I posted about Milwaukee’s Shockwave screwdriver bit and Packout case bundle deal yesterday, and was reminded of a minor complaint that came up last year.
Oh, it’s absolutely a fantastic buy – I bought a set last year at the same price, and ordered another one while writing up yesterday’s post. But, there’s something atypical about how it’s configured.
While the screwdriver bit set is bundled with a Packout organizer, you don’t get traditional 1/4″ hex bit screwdriver storage. It’s simply a standard Packout low-profile organizer with a huge bit assortment. It’s a great bundle, but it’s like bundling a ankle-height socks with snow boots. Sure, they kind of go together, but it’s not an ideal pairing.
I think this is great! When there’s something like a Packout plus hole saw or cordless power tool bundle deal, there are always some buyers that are unhappy the customized storage cases don’t come with the typical storage cups or accessories ordinarily bundled with the same Packout cases when purchased separately. You can buy the bins separately, but it can be a hassle not to mention added and sometimes unexpected expensed.
We have been talking about Dewalt’s recent organizer deal, and their medium-sized ToughCase organizer came to mind.
Shown above is what I did last year – I bought the Milwaukee Shockwave & Packout deal, and I dumped most of the 100pc assortment into a ToughCase organizer.
I also added an insert bit holder that I harvested from one of my Dewalt bit set deal purchases. It sounds bad, but I’ve been buying Dewat’s Max-Fit screwdriver bit sets – the ones that go on sale for Black Friday – mainly for the ToughCases and their included accessories. I like Dewalt’s bits, although I tend to prefer Milwaukee’s assortments. So, I use the bits and repurpose the cases, filling them with other brands’ bits where and when convenient.
Anyway, that’s what I did. I almost immediately repurposed the Milwaukee Packout organizer and used a ToughCase for the bulk of my bit storage. The case looks a little different now, but it’s every bit as convenient as I anticipated. This isn’t my only bit box, but I thought you’d find it interesting.
The Dewalt medium-sized ToughCase comes with one long partition and 6 half-width dividers, and it can fit other ToughCase organizer accessories.