Even a home master at home has a whole set of tools: a drill, a screwdriver, sets of keys and screwdrivers. Most often, all this inventory is randomly lying on the shelves. So if the whole tool needs to be transported somewhere, you will have to think about ergonomics. There is a solution to the problem – storage systems. Drawers, trays, organizers and so on. Which of these is better to choose?
Store tools properly
With a hand tool, everything is quite simple: it is picky about storage conditions. Hammers, screwdrivers and so on can be folded into a separate box. For an actively used tool, you can make carnations or magnetic tape. So you will always have quick access to it.
Power tools are best stored indoors. This will protect against excessive dust. The easiest option is a complete cardboard box. A more reliable way is a complete case, but not every tool comes with it.
However, if there are a lot of tools, you can get confused in numerous cases and boxes. And yes, they do take up space.
How to organize everything? Additional accessories will come to the rescue. A convenient option is a folding bag. When folded, it takes up almost no space. At the same time, it is voluminous enough to accommodate all kinds of sets of hand tools (and not only).
Practical, but such a bag will not protect against dust, and the rigidity of the whole structure is small.
If you need to not only store, but also transport things – take a look at this suitcase on wheels. It takes up a lot of space, but in return it makes it possible to transport almost the entire tool. The design includes all kinds of compartments for small things.
Inside there is a classic lifting compartment, under which there is free space. All of this is held on by metal clips. You can hang a small lock to protect against strangers.
The bottom compartment is the largest. You can easily store large power tools or some workpieces in it.
If you want even more functionality, you can look at special “constructors”. Visually, this is still the same suitcase, but its key feature is in the modular design.
The kit comes with several different compartments. They can be rearranged among themselves or completely removed. The compartments are joined together by latches.
Most manufacturers offer a wide range of such designers. Therefore, you can find a set of compartments strictly for your needs. The only problem is compatibility. Some modules may simply not fit your kit (even from a similar manufacturer).
When buying, pay attention to the following points:
the presence of stiffeners;
organization of the interior space.
For example, the organizer may have removable trays for fasteners. In the middle compartment, a small tray is often installed for small tools.
These are small but important little things that you will definitely pay attention to in long-term use.
The presence of wheels in such suitcases allows you to carry the tool with you, but transportation is a completely different task. There are several more convenient options here.
Large drawers offer the most space and are easier to secure in the vehicle. However, it is difficult to carry such a container. Here you can look at several alternatives.
If you plan to carry only a small set with you, a compact metal box will do. It is easy to carry, and a twist with a set of screwdrivers or wrenches will fit inside.
Need more free space? Take a special construction bag under the tool. Visually looks like a basket. There are both open and closed models – in the latter, the interior is closed with a zipper. Some bags can be hung on the shoulder.
A more functional option is a bag with numerous pockets. This design provides quick access to the tool. You can work without removing the bag from your shoulder.
The best option for frequent trips with a lot of tools is a backpack or mini-suitcase. The first is the most convenient: the load is evenly distributed at the back, and the hands are free. The suitcase is easy to carry with just one hand, but only on a flat surface.
The main difference between such backpacks and suitcases is in the internal equipment. Many models have removable compartments. They can compactly fold smaller tools – wrenches or screwdrivers.
But what if you have to work in a confined space or at a height? Each time bending down for the right key or screwdriver is long and inconvenient. However, there is a way out.
Belt and pouches
When working on a stepladder, it is most convenient to place all the necessary tools on the belt. For this, special pouches paired with a belt have been created.
For a screwdriver and a drill, it is best to choose a holster. It allows you to fix the tool even with the installed equipment.