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Old 09-18-2009, 11:02 PM   #1
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I've been looking to consolidate my cordless tools, misc screw drivers, testers etc. I have been considering this one, does anyone have it? Like it or dislike it?
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Old 09-18-2009, 11:58 PM   #2
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I have a nice spackle bucket ...complete with lid
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ditto on the bucket
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Im definatly in need for a better system for my van. I pretty much have a whole shelf allocated for my hand tools. I would love to free up that shelf for supplies and maybe transfer my tools to a box. That Klein box has my eye too.
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Im definatly in need for a better system for my van. I pretty much have a whole shelf allocated for my hand tools. I would love to free up that shelf for supplies and maybe transfer my tools to a box. That Klein box has my eye too.
Me too, I have my 4 piece dewalt kit, 9.6 dewalt drill case, and the klein tote full of tools, plus working with someone else that has there own stuff, the van can get a little tight on space. If I can get most of this in one box, it would be awesome, I think next check ill take a chance and get it, I've been looking at it for awhile.
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Tool box = 480sparky's home
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What is in the "tool box"
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I have a nice spackle bucket ...complete with lid
Do you have the screw on lids?

http://www.acehardwaresuperstore.com...57.html?ref=42

I love these things in the boat they keep stuff dry and make a nice seat when camping.

I also have some 7.5 gallon buckets for work that use the same lids.
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you know, a man can't have too many buckets. really.
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I use 5- and 7-gallon buckets with lids and I replaced the handle with a five inch long piece of one inch PVC so you can actually carry it without pain (or cold in the winter).
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Wheels would be nice for those long walks through the Auto Plant.
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Do you have the screw on lids?

http://www.acehardwaresuperstore.com...57.html?ref=42

I love these things in the boat they keep stuff dry and make a nice seat when camping.

I also have some 7.5 gallon buckets for work that use the same lids.

My buckets do not have screw on lids ~ they are custom

I should really take a picture....
  1. Take a standard Spackle bucket and lid....
  2. Cut every other tab off the lid ~ makes it easier to open/close w/o sacrificing the lids integrity
  3. Drill a hole in the lid by an edge...drill a hole in the bucket right between and just below where the handle attaches....tie the lid to the bucket there, keeping the string/wire/whatever short so the lid doesn't drag when off.
  4. Cut 2 "V" notches at this same attachment point 180° apart....this is a vice.
  5. Get a smaller bucket.... like the kind Klein hand wipes come in...put your tools in there.
  6. Put material in the Spackle bucket...NOT the Klein bucket
  7. Decorate the bucket to "identify" it as "yours".
  8. Get to work



A deeper bucket [7.5 gal.] is the Holy Grail ....deep enough to hold even 460/480 Channel locks....hacksaw frames....etc
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Wheels would be nice for those long walks through the Auto Plant.

Use an old rope lanyard [w/o shock absorber]

When you are up on the catwalks, you can secure it to the railing OUTSIDE the catwalks so you can move freely.
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Wheels would be nice for those long walks through the Auto Plant.
Check out the Bucket cart from Dude Tools. Should help you on those long walks.
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FYI, for those looking for deeper buckets. I used to brew beer. If there is a home brewing supply in your home town, good chance they carry 7 gal or so plastic buckets for relatively cheap.

mmmmmmmm beeeeeer
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I was at Big Orange buying some locksets for bedrooms, bathrooms and every thing else...

They had these buckets [which I would reserve only for dropping a deuce in]:



Normal Price $5 and change...on sale/reduced to $2.34....doesn't even have a lid.
http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1...atalogId=10053


What a scam.

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My buckets do not have screw on lids ~ they are custom

I should really take a picture....
  1. Take a standard Spackle bucket and lid....
  2. Cut every other tab off the lid ~ makes it easier to open/close w/o sacrificing the lids integrity
  3. Drill a hole in the lid by an edge...drill a hole in the bucket right between and just below where the handle attaches....tie the lid to the bucket there, keeping the string/wire/whatever short so the lid doesn't drag when off.
  4. Cut 2 "V" notches at this same attachment point 180° apart....this is a vice.
  5. Get a smaller bucket.... like the kind Klein hand wipes come in...put your tools in there.
  6. Put material in the Spackle bucket...NOT the Klein bucket
  7. Decorate the bucket to "identify" it as "yours".
  8. Get to work



A deeper bucket [7.5 gal.] is the Holy Grail ....deep enough to hold even 460/480 Channel locks....hacksaw frames....etc
Interesting I never took you for a "bucket guy". I pictured you wearing tan chinos and buton down shirt with the sleves pegged up so you can count your money.
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any of you guys plant tomatos in a bucket ?
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Interesting I never took you for a "bucket guy".
The bucket is just for "show" ~ just what I need for the immediate task at hand....in the truck and gang box are "real" tool boxes....but why be carrying a set of combination wrenches and a 3/8" ratchet set-up to rough in an apartment ?

I have another bucket that holds only my "climbing gear"....harness, lanyard/s [with and w/o shock absorber], retrachable, beaner, etc.

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I pictured you wearing tan chinos and buton down shirt with the sleves pegged up so you can count your money.
I'm "that guy" and so much more....







Typical workwear for me is:
Carhartt work pants:
B174 for winter
B159 for summer


Carhartt Shirt :
S143 for winter
S162 for summer


Occasionally, a t-shirt or a polo.

When it decides to get really cold, a sweater..Eddie Bauer Half-Zip Field Sweater

I see no reason to look like a slob even when working in adverse conditions...be it weather or just "nasty".


Someone will probably come and ask where my pocket protector is

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The bucket is just for "show" ~ just what I need for the immediate task at hand....in the truck and gang box are "real" tool boxes....but why be carrying a set of combination wrenches and a 3/8" ratchet set-up to rough in an apartment ?

I have another bucket that holds only my "climbing gear"....harness, lanyard/s [with and w/o shock absorber], retrachable, beaner, etc.



I'm "that guy" and so much more....








Typical workwear for me is:


Carhartt work pants:


B174 for winter


B159 for summer








Occasionally, a t-shirt or a polo.



When it decides to get really cold, a sweater..Eddie Bauer Half-Zip Field Sweater



I see no reason to look like a slob even when working in adverse conditions...be it weather or just "nasty".




Someone will probably come and ask where my pocket protector is


Same here. Carhart is my Prada.....
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