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Forum topic by bookworm240 posted 04-05-2010 10:12 PM 896 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-05-2010 10:12 PM

Not sure if this is the right place to post this….

For father’s day, I am cleaning and organizing my hubby’s shop. (With his permission) The shop is in the basement and has a lot of potential space. He makes such beautiful things, I want him to have a nice enviornment.

I am unsure how to best store the hand power tools. The case would seem logical, but he wants them visible. Any thoughts or pictures of how you are storing your tools?


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#1 posted 05-04-2010 05:14 AM

An interesting topic, I will watch this as my shop is in for a major reorg this summer, it will be interesting to see what comes up here.

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#2 posted 05-04-2010 06:41 AM

My tools are mostly relegated to cases, but I’m the exception. I don’t really have workshop space, so they’re stored in my closet, under my bed, and where ever else I put them last time they used them.

For lightweight tools, you’ve got the classic pegboard. Probably a bad idea for heavier handheld power tools though, which leads you to shelving. If you want easy options, there are the plastic freestanding storage shelves available everywhere, and the simple wall-mount shelves with hooked supports on vertical metal rails.

I wouldn’t suggest the metal freestanding shelves; they’re more expensive, a nightmare to assemble, and a pain in the ass to move. The plastic ones I suggested can be a bit tippy, but that’s easily remedied by putting the heavy stuff on the bottom. And any freestanding furniture with improper weight loading is a hazard, regardless of how stable the furniture is on it’s own.

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