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:
2. Spray paint.
3. Acetone, paper towel and/or Scotchbrite.
Step 2: Paint Your Tool:
Wouldn't it be easier just to flip through the pile of tools, reading the sizes as you sift through?
The solution is easy. We'll simply paint the tool's stamped size a color that contrasts with the tool's metal.
I've chosen black for my silver tools, but any dark color would work as well.
To begin, wipe the tool with acetone to get all the grease off of it. When it's dry, spray paint the area around the stamped or cast number and set it aside to dry.