Yes, thats not a typo. Dr. Frakenstein has nothing on me! Okay, so this isn’t the greatest invention since sliced bread, but I recently been given some unused Harbor Freight parts organizer bins and transformed the small Makita “Interlocking Case” (systainer) into a small on-the-go parts kit. There are a variety of similar options available from OEM’s: Milwaukee’s pack out system, Dewalts Tstak, Bosch L-Boxx, Festool Small Box Organizer, and Tanos immediately come to mind. I happen to have had the empty interlocking case laying around and since I paid nothing for the part bins, this was a nice solution to make a parts carry case using the materials on hand.
I am ecstatic about this solution as while the OEM designed and manufactured solutions are probably a more cohesive solution, for me getting 27 bins with the size variety that I need/desire is not an off the shelf solution and would’ve required kitting a number of versions together.
One additional feature I added, and I wish it was easier to find here in the US, was to take the lid foam off a Makita Large Interlocking Case (came in a combination kit with the Makita track saw XPS01, the Large case for the dual charger had the lid insert). The addition of the lid foam eliminated 90% of the small parts being jostled around and parts ending up in other bins.
I also use small ‘pill baggies’ sold at CVS where I might want to carry a few varieties of a particular item in the same storage bin.
Here’s a look at the final result.