Let's See Those ToolGrid Setups!

Mike Technician Georgia Posted   Latest   Edited  

I did a search of the name and didn't see any other discussions on ToolGrid, so I wanted to share what I've done with the system.

First off, don't buy it from the tool trucks. You'll pay way too much. JB Tools was selling it for a great price, but they stopped. Not sure why. Obsessed Garage does sell ToolGrid and their prices are pretty good, way less than the tool trucks. And for me, I get orders from OG in 2 days instead of waiting weeks or months for a tool truck to get it.

I use the ToolGrid boards and various tool holders to organize my 6 drawer Matco roll cart. I also use ToolGrid boards and containers as organizers for fasteners and small parts on the vehicles I am working on. I've had this setup for about 2 years now and am pleased with how well it's held up. I can move from one job to another as simple as taking the board in use off my cart, setting it down with the vehicle, putting in a fresh one and rolling to the next bay.

I have 3 boards pre set up with a row of 3x6 containers. I can add different sizes as needed if necessary. I have 3 with no containers. For large jobs, I add containers as I go, working from left to right and top to bottom.

For my diag cart, I saved a rubbermaid cart from the dumpster and added ToolGrid boards and various containers and holders to it for my laptop, scanner, scope, and scope accessories.

For dash pulls, since I'm the go to guy here for those (I enjoy dash pulls for some weird reason) I salvaged an old rolling medical tray and epoxied on a couple of boards. During a dash pull, I put on tool holders for the tools I need, and small 3x3 containers for the fasteners.

Let's see your ToolGrid setups!

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Lazer Mobile Technician
New Jersey
Lazer
 

Very Cool, never seen that before! Thanks for sharing.

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Jeff Owner/Technician
Idaho
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Very nice

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Jon Owner/Technician
California
Jon
 

I know a lot of people rail about tool truck prices and tool prices in general. I am a small business owner, as are all of my tool truck owners. I am willing to pay the extra money for more than one reason. Quality, service after the sale, supporting my local guys that live in my area (or close), no hassle warranty and warranty on stuff that a lot of times shouldn't have been etc. etc. That…

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Kirk Owner/Technician
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Except that the NEW snap-on tools are way overpriced and being junk at the same time. It's just ridiculous how much the quality dipped for a few cents more profit. I have broken a handful of tools for 25+ years being mechanic, but nowadays you need the lifetime warranty for SO because they are made of chees. //Rant over

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Mike Technician
Georgia
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I'm glad you get good service and are happy with it. I just have not had that here, and I can not justify paying an outrageous markup for someone to order a tool online from the same site I can order it from and resell it to me. Our Matco dealer literally looked up a tool on Amazon right in front of me once. I've tried to give them a chance over and over. They never have anything I need on the…

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David Mobile Technician
California
David
 

Never seen this before. As a mobile guy, it is always a challenge to keep tools organized and secure. I like that they are modular so tool sets can be swapped out as needed. thanks for sharing

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Darren Owner/Technician
Arkansas
Darren
 

For years I have dealt with a hodge podge of tool organizers and just was never really impressed. This is the first I have heard of Toolgrid and now I am impressed!

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Glenn Owner/Technician
Texas
Glenn
 

Hello Mike, “A place for everything and everything in its place” is a phrase I have heard frequently over the years. Your example reminds me of when I was a crew chief in the Air Force, we had toolboxes with cutout templates. Every tool down to the smallest hex bit had an assigned location. These boxes were inspected at the beginning and end of each shift. If any tool turned up missing, the…

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Brad Technician
New York
Brad
 

Like the idea of “travelling” boards to be able to leave them with bins at a vehicle. I prefer VIM Magrails for tool organization in my box/cart though, they are lower profile, and I find them to be less time consuming to set up. Youre cart looks great….but needs a bath,

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Mike Technician
Georgia
Mike
 

I gave up trying to keep it pretty a LONG time ago! Now when I expand from that Rubbermaid to what I want for a diag cart, that's gonna stay clean.

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Joseph Technician
Virginia
Joseph
 

What you think ing of getting as your diag cart?

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Mike Technician
Georgia
Mike
 

Haven't 100% decided yet. Got a few other big purchases to make first. But I am favoring a white 6 drawer split top.

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Dan Owner
Ohio
Dan
 

This is been in my box for over 30 yrs already. ¾ plywood. Been wanting to do it over out of high density foam but never been able to find the right stuff. It sure helped me to stay organized and avoid loss off sockets. It also helps being able to essentially blindfolded grab what I need.

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Glenn Owner/Technician
Texas
Glenn
 

Hi Dan, Have you considered ½ nylon/plastic and make a similar template panel?

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Dan Owner
Ohio
Dan
 

I did at one time or another but had a hard time finding a larger sheet. It would be durable and easy to work with, I'll revisit this idea Thanks Glenn!

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Erick Educator
California
Erick
 

Funny I'm doing the organizing thing too! Looks very nice. Maybe you'll keep me off Amazon!

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Glenn Owner/Technician
Texas
Glenn
 

I prefer a combination setup and use rails because I typically grab sets of sockets when working. Amazon​.​com ARES 60057-6-Pack Set Metric and SAE Magnetic Socket Organizers -Black and Red -1/4 in, 3/8 in, 1/2 in Socket Holders -143 Pieces of Standard (Shallow) and Deep Sockets -Organize Your Tool Box : Automotive

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Mark Engineer
Colorado
Mark
 

Mike That entire set up is fantastic. My problem is, I have not yet met a tool I didn't want to take home. Having said that, I would need five more toolboxes to be able to organize my tools as well as you have. Tremendous set up and I'll bet the 45 seconds it takes me to find a tool is only 1 second for you. It would be a time saver for me. Time for me to reconsider my tool addiction.

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Mike Technician
Georgia
Mike
 

It is a huge time saver. For too many years, I was Messy Marvin when I worked. As I went along, the top of whatever cart I was using turned into a gigantic pile of tools and fasteners all in this nightmarish metal soup. Best way to describe it. So one day about 10 years ago or so, I just forced myself to change. I started making organizers out of parts boxes. Still have the first one I made…

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Rudy Technician
Utah
Rudy
 

Thats cool never seen that. However if my tools were set up that way,I would never find anything. My set up would be classified as organized chaos….

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