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I'm trying to set a good way to store used drill bits. Since they come in so many different sizes has anyone found a good way to divide them up so that they are well organized in your tool box? These are the prerequisites:

They have to be stored in the tool box
We're talking several hundred used drill bits.


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I could..but you'd need a bigger tool box. Are they in existing cases or any type of containers ?
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The drill bits I need to organize don't come in any containers or storage compartments. There are approximatly 50 different sizes I was hoping to organize.
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hardware store: 50-bin plastic storage container, the kind with pullout drawers

thats how I organize my nuts/bolts/screws... I am not old and wise enough like you to have hundreds of bits.. I only have dozens
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haro, I have more than just several hundred drill bits. The other thousand or so are new and still in the package. i just wanted to store the thousands or so used bilts. I'll look into this storage bin you're talking about, the only thing though is that I didn't want to open any drawers one the tool drawer is open. I was hoping more for a open bin type storage compartment.
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Take a peice of wood/plastic, etc, use the drill bit to drill a hole. remove drill bit and stick it in the hole you just made. Move on to the next drill bit.
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http://www2.northerntool.com/cat-1/768542+2000005.htm

if you have thousands of new drill bits then just throw away the old ones. You clearly will never use that many drill bits.
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I'm thinking something like a plastic storage container with movable dividers like this.
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and cut /remove the top lid off.


or if you like wood, How about a cutlery tray like this.
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Originally Posted by corvettecrazy
if you have thousands of new drill bits then just throw away the old ones. You clearly will never use that many drill bits.
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WTF do you have so many bits for?
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Originally Posted by Gumball
I'm thinking something like a plastic storage container with movable dividers like this.

and cut /remove the top lid off.
I'm liking this one Gumball. Is it ever goes on sale in my area please let me know.

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if you have thousands of new drill bits then just throw away the old ones. You clearly will never use that many drill bits.
I'd say that I have thrown out approximatly 1,500 drill bits in my lifetime. At $1.00 per drill bit on average, I don't want to throw out anymore drill bits. Hence the reason for buying a Drill Doctor that doesn't work.
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