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Old 12-06-2018, 07:28 PM   #1
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Any one else using foam for the tool cases. Just finished my first tool box all my drywall power tools with some extra storage in the tray. Was frustrating trying to keep some space between them. Hopefully the next ones turn out better
Next boxs to be done will be my wood working tools. 1 box for the joiner and planner. and another for the the nailers. this foam is cheap considering the cost of the tools. Precut foam for cases-20181206_162122.jpeg

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Now what kind of tools are you going to throw on top of them to take up the extra space?

My drywall screw gun is currently at the bottom of a large Packout below, an impact, drill, multi-tool, saw, a few batteries, light, and probably a few other tools I can't remember at the moment. If I only put three tools into a large box, I would have had to buy Home Depot completely out of Packout's over Black Friday and I did a pretty good job of it to begin with. Just repackaged my tiling tools into a rather large stack of Packout's, which I am happy with.

The one place I can see using the Kaisen foam is for my Bosch lasers that I just moved into a Packout. I protect them because I need them accurate. Had a laser go out of whack and it screwed my tile job

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Now what kind of tools are you going to throw on top of them to take up the extra space?

My drywall screw gun is currently at the bottom of a large Packout below, an impact, drill, multi-tool, saw, a few batteries, light, and probably a few other tools I can't remember at the moment. If I only put three tools into a large box, I would have had to buy Home Depot completely out of Packout's over Black Friday and I did a pretty good job of it to begin with. Just repackaged my tiling tools into a rather large stack of Packout's, which I am happy with.

The one place I can see using the Kaisen foam is for my Bosch lasers that I just moved into a Packout. I protect them because I need them accurate. Had a laser go out of whack and it screwed my tile job
Probably some dust attachments and more batteries.
I'm going to get the larger box for the next one, use thicker foam so I can stand up the tools that are awkward like the joiner and the monster cordless brad nailer, dewalt really f'ed up on not making a medium size box. they got small large and xl.
The laser could use some foam. I remember last year putting in dedicated box but didn't like how it was able to move around. it rides up front with me now.

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Only for my cordless batteries. I got foam in the top and bottom of the small Ridged case in their rolling cart system. One case has 10 the other 7 and two chargers. Seeing as the batteries cost almost as much as the tool in the HILTI line up figured was worth it.
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Took a picture the other day for this thread as my "M12" box was sitting open with many tools out of the box in use. I fill it to max capacity
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how deep is this mess of tools?
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how deep is this mess of tools?

The same depth as the rest of the mid sized Ridgid boxes, and what Milwaukee calls their "large" Packout box. I pack them pretty tight too, often trying to figure out how to fit everything back in.

Oh look I protected my thinset mixing tool with parts of the tile leveling tools. I even had to cut a couple inches off the mixing tool to safely store it in a Packout. The green parts are kinda like foam right?
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Those tile levelers are like peanut foam...

Also cut off some off the mixing tool. But cut off the wrong end... and now a stubby.. I have to put the whole drill and my hand in the bucket...

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Took a picture the other day for this thread as my "M12" box was sitting open with many tools out of the box in use. I fill it to max capacity
That is my M.O. as well.

M18 drill, impact driver, omt, hackzall, light, grinder, charger, 3 batteries, m12 right angle drill, 2 batteries, drill index, bit case, sawzall blades, grinder wheels and omt blades all in a rigid medium box.



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What is this extra space you speak of?
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Ridgid rolling case - DeWalt cordless

7.25 circle saw
Jigsaw
18 gauge nailer
Sds hammer drill
Impact driver
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4 batteries
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No room for foam.
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No room for foam.
I have not seen that many corded tools in a while

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The jigsaw will be the next to go cordless.
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The jigsaw will be the next to go cordless.
barrel handle or d handle?
not sure why I don't like d handle...

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Always had a barrel. Either the Makita or the Milwaukee.

I have both battery platforms in 18v
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A lot of guys use this stuff.
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I guess its the perk of specializing I don't need half that stuff you guys have in the tool box haha.
Main reason for the foam was to protect them during transport in the trailer. The roads are fubar here. This box adds up to over a grand Canadian when full. Impact, roto, drywall cutter, screw gun, laser, 4 batts
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I've been bringing along more corded stuff when needed since getting the powerstation. And I think the only ones I do bring are the SDS, grinders, and a planer.

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