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Versatile Router-Bit Storage Ames IA

Versatile router-bit storage is not that hard to make. The following article has 8 tips to offer to help you build your own tool stand. So read on to get more detailed instruction below.

Lowe's
(515) 233-0404
120 Airport Rd.
Ames, IA
Hours
M-SA 6:30 am - 10 pm
SU 8 am - 8 pm

Kmart 3971 / Cross Merch
(515) 232-7554
1405 Buckeye Ave
Ames, IA
Store Hours
Miscellaneous
Store Type
Miscellaneous
Hours
Mon:8-22
Tue:8-22
Wed:8-22
Thu:8-22
Fri:8-22
Sat:8-22
Sun:8-21
Store Features
Mon:8-22
Tue:8-22
Wed:8-22
Thu:8-22
Fri:8-22
Sat:8-22
Sun:8-21

Fastenal- Ames
515-232-4768
2228 SE 5th Street Ames, IA, 50010
Ames, IA
 
True Value
(515) 733-4061
614-616 Broad St
Story City, IA
 
True Value
(800) 642-7392
614 Broad St
Story City, IA

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O'Donnell Ace Hardware
(515) 232-1791
615 24th St
Ames, IA
 
LOWE'S OF AMES, IOWA
515 233-0404
120 AIRPORT RD. AMES, IA, 50010
Ames, IA
 
Nevada Ace Hardware
(515) 382-2184
123 Lincoln Hwy
Nevada, IA
 
Boone Ace Hardware
(515) 432-3543
1735 S East Marshall
Boone, IA
 
The Home Depot
(563)242-0349
1850 Lincoln Way
Clinton, IA
Hours
Mon-Sat: 6:00am-9:00pm
Sun: 8:00am-8:00pm

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Versatile Router-Bit Storage

Versatile Router-Bit Storage

When it comes to router-bit storage, I could write a book. I’ve tried everything, but I think my latest design is a keeper. 

I prefer to keep my bits protected in a drawer. At first, I just drilled some holes in a block of MDF and set that into the drawer. But it proved difficult to thread my hand through the forest of sharp carbide when reaching for a bit. Several bandages later, I had a better idea. I cut 3/4-in. MDF into square blocks small enough to fit in a row inside the drawer but big enough to hold my panel-raiser bit. I left about 1/16 in. of clearance around each block so I can easily lift them in and out. It’s best to keep the blocks square, so you don’t have to turn one this way or that to fit it in its space. I drilled holes for the 1/2-in. shanks using a 33/64-in. twist bit and for 1/4-in. shanks using a 17/64-in. bit. The slightly oversize holes allow the bits to slip easily in and out. 

To avoid reaching into the sharp bits, I cut some 5/16-in. dowel stock to make handles for lifting the blocks. The knobs at the top are made from 3/4-in. wooden balls I picked up at a craft and hobby store. Now it’s easy to select just the bit I want and take it right to the router table.

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