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Old 01-24-2012, 11:11 AM   #1
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help organizing sockets

Anyone have any cheap/creative ways to organize sockets? My rolling tool chest didn't come with anything in the drawers, and I want to get all my sockets in them and not keep them in the original boxes. I have 3 different drive sizes in std and metric.

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Old 01-24-2012, 06:44 PM   #2
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i've seen some good home-made ideas on garagejournal, ...like things as simple as drilling holes in a thick piece of wood
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Old 01-24-2012, 06:45 PM   #3
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i've seen some good home-made ideas on garagejournal, ...like things as simple as drilling holes in a thick piece of wood
Good idea. However, if it is a mobile toolbox, weight is a factor.

To the OP, I'm in the same situation. What I'm going to do I make some foam pieces that span the drawer, and cut some holes in them for sockets.

Edit - I see that the OP is talking about a rolling chest.
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I went to Home Depot to buy a few of those metal socket clip strips for all the loose sockets overflowing in my toolbox- figured I'd need 6 as they each hold 7 a piece. I ended up buying a new socket set that came in a case because it was cheaper than buying the organizers.

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For my sockets I use most often (pretty much all my metric sockets) I use these Craftsman magnetic organizers

I have 3 different sized trays depending on the size of the sockets, i.e. 1/4", 3/8", 1/2"


For my sockets I don't use often, I use the metal clip organizers posted above.
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I bought a cheap setup from Sears. It was a plastic square pegboard (about 1 foot) with moveable pegs in different sizes for the different driver sizes. It's similar to what Bradley posted but it's a peg instead of a clip. I think it was like $5 per square with the pegs.
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I just bought a bunch of metal socket clip strips from harbor freight. Cheap and work just fine.
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For my sockets I use most often (pretty much all my metric sockets) I use these Craftsman magnetic organizers

I have 3 different sized trays depending on the size of the sockets, i.e. 1/4", 3/8", 1/2"


For my sockets I don't use often, I use the metal clip organizers posted above.
Yeah I'm thinking about trying these magnetic things out. I'm pretty fedd up with my current set up. I have the ones that are a then long metal bar with cheep metal clips. Some times they will hold the socket on and onther times the socket falls right off and of course in the rare times I'm trying to stay organized and keep my sockets on that track instead of letting them roll around it will fight me to let me even get the socket on the clip. I think these magnetic trays will work better with one handes use. I bet there expensive thoughand I'm rure I will have to buy a ton of them to keep everything organized.
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Anyone have any cheap/creative ways to organize sockets? My rolling tool chest didn't come with anything in the drawers, and I want to get all my sockets in them and not keep them in the original boxes. I have 3 different drive sizes in std and metric.

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go to Sears in the tool section and check into the foam inserts that you can customize to fit all yur sockets ratchets and whatever else you dont want rolling aroung the drawer. I have a set in my roll away and it works great
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