Here are 17 ingenious ways to keep your ever-growing tool collection in order.
1. Bench-Top Tool Storage Tip
Here’s a smart way to keep a vice or small bench-top tool right at your fingertips without cluttering your workbench: Build this slide-in base and mount the vice or tool on it so the entire unit can slide back in upside down and out of the way.
Countersink holes into the underside of the base so you can recess the mounting nuts and washers.
2. A Wrench Rack From the Clothes Closet
Are all your wrenches stuffed in a plastic bucket? Here’s a better idea. Screw a tie/belt rack (available at discount stores) to a bare spot on the wall over your workbench and hang the wrenches—SAE and metric—where you can swiftly nab and put them away in an orderly fashion.
3. Toolbox Liner
Rubbery shelf liner works great in toolboxes, but there’s a cheaper alternative. Cut a nonslip rug mat to fit any size drawer and keep tools from sliding around.