A Blade Wall for the Shed

Although it is not a blade wall by the normal definition, I needed somewhere to store the various tablesaw blades that became homeless once the doors of the cupboard were removed.  I’ve come up with a very basic, functional way of storing the blades, using wood strips and dowels.  This means the blades are stored in the optimum orientation (vertically) and easily accessed.  The dowel holes have been drilled at a slight angle to ensure the blades don’t have an opportunity to walk off their respective posts.

Blade Wall

Blade Wall

I’ve not really paid too much attention to the grouping, other than keeping brands together (and in order of rip, combo, crosscut).  My most-used blades are in the easiest to reach column – being the Flai blades, and my favourite industrial Freud (NOT the red Freud blades though – see the “Battle of the Blades” for the specific blade comparisons).  Bottom right isn’t a blade fwiw, it is actually one of the Triton sanding disks, for turning the tablesaw into a disk sander.

One location (bottom left) doesn’t fit a blade, but that’s ok too – it stores all the arbor washers, and in future the stabilising disks (when I finally get around to sourcing some).  With the open design of the blade wall, I can still store other items behind it (in this case, still-packaged Triton blades, a couple of chain blades, steel cutting blades.  The dado blades still don’t have a final home, but at this stage they are in the top of the tool chest seen here, so still close-to-hand.  They haven’t featured much on the site because I am still to come across a decent dado blade set.  Every set I’ve tried so far have had serious shortcomings (to the point that I would have returned them for a refund if I’d been a customer).  So none have managed to get a Stu’s Shed recommendation.  Hopefully that actually means something.  After 3 1/2 years and approaching 1 million words, it is still an uphill battle to demonstrate the site credibility.

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