You've accumulated so many benchtop tools now that you can't fit them all on top of your bench. You always can store them somewhere else, but how do you keep a tool solidly and safely in place on your bench when it's time to use it?

Advertisement
ool14.jpg

Cut a 34 " plywood base for each of your benchtop tools and fasten a 2x4" cleat to the front edge. Store the tools and their bases out of the way. When you're ready to use one, place it on the bench and clamp the cleat in the vise.
—John Hogsett, Beaver, Pa.