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Machinist types-tap/drill/end mill storage?

Discussion in 'The Tool Shed' started by mofugly13, Mar 25, 2007.

  1. mofugly13

    mofugly13 1 ton bucket of rust Premium Member

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    I have bought a few tooling lots on ebay, and now have about 100 taps, a bunch of drill bits, and end mills that I need to store. I would like a multi drawer chest with a billion narrow compartments. What do you all use for storing taps and the like? A lot of them are brand new, and I don't want them banging around in a drawer somewhere. At the least, I'd like to get ahold of the wax they use to coat new/resharpened taps and bits, what is this stuff called?
     
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    Fishing tackle box.

    I am sure there is a box for machinests like you are talking about but they will probably be expensive. The tackle box might be a cheap alternative that would be fairly useful.

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    Just a thought at something inexpensive but possibly useful.

    Harley
     
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    mofugly13 1 ton bucket of rust Premium Member

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    I've thought about a tackle box, but I'd need three times as many compartments, at least. I'd like to store the taps and bits individually, I have A LOT of different sizes. Also, once that puppy was full of taps and whatnot, I dont think it would hold together very well from all the weight.
     
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    Mcmasters Carr Drill bit storage box.

    P.2380

    End Mill storage cabinet

    P.2439

    These might work for you. Some of them aren't cheap though.

    Harley
     
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    mofugly13 1 ton bucket of rust Premium Member

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    Something like the drill bit storage box would be sweet, but I want to avoid payng that much. A billion of the little plastic tubes that some new taps come in would be nice as well.
     
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    im sure you can use any wax
    melt a candle and use that
    plus they will smell good:)
     
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    mofugly13 1 ton bucket of rust Premium Member

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    I think the stuff they use has a high carnauba content, you can peel it all off in one piece. Regular paraffin would just chip off in chunks.
     
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    you beat me to it, yes that what would happen. those are probably not too expensive I would'nt think. never priced one though. I would like one also.
     
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    it would still protect them though right?
    and a litttle wax would come off as soon as you used them
     
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    the tap dispencers are way cool but are kind of for quantity. just 1 or 2 taps per size is kind of a waste of space, and yea there pricy. you could look for them on e bay and hopefully get one for a good deal.
     
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    Kennedy makes some nice machinist boxes. You can usually pick them up for a reasonable price used on Craigslist or ebay.
     

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