Usually when I work under the hood, I keep the tools that I’ll need in the next hour or two on the body seams or on the coolant and windshield washer tank — and these tools often fall off or just end up missing. This new portable automotive service tray from Craftsman reminds me of a TV tray for mechanics, but it’ll keep tools and small parts at your fingertips, not down in the engine.
The 25-pound tray will save you from having to move out from under the hood to grab something you forgot or left on another tool cart. The tray sports six parts sections, slots for longer tools, and non-slip inserts to keep things in place if the tray gets bumped. The height adjusts from 34″ to 47-1/2″, and two locking casters’ll keep it from rolling away.
Craftsman’s portable automotive service tray sells for $100 in the Sears catalog, and it looks like something I might pick up sight-unseen.