Lidwig Claw

For those who have been waiting patiently for these to come in (and for those who didn’t in the past, but now want one), I can now reliably say that the Lidwig Claw is back in stock – contact to get your hands on some.

The extra ones that I was looking for, for use in various jobs around the shed (bandsaw blades, extension cords, temporary trunking runs etc) have arrived.  They are still $A8, so it is definitely an affordable proposition if you feel you need to have a few.  I might look at getting a few more for inside the house – such as storing the vacuum cleaner hose, more extension cords, Xmas lights…the list can go on and on.

Lidwig Claw

Lidwig Claw

For some examples of the claw in use around the shop, I have some photos here in an earlier post. (Of one in the old colour scheme fwiw)

To give an idea of scale – you can get the clamp around a 4″ (100mm) dust hose.  The real smarts in the design is in the lever mechanism below the hook – the heavier the load, the more the 2 sides of the claw are pulled together by a scissor action.  I think they are rated for about 30kg of cable, so it is rather unlikely that you’ll overload te clamp before managing to fill the claw completely!

Bandsaw Blade Storage

Up until now, I’ve been storing my bandsaw blades coiled, then taped with a bit of electrical tape, then hung on a hook.

I was moving the blades out of the way today, and happened to go to put them on the same hook as I store electrical extension cords, and it dawned on me that the holder I use for the cords would work very well in storing the bandsaw blades as well.


It is perhaps not ideal, and if I come across a better solution I’ll be sure to post it here, but I quite like this one, at least it is better than what I was doing. Some of these blades have particularly large teeth, and you wouldn’t want them uncoiling accidentally.

Whether this hanger is good for bandsaw blades or not, it is excellent for storing extension cords. (You’ll see them being used in the background of a few photos and videos, the latest being in the photo for Episode 20).

%d bloggers like this: