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  • #125600
    Dustincoc
    Pro
    Madrid, NY

    I brought a pai(I’d guess around 30Lb) of nearly new assorted lag bolts(were used to hold computer cabinets onto there pallets) home tonight and am looking for a way to organize them in the shop(other than LBoxxes). Space is at a premium in my shop.

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    #125618
    kurt@welkerhomes.com
    Moderator
    Owatonna, MN - Minnesota

    Approximately how many sizes do you have to sort out.

    #125621
    Dustincoc
    Pro
    Madrid, NY

    Approximately how many sizes do you have to sort out.

    Probably 5 or 6 from today. I tend to collect used hardware so I have a large variety of different sizes, Quantities range from 1 to 100.

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    #125629
    NJBuilder
    Pro
    Brick, NJ, 500,000 HAM

    An old favorite. Coffee cans! Lol

    #125642

    There are the stackable plastic bins that are quite inexpensive. I have seen them even go for free. The come in different sizes and would utilize space well.

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    #125646
    Dustincoc
    Pro
    Madrid, NY

    An old favorite. Coffee cans! Lol

    Doesn’t work for me. They sit there so long they(the bolts) get rusty. I don’t use a lot a lag bolts with any regularity. There is also shortage of coffee cans around here now, the coffee we get comes in a cardboard can which doesn’t hold up.

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    #125664
    kurt@welkerhomes.com
    Moderator
    Owatonna, MN - Minnesota

    Way back my father took an old drawer from a cabinet and made dividers in it for nails. It had probably 12 compartments andnthe center divider was extended up with an oval hole in it for a handle

    #125667
    Dustincoc
    Pro
    Madrid, NY

    Way back my father took an old drawer from a cabinet and made dividers in it for nails. It had probably 12 compartments andnthe center divider was extended up with an oval hole in it for a handle

    I have been considering making some divider trays out of crate boards. I ran out of those boards last year. This year I’ve been throwing truckloads of crte boards away from the new windows. I might bring a truckload home and make up some divider trays. I used to have a dresser drawer I kept bolts in but the weight of all the bolts destroyed the bottom.

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    #125689
    thedude306
    Moderator
    Foam Lake, SK

    There are the stackable plastic bins that are quite inexpensive. I have seen them even go for free. The come in different sizes and would utilize space well.

    we just installed 200+ of these and LOVE them. 17″ deep x 4″ high x 4″ and 6″. We got lots of dividers as well. Just ordered another 40 to finish it off. Ours are on shelves spaced 4.5-5″ No pics as it’s at the farm but I will snap a few next week. We store everything in them. I think ours were from Akron.

    The big thing is you need labels cuz it’s kinda like L-boxxes. They all start to look the same.

    You could just do it on a smaller scale. IMO don’t be tempted with the Harbor Freight units. They are junk. We sold three of them and moved to a better box system.

    Brad T
    Self employed Pro since 2014!!

    #125692

    We have the plastic bins as well. They work great. You can see what you have and grab a bin and go.

    Andrew

    A Working Pro since 1995!

    Member since March 26, 2014.

    #125695
    Moze
    Moderator
    Dallas, TX

    Harbor Freight is good for stuff like this sometimes…

    http://www.harborfreight.com/catalogsearch/result?q=bins

    Resident Sign Guy

    #125696

    I use smaller ones for screws and it keeps them separately by size. I don’t see a better way for me to keep my screws etc. sorted. Plano trays would be so inefficient. They all fit into a cabinet out of the way but easy access. And yes, labels are essential.

    #125727
    hdpro
    Pro
    Upstate, NY

    I use Plano tackle boxes. I think they’re the 3700 ones. Throw a little desiccant kitty litter in with it and you shouldn’t have any rust. They’re clear so you can see what’s in them, but I label the ends of mine with the contents. You can buy them usually for about $4 each.

    #125741

    I was incomplete on my Plano tackle box comment above. They would be inefficient for all the different size and length assembly screws, pocket hole screws, and so forth that I have in quantity for using at my workbench. The Plano boxes work great in organizing the odds and ends that I use on occasion such as nuts, bolts and washers.

    #125745
    hdpro
    Pro
    Upstate, NY

    They work fine for me. I have about 50 between my shop and trailer. One for each type of item. Then I just grab what I need for the job.

    I built angled racks out of scrap plywood to hold them in place.

    #125762
    mattryyc
    Pro
    Calgary, Alberta

    I picked up about a half dozen Plano’s a few months ago and I really do love the things. I’ve moved a lot into them, bolts, bits, router bits, blades, they do work really well and they’re cheap enough.

    #125847
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    The plastic storage bins are the way to go, I have about 20 or so. Pat has the best thing in the world as far as I’m concerned, She got the whole display cabinets and the little drawer bins from a store that was closing. You know, The kind that ya see at the hardware stores when ya go to buy bolts. That would be so cool

    #125860
    NJBuilder
    Pro
    Brick, NJ, 500,000 HAM

    I see plastic bins as your only easy way to organize them at your shop nice and easy.

    #125870
    theamcguy
    Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    Check eBay they sometimes have listed those big bolt cabinets you see at the big box stores for cheap.

    Harbor Freight has this which is nice

    http://www.harborfreight.com/mobile-double-sided-floor-rack-95551.html

    Automotive Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    #125881
    Inner10
    Pro

    Probably don’t want to spend the dough but I have all of mine in systainers and sortainers.

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