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tool storage

Post by ElZorro » Tue Jan 12, 2010 5:26 pm

a bunch of years back I bought a pretty complete set of sockets. They came in a plastic tool box with the trays and indentations in the trays to hold them all nice and pretty. (I can't find a picture of my set, but imagine three slide-out trays like the one attached in a plastic tool box). This weighs something like 30#, and depending on what I'm working on I never need more than half of the tools (don't need the metric when working on the Chevy, or english when working on the FXT, etc). Its a pain in the ass to haul around.

I've been digging around for a good way to carry sockets in a soft-sided tool bag. I've found a couple different magnetic socket caddies, but I just don't see the magnets being strong enough to hold the sockets when thrown into a bag.

Any suggestions?

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Re: tool storage

Post by complacent » Tue Jan 12, 2010 11:05 pm

BAM!

Solved for under $5. 8)
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Re: tool storage

Post by ElZorro » Tue Jan 12, 2010 11:10 pm

I played with those in the store a couple months back, just didn't have enough confidence that the sockets would stay put. If they're going to pop off I might as well put them in ziplock bags (with vent holes to prevent condensation)
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Re: tool storage

Post by complacent » Tue Jan 12, 2010 11:17 pm

I've had pretty good luck with the all metal versions. :)
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Re: tool storage

Post by schvin » Tue Jan 12, 2010 11:29 pm

gf bought me some of the magnetic snap-on ones for xmas. i am very happy with them, though they haven't seen much travel/throwing around yet. the magnets are much stronger than i expected.
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Re: tool storage

Post by TRANS4M » Wed Jan 13, 2010 9:39 am

I have some of these sitting around that you can have.

http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/D ... umber=1147
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