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Old Yesterday, 09:14 PM   #1
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Default STAND UP SOCKET ORGANIZERS Take up Room

What lay-down type socket organizers are you using? The stand up type take up too much room especially with deep sockets.
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Old Yesterday, 10:07 PM   #2
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Default Re: STAND UP SOCKET ORGANIZERS Take up Room

All my sockets are on the metal clip rails. since my box never moves they never fall over. this way I can grab the whole rail and take it if needed. laying them down would take way too much room... IMO.
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Old Yesterday, 10:12 PM   #3
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Default Re: STAND UP SOCKET ORGANIZERS Take up Room

Huh?

If a drawer is deep enough for the sockets to stand... then that'll be the most efficient way to store them. Now whether you like it, is another.
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Old Yesterday, 10:19 PM   #4
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Default Re: STAND UP SOCKET ORGANIZERS Take up Room

Sorry, can't help you
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Old Yesterday, 10:37 PM   #5
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Default Re: STAND UP SOCKET ORGANIZERS Take up Room

Mine are on their sides on metal rails, set up so the sizes face up. I'm using an old craftsman box and cut down Harbor freight rails so they fit in front-to-back. Deep wells were too tall to stand up, so they all got laid over on their side. Honestly, I don't think the drawers could take too much more weight, so the use of space is not a concern.
The drawer with the 1/2" sockets especially has a lot of load, with deep and shallow, metric and sae, and impact and chrome, torx and hex too.
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Old Today, 09:12 AM   #6
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Default Re: STAND UP SOCKET ORGANIZERS Take up Room




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Old Today, 09:12 PM   #7
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Default Re: STAND UP SOCKET ORGANIZERS Take up Room

That looks like the ticket.
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Old Today, 09:23 PM   #8
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Default Re: STAND UP SOCKET ORGANIZERS Take up Room

Nope, that handle is a real space waster. You just can't beat the narrow footprint rails offer when standing sockets upright. You may need a different box or cart though. Something with a deep till or drawer.
Mind you I'm not talking about those stupid Hansen racks or any tray type holder as those don't allow you to tailor your set to your needs and the bases eat up a lot of space.
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