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Old January 15th, 2010, 09:55 AM   #21
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Seperate drawer for each drive size. SAE on the left, Metric on the right.

Impacts have their own drawer and use Hansen racks.
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Old January 15th, 2010, 10:40 AM   #22
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I have a large Snap on box and I cut a big piece of plexi glass and screwed socket rails to it. really nice knowing what Im missing at a glance.
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Old January 15th, 2010, 10:46 AM   #23
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I bought a piece of foam from sears back when I got my first mechanic job. I laid out all the sockets by size and SAE/Metric and traced them. Then I cut out the inside of what I traced. I put the sockets in and it works great. The deepwell I laid on their side, the shorts I traced around them and stuck them in. I also traced the ratchets and cut those out.

I will get pictures. The sockets are not currently in because they are all on my roll cart being used. But you get the idea.
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Old January 15th, 2010, 11:14 AM   #24
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Mine is a huge set up too. I have a sheet of 3/8" plywood under the sockets to screw the metal tracks to. I have at least 300 if not more in the one drawer and the big stuff is lined along the edges of both my boxes ( I have a duplicate at work) impacts are in the back along the edge to keep the weigh off the front of the slides. on a side note I had a Matco box drop a full width draw many years back under the weight of so many tools. took hours to round them all up, and the box was never the same.
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Old January 15th, 2010, 11:26 AM   #25
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get a couple of good bar magnets. They probably work better and are half the price of the sears magnetic socket thingys.

I use the blow-plastic drawers out of the pos box that came with my craftsman tool set sitting in my tool cabinet. I use the box part as a place to sit and wonder what I should do with my Jeep... good body, floor is a rust/carpet composite.
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Old January 15th, 2010, 12:48 PM   #26
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I put up pegboard walls in my garage. Then I just hung pegs and numbered them according to size. Sockets, wrenches,and damn near every other hand tool. I even drilled holes in my ratchets which took A LOT of drill bits so I don't recommend that.
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Old January 15th, 2010, 02:55 PM   #27
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I have tried a few things but i fell in love with these.

http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_1...rd=socket+rack



Each socket snaps into a plastic fitting with a ball bearing. The sockets snap in very tight. You can get them in black or gray for standard or metric. I like them because they lay well in the tool chest and i can grab them when I'm on the go and stuff a rack or two in my tool bag. Ill take a picture of my tool chest when i get home.

x3, I really like these, they sell black and gray too, I have metric on gray and sae on black for easy finding. They are much better than the flimsy metal ones if you plan on moving your tools around with you or tossing them in a portable tool box.
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Old January 15th, 2010, 03:18 PM   #28
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Don't by the metal version of those rail things, they suck balls. The clips come off and they don't hold the sockets well. I use the plastic molded trays with the holes in them with sizes marked in them.
http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_1...rd=socket+tray
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Old January 15th, 2010, 11:12 PM   #29
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i got a twist lock organizer that hold 1/2 3/8 and 1/4. i got it from the snapon dealer but you can get them online
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Old January 16th, 2010, 11:16 AM   #30
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Maybe check out the tool department at Sears. I am amazed how much cool stuf is now available for storing tools and organizating garages.
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I know its only like ~160 sockets but you get the idea.


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