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Ok, this is actually my socket organizer of choice.  I saw these over at a friend’s place a while back and have been meaning to pick up a set.  Myself writes: “Sockets rolling around in your toolbox?  Drawers too shallow for the Hansen or Craftsman stand-up organizers?  Try the Lisle magnetic organizer and tote. 

“It holds standard and deep sockets, comes in two colors to keep metric and fractional separate, and will stick to the side of your toolchest if that pleases you.  Just be sure to wipe the accumulated metal dust off the bottom before sticking it to your car’s fender.”

They come in red, green, and gray, and are available for 1/4″, 3/8″, and 1/2″ drive sockets.  Pricing starts around $23 online, though if you (like me) hate waiting for shipping — I’m an impatient SOB — you can pick them up locally at Sears or Northern Tool (among others), though I haven’t seen the gray version at Sears.

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3 Responses to Reader Find: Lisle’s Magnetic Socket Organizer

  1. Trevor D. says:

    I have a set of these holding my Craftsman laser etched sockets. They’re perfect for them, because the sockets are on their sides and I can open my drawer and instantly read any socket size. Saves bucket loads of time.

  2. Old Donn says:

    Best thing about these, you can take them where the work is, and you’ve got all your sockets. No 2-3 trips to the toolchest because you brought a 1/2 and 9/16, and you need a 5/8.

  3. Paul Lapczynski says:

    I have six of these (1/4 3/8 1/2 – SAE and Metric). I have used them for about 5 years. I liked them initially since I was using the metal clip rails. But – with older socket’s it can be a pain to read the sizes if you don’t put them numbers up. I am now using the Hansen trays. In my opinion they are easier the see the sizes and when something is missing you can tell what is missing.

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