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Old 7th February 2022, 23:53   #2551
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True, the quality of spares used like slider, wheels etc are too compromised in locally fabricated ones. I know a couple of interior designers who did connect me with some of the best suppliers for such items, and after factoring the price, cost between branded and local ones is negligible.
This is not the answer you were looking for, I just want to add a couple obvious points before you make your decision. When you buy a mass produced product, it will do a lot of things moderately well. When you get something custom built, you know what has gone into the build. You may be able to fix, replace things later. You may be able to customize a little bit later to suit your changing needs.

Here is a picture of my normal backyard.
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My backyard in workshop mode, with fold out work bench, and rollaway tool carts.
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All the tools tucked away in the nooks and crannies of the shed.
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All these carts have been built, torn down, and rebuilt more than once to accommodate for the changing requirements, and tool upgrades. If you have specific dimensional needs, you should certainly consider a custom build.
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Old 8th February 2022, 16:57   #2552
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This is not the answer you were looking for,

All these carts have been built, torn down, and rebuilt more than once to accommodate for the changing requirements, and tool upgrades. If you have specific dimensional needs, you should certainly consider a custom build.
Hello friend, you have an awesome tool carts with equally good tools. I like the pegboard setup. I am doing similar for my place, but this is mostly for regular use tools and supplies, like drivers, pliers, scissors, tapes etc.

As for the tool trolley, while the custom setup will give us freedom for size and features. A regular one will give us the basic thought layout which is sturdy, ergonomic and safe for the basic / general use tool kit.

I find wurth trolley (7 drawer) good for the tools I have and I still have some spare space.

But you are absolutely correct on doing your own as per the tool kit one has. as that will be perfect fit.
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Old 19th February 2022, 17:27   #2553
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Keep stock of clips just replace them after removing. This will ensure they are in their best strength. When there is mud stuck on either side, irrespective of what tool you use, it would fight against the plastic anchor arms and during removal it will make it weaker. Hence everytime you remove the clip it gets weaker. It hardly costs a rupee or two whenever I have got it and I personally just replace the clips if it takes force to come out. I reuse only clean clips which are located in areas that don't gather mud.
I want to buy some of these plastic clips for some DIY work. Can someone point where to get these in Bangalore? (preferably East Bangalore)
Or should I visit JC Road? Any particular shop there?
Thanks in advance.
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GustyGibbon,

Do you use lumber or ply for your tool carts?
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GustyGibbon,
Do you use lumber or ply for your tool carts?
I use both. I build a frame with Douglas fir, and add plywood around it. The surfaces that get lot of wear and tear is certainly plywood, this way I can replace it, when needed. I do use a lot of leftover plywood, they are all the same thickness, but don't necessarily look the same.
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Eid mubaraq folks. My Eidi from misuses. Just delivered . First experiment would be to open the stuck disc brake master cylinder cover of RE Bullet.

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Got this handy Torque Adapter. Using conventional torque wrench is far more cumbersome than this. Post bank offers, I paid ~Rs. 4,300 for it on Amazon:

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