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Versatile Router-Bit Storage Bend OR

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.

The Home Depot
(541)382-1020
63465 Highway 97
Bend, OR
Hours
Mon-Sat: 6:00am-10:00pm
Sun: 7:00am-8:00pm

NorthWest Staple
(541) 383-2466
1110 SE Reed Market Rd Bend, OR, 97702
Bend, OR
 
Backstom Builders Center
(541) 382-6861
PO Box 5217 Bend, OR, 97708
Bend, OR
 
Bend River Mall
(541) 388-5746
3188 N Highway 97 - Ste 119
Bend, OR
Store Hours
Sears Stores
Store Type
Sears Stores
Hours
Mon:10-20
Tue:10-20
Wed:10-20
Thu:10-20
Fri:10-20
Sat:10-20
Sun:11-19
Store Features
Mon:10-20
Tue:10-20
Wed:10-20
Thu:10-20
Fri:10-20
Sat:10-20
Sun:11-19

Western Tool Supply- Bend
541-317-8383
420 NE Butler Market Road Bend, OR, 97701
Bend, OR
 
The Home Depot
(541)516-3990
300 NW Quince Avenue
Redmond, OR
Hours
Mon-Sat: 6:00am-10:00pm
Sun: 7:00am-8:00pm

NW Staple Supply
541-383-2466
1110 SE Reed Market Rd Bend, OR, 97702
Bend, OR
 
LOWE'S OF BEND, OR
541 693-2560
20501 COOLEY ROAD BEND, OR, 97701
Bend, OR
 
Ace Hardware & Paint
(541) 389-9094
660 NE 3rd St Ste 1, Next to Safeway on 3rd
Bend, OR
 
Fastenal- Bend
541-330-6519
62860 Boyd Acres Road Suite A Bend, OR, 97701
Bend, OR
 

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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