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Old 05-09-2010, 10:37 AM
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And it makes a HUGE-ER difference in how much work you get accomplished in a day's time!
HUGE-ER it is oldred, HUGE-ER it is!

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Since I DID mention pegboard:





Unfortunately, it doesn't look as good today as a couple years ago when these were taken with the upcoming move

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There is a perfect use of a peg board. Small garage, it's at the end where you have the shortest distance on average from anywhere in the garage, perfect. If it were on one side you would have to go around the car everytime if you were working on the other side.

We all wish our garages always looked like that. Mine has, is it right now, not on your life. But we can work on it.

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Since I DID mention pegboard:


So you did! That got by me even though I did read your post, dang getting old is a bummer!
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one of the best things ive found for putting lots of wrenches into a small drawer is large springs
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but then on the other side of my garage is how not to store your tools
i call it the race gas tool drum
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one of the best things ive found for putting lots of wrenches into a small drawer is large springs
Ahhhh, interesting, very interesting.


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but then on the other side of my garage is how not to store your tools
i call it the race gas tool drum
That's usually how my tool cart looks after about an hour of working.
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I use a roller cart I purchased at Costco. It is one of the chrome mesh types. I originally used it for wash and polish materials. the lowest shelf is used to toss the wet mitts, rags, etc, and they drain nicely.

I have the basket installed in the top position

Over time it has been used as a tool cart with nothing more than a cardboard box bottom in the basket . I need to upgrade to trays like MartinSR has

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Here is a nice magnetic tool holder. As you can see you can put just about anything on it.



My absolute favorite socket holder. I believe they are made by Lisle. As you can see I have written the socket size on it so there is no thinking or digging.



Here is what I use from wrenches. It comes in something like a 2 foot long strip and you cut it to length. It has two sided tape and you stick it to the drawer bottom. It is available from Snap On as I remember.



Here is another socket holder, I don't like them as much and only have my torx and allens on them.



There are many different ways to get it done, just as long as you do it!

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Who makes that orange socket holder?
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Lisle is the maker, but they are sold thru many outlets and stores. You will often find them in the REAL parts stores I talk about. You know, the stores that supply parts to the shops in town, not the "McParts" stores you find in strip malls.

http://www.northerntool.com/shop/too...oduct%2520Page

http://www.lislecorp.com/

I have NEVER been disapointed with one of their products, they are pro used, and top notch.

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Lisle is the maker, but they are sold thru many outlets and stores. You will often find them in the REAL parts stores I talk about. You know, the stores that supply parts to the shops in town, not the "McParts" stores you find in strip malls.

http://www.northerntool.com/shop/to...roduct%2520Page

http://www.lislecorp.com/

I have NEVER been disapointed with one of their products, they are pro used, and top notch.

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one of the best things ive found for putting lots of wrenches into a small drawer is large springs
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The $99 cart with the locking drawer is on sale this weekend for $59. The el cheapo $39 cart is still $39.

HF has redesigned their website and everything's easy to find now. It works as well as Northern Tool's site which has always been my favorite for getting ideas and shopping for stuff I need.

Right now though I need to work on saving up some cash for an engine swap, and I have coupons in my email which if I use by the 23rd will allow me to get the $59 engine stand for $49 and the $189 1-ton folding shop crane for $99. If all goes well I might have enough left over for the leveler and maybe the el cheapo cart. I already have wrench holders and socket/ratchet holders so I could make good use of that cart. But since I have no garage or covered storage, I don't want to buy too much in the way of equipment yet. In fact when I'm done with the shop crane and the engine stand, I plan to resell them on CL. Might get nearly what I paid for them that way and not have to buy tarps and covers and things or worry about them being stolen when I'm not home. It's not like my wife is going to let me keep them in the house!
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