How to Neatly Wrap Power Tool Cords
In public access workshops, like TechShop, we are always looking for ways to improve our tool organization and storage so that items are easily found and stay in top working order.
Here is a simple, easy, and neat way to wrap up the cords for all your power tools without putting unnecessary stress on your cables or brain!Step 1:
First, make sure you get all the existing tangles and knots out of the power cordStep 2:
Next, fold your cord in half.
If you have a very long power cord,
you may have to fold it in half a second, or even third time. You want to end up with a 18″ 24″ length of cord. In the past I had wrapped the cord around it 3 4 times and tucked the plug into one of the wraps. I KNOW! That’s probably terrible. I tried your method and it took less time and stored back on my shelf quite nicely. I just did your overhand knot, not the figure eight that has been suggested. You’d have to pull it pretty tight to cause any stain on the cord. Thanks for a great method !
NathanielBailey 5 years agoReply
Yeah, I use to loosely rape my cords around the tools but I stopped that and changed to this method quite some time back not only because it seems to be better for the cord but also because I some how managed to cut the jigsaw cord, I’m not sure if that was due to catching a new sharp jigsaw blade or if it got caught on something else in the tool shed, but to make sure I stopped rapping the cord around the jigsaw just to be on the safe side 🙂