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Sawhorse Mounted Power Strip

By: John Doyle
This simple tip will help you add electricity to your sawhorses without leaving a cord dangling around to trip over.

I use my sawhorse for cutting stock and sheet goods, as an assembly space for projects, and for sanding and finishing. This means a number of power tools come out in a single session, which in turn means me continually plugging and unplugging the tools from an extension cord. To make this all simpler, I mounted a power strip to a leg of my sawhorse, as you see here.

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I formed the power strip mount from three simple pieces: a core and two sides. The sides have a circular notch at each end (detail ‘a’) which allows the strip’s cord to wrap around the body of the mount when not in use (right photo below).

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To put it all together, start by gluing the sides around the core. Finish the assembly if you’d like, then attach the power strip. Clamp it to your sawhorse. Drill the pilot holes and install the screws to complete the project.

Published: Nov. 12, 2023
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