Nobody wants a rat’s nest of wires in their shop. With every power tool you own having its own power cord, it’s easy for the cords to become a huge mess, tangled onto each other. Contributing Editor AJ Moses has tried a bunch of different cord wraps, looking for the best solution for this problem. Here are his top ideas.
Why cord wraps?
This falls into the category of pay me now, or pay me later. It takes a little bit of time to put cord wraps on your tools when you’re done using them, but you’ll love the positive benefits. When you retrieve your tools you’ll be able to simply pick the tool up, without fighting against the cord braid that seems to develop when one power tool is sitting next to another one. Depending on where you store your tools it’s also possible that you’ll reduce trip hazards by managing the cords, instead of allowing them to run wild.
Make your shop a nicer place
Looking for more ideas on shop improvement? WoodWorkers Guild of America has some great shop improvement ideas you can take advantage of.
More tips and tricks
If you lean toward power tool woodworking, check out the broad array of tips and tricks we have available for you. From belt sanders to routers to table saws to bandsaws (and more) we’ve got a boatload of power tool woodworking ideas for you.
Here’s another great idea for managing cords in the shop: