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Thread: Grinder Storage What do Do With the Cords

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    Troll Ebay for Velcro strips that are made for cords. Look and work like a wire tie. They're cheap, (100 for $12) work well and can be used for other than wire. Using them means the molded cord keeper at the machine end is not pulled out of shape or plug stepped on. Pull off velcro, lay out cord, wrap Velcro back on itself, neat & easy. But, my grinders are all laying on a shelf as I have to build a place to hang them. Cords are neat though.

    JLG

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    I very much dislike extension cords in the shop. We have 4 ceiling hung cord reels that keep cords from under foot where they get damaged or trip you.

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    Velcro.

    Jeff

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    Wife solved the grinder cord storage issue by buying me a Brushless 18v Makita grinder for Christmas. Used it a bunch yesterday afternoon, and I'm very surprised how good it works, and how long a battery lasts on it. Not a replacement for my corded ones, but very supplemental.

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    I have the Dewalt version cordless. Agree, it works pretty good as long as it's light work. If you really need to move some metal I use corded tools.

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    How are you going to keep the weld splatter off of the cords?

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    Quote Originally Posted by elf View Post
    How are you going to keep the weld splatter off of the cords?
    48" x 96" Steel plate table top.
    *** I always wanted a welding stinger that looked like the north end of a south bound chicken. Often my welds look like somebody pointed the wrong end of a chicken at the joint and squeezed until something came out. Might as well look the part.

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    Quote Originally Posted by strokersix View Post
    Cut them off to leave a short pigtail on each one. You are probably plugging these into extension cords anyway so what does it matter if the extension is a little longer.
    Thatís a good idea


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    That puts a heavy and annoying plug/socket near the tool that gets snagged on things......

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    Here's a pic of my "old" grinder storage solution (and the perpetual messy state of my garage). They're just "tool hooks" I got from princess auto. https://www.princessauto.com/en/deta...ks/A-p8006269e

    I say old because as of last week that entire wall got cleaned off so I could run gas pipe into the house for my furnace. Also had to make quite a mess (more of a mess than THAT you say?) by basically shoving everything into 2 corners so he could run the pipe across the ceiling and down the other wall too. I'm going to wait until he comes back in a couple weeks to install a garage heater before I go out and try to reorganize things as it's just too cold right now.

    It was a great system but I out grew it, as I've got 3 more grinders since then (7 total). I'm going to move my welding table out into the middle and hang the grinders off that. Putting the welder up on the wall like that seemed like a good idea at the time, as I never thought I'd have to move if from there. That was fun getting it down...lol

    And here's a shot of the other side, cause everybody loves messy shop pics (I'm not even going to show you what it looks like now)

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