Introduction: The $1 Pliers Rack
I've been looking at making a rack for my drawer full of pliers. For a long time they've been kinda floating on top of each other. I've seen plans here and on youtube to make your own, but they seemed too labor intensive. Call me lazy, but I don't want to spend an hour making a rack for my pliers. I nearly bought a rack online, but as luck would have it I stumbled across a rack I felt I could modify. Best of all, I found it at the Dollar Store! Let's get started!
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Step 1: Buy the Rack and Get Ready to Cut
Here's a picture of the rack I bought. I found it at the Dollar Store in the kitchen supplies area. To cut it, I busted out my brand new bolt cutters. A pair of diagonal cutters, hacksaw, etc. would also work. Making this rack took all of five minutes.
Step 2: Cut It Down!
Remove the tips off of the legs and then mark the legs where you want to cut it. The drawers on the toolbox I'm fitting this rack is are 2" tall. I decided to cut one set of legs to 1.5" and the other set of legs at 0.5" to give the rack an angled stance. This is so it would be easier to remove the pliers when done. Once cut, I took the legs to the grinding wheel for a quick grind to make them flat and then reinstalled the tips. That's it! All done!
Step 3: Install and Enjoy!
I set up the rack with the taller side up against the drawer front. Then installed some pliers and tested it out. It works great! On the next one I build I might cut out some of the rails to make a larger gap to fit thicker handled snips.
Well, there it is folks! Hope you enjoyed this instructable!
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