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    Yeah I have these sets of t-handle Allen wrench holders Inch and metric,
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    I want them out but not sitting on the bench where it takes up too much room.

    Anyone have a good way to mount these to the wall or bench so they are easy to get yet not space consuming?

    Vertical is difficult because the handles stick out and the given mounting holes are on the bottom. (altho I guess thats something that can be fixed).

    I'm thinking it needs some kind of angle bracket or they're going to fallout if horizontal. But you want to read the sizes off the label.
    Last edited by LCHIEN; 09-23-2021, 08:02 PM.
    Loring in Katy, TX USA
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    Originally posted by LCHIEN View Post
    Yeah I have these sets of t-handle Allen wrench holders Inch and metric,
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    I want them out but not sitting on the bench where it takes up too much room.

    Anyone have a good way to mount these to the wall or bench so they are easy to get yet not space consuming?

    Vertical is difficult because the handles stick out and the given mounting holes are on the bottom. (altho I guess thats something that can be fixed).

    I'm thinking it needs some kind of angle bracket or they're going to fallout if horizontal. But you want to read the sizes off the label.
    Looks like they are made of steel. What if you mount those HFT magnetic strips to wall. Then just stick these and take them when you need. From your side view photo it looks like the left section might stick.

    Just a thought.

    NG

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    • #3
      Assuming they are steel could you bend the bottom down 45 degrees or so? Then you would be able to hang them by the keyhole slots. You might need to add a new bottom piece for them to sit on.
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      • #4
        How about a block of wood, say 1.5 inches thick, as a backer behind the lower part of the holder?

        You'd just need to drill two holes in the steel to affix to the backer, which itself can be nailed to the wall.
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        • #5
          Yeah, I saw this magnetic tool holder shelf at Harbor Freight and this is my solution. Not perfect but easy and cheap and no new holes. Partly the Nicer20 suggestion. Wish the wrench holders were narrow enough to put side by side but alas, not. They sort of nest back to back as you can see... the wide handles make an awkward situation.
          So they are off my worksurfaces, not taking up a huge amount of drawer space, still easy to select sizes and easy to get to when I need them. I guess that satisfies most of my issues. And the color even matches.

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          Last edited by LCHIEN; 09-30-2021, 11:59 PM.
          Loring in Katy, TX USA
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          • #6
            FWIW, here are the Harbor Freight mag strips I was talking about. I believe they are $2.49 when on sale.
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            • LCHIEN
              LCHIEN commented
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              The handles stick out further to the back even when taking into account the thickness of the magnet strips.
              You'd have to put a significant spacer between the holder and the magnet and then you 'd have a big cantilever pulling it down.

          • #7
            My 2 cenths worth, use the holders to get the proper drill sizes and convert your new Harbor Freight magnetic tool shelf into a T handle shelf by drilling the shelf. Then throw away the original holders away! You can use a heat gun to loosen up the original data sheets and put then on the side of your too box.

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            • LCHIEN
              LCHIEN commented
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              You must be dreaming about the labels. In typical harbor freight fashion the labels don't line up with the T-handle wrenches!
              At least they are in the right order.
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