How to store power tool parts?

Old 05-30-10, 12:44 AM
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How to store power tool parts?

It seems each power tool I buy comes with additional "parts". Either its wrenches to change blades with or some little metal thing that came with the planer, seems like they all have some little part I will need later to use the tool. I just installed a pegboard to hang my tools on but was wondering if how others store the little parts.(and remember which darn tool they came with)
Old 05-30-10, 12:50 AM
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Well mostly I use corded tolls and the wrenches and keys get fastened to the cords, usualy with wire ties.
Old 05-30-10, 08:41 AM
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Mostly I lose them....

I suppose some people are picky though. If you have a storage box system with multiple smaller boxes in it, hoe 'bout labeling one of the smaller boxes with the name of the tool for which there are parts inside?
Old 05-30-10, 01:41 PM
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If the tool is stationary, I tape the parts to the legs or body with gaffing tape or hang them on hooks attached to the large tool. If the tool is portable, I have one of those zippered currency type bags stenciled with "misc tools" on it. Keep it behind my seat in the truck. Yeah they aren't labeled, but one's gotta fit!
Old 06-01-10, 08:30 AM
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For some tools that have small parts that are only needed occasionally..I just use Ziplock type freezer bags, label them with a Sharpie and keep them in a soft tool bag or toolbox. I've accumulated a lot of smaller toolbags since I always seem to buy kits or special offer power tools that come with a bag.

Of course I don't have THAT many tools that have all the special attachments or anything, or that many duplicates that would confuse things. Except maybe my Ryobi a keep a tool bag for it and things like saw edge guides and such that are too big for Ziplocks.

A while back (quite a while now I guess), I bought large generic plastic storage cases for my 4" grinder, 7" sander/buffer, some rarely used air tools, etc....and I just put the tool, accessories and supplies in them and keep them on the shelf with the labeled ends visible.

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