I keep a lift out tray in there. In my case, the tray has a basic (what I
call) set of tools in it. So, with many jobs, I can just grab that tray and
go. I have managed to load it so full that I can't get my fingers around the
handle, so I have to squeeze the handle between thumb and fingers to lift
and carry. I figure that is good exercise for my hands.
-Set of 1/2" drive sockets w/ ratchet, breaker bar, u-joint and extensions
-Set of comb. wrenches w/ swivel box ends, 3/8" to 3/4"
-Allen wrench set
-Good quality combination screwdriver
-Spark plug sockets
-Small pair of SnapOn "water pump" pliers
-Some other stuff.
----Everything in there is duplicated elsewhere in the cabinet.
I have 2 other lift out trays that I keep along side the big cabinet. If I
know what I'll be needing in addition to, or in place of that upper tray, I
fill on of them and go. Metric stuff, for example.
In thinking more about it, if all my work was in on a single concrete garage
floor, then none of this would apply.
But, for me, I have stuff in 2 outbuildings and in two other shops under the
same roof as the tool cabinet. And, besides, not everything breaks when it
is parked in its proper place, anyway.
I simply figure that any mistakes I make in planning what to take with me
is just another excuse to NOT having to go to the gym.