Ok guys, how do you store drill bits? I’ve got hundreds, maybe a thousand it seems. In all shapes and sizes:
Counter bore bits
Mortise Bits and Chisels
Brad Point Bits
A few large Auger bits
and a few Metric bits
I have several smaller bit sets I have with various tools and in locations around the shop. I have a nice full set of indexed bits, but hundreds of ”old” jobbers bits that were given to me. Many are still good, but I just keep them in a big box. I want to add a full set of forstners as I only have about 6 now that I’ve purchased along the way. They are good quality, but I often wish I had a bigger size assortment in the shop. My mortise bits and big box of extras didn’t make the picture, but at least you guys get the idea. Right now I pack the white tool box with all it can hold, and it and most everything else go in a cabinet next to the drill press. The other various and specialty bits (carbide, mortise, etc…) go live with the appropriate tools.
My problem is while I can physically store the bits close to the drill press, they are not convenient. I also need to unstack the boxes and dig to find what I’m looking for.
So how does everyone store drill bits and accessories?
This picture shows the white cabinet that I store everything in next to the drill press. I also use this cabinet for saw blades, thoat plates, drill and tap set, and a couple other odds and ends. It is full and heavy.
P.S. I also have a Drill Doctor, so no real reason to have so many doubles, triples, quads, etc...