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Old 05-24-2013, 10:32 PM   #41
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hears a list of tools im trying to store. also a tool bag will not fit in my tool drawers.
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Old 05-25-2013, 06:30 PM   #42
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Picked it up on clearance a couple years ago. Anytime a job calls for more than my little bag can hold, this is what I grab. I think I paid something like $15 for it new. Contents are always changing since my work varies so much.
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I pack this thing full. Veto looks cool but this works good for now.

I had that one, the bottom blew out almost right away.
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Plus a lot of small tools get lost or damaged amongst the garbage accumulating in the bottom.
Not to mention the individual pockets start to accumulate debris, dust, and smaller items one throws in there like bits, nails, wire nuts, etc. I have one bucket boss and the rest of the times for hand stuff, I throw into a bucket or two.
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I use a 28" Craftsman steel carpenter's box and homemade tote based on Gary Katz's design...the homemade tote sees a lot of action,as it doubles as step-stool...extremely handy for trim and interior work....Whatever You're looking for,don't buy it-build it!


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I use one of these for my hand tools...

Like a cheaper version of a Veto but still high quality. Got mine for $40 "used" from amazon, but was brand new basically.

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After fighting this for years I finally bought a heavy 2 wheeler with big tires. I built boxes on it that stack up. Its 18" wide 16" deep and 50" tall so it holds a lot of tools. I roll it onto the jobsite like a beer vendor.
its not perfect but it cuts down on trips to the trailer saving time and frustration. I have a 6 plug electrical deal on it so I can plug it in and charge batteries, have a light and radio ready to go. I keep basic tools like saws and drills and small stuff like bits, screws, nails, gun oil, level, razor blades, tape, caulk line, pencils, putty knifes, chizels, sandpaper, caulk ect. If we are working upstairs me and a man will lug it up one time and it all there. I still go to the trailer a lot but not as much as I did and is much less frustrating.
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Everyday tools

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Large Dewalt tough system box

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Basic small tote that keeps items together


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All together. Everything but the bag fits well.
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After fighting this for years I finally bought a heavy 2 wheeler with big tires. I built boxes on it that stack up. Its 18" wide 16" deep and 50" tall so it holds a lot of tools. I roll it onto the jobsite like a beer vendor.
its not perfect but it cuts down on trips to the trailer saving time and frustration. I have a 6 plug electrical deal on it so I can plug it in and charge batteries, have a light and radio ready to go. I keep basic tools like saws and drills and small stuff like bits, screws, nails, gun oil, level, razor blades, tape, caulk line, pencils, putty knifes, chizels, sandpaper, caulk ect. If we are working upstairs me and a man will lug it up one time and it all there. I still go to the trailer a lot but not as much as I did and is much less frustrating.
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Second this.
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Second this.
Third this. I spent all day trying to organize tools on a jobsite and visualizing in my head a system of stackable shop-built wooden toolboxes to use with my collapsible hand truck.
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Third this. I spent all day trying to organize tools on a jobsite and visualizing in my head a system of stackable shop-built wooden toolboxes to use with my collapsible hand truck.
You're in DC. There's a ton of "tools" and "dead wood" stacked up all over the place there. You should be giving US ideas!
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The tools to the left are mine. Nail bags stay stocked with normal tools, framing hammer or trim hammer will be stored in the bag to the far left when not in use. The left bag is hand tools, far right is for drills, batteries and bits.

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hears a list of tools im trying to store. also a tool bag will not fit in my tool drawers.
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angel finder
combo square
speed square x2
chalk lines
plumbob
tin snips
sideing snips
siding crimpers
cresent wrenches
trim cats paw
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I use a 28" Craftsman steel carpenter's box and homemade tote based on Gary Katz's design...the homemade tote sees a lot of action,as it doubles as step-stool...extremely handy for trim and interior work....Whatever You're looking for,don't buy it-build it!


http://www.garymkatz.com/ChartsDrawings/tool_tote.html
I made a similar tote years ago. I prefer to use CLC bags these days, but might invest in some Veto bags later.
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Buckets for me most of the time. I'll load them at truck for that specific job at that location. No need to drag all that other crap in for nothing.

I do however have two husky bags with woodworking/specialty tools.
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I hate digging thru buckets for my tools. I try to keep my bags organized - it saves me a lot of time per day.
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I have so much sh*t, I just can't seem to stay organized. I have 5 DeWalt tough boxes and 2 rolling Husky bags, still doesn't do it. I like the Husky bags, but everyone just throws the stuff in the middle cavity. I hate digging for things. I may have to get a couple more.

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