Re: Need help finding storage solution for nails
The container used will depend on the size of the fastener. For instance, I keep deck and drywall screws from 1" to 3" in a vertical organizer bin with slide-out/removable bins The bin has a top tray that's handy for odds and ends or tools. Generally, these items are used in quantity and require larger containers. Smaller things like sheet metal screws, wall anchors, and similar things are kept in a lidded Plano box. I have several identical Plano boxes for drill bits and plumbing parts. For the shop I have several smaller versions of the vertical organizer with smaller drawers in which I keep small nails and odd fasteners in, however due to their design, they don't travel well, and if you bump the divider gates in the drawers, they lift which makes a mess and you can't get the drawer back in until you get the gate dropped back down into place. I would recommend sticking with lidded Plano boxes that are a once piece, molded unit, that is to say the individual cubbies are permanently separated, my experience with all gated types of dividers for flexible sized cubbies is that the gates get knocked loose and cause a spill. Another thing to be very careful of is that the lid seal tightly against the cubbies to prevent intermixing of the contents during travel. It would be preferable if the bottom of the cubbies were rounded to aid removal of the items.
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