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edlithgow
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PostSubject: Spanner Storage   Mon Feb 18, 2013 10:36 am

People with more organised tool boxes than me (almost everyone) and certainly people with the unimaginable luxury of a garage/workshop won't find this useful, but I do, and its possible someone else might.

I keep all my open-ended spanners all connected together on a long piece of electrical wire. The spanners have a cable tie around the shaft which is loose enough to slide along the wire, but won't pass over the ends of the spanner. For routine jobs I leave the spanner I'm using on the wire, but I can take it off for awkward jobs.

My sockets are threaded on a wire too. The wire has a bulldog clip in the middle which can temporarily secure loose ends when selecting and removing a socket, but for storage/transport I tie the ends together with a sheet bend, and I can then sling the "necklace" over my shoulder.

For a job requiring ready access to a number of sockets, I keep them temporarily on an IKEA magnetic knife rack.

In the UK I used one of those made-for-the job spring clip strips, but I couldn't initially find one here, and when I did, didn't like it so much.



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PostSubject: Re: Spanner Storage   Mon Feb 18, 2013 3:29 pm

Great tips Thumb

I keep my sockets and ratchets in an Asda bag currently as a bottle of Duckhams fell off the shelf in the shed and filled my tool box :Cry2:

I was degreasing them for weeks

but at least they didn't rust lm

Like the Ikea knife rack idea :Wky:

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PostSubject: Re: Spanner Storage   Mon Feb 18, 2013 5:14 pm

that is a good idea, i have a tool wall in my shed, but everytime i go in there tools are missing as someone has borrowed them and cant be arsed to put them back normally end up in the kitchen drawer lol

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