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Pliers, Snips, & Vise-Grip Storage Solution for French Cleat

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Project by TimBridge posted 01-31-2021 04:46 AM 1178 views 2 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
Pliers, Snips, & Vise-Grip Storage Solution for French Cleat
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I’m pretty happy with this one, guys.

I had some old unused shelving from my shop renovation. I cut it half, turned it on its side and violin! A made-to-order pliers, snips, and vise-grips storage solution.

The build: I cut a backer board which spans two of the french cleats. I then simply aligned and affixed the modified shelves to the backer by screwing wooden “washer” pieces that span at least 3 of the ‘rungs’. I wasn’t sure if they’d be enough to hold the weight (and the final decision there is yet to be seen when/if I fill it up) but it’s been doing perfectly so far!

-- Tim Bridge, Northern NJ, “All my life, I’ve had one dream: to achieve my many goals.”





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Eric

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#1 posted 01-31-2021 12:26 PM

Never thought about using wire shelving that way.

-- Eric, building the dream

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Dave Polaschek

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#2 posted 01-31-2021 12:29 PM

I like it! Alas, I tossed all my wire shelving when I moved across the country a little over a year ago, but I may have to buy some just to cut it up. Still just have a pile of this sort of tool taking up a corner of my workbench.

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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TimBridge

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#3 posted 02-01-2021 04:17 AM



I like it! Alas, I tossed all my wire shelving when I moved across the country a little over a year ago, but I may have to buy some just to cut it up. Still just have a pile of this sort of tool taking up a corner of my workbench.

- Dave Polaschek

Nice! yeah, I threw out a bunch of these before realizing that I could use them for something! Another good way to store pliers and this kind of form factor tool is just by putting them with one ‘leg’ in a coffee can and the other ‘leg’ outside. They end up falling nicely around the rim of the coffee can. This is what I did before I moved to french cleats.

-- Tim Bridge, Northern NJ, “All my life, I’ve had one dream: to achieve my many goals.”

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hockeyfan_019

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#4 posted 02-01-2021 02:55 PM

I previously used some cutoff PVC pipes screwed to a board for similar use, but it doesn’t work for things like locking pliers, where there is a linkage between the legs. Seems like that’s why you have them clipped on the LH side by their jaws? This looks like a great idea, and another use for an otherwise unused scrap material

-- Most of my tools are older than I am

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