The Sortatool (also known as Sort-A-Tool) wrench organizer tray is something I have known – and heard great things about – for a few years now. The company got in touch with me and sent one over for review.
It’s pretty simple how the Sortatool works. You take your wrench, slide it along the sizing bar, a tapered edge of the tray, and the wrench stops at its rightful position. Swing the wrench over and into the tray, and it’s there until you need it next.
I have been testing the Sortatool for a few weeks, and am ready to take it out of my tool box. This is not a reflection on the Sortatool, but on how I have so many very random and different styles of wrenches in my toolbox. The Sortatool works best for neatly organizing wrench sets, and not a hodgepodge of different sets.
For a plastic organizer, the Sortatool is very well made. The ABS tray is rigid, tough, and seems to be impervious to grease and common shop chemicals. Even the dividers between wrenches are thick and rigid.
My long pattern combinations fit in the tray, but some of the sizes cover up the labels a bit. Shorter wrenches, such as the Craftsman raised panel wrenches shown in the above images, don’t obscure the labels as much. What I have found is that the Sortatool actually does a reasonably good job of holding different brands and styles of wrenches.
Small and large wrench compartments are separate to better make use of space, and there are also to fastener or accessory compartments that ensure you’re not wasting any of the real estate the wrench tray takes up in your drawer.
Dimensions of 13.5″ L x 10″ W x 1.5″ D mean the Sortatool fits into standard sized drawers.
I like the construction and design of the Sortatool a lot, but it really doesn’t fit my particular needs. That does happen from time to time. What I might do is print out some letter-sized labels and print out custom size labeling strips. That way I can combine duplicate inch wrenches in one tray and maybe metric and inch mixed sizes in another tray.
If you’re looking for a nice wrench set organizer, consider giving the Sortatool a try – it’s a good product and I definitely recommend it. It can accommodate inch and metric wrenches up to 3/4″.
The Sortatool is made in the USA and is priced at $9 to $12. It is available in black and red colors.
Thank you to Sky Leap LLC for providing the review sample unconditionally. Review samples are typically given away, donated, or retained for benchmark and comparison purposes.