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Offline jps4jeep

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Best socket storage solution
« on: April 10, 2015, 06:15:10 PM »
I am in the process of cleaning my garage and re-organizing my tools, new work bench bla bla bla.  One of my points of contention is that my sockets are not the most organized.  I keep most of my sockets on those cheap long storage rails that the sockets snap onto, but I am not super pleased with them and I have a bunch of odd ball sockets that simply have no home.

Ideally I would love it if a reputable manufacturer sold a durable tray that contained the sockets that I can slip into my drawer, which might exist, I just didn't find it in my search.

I really liked Ian's setup with the pedestal type holder and I will probably go this route, but figured I would ask to see what other have.
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Re: Best socket storage solution
« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2015, 10:50:48 PM »
I have pedestal ones for most of mine.  A few of them annoyingly don't fit.   
I have yet to find somehow nice to store swivel impact sockets of you have any ideas for them I'm all ears. 
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Re: Best socket storage solution
« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2015, 10:57:04 PM »
John, I'm not sure if your talk of slipping sockets into your drawers is appropriate for the public section of the forum.
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Re: Best socket storage solution
« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2015, 04:59:54 AM »
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Re: Best socket storage solution
« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2015, 09:08:18 AM »
I use the same things as Ian but for the swivels and other odd ball sockets I have I have long magnetic rail with adapters that 1/4 turn to lock the socket on.  id take a picture of my socket drawer but im pretty sure you will all hate me if I do.
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Re: Best socket storage solution
« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2015, 09:53:14 AM »
do it
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Re: Best socket storage solution
« Reply #6 on: April 11, 2015, 10:36:34 AM »
I have the Hansen socket trays.  I think HF sells some too for less.  The Hansen's are nice, but I have a few sockets that don't have a home.  Not a huge issue, but they do roll around a little.
« Last Edit: April 11, 2015, 10:37:27 AM by Twisty »
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Re: Best socket storage solution
« Reply #7 on: April 11, 2015, 11:22:47 AM »
do it

ill post it up when I head to the shop in a little bit
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Re: Best socket storage solution
« Reply #8 on: April 11, 2015, 11:26:29 AM »






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Re: Best socket storage solution
« Reply #9 on: April 11, 2015, 11:33:14 AM »


that's just the socket drawer in my work tool box....the home one looks similar just on smaller scale.  I also have 2 other drawers full of more specialty sockets.  I fully admit I have a problem. :woot:
« Last Edit: April 11, 2015, 11:34:27 AM by SPYDER »
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99 TJuggy d60,5.13s, ARB/Spool, 40's, backhalfed
06.5 GMC 2500
05 WK 2" w/32's

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Re: Best socket storage solution
« Reply #10 on: April 11, 2015, 01:01:20 PM »
I have a drawer of impact sockets too, but I use the box and plastic liner that they came in to keep them organized.  My 3/4" socket set lives in a blow-molded carry case.

Nothing sucks more than having to stop a project to get a socket you don't have.  I was stopped the other night when I didn't have a 9/64" socket.  Occasionally I would need large sockets for pitman arms and taking the piston out of hydro cylinders, but I bought a 3/4" drive set at the Chelmsford sears that was going out of business.  I love sockets.
« Last Edit: April 11, 2015, 01:04:02 PM by Twisty »
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Re: Best socket storage solution
« Reply #11 on: April 11, 2015, 02:17:11 PM »
I use the same things as Ian but for the swivels and other odd ball sockets I have I have long magnetic rail with adapters that 1/4 turn to lock the socket on.  id take a picture of my socket drawer but im pretty sure you will all hate me if I do.

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Re: Best socket storage solution
« Reply #12 on: April 11, 2015, 04:27:02 PM »
So I spent the whole morning at my friends shop using his lift to rotate tires, front brakes and oil change. he has the hansen pieces and they are nice, but at $60 for just a couple, I'm gonna head to HF tomorrow and see how I like those ones. One thing Ref told me was the hansens have a lift time warranty which is nice for a profeaaion mechanic, but for a back yard hack like me I should he fine with some cheap knock off.
I did use his impact swivels and Ted made his holder.  His were holes in plastic that was raised about an inch, they fit in nicely. I'll snap a pic next time I am over there.
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Re: Best socket storage solution
« Reply #13 on: April 11, 2015, 05:13:43 PM »
 
I use the same things as Ian but for the swivels and other odd ball sockets I have I have long magnetic rail with adapters that 1/4 turn to lock the socket on.  id take a picture of my socket drawer but im pretty sure you will all hate me if I do.


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« Last Edit: April 11, 2015, 05:16:23 PM by SPYDER »
05 Tj d44's, 4.88s, ARB's, 37's and some bling
99 TJuggy d60,5.13s, ARB/Spool, 40's, backhalfed
06.5 GMC 2500
05 WK 2" w/32's

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Re: Best socket storage solution
« Reply #14 on: April 11, 2015, 05:41:51 PM »
while i like what i have..... upon further review, this is what i wish i had.


http://westlingmachine.com/ToolHolders.html






i am an AMSOIL dealer! pm me for a quote

60 w/ minor bling 4.56, 14b ff rear w/detriot 4.56, atlas 2speed 5.0 4 custom link rear and 3link front, 110" wheelbase, pcs full hydro, fox 2.5's,  and 42" Irok stikies... and no clue

'00 tj (see above)


 



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