I am trying to put together my pit/chase toolboxes and I am trying to figure out what people are using to hold sockets. I have rails and it always seems the sockets fall off. Any suggestions?
for deep wells in a regular shop box I used a lil denser like gray foam. regular depth I use like under sleeping bag foam. I just used a lil 2 lbs hammer and on a piece of concret ya don't care about or a solid metal table just holt the socket where ya want it and give it a lil wack and it punches the right size out.For drawers put a solid peice of foam and drill holes to fit and hold sockets.
I bought five of these for my mechanics at the plant. They all love them and stay very organized.Have you ever looked at a Montezuma tool box. They are built for riding in pick up and service trucks. They have hangers for both wrenches and socket holders. Basically they are pegs that the sockets sit on. They are long enough the sockets don't fall off, but they don't actually lock the sockets on them like a standard socket rail. you could build one yourself fairly easily. The sockets will rattle around on them and you wouldn't be able to carry the whole rail of sockets to the race car to work on it though.
They are good boxes for sure. You can put a lot of stuff in a small area with them. I have several friends that have them in their pick ups for light service work. I have thought about getting one for when I do need to go to the field now that I am not in a big service truck full time. The only thing I don't like is that your tools rattle around all the time. But that isn't a big deal breaker.