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Discussion in 'General' started by roadie1389, Jan 3, 2018.

  1. roadie1389

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    Got a new tool box from Santa, looking for ideas on how to organize it. Top/bottom 46 x 22" 18 drawers.

    https://www.homedepot.com/p/Milwauk...-Chest-and-Cabinet-Combo-48-22-8546/301937094

    I got all my wrenches, pliers, and screwdrvers set but not sure what to do with the sockets. Do I leave in old box or move them...... I have a home made rail set now, those nice fancy holders seem like overkill...

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    I got some of those socket holders that hold them upright at harbor freight...life savers and I'm frankly pissed I didn't do it 10 years ago. They make the same for wrenches but depending on how yours are shaped they may not fit right. I have also gotten a lot better disciplining myself to pickup ALL MY TOOLS with a rag in hand, wipe them down and put them away when I'm done. The 5 minutes really saves grief later!
     
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    I like to keep my SAE sizes and Metric separate myself. Everything I've owned up to this Dog has been metric/Jap bikes so a certain someone will be slowly adding to my SAE tools! I love wrenching on my own stuff. I become one with my machine lol! And when she's not feeling well, I know just how to make her feel better.
     
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    The wrenches seem to not slide around in this box. The liner is really grippy. I will swing by Harbor Freight at lunch and take a look at what they have. I was worried that the deep impact sockets where too tall but looks like they might JUST fit. I will take a few pics once I get the box laid out. Then I need to figure out what to do with the rest of my stuff.....
     
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    I got a hand full or so myself.

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    Junk.. not worth the hassle.. killin me smalls
     
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    I don't really use them much, its just to keep them from rolling around in the drawer :D
     
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    You can wrap up some serious coin to hold 150-200 sockets :(
     
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    This is my set up at work, primarily standard size tools aside from the smaller ones which I use for foreign diesel stuff and whatnot. But my box at home.is very similar, just a lot more. Them Hansen trays are the best bet for regular sockets and that big tray u see there has a twist lock deal for them sockets that are as what u see in the pic..
     
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    Pics didn't load on website.. had to use app..[​IMG][​IMG]

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    Yeah and the sizes are marked on the tray so makes it a bit easier to find the size you need.
     
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    Yeah and they're set up for the deep well sockets so that's really nice.
     
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    I got a set of these and their ratchets from 1/4-1/2" and for the money they're really nice.

    Link: http://a.co/eilIiru
     
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    Nice set there, and marked well too.
     
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    I think they worked out great for$12 :old2:

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    I got this nice little kit at HD for under $10 before Christmas, made by Ryobi

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