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Unread 11-23-2010, 11:30 AM   #1
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storing tools

Hey guys, just curious as to how you guys organize and store your tools. I have mine in buckets with the trowels on the lip so i can see which is which. Im looking for a handy way to store them better, maybe a tool box of sorts or any original idea.
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Unread 11-23-2010, 02:17 PM   #2
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I moved you to the Pro's Hangout because I don't think you'd be impressed by how I store my tools...
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Unread 11-23-2010, 02:53 PM   #3
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Unread 11-23-2010, 03:09 PM   #4
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I have the junior version of that Craig has. The drivers side has shelving all in 16" spacing so buckets fit as well as tool boxes.

Trowels hand around the lip of a 5 gallon bucket
I have 2 5G buckets of "commonly used tile tools"
The RA grinder has its own orange tool box
The rotozip has its own orange tool box
Spacers go in a small parts organizer
Screws go in a small parts organizer
Electrical parts go in a small parts organizer
No soft sides bags
All the other tools like drills and saws are all in their factory hard plastic cases with the tool name written on the ends in white paint pen so they can be differentiated easily on the shelf.
Straight edges and T-squares are slid into the ceiling of my trailer.
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Unread 11-23-2010, 03:13 PM   #5
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Yeah i have the trailer, but im looking for something different to store the trowels, smaller tools and spacers in an organized fashion to bring into customers houses. I like my nice portable bucket but i wanted to see what other guys were doing.
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I have 2 bags I use. A beat-up ridgid I need to replace, and a Husky I like even more.

for spacers, 1 bucket with a few bucket boss containers in it.

Bucket for trowels is the best. Easy to carry and move and lets you see/grab anything you want.
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Unread 11-23-2010, 04:39 PM   #7
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Paul we don't believe your for a minute unless we see pictures. I always like to see how others organize there stuff. I have a bucket organizer that I carry the majority of my "most used" hand tools in and a smaller bucket that has my bags of tile spikes.

I would love a nice trailer but it seems the trend in this area is smaller and smaller lots and just my truck seems to take up too much space at most houses. I do have a utility trailer I will use to pick up larger quantities of tile.
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I won't take a picture of the rest of my trailer now cause I just got back from an out of town job and it was a blizzard the last few days there so clean up and orginazation of the trailer was the last thing on my mind I just wanted to get home.

This is how I store my trowels though.

I have shelves for most other tools.

and even a caulking shelf with holes cut in plywood to put in tubes of caulking. works good for me.
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Bryan,

I've even got witnesses. I brought the trailer to the JB mud course.

It was a rainy day when I took those crappy pictures
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Just giving you a hard time Paul. I just like seeing how others get their stuff organized. I like the metal grating you use to keep the stuff on the shelves. Lets you see what's in there and keeps in on the shelf.
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Yeah its nice to see what's in there, was cheap (i had it laying around) is light weight, and is fastened with velcro
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That is one empty looking trailer. I also like the metal grates.
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I'll be cleaning the shop and trailer tomorrow. I'll try to remember to take new pics.
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I'll post pics of mine. I just finished a job and threw everything in it when packing up. Mine is pretty organized. its only a 5 x 8'. That way I have to keep it neat.

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