5 Photos: Tool Box Edition

Klinger
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3/30/2020 10:54am Edited Date/Time 4/20/2020 3:44pm
Without organizing at all, take a photo of your top five tool box drawers (full size, not the little ones). Let's see how OCD or horribly unorganized we are. I think I'm somewhere in the middle. Here are mine.




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3/30/2020 1:45pm
Your toolbox looks immaculate compared to mine. My tools are beat to shit, covered in grease, and a complete mess, but I know what's where. For the purpose of this thread I think I'll sit this one out and save myself some embarrassment. Laughing
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I thought you said no little drawers, Klinger? 25 plus years of oddball tools most here may not recognize but I know where everything is!

I have a big box at home also that I have been stocking with new stuff for home over the past few years. It is my OCD box, this one is the work box.










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3/30/2020 2:53pm
Good choice in the Macsimizer there Herb. Extremely well built boxes. I have a double and two triples. All old, all still great condition!
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Klinger
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3/30/2020 3:32pm
newmann wrote:
I thought you said no little drawers, Klinger? 25 plus years of oddball tools most here may not recognize but I know where everything is! I...
I thought you said no little drawers, Klinger? 25 plus years of oddball tools most here may not recognize but I know where everything is!

I have a big box at home also that I have been stocking with new stuff for home over the past few years. It is my OCD box, this one is the work box.










Dat's a whole lotta wrenches.
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3/30/2020 4:26pm Edited Date/Time 3/30/2020 4:26pm
Bench top is what I take to the track. Just enough to handle any reasonable fix. If I didnt bring a tool for it I'm not screwing with it there.
Drills, impacts, calipers, tire tools, bearings tools, etc in the drawers of the bench.

Top quick grab, t handle, gloves, knife, bolt box, socket set, pens, commonly used big sockets.

Drawer 1 metric

Drawer 2 standard and a few spares

Drawer 3 everything else. Rubber persuader, Torque wrench, breaker bar, pliers, safety wire pliers, screw drivers, picks, wire brush, small seringe fork fork oil.
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3/30/2020 4:32pm Edited Date/Time 3/30/2020 4:36pm
This is my tool box at work. A small harbor freight believe its 26 inch. And it's nearly packed to the limit. These are the first 5 drawers so these are the lighter ones! Work on mass transit busses every day out of this box!

Ive got some magnets in there to hold certain things in place so they dont fall over or slide around as much. Want to get some more and then it will be really organized well. I constantly am rolling this thing across a massive shop and its a pain when things move around in there.






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Klinger
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3/30/2020 4:48pm
yz133rider, Are buses metric or SAE?
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Klinger wrote:
yz133rider, Are buses metric or SAE?
Sadly these ones are a mixture of both. Powertrains are generally american sourced, chassis mostly foreign, so its metric and standard throughout.
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3/30/2020 4:56pm
Klinger wrote:
yz133rider, Are buses metric or SAE?
yz133rider wrote:
Sadly these ones are a mixture of both. Powertrains are generally american sourced, chassis mostly foreign, so its metric and standard throughout.
I've only ever worked on dirt bikes and bicycles so pretty much all I have is metric. Things get interesting when I have to work on something in the house that is SAE. Adjustables to the rescue!
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3/30/2020 5:00pm
Klinger wrote:
yz133rider, Are buses metric or SAE?
yz133rider wrote:
Sadly these ones are a mixture of both. Powertrains are generally american sourced, chassis mostly foreign, so its metric and standard throughout.
Klinger wrote:
I've only ever worked on dirt bikes and bicycles so pretty much all I have is metric. Things get interesting when I have to work on...
I've only ever worked on dirt bikes and bicycles so pretty much all I have is metric. Things get interesting when I have to work on something in the house that is SAE. Adjustables to the rescue!
I truly wish only metric existed. And use only the even sizes. Imagine how many less tools youd need. And phillips, allen, torx, etc etc, pick one and stick to it. Its all so silly!!
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3/30/2020 5:05pm
What ever happened to the guy that was gonna try to make up a few boxes for sale with essential track tools? Forgot his name. Was in another tool post. I believe he was gonna make up a box similar to the TLD box available, but more streamlined. Thanks.
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3/30/2020 5:33pm Edited Date/Time 3/30/2020 5:35pm
I’ve got a pretty basic setup here since I don’t do very much mechanical work at home (or, well, at all to be honest) but my OCD is real.








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3/30/2020 5:35pm Edited Date/Time 3/30/2020 5:42pm
I am a tool junkie so had to post more than a few pics of one of my boxes, I have 2 MAC boxes and a Kennedy and I also have almost every Ryobi one cordless tools. Tools are a bad and expensive habit.














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Wow. You guys have this down.
Question: What is the best way to keep everything clean or to clean it after not being used for a while?

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3/30/2020 5:50pm
Just did a #coronacleaning in the garage, so my rolling box got moved and some tools rolled around. I’m hardcore OCD so a little disappointed to put it out there, but here it goes...




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3/30/2020 5:51pm Edited Date/Time 3/30/2020 5:52pm
VetMX.com wrote:
Wow. You guys have this down. Question: What is the best way to keep everything clean or to clean it after not being used for a...
Wow. You guys have this down.
Question: What is the best way to keep everything clean or to clean it after not being used for a while?
I wipe down my tools with this stuff every single time before i put them back. I get comments constantly that my tools look brand new. Its because of wiping them down with that crc. It also is good for the metal and not harsh for the rubber and finishes .

I also use it on my chains, footpeg pivots, brake clevis, door latches, and well friggin every where.


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VetMX.com wrote:
Wow. You guys have this down. Question: What is the best way to keep everything clean or to clean it after not being used for a...
Wow. You guys have this down.
Question: What is the best way to keep everything clean or to clean it after not being used for a while?
yz133rider wrote:
I wipe down my tools with this stuff every single time before i put them back. I get comments constantly that my tools look brand new...
I wipe down my tools with this stuff every single time before i put them back. I get comments constantly that my tools look brand new. Its because of wiping them down with that crc. It also is good for the metal and not harsh for the rubber and finishes .

I also use it on my chains, footpeg pivots, brake clevis, door latches, and well friggin every where.


If my tools saw how your tools get treated they'd run away from home Laughing
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sumdood wrote:
If my tools saw how your tools get treated they'd run away from home Laughing
😂😂😂 grass isnt always greener!!
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sumdood wrote:
If my tools saw how your tools get treated they'd run away from home Laughing
yz133rider wrote:
😂😂😂 grass isnt always greener!!
There is no social distancing in my toolbox, a lot of the tools in this thread aren't even touching another tool Blink . Mines more like an orgy. Laughing
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sumdood wrote:
There is no social distancing in my toolbox, a lot of the tools in this thread aren't even touching another tool :blink: . Mines more like...
There is no social distancing in my toolbox, a lot of the tools in this thread aren't even touching another tool Blink . Mines more like an orgy. Laughing
😂😂😂
Some of my drawers are that way because theres no choice. For example. And its always a joke if you end up in that drawer the aspirins right there as well, youre probably going to need it.




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3/30/2020 7:05pm Edited Date/Time 4/2/2020 7:45pm
sumdood wrote:
There is no social distancing in my toolbox, a lot of the tools in this thread aren't even touching another tool :blink: . Mines more like...
There is no social distancing in my toolbox, a lot of the tools in this thread aren't even touching another tool Blink . Mines more like an orgy. Laughing
3/30/2020 9:17pm
lostboy819 wrote:
I am a tool junkie so had to post more than a few pics of one of my boxes, I have 2 MAC boxes and a...
I am a tool junkie so had to post more than a few pics of one of my boxes, I have 2 MAC boxes and a Kennedy and I also have almost every Ryobi one cordless tools. Tools are a bad and expensive habit.














I don't think you have enough ratchets and hammers...
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JGriff wrote:
Just did a #coronacleaning in the garage, so my rolling box got moved and some tools rolled around. I’m hardcore OCD so a little disappointed to...
Just did a #coronacleaning in the garage, so my rolling box got moved and some tools rolled around. I’m hardcore OCD so a little disappointed to put it out there, but here it goes...




I saw you pic with your extra locks with the keys in the proper lock and just smacked myself up against my head. I have been putting locks in one box and keys in another box for 30 plus years and of course can never find a key to fit the lock even though I know I have it and yet its such a simple solution to keep the keys in the lock, I am stealing your idea and kicking myself for being so dumb. Blush
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