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Tool box organization #5232032 10/06/19 01:30 PM
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Let’s see some pics of how the pros organize sockets and wrench’s. Mine is a mess looking for ideas. [Linked Image]
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If you think that's a mess you should see mine... That's organized in comparison, lol.


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Originally Posted by Delta
If you think that's a mess you should see mine... That's organized in comparison, lol.


I have to say the same about mine lol


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Re: Tool box organization [Re: P10crew] #5232059 10/06/19 01:54 PM
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Organized chaos for sure. This is my box at home. It's set up just like the one at my work. Top drawer has metric sockets on the right and sae on the left. Ratchets are next to it.

Next drawer is metric wrenches. Below that is sae wrenches. Below that screwdrivers and plyers.

Funny thing is that I know exactly what I have and where it lives in that drawer.

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Re: Tool box organization [Re: P10crew] #5232066 10/06/19 02:00 PM
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This: Made in the USA

https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B0002SR03A/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?

And this:

https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B06X6DRB2W/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?

And this:

https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B06WRQ32KH/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?


I spent a lot of time researching this subject and bought several others which I returned. These all come in different sizes and colors for SAE and metric.

The magnetic feature is really nice.

The wrench organizers provide just the right amount of grip to hold yet easily release.Unlike the normal type in which you just lay it in.

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Re: Tool box organization [Re: user52165] #5232083 10/06/19 02:14 PM
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Be forewarned, I have that wrench rack as it came OEM with a SK metric set. It's called "Grabber" for a reason: it holds larger wrenches tightly and is not what I would want in a tool box. You want the Snap On style where you can easily reach in and grab a wrench with one hand.

It doesn't hold smaller wrenches so well. I've had my 7 and 8mm wrenches fall out of it more times than I can count.

Your wrenches are a mess but your socket organization is decent.


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Re: Tool box organization [Re: maxdustington] #5232091 10/06/19 02:25 PM
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Originally Posted by maxdustington
Be forewarned, I have that wrench rack as it came OEM with a SK metric set. It's called "Grabber" for a reason: it holds larger wrenches tightly and is not what I would want in a tool box. You want the Snap On style where you can easily reach in and grab a wrench with one hand.

It doesn't hold smaller wrenches so well. I've had my 7 and 8mm wrenches fall out of it more times than I can count.

Your wrenches are a mess but your socket organization is decent.



Are yours from Ernst Manufacturing as I linked? Or something else? Many look alike but are not the same.

Ernst is molded into the front.

They do not fall out and still release with one hand if Ernst.

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Re: Tool box organization [Re: user52165] #5232111 10/06/19 02:52 PM
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I like how you can order different size tool holders. Now to gather up my wrenches and see what I need.

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Re: Tool box organization [Re: P10crew] #5232134 10/06/19 03:15 PM
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I would be interested in trying another type of wrench rack. Every one I’ve ever tried grabs the wrench.

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As long as I can find what I need with 10 seconds of searching it's organized enough...?


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Re: Tool box organization [Re: P10crew] #5232187 10/06/19 04:24 PM
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Too thick, too thin, grabs the wrench, wrench falls out???

Most combination wrenches are "average" thickness. The Craftsman/SnapOn standard if that's what we should call it.

But there are thin, which are very handy. They will fit the Ernst type I referenced but won't be retained as well or may not release as well.

There are also very thick types, not common, which may or may not fit.

For most users, they are fine and really do their job - keeping your toolbox neat and organized.





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Thanks for sharing. Mine are mostly in 4 tool boxes. I like to keep them mobile because I often take them to friend’s places to help them out or I go to Calgary where I can rent a hoist at U Wrench. I just bought a heavy duty metal stand where I can store (and fully open) two tool boxes on the lower level and two toolboxes on the upper level. They are roughly divided by screwdrivers and similar tools in one, pliers and similar tools in another, SI socket set in a third and an English socket set in a fourth.

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Originally Posted by user52165
Are yours from Ernst Manufacturing as I linked? Or something else? Many look alike but are not the same.

Ernst is molded into the front.

They do not fall out and still release with one hand if Ernst.
That wrench rack is rebranded by many other manufacturers, I recognize the design. The teeth, handle and screw holes are exactly the same, I just checked. The SK is green and has SK molded on the lower third instead of the top third. I guess you know the trick to get them out easily!

I haul my automotive tools in a milk crate and the three smallest sizes always fall out. That wouldn't happen if they were stored in a tool box, obviously. Other than that, it is great.


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Are yours from Ernst Manufacturing as I linked? Or something else? Many look alike but are not the same.

Ernst is molded into the front.

They do not fall out and still release with one hand if Ernst.
That wrench rack is rebranded by many other manufacturers, I recognize the design. The teeth, handle and screw holes are exactly the same, I just checked. The SK is green and has SK molded on the lower third instead of the top third. I guess you know the trick to get them out easily!

I haul my automotive tools in a milk crate and the three smallest sizes always fall out. That wouldn't happen if they were stored in a tool box, obviously. Other than that, it is great.



Easily copied. "Rebranded'??

Do yours have flexible plastic or is it firm that doesn't "give"? Same size does not mean same material.


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Re: Tool box organization [Re: P10crew] #5232731 10/07/19 08:49 AM
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I only work on motorcycles so it's fairly easy to keep stuff clean.
For sockets I use a variety of storage solutions
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Wrenches are on Ernst rails mostly.
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Pliers are in ML tools pliers rack
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Most screwdrivers are kept in the racks they came in, all Vessel models.
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