Found this thread on Make online:
It's a photo of a contemporary plastic B&D ROS tool box and an older
oak one that held a valve grinder. The box now would cost more than
the tool inside. I'm working on a similar project; a set of custom
took boxes for small hand tools. I'm going shopping first thing Black
Friday for the tools. I'll be using pre-made "carcasses" from Hobby
Lobby and applying inlays and veneers on the outside and who knows on
the inside. Will post back when it's done.
Speaking of plastic tool boxes, how many use the plastic totes that
all power tools seem to come in? Once I extract the tools I might as
well throw the boxes away, I never use them again.
I use mine until I can build a permanent place to keep them, then
store them for the next move. What frosts me is the total lack of
storage space in most of the cases. Wouldn't it make sense to leave
room for a drill index in a cordless drill case? At least the case
for my Dewalt circular saw has a decent place to keep blades.
...amongst other things. :)~
Apparently there are people that buy the blow-molded boxes. I've sold
some on eBay. You won't get rich selling them, but it's better than
tossing them in the recycling bin.
How very thoughtful of Dewalt. My Porter-Cable circular saw came with a
plastic case, and it barely has room for the cord attached to the saw.
The rip fence accessory--an official accessory, although one that did
not come with the saw--doesn't properly fit anywhere in the case with
the saw. The only way I've found to get them both in is to stuff the
fence lengthwise between the saw motor and base plate, which is hardly
an ideal solution. I don't think a spare blade would fit anywhere, and
a speed square or extension cord certainly doesn't.
What is most irksome, though, is that there is plenty of space that
could have been used to permit some of these bits and pieces to fit in
nicely, had somebody bothered to make an extra divot or two in the case
mold. It's almost as though they studiously avoided making the case
handy for people who actually use the tool besides just storing it.
It is a nice saw, though.
"He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot
On Thu, 29 Oct 2009 14:35:34 -0700 (PDT), "'lektric dan"
This is a timely post for me because I just finished a box for my
bench chisels. It took several months because a kitchen remodel and
new siding, windows and doors kept getting in the way. Actually the
kitchen still isn't finished but my chisel box is!
One positive thing about 'Cash for Clunkers' is that
it took thousands of Obama bumper stickers off the road.
Sweet! I'm still trying to plan out what I want to put in my tool
box. I can either get the box then buy the tools to fit, or buy the
tools and find a box to fit...or I could just buy all the tools and
can then only afford the free plastic bag they came in...
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