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From: Steve W. on 6 Jul 2010 15:26
Jules Richardson wrote:
> On Mon, 05 Jul 2010 11:19:35 -0500, krw(a)att.bizzzzzzzzzzzz wrote:
>>> Plank on wall with row of nails. Hang spanners on nails. Label as
>> Open-end wrenches hanging on nails?
> Two nails close together such that the wrench-end doesn't fall though,
> I'd assume (I remember my dad always used to store chisels and
> screwdrivers like that)
> Whatever I do seems to be doomed because I end up with stuff split
> between garage / workshop / house / car... I really need four sets of
> everything :-)
I keep a few sets of tools. Good tools in the garage and shop. A cheap
set of tools in the house and car. I figure that a cheap set in the car
may get used once in an emergency situation, as such it doesn't need to
be a high end set with all the polish.
The set in the house doesn't have a lot of extra stuff, just tools that
would be used in the house.
Now the Garage and shop tools, those are high end stuff. The shop is
mainly Snap-On, SK and OLD Proto.
The garage set is MAC and Snap-On.
From: HeyBub on 7 Jul 2010 07:18
Bill Horn wrote:
> Sometimes a good idea is only a suggestion away.
> I have your typical set of metric and english combination box/open-end
> wrench sets in various drawers in my toolbox.
> But they're all jumbled about such that it takes longer than I'd like
> to grab a certain size or a sequence of certain sizes.
> How do you store your combination wrenches so that they are easy to
I spray painted my metrics. It makes things a little bit simpler.
From: Bill Horn on 8 Jul 2010 00:40
On Mon, 5 Jul 2010 04:27:09 +0000 (UTC), Bill Horn wrote:
> How do you store your combination wrenches so that they are easy to access?
To close the loop, I organized all my wrenches.
Fortuitously, I was working on the bicycle, replacing tubes, when I hit
upon the idea of slicing the rubber tire tube in various ways to make
wonderfully strong straps and rubber bands.
Then, I piled up a set of 5 to 8 wrenches (depending on physical size) and
banded them together in the drawer, with a stiff piece of cardboard keeping
them lined up (banding the cardboard with the wrenches).
I put all the combination wrenches in a band (box on one side, open end on
the other); I put all the double-open-end wrenches in another band; all the
three-quarter-around brass pipe wrenches in another pile; bent ignition
wrenches in another set; ratchet box wrenches in another set; etc.
The cardboard stiffener isn't perfect; steel or very thin wood would be
better; so I'll look for copper or steel plate that will help keep the
Perfect, once the wrenches are banded, would be wrap-around steel plate
that clips into place, perhaps with velcro. I'll work on that next.
Thanks for all the great ideas! Organizing wrenches must be one thing
almost all of us have in common!
From: HeyBub on 8 Jul 2010 08:25
Bill Horn wrote:
> Thanks for all the great ideas! Organizing wrenches must be one thing
> almost all of us have in common!
My biggest problem is organizing my wenches.