“Tool explosion” is out name for what happens when you’re in the middle of a project and tools are lying everywhere around the shop. Yeah, you know it happens to you, too. We coined the phrase while I worked on the Yukon engine swap. I’ll give you one guess why.
The MagMat from Craftsman is a 12 in. square flexible PVC mat embedded with neodymium iron-boron magnets. It can hold up to 20 lbs. of tools/other metal objects like bolts on its surface. Maybe it’ll help control your tool explosion.
As I said it may be a good way to keep things together, but it may also be a good way to cluster up a pile of tools and make it difficult to separate the pile.
Then again, at just $14 it might be worth a shot.
Craftsman MagMat [Sears]