Lid-less parts container. A source?
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Hey, I hope everyone is staying safe and you and yours are all healthy and safe.

I come to you looking for a source for small parts containers to fit in drawers. For screws and nuts and such.
I have some of those Stanley boxes with containers in them, but I honestly don't like this approach for my shop. Lots of in-and-out of the lids. 
My preferred system is large, shallow drawers with divided areas for the parts. I much prefer to pull the drawer and scan over the content.

That said, I'd love to not make all these little containers from scratch. (I'm not in the 3-D printing game or I would likely do that. I love a super-custom job. lol)
I'm currently finishing up a large, 10-drawer parts cabinet on casters.

Does anyone have a lead on these various sized square/rectangular 'cups' or containers similar to those that come in those Stanley/HF suitcase style systems? I've been searching Amazon and just haven't managed to use the right words, I guess. I'm always getting full 'systems' with lids or some such.

Thanks in advance.
T.J.
T.J.
Head Piddler, My Shop
Central Arkansas
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#12
  Re: Lid-less parts container. A source? by T.J. (Hey, I hope everyone...)
I'd search for stackable small parts storage bins. They are great for what you describe.

https://www.globalindustrial.com/p/akro-...827534252c


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  Re: Lid-less parts container. A source? by T.J. (Hey, I hope everyone...)
Surface mount electrical boxes have worked well for me.

Ed

   
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  Re: Lid-less parts container. A source? by T.J. (Hey, I hope everyone...)
Check these out from Lee Valley Tool. I use them and like them. They're not that expensive IMO.
https://www.leevalley.com/en-us/shop/har...nsert-bins
https://www.leevalley.com/en-us/shop/har...nsert-bins
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  Re: RE: Lid-less parts container. A source? by FS7 (I'd search for stack...)
Really interesting idea, Ed! Thank you.
T.J.
Head Piddler, My Shop
Central Arkansas
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  Re: RE: Lid-less parts container. A source? by EdL (Surface mount electr...)
This is perfect, rgc! Thank you!
T.J.
Head Piddler, My Shop
Central Arkansas
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  Re: Lid-less parts container. A source? by T.J. (Hey, I hope everyone...)
If you just want little containers to go in your drawers, then look at Schaller Corporation.  They make little containers either 1", 2" or 3" deep.  Made for toolboxes or large drawer units in industrial settings.

https://www.schallercorporation.com/
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  Re: RE: Lid-less parts container. A source? by T.J. (This is perfect, rgc...)
Wow, DieselDennis, this is even better. They even have a custom drawer configuration tool!
Thank you!
T.J.
Head Piddler, My Shop
Central Arkansas
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  Re: Lid-less parts container. A source? by T.J. (Hey, I hope everyone...)
T.J. check out Rubbermaid drawer organizers.  One of the cool features, they hook together.  I've had mine at least 15 years.
"I tried being reasonable..........I didn't like it." Clint Eastwood
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  Re: Lid-less parts container. A source? by T.J. (Hey, I hope everyone...)
Years ago I bought a couple of dozen metal "loaf pans".  Very rugged and under $2.00 each back then.  I see that they are now nearly $7.00 each.

I've used them on shelves.  and I've made a narrow cabinet with saw kerfs on both sides so that the pans could work like drawers.


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