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  1. trailboss

    trailboss LawnSite Member
    Messages: 206

    For the most part we wear tool belts while on an install - especially while in trees. But we also use some plastic totes for carrying tools, parts, map gas, connectors etc... around on the ground. I had some old milk crates around and decided to give them a try for organizing my tools. I probably just need to go with a small torch and just use the tool bags. I also rigged up an axle in one of them for a wire spool. Cool thing is you can stack these wire spools with different wire sizes and put them on a dolly. Anybody else have any good tips for staying organized?

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  2. NightScenes

    NightScenes LawnSite Silver Member
    Male, from Kingsland, Texas
    Messages: 2,214

    Great job and Klein tools to boot!!
  3. 4.3mudder

    4.3mudder LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,227

    I like that word rigged. " If you can't fix it rig it. " LOL. I am know to rig lots of things up, gosh let me get my list out...
  4. David Gretzmier

    David Gretzmier LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,645

    I like the mik crate wire spooler. I cannot count the times on a site I have grabbed a stick and had the helper unwind. what a great idea. I use different tool belts depending on the job at hand. We also have a tool bag with about 30 pockets for those times we need various hand tools.

    MAGLIGHTING LawnSite Member
    Messages: 248

    Great organizer. Gives some excellent ideas. Thanks for posting it.

    Be careful with that map (and don't spell it with 2 m's) gas though. You'll be criticized here for using it. At least I was. But then again I'm criticized for everything I do :cry: so you'll probably be OK.
  6. TXNSLighting

    TXNSLighting LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
    Messages: 6,464

    Great organization! I like it. some good ideas there.
  7. JoeyD

    JoeyD LawnSite Silver Member
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  8. irrig8r

    irrig8r LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,553


    I hereby publicly retract any and all criticisms directed at Mike Gambino for his use of MAPP gas.

    In untrained and inexperienced hands MAPP gas can wreak havoc.

    I failed to take into account Mikes finely developed and practiced finesse.

    He is indeed a true artist, the likes of which are rarely seen in this business.

    Mike offers lots of sound advice for free.

    Maybe one day he'll figure out a way to charge us for it. (I'm thinking it's time for him to write a book.)

    Until then, get it while it's hot.
  9. trailboss

    trailboss LawnSite Member
    Messages: 206

    Thanks for all the kind comments. This was the result of being ready to go out on an instal but getting rained out. I think that we are gonna be rained out for a couple more days - I will have to get back in the shop and see what else I can come up with.
  10. TXNSLighting

    TXNSLighting LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
    Messages: 6,464

    I just noticed youre in Ft Worth. Whats your company name? Im in your area.

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