Power Tool Storage Ideas
All pros know that tools are an investment, but many don’t realize how simple it can be to protect their tools – all you need is proper power tool storage. Remodeling and construction job sites are busy, hectic arenas, with tools and equipment everywhere. However, contractors many times overlook the “tools that protect the tools” and their need for power tool storage. They’re just too darn busy to properly organizing and securing their valuable tools and equipment.
Why Power Tool Storage is Important
Research has shown that the key to becoming better organized on the job site is with modular organizers – fancy words for power tool storage. Modular organizers are designed to allow for better and more secure storage, better organization and easier mobility.
We’ve also learned that organization is key to being productive at work. Contractors use only 33% of their time on the job site working. The rest of that time is spent on tasks such as material runs, un-planned demands and interruptions, searching for tools and parts and running errands.
I personally saw how I lacked proper power tool storage so I converted my trailer to better store my tools with the Bosch Click and Go System (click here to read more here). I completely revamped my 6’ x 10’ tool trailer to test the effectiveness and efficiency of the Click and Go System’s power tool storage. I called it my “tool trailer make-over” or “pimping my trailer” – it was a large endeavor and took some work, but I believe it was worth it. See for yourself and let me know what you think.
How to Think About Power Tool Storage
- How many times did you go back to the truck or trailer for a tool?
- Was the accessory with your tool?
- Did you search through your truck for a bit, blade or accessory?
- How do you store parts and fasteners?
- Do you have a storage management of smaller accessories?
- Do you store task-specific parts, tool or accessories together?
- Do you have a system to get multiple tools and accessories into a job in one trip?
- Where are your “time sinks” when it comes to tool storage, set up and clean up?
Ideal Power Tool Storage Systems Features
- One-handed access
- Customizable label inserts
- Impact and weather-resistant
- Inter-locking latch system
- Transportable (preferrably with wheels)
- Uniform footprint
- Multiple sizes for different applications
- Casters and integrated stair climbing strips
- Adjustable straps to keep in place on rough terrain
More Power Tool Storage Ideas and Articles
- Read over 90 power tool storage forum topics on the BTP Pro Forum
- 350 posts on Bosch’s Click and Go L-BOXX power tool storage set-up .
- 900 posts on a general L-BOXX power tool storage discussion
- A modified L-BOXX with electric power for chargers
- Discussion on the DeWalt Tough System for power tool storage
- Festool Work Center WCR1000 review
- Bosch L-BOXX-1A Power Tool accessory storage box review
- Bosch L-BOXX-2 power tool storage review
- Bosch L-BOXX-3D with i-BOXX72-10 inserts tool storage review
- L-BOXX-1A review with a first-aid twist
- Project guide for custom trailer cabinets for tool and machine storage
Pictures Showing Power Tool Storage Ideas
Pictures from BTP and AConcordCarpenter.com