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Old 03-16-2010, 04:29 AM   #1
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Looking for ideas for nail and screw storage for my trailer and portable for on site so i dont have to walk back and fourth to my trailer
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Old 03-16-2010, 07:32 AM   #2
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Without doubt systainers.



Dont waste your money on the stanley boxes. They do work well but they aint anywhere near a good system like the above. Some guys on here have some nice systainer setups.

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This works well for me...take out a few bins ...put 'em on the workbench...put 'em back when you're done

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Dont waste your money on the stanley boxes. They do work well but they aint anywhere near a good system like the above. Some guys on here have some nice systainer setups.

Total waste of money. Way too overpriced! Let's talk about real products that most people can afford and actually purchase. Not products that cost 3 times a much that very few people own.
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Total waste of money. Way too overpriced! Let's talk about real products that most people can afford and actually purchase. Not products that cost 3 times a much that very few people own.
The 3 times price will out last 6 of the 16.00 boxes.

Got to think about the long run.
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Total investment - $20.00....priceless

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Total investment - $20.00....priceless
I have been looking for something like that for at home.
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I have been looking for something like that for at home.
I got that entire setup at a hardware store that was reorganizing. They sold me all those bins & containers and I have another 12 ( x4 trays in each bin ) or so in the garage. Check with the lumberyards and hardware stores. Find out if they are planning a retooling project.
If you were closer I'd sell you some of mine.
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The festool infatuation.....rather pricey for screws and nail storage IMO The systainers look like a good idea for electricians but as a carpenter I dont know. Granted there are a million different fasteners we need. Outside of a variety of masonry anchors, occasional self tapper or small wood screws everything we use is more than a handful from a bin.
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Rigid makes a couple nice boxes. I bought one with screw storage on top & open well in the bottom. I keep a cordless drill & charger in the bottom with an assortment of bits & screw in the top. They also make another box along the same lines, but with screw organizers in the top & bottom compartments both. Something like $30 each. Sorry, no pics.
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The festool infatuation.....rather pricey for screws and nail storage IMO The systainers look like a good idea for electricians but as a carpenter I dont know. Granted there are a million different fasteners we need. Outside of a variety of masonry anchors, occasional self tapper or small wood screws everything we use is more than a handful from a bin.
I agree, Tom.
The big bulk items are usually in boxes that you just dig into and fill your apron.

It's the little odds and ends that will drive you crazy if you can't locate them easily...a couple of wall anchors, a long GRK screw, 2 lag bolts etc. In remodeling or construction you can't have everything delivered to the site.

Next thing you know, you're headed to the store again to get a couple of whatevers just to get a very simple task completed.
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I agree, Tom.
The big bulk items are usually in boxes that you just dig into and fill your apron.

It's the little odds and ends that will drive you crazy if you can't locate them easily...a couple of wall anchors, a long GRK screw, 2 lag bolts etc. In remodeling or construction you can't have everything delivered to the site.

Next thing you know, you're headed to the store again to get a couple of whatevers just to get a very simple task completed.
That is why I carry a variety of screws that I normally use in my sys-boxes.

For a big project I take the big box with me. For normal day to day repairs and remodeling, you can't beat grabbing a stack of systainers and have everything you need in one trip.
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Systainers are not great dollar value for bulk storage.

Tom I like your system, my cube van I got a metal rack from Bell Canada when they destroyed one of their vans in a car crash. It has a big metal work bench with a flip-top, flip it up and there is an array of metal bins that can adjust in size. I dump the box of fasteners in there and then fill my little sortainer with the ones I use most often. That way I can grab it and go.

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Total waste of money. Way too overpriced! Let's talk about real products that most people can afford and actually purchase. Not products that cost 3 times a much that very few people own.
I had that attitude once too...then I started buying them and all of the sudden Kraft dinner tasted just fine.

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You may be correct, I'm not a carpenter.
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My mac and cheese now comes in a white box with black letters.

I am running out of ways to cook hot dogs too!!
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Best nail and screw storage idea I have seen yet, just wondering who in the world would ever fill all of these and how much it would cost.
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I would like to do something similar to the above pictured for my workbench in the shop. Anyone have a source for those containers? TIA

As far as storage, I like this husky organizer. I use alot of mechanical anchors ( drop in, wedge, sleeve ect ) so I need something fairly heavy duty. I have specialty screws ect on the top sections and anchors on the bottom. I like the metal latch system also because its more sturdy than the cases with the plastic clips which can fly open if bounced around
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i know its not fancy, but neither am I. I use coffe cans. I have around 100 or so. Most of them in the shop. But I keep 12 in the van with an assortment of screws/nails that I might need. I have a wooden box with handle that hold six cans. great for going into job site if assortment is needed. simple and free!
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They def ain't great on cost but after using them i am going to be ordering another 20. They make more use of the limited space i have in my trailer and as any remodel will know having every tool and every fixing and part that is required to get the job done can take up lots of room. But the systainers are making storing a lot of handy gear easy to access and find.

I don't thinks theres a system i ain't tried over the years, Jam jars, plant pots, butter cartons, wooden cubby holes, zip lock bags, tray systems, Stanley boxes, Stanley baskets and so on. Systainer so far beat all of them at ease of use and convenience.
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My son, why spend 30 bucks on that junker when you could spend 150 on two of these and have a life-time investment?


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