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Offline Andersrl

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Re: How do you store parts/fasteners?
« Reply #30 on: July 06, 2019, 06:05 PM »
I built a cabinet to hold Stanley hardware containers. The cabinet is sufficiently sturdy to hold the weight and the individual containers readily slide out to carry around the shop.  There is a built in keyboard tray that doubles as a pull-out shelf when I want to take out specific hardware sizes.


Offline broseiden

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Re: How do you store parts/fasteners?
« Reply #31 on: July 07, 2019, 02:50 AM »
Dewalt Tough System organizers -- I bought 3, ditched two of the boxes themselves but kept the modular containers, and built shelving to hold them in my trailer. The idea was that I could grab whichever fasteners / containers i needed, put them in the tough box, and they'd be spill proof, water proof etc. In reality though I never used the tough box and got rid of it as well.

Now I keep a sys-roll with a few sortainers and transfer the contents from my shelves to the sortainers as needed. I do wish I had some bigger drawers on my sys-roll as I cant even fit my Dewalt impact without removing the battery, but it's still the best method I've found so far.

Offline WillAdams

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Re: How do you store parts/fasteners?
« Reply #32 on: August 05, 2019, 02:43 PM »
My needs are a bit more modest and small scale than shown thus far, so I standardized on the 18 compartment small organizers from Harbor Freight --- they're affordable enough that whenever I'm passing by, if I have time, I grab one w/ a 20% off coupon.

Since they're transparent, labeling isn't an issue, and they stack neatly enough, and mostly fit in other containers well, so have worked out (for example, I have all my archery stuff in one in an inexpensive plastic toolbox).

All of the odd containers are gradually getting pushed off to odd uses, or discarded/replaced as opportunity comes up.

Offline Bob D.

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Re: How do you store parts/fasteners?
« Reply #33 on: August 06, 2019, 06:17 AM »
If you're at HF don't pass up one of their small parts sorting trays, very handy.
I got one similar from somewhere (might have been Rockler)  years ago and
keep it in my parts cabinet.

https://www.harborfreight.com/easy-sorter-funnel-tray-37081.html
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Offline Rob Z

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Re: How do you store parts/fasteners?
« Reply #34 on: August 06, 2019, 10:21 AM »
OP, that looks like a great solution.  I have about the same number of the larger Stanley containers, but mine just ride around the shop floor on top of two Grizzly skates (don't know the proper name-it's a piece of plywood with casters).

Offline vkumar

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Re: How do you store parts/fasteners?
« Reply #35 on: August 06, 2019, 11:48 AM »
@WillAdams please share the link to the harbor freight item

My needs are a bit more modest and small scale than shown thus far, so I standardized on the 18 compartment small organizers from Harbor Freight --- they're affordable enough that whenever I'm passing by, if I have time, I grab one w/ a 20% off coupon.

Since they're transparent, labeling isn't an issue, and they stack neatly enough, and mostly fit in other containers well, so have worked out (for example, I have all my archery stuff in one in an inexpensive plastic toolbox).

All of the odd containers are gradually getting pushed off to odd uses, or discarded/replaced as opportunity comes up.
Vijay Kumar

Offline WillAdams

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Re: How do you store parts/fasteners?
« Reply #36 on: August 06, 2019, 12:37 PM »
It's these:

https://www.harborfreight.com/18-divider-storage-container-94456.html

I find them small enough to sort pretty finely (a specific size of metric hardware for instance), but large that there isn't much overlap until I get into the larger fasteners (1/4"-20 covers 3 containers I think).

Offline ryanjg117

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Re: How do you store parts/fasteners?
« Reply #37 on: September 10, 2019, 09:32 PM »
I also use the Bosch _L boxes. Buy them from CPOoutlets.
Cpo offers reconditioned L Boxes for $32.00 - $35.00 each , usually are L Boxes that have been used at trade shows - all the reconditioned items CPO sells offer 120 return policy also NO FINE print in the return policy.

@kent B How often does CPO Outlets have the recondition L boxes? I don't see any right now, but maybe I'm not looking at the right spot. Also, what size L boxes are you mentioning priced at $32-35?

Offline kent B

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Re: How do you store parts/fasteners?
« Reply #38 on: September 11, 2019, 10:24 AM »
call CPOoutlets , if no recon L boxes on website , when you call voice mail asks you to press ext. no.of person , I usually order from Dennis -ext.27106 - Dennis will check or contact you when some recon L Boxes are available. I prefer LBox 2-3-4 , other sizes available.

 Have purchased from CPO for a number of years always very well satisfied , never had a problem .

Offline Dusty.Tools

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Re: How do you store parts/fasteners?
« Reply #39 on: September 13, 2019, 08:16 PM »
I just took delivery of 50 Auer boxes :)




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