I Hate Those Plastic Cases

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Project by gfadvm posted 07-07-2011 12:41 AM 4135 views 31 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 07-07-2011 01:03 AM

hi cool idea i like it

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#2 posted 07-07-2011 02:41 AM

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 07-07-2011 03:54 PM

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 07-07-2011 04:24 PM

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. PNW.

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#5 posted 07-07-2011 06:42 PM

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 07-08-2011 05:34 PM

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 07-08-2011 06:06 PM

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 07-12-2011 04:42 PM

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 09-30-2011 07:35 AM

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 10-01-2011 03:07 AM

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 05-26-2012 01:47 AM

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 05-26-2012 02:42 AM

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 02-17-2014 02:03 PM

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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