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How do you organize BIG wrenches?
« on: March 25, 2011, 07:46:09 PM »
Most wrench organizers are really only made to go up to 3/4 “ 19mm. How do you keep the big ones organized?
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How do you organize BIG wrenches?
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Re: How do you organize BIG wrenches?
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2011, 11:00:23 PM »
From a management viewpoint I find it best to let the big wrenches work it out themselves.  When you get to overmanaging wrenches they wander off and get to talking Union.  Then nothing gets done.
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Re: How do you organize BIG wrenches?
« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2011, 11:43:33 PM »
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Re: How do you organize BIG wrenches?
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2011, 01:08:18 AM »
I dont use them enough to have a need to organize them. Stuff I use often is on a peg board behind the work table and the other stuff is laying in drawers in my snap on tool box<  shows class

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Re: How do you organize BIG wrenches?
« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2011, 01:46:26 AM »
i forget the name of the thread but i think it was in one of the show your tool box threads on gj.. the guy used large(lengthwise) springs that he had stretched open and had i think 1/4-1 3/8 put in them.. i been meaning to try it but havent had the time...

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Re: How do you organize BIG wrenches?
« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2011, 04:14:14 PM »
by piles I have more different flat wrenches than space would allow for a tree set up

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Re: How do you organize BIG wrenches?
« Reply #6 on: March 30, 2011, 10:37:42 PM »
You know you're working in a tablecloth & cloth napkin shop when wrenches over 2" are hanging in a troth and locked.  It usually works out some suit wearing coordinator has the only key to the lock too, and he works Monday through Friday days only.

In places where they have abundant engineers all large wrenches are racked on a wall as far from where they can be used as possible.  I think they have a full semester course on making tools inaccessible you have to take to be a professional plant engineer.
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Re: How do you organize BIG wrenches?
« Reply #7 on: March 31, 2011, 06:12:25 PM »
Really is that response of any use the question was legitimate about how people store their large wrenches not how companies or hypothetical conspiracy theory self adsorbed pundits think!

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Re: How do you organize BIG wrenches?
« Reply #8 on: March 31, 2011, 06:57:54 PM »
We always hung them off of hooks on peg board.
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Re: How do you organize BIG wrenches?
« Reply #9 on: March 31, 2011, 11:50:26 PM »
i forget the name of the thread but i think it was in one of the show your tool box threads on gj.. the guy used large(lengthwise) springs that he had stretched open and had i think 1/4-1 3/8 put in them.. i been meaning to try it but havent had the time...

found some posted on GJ, picked up some springs at the hardware. they look great. I will post a pick when I am back in town.
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Re: How do you organize BIG wrenches?
« Reply #10 on: April 01, 2011, 12:00:24 AM »
I haven't seen very many drawers big enough or springs for that matter to hold what I consider a big wrench.
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Re: How do you organize BIG wrenches?
« Reply #11 on: April 01, 2011, 12:13:05 AM »
I haven't seen very many drawers big enough or springs for that matter to hold what I consider a big wrench.

i had this in the bottom drawer of one of my tool boxes for along time


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Re: How do you organize BIG wrenches?
« Reply #12 on: April 01, 2011, 03:01:04 AM »
43-40 mm are my big wrenches  in terms of across the flats

my 24" and 36" adjustable are big in size

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Re: How do you organize BIG wrenches?
« Reply #13 on: April 01, 2011, 08:45:46 AM »
Dustin now put the others that go with it in a set of springs and show us a pic of them in the drawer.

They just take up too much room that way.
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Re: How do you organize BIG wrenches?
« Reply #14 on: April 01, 2011, 07:00:36 PM »
Dustin now put the others that go with it in a set of springs and show us a pic of them in the drawer.

They just take up too much room that way.
what others  :lol:  its bad enough  finding a place to keepp this  one out of the way  :lol2:

 tho i see     your point... sounds like  a good reason to buy "mr big" from the snap on man..

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Re: How do you organize BIG wrenches?
« Reply #15 on: April 02, 2011, 11:21:01 PM »
I haven't seen very many drawers big enough or springs for that matter to hold what I consider a big wrench.

i had this in the bottom drawer of one of my tool boxes for along time




OK that is a big wrench. Craftsman raised panel wrenches (COMBO) go up to 1 5/15 SAE or 32mm METRIC, that was what I was talking about. My biggest adjustable WAS a 24" Craftsman.
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Re: How do you organize BIG wrenches?
« Reply #16 on: April 03, 2011, 03:45:02 PM »
I kind of thought that was what you meant but to me big is hitting the two inch area. I worked heavey equipment and Ag for years. Plus I helped on the family farms.
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Re: How do you organize BIG wrenches?
« Reply #17 on: April 03, 2011, 04:27:02 PM »
Worked out ALMOST perfect, not quite.
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Re: How do you organize BIG wrenches?
« Reply #18 on: April 03, 2011, 04:45:28 PM »
It looks good, maybe another spring and longer? Say an inch or so shorter then your drawer depth?
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Re: How do you organize BIG wrenches?
« Reply #19 on: April 03, 2011, 05:25:49 PM »
I might just heat up the ends of the spring and bend them out. I would get 2 more wrenches per spring. As long as I replace my 24” adjustable wrench, I see no need for bigger wrenches.
I am hoping not to have any fitment issues in the new used box.
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Re: How do you organize BIG wrenches?
« Reply #20 on: April 04, 2011, 08:01:03 PM »
Dustin, the spring holder post you mentioned might be a thing someone made to hold wrenches, they took coated #12 solid copper wire and wrapped it around a pipe and created the spring look. I will search it, but that might be sketchy. He used different sized pipe for different coils.  I'm old so my memory isn't as sharp as it used to be.  :scratch:
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Re: How do you organize BIG wrenches?
« Reply #21 on: April 04, 2011, 09:30:52 PM »
I've made separators from tension springs on many occasions, but I can't see doing it for wrenches.  Fence staples welded to 14ga work a lot better for wrenches.  Since plasma just cut a piece of 14 or 1o ga and tack it in the drawer.
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