How to Organize Tool Box and Tool Storage
Organize toolbox is very important in terms of keeping them safe and keeping them in touch. Sometimes, when you already start working with a drill press or oscillating tools, things can get annoying if you don’t find the tools around your hand. So, you need tool storage where you will keep the tool and easily can remember it.
Tidy and effective storage in the workshop pays off in many ways. Properly stored tools are protected from the atmosphere and will not rust or discolor.
The sharp, cutting edges of saws and chisels are prevented from damage, as are the potential user’s fingers, and tools can always be easily found near at hand when they are needed.
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Organize Tool Box and Tool Storage in A Smart Way
Having been into a lot of years of woodworking and home improvement projects, I have a vast idea into this specific tool organizing methods. Maintain proper storage and toolbox are just a fraction of it. Here are my tips you can follow to get the thing done easily and properly.
Efficient Storage: Save the Time and Energy
Efficient storage saves bench and floor space for other uses, and tools are more easily located, saving time and frustration. It is well worth taking the trouble to devise, and even make your own storage facilities.
There are plenty of benches, cabinets, racks, clips and tool rolls on the market. So you can equip your workshop with exactly what you need. Remember, too, that storage for tools often needs to be portable, so tool pouches and carrying bags also need to be part of the overall picture.
Portable Storage for Drill Bits, Chisel, Tap, and Dies Set,
The traditional carpenter’s tool bag can still be obtained. Made from heavy canvas, it has two carrying handles and brass eyelets for closing.
Compact, compartmentalized plastic or metal toolboxes with drawers, carrying handles and safety locks are good options. These options are far better for carrying tools from one job to another. You can easily put the lightweight tap and die set or drill bits in those places.
A leather tool pouch can be worn around the waist and has loops and pockets for tools as well as screws and nails. Various sizes and styles are available. They are ideal for use on projects that require you to keep moving about.
Drill bits and chisels should always be carried in a tool roll with their tips covered for protection. Many saws are sold with a plastic Snap-On blade guard to protect the teeth when not in use.
A tool pouch worn around the waist is very helpful when working in different parts of the home.
Static Tool Box Storage for Keeping Larger Items
The most important static storage space is that below the workbench top. And often this takes the form of cabinets or drawers.
These storages are better for keeping a bit larger items and finding them from a better place during your busy woodworking projects.
Large Tilting Drawers
A useful device is the large tilting drawer, which can easily be made and is ideal for storing tools that are in frequent use, such as planes and chisels.
Specifically made in transparent plastics for easy identification of the contents, storage drawers for screws, nails, clips and a host of other small items are a must. They are made for better identification along with the safety of power tools.
They are best fitted to a wall at eye level, within reach of the bench.
Mounted Cabinets with Sliding Doors
Wall-mounted cabinets with sliding doors are really practical in the workshop. The sliding doors allow them to be sited in confined areas. And then the door make it impossible to hit your head on them when they are open. This is especially important above the workbench. Fitted with a few pegs, shelves and compartments, they can be very useful.
Shelving Units for Variety of Materials
Shelving units come in a variety of materials, shapes, and sizes, and most proprietary brands can be added to as the need arises.
Tool Board for Better Tool Management
The tool board has the great advantage of not only displaying the tools but also making it immediately obvious when a tool has not been replaced.
Make Simple Tool Board
To make a simple version, arrange the tools you wish to store on a flat board and draw around them with a felt-tipped pen or black marker pen. Then fit suitable hooks, pegs or clips needed to hold them in place.
When making a tool board remember to leave space around each tool so that it can be lifted clear when the board is on the wall. The main drawback with tool boards is that they are usually in the open, which makes the tools prone to rust or theft.
To make your own tool board, draw around the tools with a felt-tipped pen to indicate where they go. Hammer in nails or hooks that will hold them in place. Wall hooks will hold larger items, such as coping saws and other kinds of saws.
You Buy These Too
Alternatively, you can buy a tool board made from plywood with holes from local builder’s merchants. Insert spring clips that are widely available on the front of the tool board. These can also be fitted to the fronts of shelves.
Practical Tool Box and Tool Storage Tips
Make a home-made storage unit to keep your workshop drill bits tidy and easily accessible.
- You can make a quick saw guard by simply cutting a slit along a length of garden hose and sliding it over the teeth of the saw blade of your fret saw or coping saw.
- When not in a carrying roll, twist drills can be stored in a block close to the workbench or drill stand.