Even with dust collection on my router table, it seemed I always had the same problem. I’d open the doors on the cabinet below the table and find a mountain of sawdust. The biggest problem was that somewhere below that sawdust were my router wrenches, collet, and other tools I needed for the router table. The cabinet is a handy place to keep them, but not if I can’t find them.
I finally landed on a simple but elegant solution. I installed a magnetic strip from a hardware store on the inside wall of the cabinet. Now, as long as I return the tools to the strip when I’m done with them, I know right where they are when I need them. No more sawdust sifting.
Tip and Photo by Trent Johnson, a registered member of the WWGOA.
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