What is the best tool storage and how I set up a tool storage and what tools do I buy

  1. I repurposed old kitchen cabinets and counter top to store most of my tools. I have 1 shelving unit and a few tool boxes, but don’t try to force it all at once. As time goes on you’ll see things on marketplace, yard sales, or auctions that’ll be perfect for storing anything garage related. As for tools, start with the basics. Hammers, socket sets, crescent wrenches, adjustable wrench, screw drivers, impact drill, drill/driver will be some of the most used tools you’ll need. After that you can start getting tools more related towards your projects. One side note, you do not need the best of the best brand of every tool you need. Most of my tools have been purchased in pieces at garage sales, Menards, and Harbor freight. I’ve only just started to buy more dewalt stuff within the last couple years.

  2. I’m a pegboard fan. Pick a wall of your garage and 1/4 inch slats up on the studs for about 6 feet and mount the pegboard into those. Any lowes/Home Depot/ hardware store will have them and the attachments you need.

  3. Whatever makes you happy to look at honestly. My dad and I both are very unorganized. We each have a main toolbox that houses most of our important tools in no particular order or way. As far as what tools? It’s always good to have a ratchet set, some good needle nose pliers, some clamps, a screwdriver set(personally I think it’s easier to use one that comes with detachable heads do you don’t have to keep track of multiple screwdrivers) a hammer, a drill, a mallet, and believe it or not, a block of wood like maybe a small piece of two by four or something like that. You use that block to hit things without hitting them directly. Keeps you from accidentally scuffing or breaking stuff you’re hammering together. Don’t waste money on name brand tools, they’re almost the same as any other (excluding the really cheap brands) but cost three times as much. Don’t worry about it to much, you’ll collect what you need as you go, whenever you have a project and realize you need something new. We just got a new fancy little vibrating hand saw last week so we could get at some old pipes in the ceiling without accidentally damaging anything

  4. I have a harbor freight 5 drawer tool cart for my mechanics tools. Brake jobs, oil changes, suspension work, along with that a 3 ton jack and jack stands. For my IT and home infrastructure I have a Milwaukee Packout with all my low voltage work tools, think light electrical and terminations. Wood working stuff is kinda placed on a homemade shelf. My welding cart houses my welder, grinders, consumables, hand tool related to welding. Lawn care stuff has a shelf other than the lawn mower. Car wash stuff/pressure washer has a shelf. It really comes down to what you skill is and what you want to tackle. I don’t agree with the fella saying quality doesn’t matter because it absolutely does. Case and point, my Milwaukee m12 1/2 inch impact wrench was worth every penny I paid for it. The m12 line is huge and really a home run all around. That said I also have dewalt stuff, I have one off harbor freight stuff. If you don’t need the tool regularly, sure cheap and dirty will get you by but for core tools spend some coin and maintain them and they’ll treat you well. Think about the boots you wear on the train, a comfortable pair of all day/all week boots costs some money but pays off when you’re on your feet all day.

  5. Dewalt tough system 2.0! I used to want a peg board, and got a metal one, but it’s annoying when you have to do stuff somewhere else in the house….Id have to carrry stuff in a temporary bin to work on it. I mean it looks nice.

  6. I don’t like to buy tools until I need them. But some tools are worth having in a few places. Tape measures, screw drivers, and hammers. Have extras and leave them all over the place. Kitchen, hallway closet, garage. All my other tools I have organized in the garage.

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