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Old 09-18-2011, 02:30 PM   #1
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How To Store Drywall Knives


I'm looking for a way to store drywall knives. I repair apartments and so I dont' use them all that often. I'm looking for some way that will keep the edges from getting all dinged up. I've searched all over the internet and the few ideas that I've found seem like they would all be rather heavy.
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Old 09-18-2011, 03:23 PM   #2
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I'm looking for a way to store drywall knives. I repair apartments and so I dont' use them all that often. I'm looking for some way that will keep the edges from getting all dinged up. I've searched all over the internet and the few ideas that I've found seem like they would all be rather heavy.
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Is that what you use Mixanator
I just jam all mine in a mud tray But than I'm not a gipboarder
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I'm looking for a way to store drywall knives. I repair apartments and so I dont' use them all that often. I'm looking for some way that will keep the edges from getting all dinged up. I've searched all over the internet and the few ideas that I've found seem like they would all be rather heavy.
Thanks, DC
Take a piece of 3/8" rubber hose and cut a slit straight down one side, then slide edge of knife in slit.
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I use the exact same bag. Only mine has "Schluter" on the sides. They gave them to me FREE when I took their course.
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Mine sit in an old Dewalt tool bag. The dewalt tools have all been

replaced.

Mine don't see as much use as in previous years. I like it that

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I simply knocked together a narrow, long plywood box that fits inside my pickup job box.

I used my skill saw to cut a series of longitudinal slots (just the saw blade wide) in the top of that box.

The slots are about 1-1/2" apart so that all my ten blades slip in perfectly, handles up.

Simplest tool holder I ever built and it works like a charm.
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Go buy a plastic Stanley tool box. I have two trays with all my knives stacked in the trays sitting in the tool box along with leftover tape, jab saw, and other misc drywall repair stuff. I'm in the same
Boat. I use them once in a while and all my drywall stuff is in one 24" box.
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I simply knocked together a narrow, long plywood box that fits inside my pickup job box.

I used my skill saw to cut a series of longitudinal slots (just the saw blade wide) in the top of that box.

The slots are about 1-1/2" apart so that all my ten blades slip in perfectly, handles up.

Simplest tool holder I ever built and it works like a charm.
Thanks, That's more or less what I've been seeing elsewere, except your Idea sounds a lot lighter. Others are using stacks of 1x with 1/8" spacers to make the knife slots between.
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I dated a drywall guy one time who was fanatic about his drywall knives. He had these canvas bags that his mother sewed for him. One for each knife!
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I have a shelf in my truck topper that all my surplus/odd size knives silide behind upside down. All my daily knives sit in my mud pans on a shelf. A 4' section out of 32' of shelves is just for knives,pans trowels and tape.
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Mine hang on pegboard in the truck. Square knives on one peg and rounded knives on another. My brushes hang next to them.
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An old lap top bag or soft sided brief case works well---
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Thanks, That's more or less what I've been seeing elsewere, except your Idea sounds a lot lighter. Others are using stacks of 1x with 1/8" spacers to make the knife slots between.
That's pretty much what we've done. I built a box that's maybe 12" wide x 14" long and 4" tall out of 1xs and spacers. Directly in the center I stuck a piece of 3/4" plywood that sticks up just above the height of the knife handles with a hand slot cut out and rounded over for carrying. It sits on one of the shelves in our trailer and carries all of the knives for 2 guys.
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Re: How To Store Drywall Knives


Great thread.

I have been wondering the same thing. I used to have a pull out drawer in the Van but, the Van died.

Now my knives are getting beat up. Some of these guys I've had ten plus years and I need a new solution. I was thinking a drywall tool box with little compartments made from Door Skin. I thought I could mill up some 3/8" plywood with grooves and slide in door skin where needed.

Anyone made anything like this? I was worried as well about weight but there is no way it would be heavier than my carry alls.

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I went to ikea and bough there cheap kitchen knife magnet strips got about six of them and installed them in my van. You can put them anywhere and they hold knives great plus they don't rattle driven down the road.
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I dated a drywall guy one time who was fanatic about his drywall knives. He had these canvas bags that his mother sewed for him. One for each knife!

Drywall knife cozies?


I don't do much mudding so mine hang out in the garage till needed.
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My guys just got back with the trailer so I took a pic of our drywall knife storage.
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My answer is....... whatever takes up the least amount of space.

You don't need slits in a wood top. Just build the box with high enough sides for the knives to stand up.

Space in my truck is limited. I have way too much stuff.

Canvas bag works good too!
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I dated a drywall guy one time who was fanatic about his drywall knives. He had these canvas bags that his mother sewed for him. One for each knife!
Note that she said that she dated the guy ONE TIME.

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