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Old 12-06-2014, 07:47 AM   #1
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So I have a new Transit coming in soon and plan to really trick it out in terms of the shelving when it comes. In the mean time I have been buying some Dewalt tough system box's to help in the reorganization. I could end up with as many as 20 box's by the time I am done, buying them one at a time. I also have many Systainers as well. Wondering if anyone has come up with a good way of labeling the box's as to what is inside? Right now I have a piece of white duct tape on the box and wrote on them, looks kinda tacky. Anyone have a cool idea? I even looked on you tube, and searched the forum but found no love.
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It's not really a cool idea but maybe find someone who makes vinyl stickers, they are tough and relatively inexpensive. Find someone who letters up vehicles, they should be able to print out what you need...Anthony

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I use a label maker I got from office max. It prints water resistant labels on different colored vinyl. Think it was around $40. The labels are holding up really well and it looks nicer than writing on tape, which is what I used to do.
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BC did some for his systainers... I think it was ink jet printed label stock..

I need to get something for my t-staks.
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We did the label maker for ours too. We have a bunch of them in our van. Here is a cheesy video I made. I think you can see the labels.

Van Organization: http://youtu.be/THQ97K5__vY
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Portable label maker is the way to go here. You can even buy black labels that have white text (maybe even yellow text to match DeWalt). Make sure you get the laminated ones too.
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I had the idea that the labels would not stick well to the tough box plastic, you proved me wrong, Thanks!
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Definitely clean the area with some denatured alcohol first.
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We did the label maker for ours too. We have a bunch of them in our van. Here is a cheesy video I made. I think you can see the labels.

Van Organization: http://youtu.be/THQ97K5__vY
You are too modest man this is a very organized and well equiped van.
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RhinoTM Industrial 5200
Get yourself one of these you can get 3/4" wide label spools. Big type for us older guys
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RhinoTM Industrial 5200
Get yourself one of these you can get 3/4" wide label spools. Big type for us older guys
Perfect, just what I was looking for! Thanks!
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Or if you have an electrician buddy who does a lot of commercial work. He would probably have one for marking sub panels and power control boxes.
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I've got lots of tstacks and starting to buy tough cases. I was doing a job and the client was watching me look at labels on the boxes to find tools. He worked on drones for the military and was quite the mechanic- he had lots of tools too. He suggested I take different colors of paint and slap a different color dot on each one. I hated the idea at first because I though it was sloppy, But it saves a crapload of time vs reading labels, is easy, and I stopped using paint and started slapping stickers on them. Like skate stickers, snowboarding, other various interests, my own style, quick identification, uber organization, without looking like an overly ocd.

Plus if I decide to move a tool to a different type of case, I don't need to re label anything.
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the brother label maker I've been using for 10 years has an available heavy duty adhesive yellow tape that sticks well to various materials.
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This is what i use.
http://www.staples.com/uni-Paint-Mar...product_501007
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Go to a sign shop, and have them lettered up like a truck door.
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I used a strip of clear packing tape, then I printed off labels with pictures of the tools on them and then I put another strip of clear packing tape over the label to protect it.

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