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CLICK HERE FOR SECOND DESIGN 4 YEARS LATER:

I should say right off the bat I did not come up with this design, I have seen a smaller version on Lumber Jocks and decided it was a must have.

I used shop plywood, old cherry stain, green spray paint (all I had), 3 inch PVC, 1 power strip, and attached to wall via french cleat.

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I agree with you pbmaster. I made one similar to this for my wife to hold her heat gun. It gets used pretty regularly . . . except when I fail to return the heat gun whence it came. DOH!!

Gotta love being able to use stuff you already have onhand, too. Well done.

Whit
 

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ive often thought of something like this (although yours is nicer) but never pulled the trigger. I was hesitant because I wasnt sure about leaving my chargers running all the time. Do you just use the switch on the power bar to turn on when needed?
 

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The makita chargers are quite advanced. It is okay to leave them on the charger… it will go into a trickle or maintenance charge
 

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Thank you very much, but I meant more about the charger itself. Is it ok to leave the chargers motor and fan running 24/7? Wont it wear out sooner?
 

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The charger will only run when it is needed to maintain the battery. Rarely kicks on after full charge.
 

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Neat use of the pipe. My version is a benchtop unit.



 

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Nice feature on the makita chargers, I love their stuff. Thanks for the reply.

joein10asee, if I may ask, how do you like that jigsaw? How is it for blade wandering? What do you cut with it?
 

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At first I wasnt sure I was gonna like the jigsaw. It's HEAVY! But once I got used to it, I'm ok with the weight. I've mostly used it on cutting boards, since I made so many that were in shapes like animals, motorcycles, etc. I found it easier to manipulate than messing with the bandsaw.

The blade does have a tendency to wander but I'm usually just doing the rough cuts with it anyway.

I definitely like the versality of being cordless.







 

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Great job very handy.
 

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Nice job, I saw the PVC idea awhile back also, I can't remember where, I love it, keeps the bench clear.

 

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I am still a bit leary about allowing a charger to run without some monitoring. A few years ago I had a Dewalt charger that went on fire. I sent it back to Dewalt and they replaced it. Since then I only charge when I am around the shop. I am probably over cautious but a fire will do that.
 

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Neat idea….might make finding where I put it last a wee bit easier
 

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buster: only if you put it where it is suppose to be.

I have been looking, for over a week, for a small box of jig saw blades. I rearranged a bunch of stuff so that everything would be neat. Should have left it alone.
 

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I am weary because of what padric said, but you could always leave it turned off and just flip the power bar switch when needed, It would be nice to have everything in one space…
 

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For charging, I bought a 12 hour timer from Lowes or Home Depot. The cheap Harbor Freight chargers are plugged in to this (I had to wire an outlet strip to include the timer). Wen I want to charge I just set the timer to 4 or 5 hours and let it run knowing the charging will stop and not turn back on.
 

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awesome idea on the timer
 

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Great idea! I love stuff to organize the shop.

One question for you: did the spray paint dry well on the PVC? When I've tried painting PVC in the past (the long past, actually) I found that the PVC remained tacky long after it should have cured. Something about the type of plastic not playing nice with the solvents in the paint. Did you notice this problem? Did you use a special type of paint?

For all I know there's probably a special spray paint for PVC now, but since I don't go by the spray paint much, I probably wouldn't know.
 

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I like this Idea but am curious how and with what tool you notched out the pvc pipe. Also how did you attach the pipe to the board ?
 
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