This simple circular saw storage rack is easy to make with scrap plywood! Keeps the circular saw blade vertical and the cord contained for a more organized workshop.
Welcome back to another Workshop Wednesday! You can check out all the previous posts in the series here. My corded circular saw was a tangled mess, and I worried that sideways pressure on the blade would knock it out of alignment over time. This circular saw storage rack is so simple, I can’t believe I didn’t make it sooner! It allows the circular saw to rest flat, keeps the cord contained and protects the blade from damage.
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After shuffling some things around in the workshop, I was able to reclaim a small section of wall that was previously hidden behind the Great White Tarp of Doom and Mystery.
I slapped a coat of white paint on the drywall and hung two shelf standards that I reclaimed from my old lumber rack.
My circular saw previously lived on a shelf behind the miter saw, where it sat in a jumbled pile of cords and sawdust. This new space keeps the saw easily accessible, and out of the dust cloud!
Materials Needed for Circular Saw Storage Rack
Optional, but helpful:
Start with a piece of 3/4″ plywood that is approximately 12″ x 24″. Cut one piece to 12″ x 8″, then cut it on the diagonal so you have two identical triangles. Drill three pocket holes along the diagonal side. If you don’t have a Kreg Jig, you can also assemble this with regular 1 1/4″ screws.
Cut a strip off the remaining piece that’s about 1 1/2″ x 12″. Set it aside for now. You should be left with a section that is about 12″ x 14″.
Measure the length of your circular saw base, and the width of the blade with the guard. Mine is 11″ long and about 1″ wide.
Mark a slot slightly wider than your circular saw blade cover and the same length as the circular saw. Cut it out with a jigsaw, and sand down any rough edges.
Join the triangular supports to the back with 1 1/4″ pocket hole screws. You could also attach them through the front with regular screws.
Flip the stand over and test the fit of your circular saw. With the blade guard resting in the slot, mark a line at the bottom of the base.
Attach the 1 1/2″ x 12″ strip of plywood under that marked line. Your circular saw should rest securely on top of it.
Add a hook to the side of the circular saw storage rack for the power cord. I found a random hook in my workshop, but these cord bundlers with adhesive backing would work even better!
I’m so glad my circular saw finally has its own home. Hopefully I’ll reach for it more often now!
Want to put your circular saw to good use? Learn how to make accurate cuts with your own circular saw jig!
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