Your Tool Kit

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What kind of tool storage should I get and where should I begin?

Your Tool Kit

When you are ready to build your tool kit out, think before you buy. First, buy a metal tool box - they last far longer than plastic boxes. Next, choose one that is scalable or at least larger than your tool collection. Finally, consider a couple of tool organization tips.

For instance, when you are developing your tool collection - specifically your socket collection, you'll need a set of metric and standard sockets. Color code them! The easiest way to do it is by lining them up on newspaper or on storage racks and then grab fluorescent line paint and mark them all in a row. Since you have grabbed a scalable tool kit, try to keep your screws, nails and other bits organized and separated into individual compartments. Also, don't forget your drill bits! Grab some small, rubberized, plastic cases and keep track of your drill bits by use - for drilling holes, driver bits and the like.



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