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I wanted to make a rack for my saws and found a guy on the internet who kinda butchered his attempt of this one. I loved how it worked and made the proper modifications to get it right. The key to success here is to get the proper angle so the balls sit just above center. When you slide the saw in upwards then let it down the ball locks it in. The more you pull down the stronger the hold.

I squared up a piece of 4×4 scrap and sliced the proper angle on the band saw. I chopped my 4×4 loaf of wood on the miter saw into 1 5/8” slices. I glued and brad nailed the slices onto one of the sides then glued and nailed on the other side. I made the kerfs for the saws on the miter saw, setting the stop on the saw so it would not cut into the other side. I screwed on the top just in case I have any trouble down the road with the balls. I removed the balls, screwed the top back on, and went back to the miter saw to cut the kerfs for the saws into the top. I replaced the balls and mounted it onto a piece of plywood and hung it up.

This rack works incredibly well as the saws seem to just magically hang. I got the rubber balls at Walmart for $1.99 and salvaged the wood from scrap.
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Neat idea.
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Who would have thunk of that. Very clever and nicely done.
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Now that's another gotta build project . Great idea with the balls holding the saw blades
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Very clever.
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+1 what Oliver said

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Now that's just too clever! Someday I'll have time to do neat stuff like that! But I'll have to get my ideas from folks like you . . .
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I like it!
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Lee Valley has a similar concept, but not specifically for saws.
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I like yours better, Nicky; way less expensive and I think more compact.
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