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Tool boxes

Discussion in 'Tools & Garage' started by obi_waynne, 8 February 2011.

  1. obi_waynne

    obi_waynne Administrator Staff Member Moderator

    Messages:
    41,327
    From:
    Deal, Kent UK
    Car:
    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!
     
  2. pgarner

    pgarner TC ModFather Moderator

    Messages:
    16,521
    From:
    Lockerbie, SW Scotland
    Car:
    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
     
  3. claymore

    claymore The Torque Meister

    Messages:
    1,888
    From:
    Shrewsbury
    Car:
    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.
     
  4. T9 man

    T9 man TC Pro Founder Moderator

    Messages:
    20,369
    From:
    London, UK
    Car:
    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 ;)
     
  5. picassoonwheels

    picassoonwheels Road Burner

    Messages:
    257
    From:
    India New Delhi/ Mumbai
    Car:
    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........ ;) ;) ;)
     
    Last edited: 15 February 2011
  6. jarrus

    jarrus Pro Tuner

    Messages:
    3,501
    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!!!
     
  7. Big Fat Fatty

    Big Fat Fatty The Torque Meister

    Messages:
    1,041
    From:
    Dorset UK
    Car:
    Accord VTEC Sport
    do you find them when they start rattling around the engine bay, that's when i find most of mine :lol:
     
  8. geraint13

    geraint13 Pro Tuner

    Messages:
    2,321
    From:
    Caerphilly, Wales
    Car:
    Zafira 1.9 SRI
    4 tool boxes, hate cleaning them up as i can never remember tools are in what box i put em in.
     
  9. lutonmatt

    lutonmatt The Torque Meister

    Messages:
    1,954
    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
     
  10. pikey motorsports

    pikey motorsports Track Warrior

    Messages:
    622
    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 :)
     
  11. T9 man

    T9 man TC Pro Founder Moderator

    Messages:
    20,369
    From:
    London, UK
    Car:
    Saab 9-3SS T9
    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:
     
  12. gummy

    gummy Torque Master

    Messages:
    976
    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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