Miller Electric

Welding Discussion Forums

Home » Resources » Communities » Welding Discussion Forums
 
Miller Welding Discussion Forums - Powered by vBulletin

Page 2 of 5 FirstFirst 12345 LastLast
Results 11 to 20 of 41
  1. #11
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Chicago-ish
    Posts
    282

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Smyrna5 View Post
    ...I find it is easier to just dump the whole bucket on the floor and find what I need then throw em back in when I am done. Works for me.
    I wish I had that much room on my floor.

  2. #12
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    near rochester NY
    Posts
    9,881

    Thumbs up

    I wish I had that much room on my floor.

    yea!! no kidding. or bench space for that matter.
    thanks for the help
    ......or..........
    hope i helped

    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

  3. #13
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Oregon
    Posts
    193

    Default

    Tool boards only work for those who have wall space and few tools.
    I have no wall space, several rolling toolboxes and tools in many locations.
    This is also good for exercise, when you walk back and forth trying to find your tools.
    Mostly, I walk in the shop looking for a tool, forget what I was looking for and repeat. This gives me twice the exercise.

    I gave up on small toolboxes yeaers ago, because by the time I have one full, it is too heavy to carry.
    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

  4. #14
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    near rochester NY
    Posts
    9,881

    Wink woooow!! thats scary !!!

    This is also good for exercise, when you walk back and forth trying to find your tools.
    Mostly, I walk in the shop looking for a tool, forget what I was looking for and repeat. This gives me twice the exercise.

    thats so me its scary, you been stalking me. how do you know me so well.

    you get my problem to a T, except i don't have any huge tool boxes. i just have a small 6 drawer craftsmen box. about W=29" X T=24" X D=12", this dose not fit much. most of the time i collect up my tools i need as I'm working( see above statement in blue) and when done i throw them all into a little shopping basket to take them back to where they came from, if i can remember where they came from.

    i just thought there must be some quick easy way to keep the set together .
    wishful thinking i suppose.
    thanks for the help
    ......or..........
    hope i helped

    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

  5. #15
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Medford MA
    Posts
    542

    Default

    I've found that most of those cool looking plastic organizers
    that tool sets come in, or you can buy independently, either
    1 take up way too much space for the amount of tools that
    they store or
    2 always seem to fall a bit short of what I'd like -- they may
    not hold exactly what I want, or be a bit too small or too big
    or shaped wrong or have one too many or one too few ...

    so I usually just pile things up in the drawers, but try to
    keep the pile in any one drawer to a workable level. about
    the only tool organizers that I like are those sticks with the
    springy clips on them that Sears sells for sockets.


    I use carryable tool boxes and bags just for carrying tools needed for
    a specific task from the basement to the task. My favorite so far
    is a heavy nylon cloth tote bag that came with my cordless drill,
    usually I can put all the hand tools I'm likely to need for something
    in the bag.


    I agree about the peg boards -- way too much space for way too
    few tools... But a recent thought I had was to use a pegboard as
    a temporary parking lot for the tools I'm using to do something. Instead
    of laying the tool down on the bench (and getting it buried under stuff)
    I can hang them on the pegboard. Once the task is done, the tools
    would go back in their drawers. But this may require more organization
    and discipline than I am usually capable of

    Frank

  6. #16
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Oregon
    Posts
    193

    Default

    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

  7. #17
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Corona, CA
    Posts
    213

    Default

    Quote 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?

  8. #18

    Default

    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

  9. #19
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Medford MA
    Posts
    542

    Default

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

    f

  10. #20
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Salt Lake City UT
    Posts
    21

    Default

    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

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Warning: Function split() is deprecated in /mnt/stor3-wc1-dfw1/357822/357839/www.millerwelds.com/web/content/lib/footer.inc.php on line 82

Welding Projects

Special Offers: See the latest Miller deals and promotions.