Easy-Reach Bench-Top Tools

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Workbench Cluttered with Bench-Top Power Tools? Here’s the Solution:

Screw each tool to a 3/4-in. plywood base with lag screws and flat washers. Plane or saw a 40-degree angle on one edge of a 3-in. x 3/4-in. board and cut it into cleats. Screw two cleats to each base with the angled edge facing inward. Now, with 1/4-in. x 3-in. lag screws, screw another 3/4-in. board or long piece of plywood with a 40-degree edge to the wall, being sure the screws go into wall studs. That’s it—tool clutter ended. Hang the tools from either end of the base, but be sure to hang only the lighter-weight bench-top tools. For larger tools like table saws and planers, we recommend horizontal storage, not wall-hung.

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