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Do you guys use something specific to bring all the essential smaller tools (tape, brushes, sanding pads, pot hooks, putty knives, etc.) into a home when starting or packing up a job?

just curious...I had a 5 gal bucket organizer, but gave it up. Then I had one of those cheapo yellow and black walmart toolboxes with the wheels.

Now I just grab it all and wrap it in a drop, lol. I was considering picking up one of those cheap white canvas bags or something like it.

What do you all use or what would you recommend. I would consider going back to one of the things I used before I guess.

Help me make up my mind, would ya :whistling2:
 

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I have a little duck gapemouth or something like that. Works great on Monday but by Tuesday it gets completely unorganized and your in there digging amongst razor blades and scrapers for a nail set. I find little 2 gallon buckets work pretty well esp. the price.
 

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Benn...your bag-is it fancy or just the plain type? I'm having a hard time locating the plain type, everyone has the fancy schmancy ones
 

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I'm in the process of building myself some custom toolboxes for these situations. I've tried everything and can't seem to keep it together. My problem has been that each tool just kinds ends up somewhere, maybe in the tool bucket, maybe in the truck, maybe on the job i just left.Once my tool boxes are complete, every putty knife, scarper, screwdriver,paint brush will have a specific place that's labeled. I'm not sure if it'll fix my problems, but gotta keep trying.
 

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Right now I am using a plastic tool box that has two clear plastic organizers that fit on the top for small items. Holds screws nail sets and such. Inside it has a shelf with a handle then the large storage under that. Seems to be working ok for now. I have one of those white canvas bags that hold drywall tools

The tool box holds knives , scrapers, brushes, can even fit a 9" roller in there if I work at it, lol.I also put in small cans of putty and spackle, caulking, sand paper , disc and sheet.

I may look into one of those roller boxes, a small one, be good to fit a few sanders into it with the other stuff,cord and such.
 

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Those I don't carry in my white's pockets go into the 5er. It's a most essential tool and most valuable to rest your work pot on when your painting trim from the standing position.
Hey Zip

I never thought of the 5, I use my 2 foot step in this instance...it's a bit higher so bending isn't such an issue, but it's cool to hear how others do things
 
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