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How to make a circular saw blade holder out of a circular fluorescent light fixture.

I was looking for a portable holder for my 7 1/4" circular saw blades, and couldn't find anything other than a carry bag made for 14" blades. I had an idea. A 22 watt fluorescent light fixture is a little over 8" in diameter, and I had a spare which was not working. I removed the ballast, wiring, and mounting hardware to get the shell which was a perfect fit for my 16 blades. This article will show you how to make one. Keep in mind that you could use larger fixtures for larger diameter blades. PVC caps could be used for smaller diameter blades.

This was the original fixture before it was gutted:
Old_22_watt_fluorescent_light_fixture_.jpg


Here is the front after it was painted. It has the cap, lock nuts, and the threaded shaft in place:
Front_view_of_the_blade_holder_.jpg


Here is the rear with the shaft exposed without the blades:
Rear_view_of_the_blade_holder_.jpg


This is how it looks with the cross bar holding 16 blades in place:
Blade_holder_with_16_blades_.jpg
 






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Great idea.
 






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