3 years ago I wrote a post showing how my tool collection had expanded in the last two and a half years. Well, after three years it’s time for another update.
My first toolbox was a single-wide box, and I left the sockets in their original plastic holders, which meant they took up most of the space. All I had was Snap-on sockets, torx bits, and ratchets. The wrench drawer had plenty of space with just a set of 10-19mm wrenches, flare nut wrenches, and 6 pairs of pliers.
A year and a half later I got a wider box, and I’d accumulated some more tools by then. I started getting socket from Grey Pneumatic, plus a 1/2″ torque wrench. I moved to storebought and homemade socket racks so I could fit everything in more compactly.
I added a lot to the wrench drawer. Long box end wrenches, ratcheting wrenches, and a set of 20-24mm wrenches, plus several more pliers of various types.
Three years later, my box is packed full. I’d previously only had metric sockets except for a set of 3/8″ drive, but now I also have a full set of 1/2″ fractional impact sockets. I also got a few more extensions, and a few random other sockets.
Similarly, the wrench and pliers drawer is completely full. I added 27 and 30mm wrenches, and a set of stubby wrenches. The collection of pliers has also grown even more, with some extra long needle-nose, cutters, and more.
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