PM

Great idea. Don’t remove too many at once though. It will take forever to figure out where they go. LOL

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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#8 posted 03-22-2011 11:38 PM

You & I share the same affliction my friend.
“But honey, i NEED this one”.....

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#9 posted 03-23-2011 11:35 AM

Nice job, very cool. I tried this but then everything is dusty LOL. I just put in a dedicated Dust Collection System which has cut down the mess ten fold. I have to agree on the drills I always sit mine str8 up on the battery. Will be interesting to hear what you think.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#10 posted 03-23-2011 02:15 PM

Great Idea. Thanks for the post.

-- Gary, Little River,SC I've Learned that the Lord didn't do it all in one day and neither can I

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#11 posted 03-23-2011 03:58 PM

This is a very good idea. I made a bunch of “pigeon holes” for my hand held power tools but this approach would allow me to get more tools into less space. Note – I now have more tools than pigeon holes.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#12 posted 03-23-2011 04:08 PM

very nice accessory


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#13 posted 12-06-2011 07:36 PM

Feeling like a bit of a slob now.
Nice work Redryder!

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#14 posted 01-02-2012 05:54 PM

Mike, This looks like a great way to organize the power tools and quickly grab them. I am contemplating a bit of a shop remodel, thanks for posting a good idea.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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