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Cord Cleat

Photo Whenever I would unplug my table saw, the loose cord left me hanging, so to speak. I didn’t want to leave it lying on the floor, in harms way, but I had no easy way to keep it contained. Eventually, I put a little idle shop time to good use and came up with the solution you see in the photo.

This cord cleat, bolted to the base of the saw, allows me to quickly store the cord out of the way but still within easy reach. The cleat has two wings extending from the sides to hold the cord and a slotted hole in the center for the plug. You loop the cord around the wings of the cleat, drop the plug into the notch for safekeeping and move on to more important things. It works so well that my planer, band saw and router table all got the same treatment.

Good Woodworking,

Ted Raife
Online Editor, Woodsmith

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