Introduction: Work Bag Bit Keeper
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Have you ever had a cluttered work bag. Finding driver bits scattered about or lost. For a mobile work bag it's very difficult to keep track of all the pieces if they keep falling out. Here is a simple project to keep all your Drill bits together. My solution Will only cost you about $2.50.
Step 1: Commercial Product
I found this product at my local hardware store, however it cost five dollars each. With the amount of stuff I keep in my work bag that would break the bank. So I came up with my own way to keep my driver bits together.
Step 2: Traditional Bit Keepers
These traditional keepers usually come with tools when purchased. They usually work great for a while until the bits start falling out. Usually winding up with a messy bag and driver bits everywhere, sometimes even lost.
Step 3: Carry Case
The carry case bit holders are great however they do not fit in work bags. There is no point to having a mobile work bag if you have to just carry an extra case.
Step 4: Items You Will Need
1. Tennis balls
2. Utility knife
Step 5: Cut the Tennis Balls
Cut the tennis balls approximately 1 1/2 inches to 2 inches as shown.
Step 6: Label Your Tennis Balls.
Using a marker label your tennis balls. You can use a symbol to represent Phillips, Flathead, or hex bit drivers or you can simply just label.
Step 7: Organize
Place the corresponding bits in each ball.
Step 8: Enjoy Your Clutter Free Work Bag.
Place The tennis balls back in the clear tube. Now your Bits will fit in your bag and make room for other items.
Since posting I have received great support. There has been great ideas for color coding and labeling, I have to thank everyone coming up with ideas in the comments forum.
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