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Old 12-17-2014, 12:26 PM
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Somewhere along the way years ago I read something somewhere or saw something, don't remember when but it hit me as making a lot of sense. I think it was "lean" training on trimming the fat on steps and equipment wasting your time on the job. That being, you have ONLY the tools you need on the job at hand, if you are working on late model cars as I was, there was no reason what so ever for a single SAE tool in the box, why? Well, I do did keep a deep 1/4" drive 5/16" and 1/4" socket for some odd Ford bolts that they kept for years for some unknown reason. But that was it, the ONLY SAE tools in my box.

I kept whittling it down to just the tools I used on a regular basis within reason. A few I rarely used but just kept it realistic. I found that we have a tremendous amount of clutter in our boxes, too many of the same tool, broken tools never to be used again, tools we don't use anymore like clip tools, I had MANY clip tools that had been replaced by better ones, I was never using them, but there they were taking up room.

I was using this very small box a MAC 1200 (or 1100, I forget) but it's a very small box compared to the other guys in the shop.

I didn't have a smaller box to put tools in I was using for the particular job because I simply rolled THIS box to any car I was working on. That is one of the funny things I have seen with the guys at work who ALL bought those smaller boxes they roll around, they have all they need in them and hardly go to their big boxes anymore! LOLOL

I had that side box bolted to it to hold my sanders, and a small cabinet on the wall to hold my welding helmet, a large grinder with my shinking disc (VERY seldom used) and a spring compressor for struts. That's it, every tool I needed to do my job every day, from chopping a top to replacing the rear floor and quarters on a one year old Lexus, I did everything everyday the other guys in the shop were doing, out of this little box. And I have MANY tools like a spot weld driller and hole punches and stuff that they don't have in their giant boxes full of junk!



This is what the drawers look like.



I have watched guys in the shop go to their box to get a tool you have asked to borrow and they will open every drawer looking for it! I have one guy with an $8500 SnapOn box AND an $800 roll around cart that STILL does this.

We all do things different, I understand that, but most of us DON'T need a big box. Some do, yeah, I get that. But I have to say, VERY seldom does someone do so many different jobs that they need something so big.

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Old 12-17-2014, 12:58 PM
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I agree the boxes have become excessive ,,it is hard to judge size by photo unless you compare to the 55 cab on the stand this box it taller than I can reach I am 6,3 without a small step ladder,and is 16 ft long it has 8 ft lights built in and 8 power recepticals cam with Disc brakes and coil over shocks and a Safe ,,who needs this No One IMO ,he has to use a cart like Briams for a roll around because he cant move it.. I think he took this after his mother :

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that almost looks just like this one guys' I worked with but his was MAC and way bigger. The sides were bigger and the center wider. He even had a microwave in the center area and mini fridge. It was ridiculous I tell you. I could care less what the box looks like as long as it's not too pricey and holds my tools and the drawers feel quality when opening and closing them. I mean, what else do you need? I will say though, sometimes I'll buy a tool I'll only use a few times if it's something I can't do without the tool and paying someone would cost more than the tool itself.
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Old 12-17-2014, 02:44 PM
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Somewhere along the way years ago I read something somewhere or saw something, don't remember when but it hit me as making a lot of sense. I think it was "lean" training on trimming the fat on steps and equipment wasting your time on the job. That being, you have ONLY the tools you need on the job at hand, if you are working on late model cars as I was, there was no reason what so ever for a single SAE tool in the box, why? Well, I do did keep a deep 1/4" drive 5/16" and 1/4" socket for some odd Ford bolts that they kept for years for some unknown reason. But that was it, the ONLY SAE tools in my box.

I kept whittling it down to just the tools I used on a regular basis within reason. A few I rarely used but just kept it realistic. I found that we have a tremendous amount of clutter in our boxes, too many of the same tool, broken tools never to be used again, tools we don't use anymore like clip tools, I had MANY clip tools that had been replaced by better ones, I was never using them, but there they were taking up r

I was using this very small box a MAC 1200 (or 1100, I forget) but it's a very small box compared to the other guys in the shop.

I didn't have a smaller box to put tools in I was using for the particular job because I simply rolled THIS box to any car I was working on. That is one of the funny things I have seen with the guys at work who ALL bought those smaller boxes they roll around, they have all they need in them and hardly go to their big boxes anymore! LOLOL

I had that side box bolted to it to hold my sanders, and a small cabinet on the wall to hold my welding helmet, a large grinder with my shinking disc (VERY seldom used) and a spring compressor for struts. That's it, every tool I needed to do my job every day, from chopping a top to replacing the rear floor and quarters on a one year old Lexus, I did everything everyday the other guys in the shop were doing, out of this little box. And I have MANY tools like a spot weld driller and hole punches and stuff that they don't have in their giant boxes full of junk!



This is what the drawers look like.



I have watched guys in the shop go to their box to get a tool you have asked to borrow and they will open every drawer looking for it! I have one guy with an $8500 SnapOn box AND an $800 roll around cart that STILL does this.

We all do things different, I understand that, but most of us DON'T need a big box. Some do, yeah, I get that. But I have to say, VERY seldom does someone do so many different jobs that they need something so big.

Brian
Very neat and well organized Brian,
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Very neat and well organized Brian,
Not only do I not have to go from drawer to drawer looking for a tool like I see the guys do, but I can literally close my eyes and open a draw and grab a tool. Over the top, I don't think so. It makes my work that much easier, every second spent looking for something is a second I could be working.

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d have the big expensive boxes I use 3 Husky boxes ,1 for Metric 1 for sea and the center id for parts to be installed and the top is a bolt bin,so they are all used not nececarly for tools ,,I have a couple Old smaller Snap On I keep at the lift with mantaince tools Oil filters grease guns etc, they are all I need

Notice the Roll around Cornwell they ALL use them lopl the big blie snap on and Matco just sit there,

I don't know if anyone have used the Cornwell ,I Really LIKE them

these are my Cheap boxes
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