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Old 12-19-2014, 08:02 AM
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Who needs a tool box?

My roll-around box is pretty full. I like to keep the tools I use most within easy reach but still off the bench. I have 3 of these on the wall above my work bench. At Lowes.

Easy clean-up..... Toss a screwdriver at it and it sticks!
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I can't see it on-line either. It may be an in-store only item.

On the welding table:
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Old 12-19-2014, 08:52 AM
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The only problem I've found with those magnetic holders is they're magnetic. They will magnetize everything you put on them, and they then pick up any metal filings around your work area. That wont usually be an issue on hand tools, but it can be a PITA on screwdrivers. I used them, but got tired of cleaning the metal particles off screwdriver tips before each use.
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Actually, sometimes I want a magnetized screw driver. But, I always keep this handy dandy tool close by. I occasionally use a long small blade style screw drive as a magnet in case I drop something into a small, or tight place.
I've got one of those too, and use it more often to demagnetize tools, than to magnetize. I've got magnetic tip screwdrivers for those projects where I need them. Also have extendable magnetic grabbers, and all sorts of magnetic tools for various uses. Just don't want the rest of my tools magnetized all the time.
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Oh HELL YEAH! In a home garage or anywhere that you don't have to work very far from them, a wall rack or something like that magnet are AWESOME!

In a home garage, realisticly there is no reason what so ever for a tool box other than to take up space.

My big thing is "shadowing" the tools though so at a glance you know you haven't left it in a car or something like that. Plus, they are in the exact same place everytime and you don't even have to look back and forth for a second.
But heck yeah, I have it too in my garage. I have the magnets as well for a few tools.

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h/f has magnets 2.99 work good at home where you don't have to lock everything up.. also good in car trunk to keep a small tool box from roaming around if you get on it..
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My big thing is "shadowing" the tools though so at a glance you know you haven't left it in a car or something like that. Plus, they are in the exact same place everytime and you don't even have to look back and forth for a second.

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Problem with those is ,if you ever enter the rape train and then leave it , holding new gifts


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Oh HELL YEAH! In a home garage or anywhere that you don't have to work very far from them, a wall rack or something like that magnet are AWESOME!

In a home garage, realisticly there is no reason what so ever for a tool box other than to take up space.

My big thing is "shadowing" the tools though so at a glance you know you haven't left it in a car or something like that. Plus, they are in the exact same place everytime and you don't even have to look back and forth for a second.
But heck yeah, I have it too in my garage. I have the magnets as well for a few tools.

Brian
I have numerous tool boxes, and love them. But I also have a 4'x8' plywood panel on my garage wall for some tools that are either too long or odd shaped, and take up room in my toolboxes. As you mentioned, I have used a felt pen to trace around each tool, so when I grab a handful, it's easy to see where they were when I return them. It's saved me a lot of time digging through the toolbox and trying to remove a bunch of tools to get to what I want.
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I really dislike magnetized tools IF THEY AREN'T SUPPOSED TO BE. I have a long pick up tool that I can snag on to those dropped carbon steel parts that are just out of reach but since a high percentage of fasteners on my '31 are SS, a wire also works for nuts and washers. Bolts - masking tape.
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