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Versatile Router-Bit Storage Kalispell MT

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
(406)755-5333
2455 Highway 93 North
Kalispell, MT
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Mon-Sat: 6:00am-9:00pm
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Murdoch's Ranch & Home Supply
(406) 755-4747
2330 Hwy 93 South
Kalispell, MT
 
Lowe's
(406) 758-3030
2360 Highway 93 North
Kalispell, MT
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M-SA 6 am - 10 pm
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Wright's Kalispell Lmbr.
(406) 257-3625
800 W. Idaho
Kalispell, MT
 
Cardinal True Value
(406) 755-5220
16 7th Ave West
Kalispell, MT
 
Cenex Harvest States Cooperatives
(406) 755-7427
150 1st Ave West N
Kalispell, MT
 
Cardinal True Value
(406) 752-4221
2148 Hwy 2 East
Kalispell, MT
 
Northwest Drywall & Bldg Sply
(406) 752-2644
160 8th Ave
Kalispell, MT
 
Kalispell - Auth Hometown
(406) 755-5678
1105 Us Highway 2 W
Kalispell, MT
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Mon:9.5-19
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Sat:9-18
Sun:11-4
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Western Building Center
(406) 755-6411
1745 3rd Ave East
Kalispell, MT
 

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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