I'm sure everyone has encountered some kind of tangled cord nightmare, be it at their job or in their home work spaces.
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!
First, make sure you get all the existing tangles and knots out of the power cord
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.
If you are wrapping a thinner power cord (like a hot glue gun or other home appliance cords) you can make your cord lenth smaller (somewhere between 8"-12")
Next, you are going to make a basic overhand knot with the folded over cord lengths.
There you go! A easy way to keep your tool bins tidy!
And unlike these other examples, this method will not put unnecessary stress on your cable connection points and extend the life of your tools.