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Old 06-03-2014, 07:32 PM   #1
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I got my house a little over a year ago. I've accumulated quite a few power tools since then. Tool Buyers Anonymous? I was wondering how do you store all of your power tools? On a shelf? In a bin? I'm looking for better ways than my current system, which is on my closet shelves in one of the bedrooms.

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What options do you have? Garage ? Basement?

Any of them have cases that are useful?

Mine have three places---

in the truck(Daily users)
On a shelf at my shop entrance(special use tools)
On shelves or in cabinets throughout my shop (sanders,routers and the like)

I'm not your typical homeowner---I do this for a living---

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yep my 14' box truck is home to them...sorry for the half shot of truckonly picture i have in photo album
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That's a big one!
Rockstarr---a rolling cart is handy --like a restaurant bus cart---

I've built those for long running jobs---saved setup and cleanup time---
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Where are they stored? Where I can easily get them to where I need them, for example, TONIGHT my car is sitting in the driveway....and my ingersoll 4016 is sitting in the garage with a dump cart containing a 5' railroad bar, shovel, post hole digger, chain saw, various pencils, levels, squares, string, wire cutters, fence staples, etc.....because I am in process of putting in a couple of hundred feet of virginia split rail fence for the wife.

That will soon (hopefully!!) all be put away and things will go back to racks in the barn, shelves in the garage, toolboxes, etc.
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Craigslist often has retired lateral file cabinets for low cost. They can be painted with Rustoleum to any color you want. They'll hold a lot of power tools.


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I have a rolling tool chest, similar to this: http://www.sears.com/craftsman-5-dra...1&blockType=G1

Dremel kit, routers, circular saw, sanders all stay in the bottom compartment.

Then, I have some Gladiator track (with Craftsman locking hooks) mounted on the wall. I hang my recipe saw, and angle grinder from those.

Table saw and miter saw are too large to store on the wall, unfortunately.

I recommend looking into the track systems. Gladiator, Craftsman Versatrack, Rubbermaid, Lowes K-rail are all great options. I like the gladiator system, since you can hang their cabinets on it. There are lots of accessories available, including shelves, baskets, etc. And, the versatrack accessories work with it.
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I have a small filing cabinet with drawers. Works great.
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I store them in the same place so I know where they are. Also have a clipboard on the wall with paper so if someone borrows something I can write it down because I have brothers.
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I was considering getting some used kitchen cabinets and hanging them in the garage or building something similar to that, but figured I would ask first in case someone else has better ideas.

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What options do you have? Garage ? Basement?

Any of them have cases that are useful?
I have a garage in front and a storage shed out back. I don't want to keep them in the shed in fear of someone breaking into the shed and taking them. Some have cases, some don't.
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I store them in the same place so I know where they are.
That's why mine are currently on the bedroom closet shelves.
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Lateral filing cabinets and tool shed


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I have recycled kitchen cabinets from a house flipper.
At the end I built a tall bin so I store long tools like shovels. On top the uppers I store trim lumber and copper pipe, etc.
If you go with cabinets put the uppers up plenty high so you have more room above the bench- for a miter saw for example
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Some of them go in the rollaway box, others go in the table my wood lathe came with. My drill and impact driver hang on a shelf I made that also holds the batteries and charger.

I'd go take a picture, but I don't wanna.
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I was wondering how do you store all of your power tools?
...my current system, which is on my closet shelves in one of the bedrooms.
Sounds like it's time to start that two car detached garage project...
with the yard tool shed and the power tool room behind that.

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