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Old 12-11-2020, 06:33 PM   #1
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Whats everyone using ?
I cant seem to find any small containers i like where the dividers do not come out.
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Old 12-11-2020, 06:58 PM   #2
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This is great. In each of the 64 drawers you can put a divider in the middle which I have done in quite a few. I put labels on each drawer. Really speeds up the process when you're doing a build from scratch, or looking for a specific size screw.

https://www.amazon.com/Akro-Mils-Pla.../dp/B08P7RF62P

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Old 12-11-2020, 07:23 PM   #3
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If you dont like the dividers coming out glue them in.

If you want a container with screws too check out the boxes Gearhead RC has, looks like they sell empty boxes too now.

https://www.rpphobby.com/category_s/...ar%20Head%20RC
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Old 12-11-2020, 07:32 PM   #4
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Whats everyone using ?

I cant seem to find any small containers i like where the dividers do not come out.
sorry I missed the word "small" in your question.

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Old 12-11-2020, 11:31 PM   #5
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i bought some of these.

Storehouse
25 Box Storage System

https://www.harborfreight.com/24-con...box-90243.html


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Old 12-12-2020, 01:02 AM   #6
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I have some Clear Plano Tackle boxes I use but I really like the one that came with Screw Loose. The box is very secure. If you can find a box like they used. That would be my choice.

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Old 12-12-2020, 08:08 AM   #7
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i bought some of these.

Storehouse
25 Box Storage System

https://www.harborfreight.com/24-con...box-90243.html
I was going to recommend the same.

An alternative is what they use to store jewelry beads.

https://www.amazon.com/Embroidery-Co...781912&sr=8-10

The advantage of the Amazon one is that it is crystal clear and the tops are flat with no ridges so it's a straight shot seeing inside. The disadvantage is that it's hard plastic and if you drop the tray, it will probably crack.
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Old 12-12-2020, 10:26 AM   #8
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Whats everyone using ?
I cant seem to find any small containers i like where the dividers do not come out.
I taped the dividers down so they stay put and prevent screws from one compartment mixing up with those in adjacent ones.
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Old 12-12-2020, 03:36 PM   #9
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I taped the dividers down so they stay put and prevent screws from one compartment mixing up with those in adjacent ones.
I just nip both sides of the dividers with wire cutters, creating "teeth" that grip into the main compartment, keeps them in place and they are still removable with a good tug.

BTW, most Walmarts have the plano 3700 box for less than $4. I get a couple when I run low. They get used for all kinds of stuff around the house lol
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Old 12-12-2020, 05:10 PM   #10
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I made this to hold my Plano #3500 organizers. Cheap and easy to make and keeps all my screws in one place.

Added a label to each compartment to show the screw size.

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Old 12-16-2020, 09:31 PM   #11
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That plano set up is great- I'm moving to a new house in spring mind if I copy this? looks just what I've been looking for Thanks
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Old 12-17-2020, 01:17 AM   #12
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Great space saving idea B-MOW!I have something sort of like that, but it holds just about everything since I don't have that many screws lol.
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Old 12-17-2020, 07:09 AM   #13
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That plano set up is great- I'm moving to a new house in spring mind if I copy this? looks just what I've been looking for Thanks
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Great space saving idea B-MOW!I have something sort of like that, but it holds just about everything since I don't have that many screws lol.
Thanks guys!

It has worked out great to keep all of my hardware in one spot.

Don't mind a bit @oldblue2010! I found all of the pieces to make it at my local Menards.
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Old 12-17-2020, 09:33 AM   #14
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This is my favorite for screws and small parts https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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I use one of the parts cabinets with the little pull out drawers because i don't like opening a box to get into a box, and almost all of my little boxes over time have had the snap on the lid quit working. Plus I have gained muscle memory over the years and I don't even have to read the little pull outs, my hand goes to the right one without even thinking. I can close my eyes right now and visualize where my cotter pins are right now haha.



I also have a cabinet that someone in the aircraft industry gave me, it has 4 pull out drawers with little compartments with no lids similar to what you'd see in a hardware store...same thing. I can think of 'drywall screw' and know exactly which drawer and how far back they are without even looking.
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Great thread! I am a mess. I have screws in KFC containers (awesome to keep and use for builds and storage) and small Glad/Ziplock single serving containers. I really need to get organized. I love B-MOW's idea!
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As mentioned, this is a great thread. I use several different style of small containers, but I definitely need to step it up on my screw stores and organization

Where does everyone make their bulk screw purchases

Edit: a label maker is a super useful tool. Has helped me be organized
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As mentioned, this is a great thread. I use several different style of small containers, but I definitely need to step it up on my screw stores and organization

Where does everyone make their bulk screw purchases

Edit: a label maker is a super useful tool. Has helped me be organized

I donít know how bulk you want/need, but Samix has big packs of M3, M2.5, and M2 screws that vary in all kinds of sizes on Amain in a pack of 300-350. Cap head, Flat Head and Button head. All nice and stainless steel as well, and IMO decently priced.

Link: https://www.amainhobbies.com/samix-s...-2007/p1255505


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I donít know how bulk you want/need, but Samix has big packs of M3, M2.5, and M2 screws that vary in all kinds of sizes on Amain in a pack of 300-350. Cap head, Flat Head and Button head. All nice and stainless steel as well, and IMO decently priced.

Link: https://www.amainhobbies.com/samix-s...-2007/p1255505


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thanks for the hook-up. They are nice kits
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When I used to race Short Course Trucks and Stadium Trucks at my local track, I would take this Plano tackle box with me. Each of the four pull out containers were for an individual truck and all of its spare parts and tools. As I acquired more trucks, I just picked up a few more of the parts containers.

Based on what trucks I was driving or if I was going to go Bash a monster truck , I would bring that parts container with me in The Tackle Box. Even now when I go to my local crawling course, I bring this tackle box with me with the trx4 partscontainer as well as an Axial.
It's rare that I ever have to fix a crawler, but I have given screws and parts to others when they need to repair their trucks.

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Plano-Fis...BoCpmgQAvD_BwE

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