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What do you use to organize your sockets?

Discussion in 'Garage / Workshop' started by mntbiker2008, May 23, 2013.

  1. May 23, 2013 at 7:56 AM
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    mntbiker2008

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    I am getting ready to start a job at in the service department at a dealership down here so I am trying to get my tool box a little more organized. I have seen everything from cutting out foam to some plastic organizers with all the socket sizes next to each hole. So, what do you all use? I am low on money so I am trying to find something cheap that will do for now until I can afford a better set up/ box.
     
  2. May 23, 2013 at 8:06 AM
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    skidooman

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    I have used foam it is pricey and time consuming to cut in and has a tendency to accumulate various fluids, grease etc from the sockets. The foam takes up a lot of space. http://foamfittools.com/ I have a lot of exp with the foam we had to do this for our tool boxes in the Air Force I believe the other services also did this as it was for tool and inventory control they get a little pissy if you loose a tool on an aircraft lol.

    I did have the plastic trays they take up a lot of space at least the ones that are flat and have the holes laid out. http://www.sears.com/craftsman-sock...x000001&kpid=00965172000P&kispla=00965172000P

    The other style of plastic ones that are form fitting and magnetic take less space then the flat ones but are pricey depending on how many sockets you have . http://www.sears.com/lisle-3-8-in-d...x000001&kpid=00919061000P&kispla=00919061000P

    I finally went back to the standard rack http://www.sears.com/craftsman-2-pc...x000001&kpid=00941325000P&kispla=00941325000P
    you can grab your rack and go instead of going back and forth , course if you know ever socket your going to need for every job then that is not a problem.

    One of the ways I have done is simple oak plank and drilled the hole sizes and depths for the sockets takes a little less space then all of the above except the racks. However, it is all up to you and how much you want to walk back and forth. I am sure with all the full time and weekend wrenches others have some other innovative ideas too.

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  4. May 23, 2013 at 6:20 PM
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    Thanks guys. I have considered using the basic rack and have used them in the past but didnt really like them that much. My toolbox is one of the mobile units and I am just putting the stuff I use a lot in it. The other box is for the stuff I dont use as often. I was looking today and found something that might work for what I want.

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  5. May 23, 2013 at 6:25 PM
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  6. May 23, 2013 at 6:59 PM
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    That is nice set up. Can you stack them on top of each other?
     
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  8. May 23, 2013 at 7:21 PM
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    They aren't made to nest in each other and the sizes of the trays for each drive size are slightly different but they securely hold the sockets ( at least the 1/2" drive one does )
     
  9. May 23, 2013 at 7:26 PM
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    I have a few of these too. The magnets are great at holding the sockets. The only downside I've found with them is that they take up a lot of space in the tool box. For now I've moved to the cheaper metal socket organizers like in the 2nd post, but I really like these.
     
  10. May 23, 2013 at 7:30 PM
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    I used one as a fixed socket storage tray in a custom tool box I made to fit behind the rear seats in my DC

    The tray is fixed to the lid and the sockets in the bottom side of the tray actually travel in an upside down orientation , I've only had a couple fall out of place when I hit a large , unexpected bump , so in normal use they should stay fixed in the tray no problem

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  11. May 23, 2013 at 7:40 PM
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    sweet thank you. I am going to give one of those a try and see how I like them.
     
  12. May 23, 2013 at 8:38 PM
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  13. May 23, 2013 at 11:29 PM
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    Lock a socket tray FTW Aaron.

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