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Circular Saw Storage Caddy

Storing a circular saw is a hassle in my shop. I want it to be easily accessible, but it doesn't fit neatly on a shelf or in a cabinet. To get around this problem, I built the storage caddy shown in the drawing below.

The caddy is designed to sit on a shelf, as you can see in the photo at right. The face has a notch cut from the top for the blade guard of the saw. A cleat near the bottom of the face supports the saw in position. The face is screwed to two triangular-shaped end pieces. This way, the saw can be easily stored on a narrow shelf with the cord tucked neatly beside it.

Now storing my circular saw is no problem. And whenever I need to use it, it's always within reach. All I need to do is grab it by the handle, slip it out of the slot, and it's ready for use.

fared D. Ruber Apple ton, Wisconsin

MB x IVfe" Fh WOODSCREW

1" x H'/z" SLOT CUT IN FACE

*e> x 1" Fh WOODSCREW

CLEAT

side view

CLEAT

SIDE

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The Winner!

Congratulations to Angelo Tsarpalas of Glenview, Illinois. His design for the I-beam sawhorses (page 6) was selected as winner of the Porter-Cable router just like the one shown at the right. These sawhorses may be light in weight, but can stand up to the most demanding tasks in the shop.

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Issue 93

May/June 2007

PUBLISHER Donald B. Peschke

EDITOR Terry J. Strohman MANAGING EDITOR Bryan Nelson CONTRIBUTING EDITOR Vincent Ancona ASSOCIATE EDITORS Phil Huber, Ted Raife ASSISTANT EDITORS Ron Johnson, Mitch Holmes, Randall A. Maxey, Dennis Perkins

EXECUTIVE ART DIRECTOR Todd Lambirth ART DIRECTOR Cary Christensen SENIOR GRAPHIC DESIGNER Jamie Downing SENIOR ILLUSTRATORS Dirk Ver Steeg, Harlan Clark, David Kreyling ILLUSTRATORS David Kallemyn, Peter J. Larson GRAPHIC DESIGNERS Shelley Cronin, Katie Rodemyer

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