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Forum topic by plang posted 05-04-2020 01:41 AM 691 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-04-2020 01:41 AM

What small part organizer would you recommend?
For instance, AKRO-Mils 10144. Thanks!

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#1 posted 05-04-2020 06:22 PM

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#2 posted 05-04-2020 08:07 PM

Too little information. What parts, how many, handy storage or dust free …?

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#3 posted 05-04-2020 10:35 PM

If this is for a professional shop then yeah…something like the AKRO-Mils 10144 —if for the home/hobby shop you may consider re-purposing containers (e.g. baby food jars, jelly jars, etc.) and making some sort of adjustable organizer.

Here’s one I made using mostly baby food jars. I like it because I can easily see the contents of many jars at a glance and they hold enough that I can do most jobs without having to refill. I can easily change the arrangement. The cost is also relatively low (MDF [frame] , pegboard [frame field], plywood [shelves] screws [field to frame], screw-hooks [L shaped][shelf]). The screw-hooks are screwed into the back of the shelf and go into the pegboard holes. Just tilt the front of the shelf up and slide it out to move it where you need.

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#4 posted 05-05-2020 01:28 PM

i like these

- Notw

I use these for all of my small screws, bolts, nuts and washers. Stuff that I usually buy less than 20 or so of.

But I also use plastic peanut butter jars for the bulk screws and nails. The stuff that comes in 1 and 5 pound boxes.

Forgot to mention that I like the plastic jars because they are less likely to break and/or cut me than the glass jars.

-- Tony, SW Chicago Suburbs

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#5 posted 05-05-2020 06:26 PM

Plastic lunchmeat tubs. Repurpose what you would have only thrown away anyway… 8^)

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