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  • #16
    I use my old Makita cordless drill box to carry my drill, stud finder and many small tools-I leave the charger out.
    I also buy riggers canvas bags from Harbor Freight and break my tools into categories. Riveters-Fencing-Drills-Glue guns-Staplers, Electrical etc.
    This makes them light enough to carry and I grab whatever bag I need, for the job that I'm going to do. Sounds good in theory.
    I have around 10 of these bags with tools in them, I just wish the tools would find their way back to the bags.
    Millermatic 211 AutoSet w/MVP
    Century 110 volt 90/110 MIG-Gone to my son, in Texas
    Victor SuperRange OA
    Milwaukee Cold Cut Saw
    Milwaukee Portable Deep Cut Bandsaw
    Milwaukee Hole Hawg
    Jet Horizontal/Vertical Bandsaw
    Jet MD-18 Mill Drill
    Orbit Drill Press
    12 Ton Floor Press
    2002 E-350 V-10:
    1983 F-150 4.9L 6
    2004 Honda ST1300
    2007 Suzuki LTA400F Quad
    1997 Suzuki DR650

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    • #17
      Originally posted by fun4now View Post
      Mechanics time savers
      what is this ??
      I'm not big bucket kind of guy, thats why I'm asking for a better way to store and still be able to use.
      part of the problem is i generally keep my tools in the small shop and work on the car/truck in the driveway or large shop. way too many big bulky plastic holders ?? i just thought you guys that work on cars all the time must have a better option ?? i suppose you all have huge multi drawer tool chests to keep all this stuff nice and neat in right ??
      i had them hanging on a peg board in there plastic holders for a wile, just hoped there was a better way? perhaps this Mechanics time savers is the answer to my problem ??
      Well...I need a new box. I havent even finished paying for this one...and it cost me about 8k. Give it a quick look...**** nice lookin, but pricey.

      http://buy1.snapon.com/catalog/item....re&dir=catalog

      Sorry but I've been trying to find the mythical "hammer space" from japanese animations (that area where the small female character suddenly produces a giant freaking hammer from...hence the name) But so far no luck...and thus need for a tool box.

      If you were to hang their wrench organizers on your peg board maybe? Or something similar?
      Precision is only as important as the project...if you're building a rocket ship...1/64" would matter. If you're building a sledgehammer...an 1/8" probably wont.

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      • #18
        This is going to sound kind of hokey, but what the heck....

        i saw a guy a while back that had used the hard pink Styrofoam insulation to make his own organizers. he cut a piece the size of a drawer, laid his tools on it and traced them, then just cut an indentation using a utility knife and a cheapo soldering iron.

        Like I said, hokey sounding, but it ended up looking alright, worked great and was cheap as all get out.

        This is what I'm using for wrenches in mine. It only qualifies as just OK. I would replace it with almost anything if I thought it was better. Sadly, nothing seems better.

        http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_1...ge+Accessories
        Millermatic 180 Auto Set

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        • #19
          what we really need is something like this
          http://www.taunton.com/finewoodworking/pages/w00088.asp

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          • #20
            Hello,
            Perhaps you could build / buy a more efficient tool box like this one.
            Montezuma ME300AL Medium Portable Mobile Aluminum Toolbox


            Taken From http://www.devildogtools.com/index.html
            Miller Dynasty 200 DX
            Miller Spectrum 375 X-TREME

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            • #21
              i love that tool box. surprisingly enough i never thought about building a better wrench box. i will have to get all my sets together and look at building some thing to do the job the way i want it to.

              if i had an extra $1000 to spend on that tool box i suspect it would solve my storage problems...............and give me an excuse to buy more to fill it up.

              the foam cut outs would work great if i had a big enough drower to keep them all in and could get the box to where it was needed.

              i have them all in a fabric carry case right now. some thing from Stanly i think but cant remember its about 12"wx20"lx10"t that zips shut and has a shoulder strap. so far its been the best option i can come up with.

              if build something I'll post up some pic's when i finish it.

              thanks for all the idea's
              James
              thanks for the help
              ......or..........
              hope i helped
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              feel free to shoot me an e-mail direct i have time to chat. james@newyorkmetalart.com
              summer is here, plant a tree. if you don't have space or time to plant one sponsor some one else to plant one for you. a tree is an investment in our planet, help it out.
              JAMES

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              • #22
                almost forgot, that wooden one is freaking amazing.
                thanks for the help
                ......or..........
                hope i helped
                sigpic
                feel free to shoot me an e-mail direct i have time to chat. james@newyorkmetalart.com
                summer is here, plant a tree. if you don't have space or time to plant one sponsor some one else to plant one for you. a tree is an investment in our planet, help it out.
                JAMES

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                • #23
                  - Pass-N-Gas Proverb -

                  You can never have to many tools ..

                  However the shop can be to small..
                  Steve

                  Bobcat 250EFI

                  Syncrowave 250

                  Millermatic 350P

                  Hypertherm 1250

                  A Bunch of tools

                  And a forklift to move the heavy stuff with..

                  Torchmate 2x2 CNC Plasma

                  It's Miller Time - Get Back To Work!

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                  • #24
                    What do I do with all my tools.......

                    Frikkin' lose them!
                    Don't know how they grow their legs in the shop, but they manage to walk off eventually. I have so many partial socket sets that I probably have 6 or 7 3/4" sockets, but I'll be ****ed if I can find a 9/16" anywhere!

                    It doesn't help that I have a severe case of FSS (Flat Surface Syndrome) and crap piles up everywhere.
                    Miller Syncrowave 200
                    Homemade Water Cooler
                    130XP MIG
                    Spectrum 375
                    60 year old Logan Lathe
                    Select Machine and Tool Mill
                    More stuff than I can keep track of..

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                    • #25
                      Flat Surface Syndrome, wow there is a name name for my disease.is there any chance for a cure ?

                      I'm OK with sockets, i have a cool set in a plastic case with deep well, standard and 1/4" in standard and metric. its a 100+ piece set that covers almost all my socket needs. best part is i can tell if i lost a socket at a glance, so 4 years later its still a complete set.

                      i still have not had a chance to make a better carrier for my wrenches as i been buisy working on my new mower.my old one took a dump, and i managed to score an old ford newholland mower. with a little clean up, de-rusting, repainting, and some tune up work. now i have a sweet new mower thats old but works better tan the one i bought new. i love this thing.
                      check it out. i cant believe how nice this thing is. i still need to get a book on it and find an easy way to change the drive belt, but after that it will be good as new. yea i know i should have changed the belt when i had it all apart to clean and repaint.. it just didn't acure to me to do the belts at the same time?????? no idea how i managed that goof up ?
                      Attached Files
                      thanks for the help
                      ......or..........
                      hope i helped
                      sigpic
                      feel free to shoot me an e-mail direct i have time to chat. james@newyorkmetalart.com
                      summer is here, plant a tree. if you don't have space or time to plant one sponsor some one else to plant one for you. a tree is an investment in our planet, help it out.
                      JAMES

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                      • #26
                        That mower looks awesome. The easiest way to change that belt is to get someone else to do it.
                        MM250
                        Trailblazer 250g
                        22a feeder
                        Lincoln ac/dc 225
                        Victor O/A
                        MM200 black face
                        Whitney 30 ton hydraulic punch
                        Lown 1/8x 36" power roller
                        Arco roto-phase model M
                        Vectrax 7x12 band saw
                        Miller spectrum 875
                        30a spoolgun w/wc-24
                        Syncrowave 250
                        RCCS-14

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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by fun4now View Post
                          Flat Surface Syndrome, wow there is a name name for my disease.is there any chance for a cure ?
                          I wish there was. I've battled it for many years with only marginal, intermittent success. The best I can hope is that I can occasionally see the entire surface of my work bench. Eventually everything ends up back in the pile!
                          Miller Syncrowave 200
                          Homemade Water Cooler
                          130XP MIG
                          Spectrum 375
                          60 year old Logan Lathe
                          Select Machine and Tool Mill
                          More stuff than I can keep track of..

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                          • #28
                            I find that if I order my tools in small sets it's easy to keep track of them. I never bought those giant package deals, but the small sets so they all come in small cases, and such. You cant see all the wrenches, but I have 5 sets in that drawer, just SAE, next one down is metric. I have 1 gear wrench set, 1 craftsmen 1/4-1"set, 1 craftsmen 1 1/16-1.5" set, 1 set of snap on line wrenches, and 1 set of snap on flank drives.
                            Plus I have two other boxes with all the cheap tools I have collected...
                            Here is a pic.

                            Voigt Precision Welding, Inc.

                            Miller Dynasty 200 DX, Miller Syncrowave 250, MillerMatic 252, Hypertherm Powermax 45, Auto Arc Trailpower 8000,272+187 lb Peter Wright anvil, 120 lb Fisher-norris, and more! Buffalo drill press, Grizzly Horiz. Bandsaw, Edwards shear, Barth Shear, bantam mechanical ironworker, Hopkins fly press, Doall Bandsaw, brown and sharpe surface grinder.

                            2007 Silverado 2500HD (tow vehicle)
                            2000 Camaro SS (Race car)
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                            • #29
                              I spy with my little eye...A classic 78?

                              Snap on definitely is my choice when it comes to tools/storage for them
                              Precision is only as important as the project...if you're building a rocket ship...1/64" would matter. If you're building a sledgehammer...an 1/8" probably wont.

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                              • #30
                                At my shop I have one kit in the tool box and the rest are hanging on the wall. they are all hanging off a pice 2'' x 1/4 with 1/2 round rod welded off the front. I have every wrench hanging on the wall from 1/2'' to 2 3/4''

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