I Hate Those Plastic Cases

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Project by gfadvm posted 1016 days ago 2416 views 25 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I replaced all those cases with one neat, organized, portable unit that is much classier and user friendly. I have my finish nailer, my brad nailer, and my pin nailer as well as all my fasteners, Allen wrenches, etc in one place. Maybe a little OCD for some but works for me.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#1 posted 1016 days ago

hi cool idea i like it

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#2 posted 1016 days ago

That’s a good idea, and to have the nails in a drawer below is great.
We all could use a bit of organization.
I have so many cases as well, but I keep thinking that some day I’ll need them, but I haven’t so far.
Oh no, I’m a case hoarder!

-- I'm a Fungi --

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Paul Stoops

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#3 posted 1015 days ago

Nice job! What a great way to keep all of that stuff together. Doesn’t take up much space either.

-- Paul, Auburn, WA

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#4 posted 1015 days ago

Almost too good looking to store tools in.
Agree with the hatred of those plastic cases.
They usually hit the recycle bin as soon as I get them home.

-- 'I sand, therefore, I am'. Richard/Wiggy.. whatever. Washington, State.

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#5 posted 1015 days ago

I’m in the middle of trying to clean up and re-organize my shop and I made a mental note of keeping my plastic cases well within reach for my brad nailer, stapler and pin nailer. Back to the drawing board!

Thanks for the idea…..

-- -- Don in Ottawa,

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#6 posted 1014 days ago

Nice, I agree about the plastic cases. They are great for contractors who travel with their tools all the time but for the average person who has any kind of shop and wants their tools are arms reach they are not very usefull.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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#7 posted 1014 days ago

Beautiful job.

FWIW, One or two issues ago, ShopNotes did a project for air tools. Not any NICER than yours, but bigger and different.

-- -- Neil

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#8 posted 1010 days ago

that’s a first class storage unit.
thanks for showing it

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! SteveW

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#9 posted 931 days ago

Cool, but where’s the 4th slot for the 38 Special? :)

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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#10 posted 930 days ago

Rance – 9mm Glock next to my bed!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#11 posted 692 days ago

I agree with you 100%, the plastic cases suck in a shop. (They are nice when you have to take the tools to the work) I really like what you did here, allot!!!! Thank you so much for the inspiration!!

Your Friend,


-- "With a little bit of faith, and some imagination, you can build anything!" Nate

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#12 posted 692 days ago

Thanks Nate, This is one of my favorite projects. I can take the whole thing to a project and have all my nails,brads,pins together.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#13 posted 59 days ago

I know I’m a little late to the party on this one, but this is exactly what I’m looking for to hold my nailers and all their pieces. Great project, I look forward to building it!

-- All this sawdust.......wait........ what happened to my board???

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