Most sized tools are marked by stamped numbers on their sides, shanks or handles. All too often, I find myself looking for a specific drill or socket, unable to make out the stamped size. It becomes especially difficult in low or "flat light" where the reflecting edges of the numbers are less defined.
I've begun using this simple modification to make the stamped sizes stand out. Now I can quickly locate any size drill, socket or wrench no matter how they're tossed in my tool cabinet drawer.
Step 1: What You'll Need:
1. A set of drills, sockets, wrenches or any other tool identified by recessed stamping or raised casting and difficult to read.
2. Spray paint.
3. Acetone, paper towel and/or Scotchbrite.