Tool boxes

obi_waynne

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Deal, Kent UK
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A3 1.4 TFSI 150 COD
What do you keep your tools in when they are not in use.

Also is it just me that puts down a tool and instantly loses it again!
 

pgarner

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417
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Lockerbie, SW Scotland
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Octy smoke machine
ive got 2 tool chests and a bag, have lost alot of my tools though.

spend half an hour looking for a pair of scissors that i had just used the other day
 

claymore

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447
From
Shrewsbury
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T-10k,
I have a habit of putting things 'safe' and never to be found again, I put my 36mm socket somewhere recently, I had to buy a new one today, I know I'll find the old one any day now.
 

T9 man

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London, UK
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Saab 9-3SS T9
Tools, both powered and hand, are kept in many different tool cases with special pallets to keep them all nice and neat ;)
 

picassoonwheels

Road Burner
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82
From
India New Delhi/ Mumbai
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ZenVXI'04/SX4ZXI'09
Well my daily-use small tools are in a plastic tray on a shelf above my work table.

Other more infrequently used tools are in a wooden chest.

Power and precision tools in their original boxes/carry-bags they came with.

But with 2 budding mechanics/ engineers, aged 4,1/2 and almost 6, I still manage to misplace them often enough, finding them after their use has been substituted with something else.

So I guess all is not lost........ ;) ;) ;)
 
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jarrus

Pro Tuner
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317
From
West Midlands, UK
Car
Suzuki Swift Sport
Well....

The things is I live at home with my parents so I borrow all my Father's tools
(personally I own a set of allen keys, some screw drivers and a stanley knife and that's it)

And I always loose stuff, I'm a bugger when I'm working on my car to just put the tool down anywhere in the engine bay and as soon as it touchs a carpart it immediatly because the same colour as it and blends in perfectly, most of my time working on cars is spent finding tools

Still they always reveil themselves after a while and I manage to put everything back where they belong.

I also find that the very tool that I need, my dad has at work!!!
 

lutonmatt

The Torque Meister
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197
From
chatham kent
Car
82 trans am kitt
have a big 53in box and roller cab at work then at home have a smaller box with just a few tools in

in the back of the landrover have a old army box that i keep things in

but am always losing things but always find them before i finish the job or the job dont come off the lift
 

pikey motorsports

Track Warrior
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172
From
hampshire
Car
None! 04 GSXR 600
Currently most of my tools are in random boxes/bags in the Shed. Halfords pro all in one tool kit does 99.9% of what i need on an average day.

Will be changing shortly though, am about to go into partnership with a mate and open our own garage, so i have my new tools ready to order:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/TENG-TOOLS-10...xes_Storage&hash=item53e392f5ec#ht_2880wt_905

Should see me right apart from a few specialist bits and piices being bought elsewhere :)
 

T9 man

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From
London, UK
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Saab 9-3SS T9
Currently most of my tools are in random boxes/bags in the Shed. Halfords pro all in one tool kit does 99.9% of what i need on an average day.

Will be changing shortly though, am about to go into partnership with a mate and open our own garage, so i have my new tools ready to order:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/TENG-TOOLS-10...xes_Storage&hash=item53e392f5ec#ht_2880wt_905

Should see me right apart from a few specialist bits and piices being bought elsewhere :)
Then may I be the first to congratulate you on your new business venture! :cool:

The very best of wishes to you for the future! :bigsmile:
 

gummy

Torque Master
Points
27
From
england heathfield
Car
skyline r34 gtt
got mine in a service trolley with bits of drainpipe stood upright so all tools stand in them keeps them tidy ,i can see at a glance what i need.other tools(powertools etc in tool cuboard),shame everything else isnt that organised!!.
 
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