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Old 02-07-2010, 08:54 PM   #1
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Socket holders.

My father liked the sheetmetal holders with the flip up rail on them. I like the magnet holders that I bought from sears when they were on super sale.

What works best for you?
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Old 02-07-2010, 08:56 PM   #2
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Someday I'd like to have pegs in my box. For now, 99 cent rails from Harbor Freight
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Old 02-07-2010, 08:57 PM   #3
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This works for me, but seriously I do have the sears craftsman twist and lock magnetic ones that stick on the side of my box, they are great but at 20 a piece they were expensive.

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Old 02-07-2010, 08:58 PM   #4
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This is what I have and they are GREAT!
http://www.hansenglobalinc.com/socket_trays.html
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Old 02-07-2010, 09:01 PM   #5
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Old 02-07-2010, 09:02 PM   #6
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This is what I have and they are GREAT!
http://www.hansenglobalinc.com/socket_trays.html
Same ones I use, got from sears for $12 on sale with craftman club card. I love them
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Old 02-07-2010, 09:07 PM   #7
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Socket rails and socket trays, just because they take up the least amount of space.




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Old 02-08-2010, 01:17 AM   #8
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Socket holders.

My father liked the sheetmetal holders with the flip up rail on them. I like the magnet holders that I bought from sears when they were on super sale.

What works best for you?
i have trays, metal rails/clips, upright magnetic holders, and flat magetic holders.
whatever suited my needs and purpose at the time.
i cant say that i prefer one over the other, but the only thing i use metal rails and clips for are seldom used stuff
to each his own
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Old 02-08-2010, 10:11 AM   #9
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I like the .99c Harbor Freight rails. I made a quick channel for them to go into with some thin sheetmetal, and it worked well, so I'm going to be re-doing it with angle iron so that it doesnt flex



Kylefitz already used my idea with the angle iron, and it worked out well:

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Old 02-08-2010, 10:16 AM   #10
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Ernst rails, Matco rails, Snap On rails, generic rails, trays, magnetic holders, whatever works.
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im in the process of converting over to these.. love them!



best price i have found so far ...
http://www.tooltopia.com/search.aspx...+socket+holder
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Old 02-08-2010, 08:44 PM   #12
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This is the type I use. They are stable and easy to remove for adjusting or cleaning. They cost $20 for the large ones and $10 for the small ones (CDN $ at Princess Auto).
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Old 02-08-2010, 09:03 PM   #13
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This is the type I use. They are stable and easy to remove for adjusting or cleaning. They cost $20 for the large ones and $10 for the small ones (CDN $ at Princess Auto).
Whats the name of those? Cant find them on their web site
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Old 02-08-2010, 10:06 PM   #14
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This is the type I use. They are stable and easy to remove for adjusting or cleaning. They cost $20 for the large ones and $10 for the small ones (CDN $ at Princess Auto).
Never seen those before. Is there a source in the US that sells them?
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Old 02-08-2010, 10:16 PM   #15
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They are labelled as "Power Fist" - Princess Auto's "house brand". Here's a picture of the box. You could make them quite easily. The base is about 20 guage sheet metal and the "rails" are the standard type that have been around forever (3 or 4 bucks each). The larger one is 17 1/4" long and the smaller one is 9" long. The width is 6" and the rails are riveted to the base at 1 7/16" on centre. You could make them to any dimensions that you want of course.
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Old 02-08-2010, 10:18 PM   #16
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Ebay has them and the fancier more expensive Lock-A-Socket version also.

Search "socket tray -hansen" to cut down the number of results a bit.
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Old 02-08-2010, 10:30 PM   #17
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I like the hansen trays, I lose some space put makes it easier to grab in a hurry. I keep everything else on the snap on rails.
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Old 02-08-2010, 10:41 PM   #18
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Never seen those before. Is there a source in the US that sells them?
I'm not sure but glenmore suggests it would be good to check out e-bay. As mentioned above, they would be very easy to make and to customize for your particular use.
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Old 02-08-2010, 10:45 PM   #19
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I really like the sheetmetal trays with the flip-up handle. Wish there was a retail source for them. Otherwise I use the rails that come with the sockets. In my junkyard box, I use the plastic Craftsman rails. The kind that have the square fitting with the retainer ball. They work great. My junkyard box gets hauled around everywhere and the C-man rails really keep the sockets together. Even the deep-well impacts.

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Old 02-08-2010, 11:09 PM   #20
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If you guys get these off ebay, don't buy them from MyDealsDirect. I ordered some magnetic rails from them that weren't what was shown in the ad at all. They wouldn't make it right either.
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