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Ernst Manufacturing Blue Magnetic Socket Organizer With 1/4" Twist Lock Clips (8403M)

Ernst Manufacturing Blue Magnetic Socket Organizer With 1/4" Twist Lock Clips (8403M) $19

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The Ernst Manufacturing Blue Magnetic Socket Organizer With 1/4" Twist Lock Clips takes the Ernst organization system to another level because it is equally suitable for the tool box and field tool sets. The rail is now magnetized so that it will adhere to steel surfaces such as tool box drawers, tool carts, or vehicle underbodies. The Twist Lock Socket Clips can hold sockets by gravity alone for tool box use or by locking force for field use. The Socket Organizer accommodates a wide variety of different tools and allows for immediate recognition of a missing tool. The blue color patently identifies the type of tools attached thereto, such as metric sockets. The Twist Lock Socket Clips are easily repositioned to suit different preferences and tool sizes, and can be inserted between Socket Clips already attached to the rail. Individual Socket Clips may also be removed without disassembling the entire Socket Organizer. Socket Clips of different drive sizes may be fitted to the same Socket Organizer. Twin serrated edges on the Socket Organizer provide for two-sided socket and accessory attachment, as well as prevent the Socket Clips from repositioning inadvertently during transport in field tool sets, when sockets are removed, or when the Socket Organizer is hung vertically. Additional Socket Clips and other attachments snap onto one or both sides of the Socket Organizer for greatest use of space. A slotted hang hole permits the Socket Organizer to be hung vertically for convenient storage in confined work areas. The Blue Magnetic Socket Organizer comes with 15, 1/4" drive Twist Lock Socket Clips, as well as 96 identification decals for easy socket identification in crowded tool boxes and easy identification of missing tools. (Shown for illustration purposes with tools, which are sold separately.)

Ernst Manufacturing Red Magnetic Socket Organizer With 1/4" Twist Lock Clips (8400M)

Ernst Manufacturing Red Magnetic Socket Organizer With 1/4" Twist Lock Clips (8400M) $19

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The Ernst Manufacturing Red Magnetic Socket Organizer With 1/4" Twist Lock Clips takes the Ernst organization system to another level because it is equally suitable for the tool box and field tool sets. The rail is now magnetized so that it will adhere to steel surfaces such as tool box drawers, tool carts, or vehicle underbodies. The Twist Lock Socket Clips can hold sockets by gravity alone for tool box use or by locking force for field use. The Socket Organizer accommodates a wide variety of different tools and allows for immediate recognition of a missing tool. The red color patently identifies the type of tools attached thereto, such as SAE sockets. The Twist Lock Socket Clips are easily repositioned to suit different preferences and tool sizes, and can be inserted between Socket Clips already attached to the rail. Individual Socket Clips may also be removed without disassembling the entire Socket Organizer. Socket Clips of different drive sizes may be fitted to the same Socket Organizer. Twin serrated edges on the Socket Organizer provide for two-sided socket and accessory attachment, as well as prevent the Socket Clips from repositioning inadvertently during transport in field tool sets, when sockets are removed, or when the Socket Organizer is hung vertically. Additional Socket Clips and other attachments snap onto one or both sides of the Socket Organizer for greatest use of space. A slotted hang hole permits the Socket Organizer to be hung vertically for convenient storage in confined work areas. The Red Magnetic Socket Organizer comes with 15, 1/4" drive Twist Lock Socket Clips, as well as 96 identification decals for easy socket identification in crowded tool boxes and easy identification of missing tools.

Ernst Manufacturing 1/4" Side Mount Ratchet & Extension Holder (8351)

Ernst Manufacturing 1/4" Side Mount Ratchet & Extension Holder (8351) $3

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The 1/4" Side Mount Ratchet & Extension Holder mounts to either side of the Socket Organizer and securely holds a wide variety of 1/4" drive ratchets, extensions, and screwdriver shanks. (Shown for illustration purposes with Red Socket Organizer and tools, all of which are sold separately.)

Ernst Manufacturing 1/4" Twist Lock Socket Clips Pack (8440)

Ernst Manufacturing 1/4" Twist Lock Socket Clips Pack (8440) $4

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The 1/4" Twist Lock Socket Clips can hold sockets by gravity alone for tool box use or by locking force for field use. Each Twist Lock Socket Clips Pack contains 15, 1/4" drive Socket Clips that fit on any Ernst Socket Organizer, and 96 identification decals for easy socket identification in crowded tool boxes and patent identification of missing tools. The Twist Lock Socket Clips are easily repositioned to suit different preferences and tool sizes, and can be inserted between already-placed Socket Clips. Individual Socket Clips may also be removed without disassembling the entire Socket Organizer. Socket Clips of different sizes may be fitted to the same Socket Organizer.

Ernst Manufacturing Blue Magnetic Socket Organizer With 3/8" Twist Lock Clips (8404M)

Ernst Manufacturing Blue Magnetic Socket Organizer With 3/8" Twist Lock Clips (8404M) $19

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The Ernst Manufacturing Blue Magnetic Socket Organizer With 3/8" Twist Lock Clips takes the Ernst organization system to another level because it is equally suitable for the tool box and field tool sets. The rail is now magnetized so that it will adhere to steel surfaces such as tool box drawers, tool carts, or vehicle underbodies. The Twist Lock Socket Clips can hold sockets by gravity alone for tool box use or by locking force for field use. The Socket Organizer accommodates a wide variety of different tools and allows for immediate recognition of a missing tool. The blue color patently identifies the type of tools attached thereto, such as metric sockets. The Twist Lock Socket Clips are easily repositioned to suit different preferences and tool sizes, and can be inserted between Socket Clips already attached to the rail. Individual Socket Clips may also be removed without disassembling the entire Socket Organizer. Socket Clips of different drive sizes may be fitted to the same Socket Organizer. Twin serrated edges on the Socket Organizer provide for two-sided socket and accessory attachment, as well as prevent the Socket Clips from repositioning inadvertently during transport in field tool sets, when sockets are removed, or when the Socket Organizer is hung vertically. Additional Socket Clips and other attachments snap onto one or both sides of the Socket Organizer for greatest use of space. A slotted hang hole permits the Socket Organizer to be hung vertically for convenient storage in confined work areas. The Blue Magnetic Socket Organizer comes with 15, 3/8" drive Twist Lock Socket Clips, as well as 96 identification decals for easy socket identification in crowded tool boxes and easy identification of missing tools.

Ernst Manufacturing Red Magnetic Socket Organizer With 3/8" Twist Lock Clips (8401M)

Ernst Manufacturing Red Magnetic Socket Organizer With 3/8" Twist Lock Clips (8401M) $19

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The Ernst Manufacturing Red Magnetic Socket Organizer With 3/8" Twist Lock Clips takes the Ernst organization system to another level because it is equally suitable for the tool box and field tool sets. The rail is now magnetized so that it will adhere to steel surfaces such as tool box drawers, tool carts, or vehicle underbodies. The Twist Lock Socket Clips can hold sockets by gravity alone for tool box use or by locking force for field use. The Socket Organizer accommodates a wide variety of different tools and allows for immediate recognition of a missing tool. The red color patently identifies the type of tools attached thereto, such as SAE sockets. The Twist Lock Socket Clips are easily repositioned to suit different preferences and tool sizes, and can be inserted between Socket Clips already attached to the rail. Individual Socket Clips may also be removed without disassembling the entire Socket Organizer. Socket Clips of different drive sizes may be fitted to the same Socket Organizer. Twin serrated edges on the Socket Organizer provide for two-sided socket and accessory attachment, as well as prevent the Socket Clips from repositioning inadvertently during transport in field tool sets, when sockets are removed, or when the Socket Organizer is hung vertically. Additional Socket Clips and other attachments snap onto one or both sides of the Socket Organizer for greatest use of space. A slotted hang hole permits the Socket Organizer to be hung vertically for convenient storage in confined work areas. The Red Magnetic Socket Organizer comes with 15, 3/8" drive Twist Lock Socket Clips, as well as 96 identification decals for easy socket identification in crowded tool boxes and easy identification of missing tools.

Ernst Manufacturing 3/8" Side Mount Ratchet & Extension Holder (8352)

Ernst Manufacturing 3/8" Side Mount Ratchet & Extension Holder (8352) $3

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The 3/8" Side Mount Ratchet & Extension Holder mounts to either side of the Socket Organizer and securely holds a wide variety of 3/8" drive ratchets and extensions. (Shown for illustration purposes with Red Socket Organizer and tools, all of which are sold separately.)

Ernst Manufacturing 3/8" Twist Lock Socket Clips Pack (8441)

Ernst Manufacturing 3/8" Twist Lock Socket Clips Pack (8441) $4

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The 3/8" Twist Lock Socket Clips can hold sockets by gravity alone for tool box use or by locking force for field use. Each Twist Lock Socket Clips Pack contains 15, 3/8" drive Socket Clips that fit on any Ernst Socket Organizer, and 96 identification decals for easy socket identification in crowded tool boxes and patent identification of missing tools. The Twist Lock Socket Clips are easily repositioned to suit different preferences and tool sizes, and can be inserted between already-placed Socket Clips. Individual Socket Clips may also be removed without disassembling the entire Socket Organizer. Socket Clips of different sizes may be fitted to the same Socket Organizer.

Ernst Manufacturing Blue Magnetic Socket Organizer With 1/2" Twist Lock Clips (8405M)

Ernst Manufacturing Blue Magnetic Socket Organizer With 1/2" Twist Lock Clips (8405M) $19

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The Ernst Manufacturing Blue Magnetic Socket Organizer With 1/2" Twist Lock Clips takes the Ernst organization system to another level because it is equally suitable for the tool box and field tool sets. The rail is now magnetized so that it will adhere to steel surfaces such as tool box drawers, tool carts, or vehicle underbodies. The Twist Lock Socket Clips can hold sockets by gravity alone for tool box use or by locking force for field use. The Socket Organizer accommodates a wide variety of different tools and allows for immediate recognition of a missing tool. The blue color patently identifies the type of tools attached thereto, such as metric sockets. The Twist Lock Socket Clips are easily repositioned to suit different preferences and tool sizes, and can be inserted between Socket Clips already attached to the rail. Individual Socket Clips may also be removed without disassembling the entire Socket Organizer. Socket Clips of different drive sizes may be fitted to the same Socket Organizer. Twin serrated edges on the Socket Organizer provide for two-sided socket and accessory attachment, as well as prevent the Socket Clips from repositioning inadvertently during transport in field tool sets, when sockets are removed, or when the Socket Organizer is hung vertically. Additional Socket Clips and other attachments snap onto one or both sides of the Socket Organizer for greatest use of space. A slotted hang hole permits the Socket Organizer to be hung vertically for convenient storage in confined work areas. The Blue Magnetic Socket Organizer comes with 15, 1/2" drive Twist Lock Socket Clips, as well as 96 identification decals for easy socket identification in crowded tool boxes and easy identification of missing tools. (Shown with tools, which are sold separately.)

Ernst Manufacturing Red Magnetic Socket Organizer With 1/2" Twist Lock Clips (8402M)

Ernst Manufacturing Red Magnetic Socket Organizer With 1/2" Twist Lock Clips (8402M) $19

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The Ernst Manufacturing Red Magnetic Socket Organizer With 1/2" Twist Lock Clips takes the Ernst organization system to another level because it is equally suitable for the tool box and field tool sets. The rail is now magnetized so that it will adhere to steel surfaces such as tool box drawers, tool carts, or vehicle underbodies. The Twist Lock Socket Clips can hold sockets by gravity alone for tool box use or by locking force for field use. The Socket Organizer accommodates a wide variety of different tools and allows for immediate recognition of a missing tool. The red color patently identifies the type of tools attached thereto, such as SAE sockets. The Twist Lock Socket Clips are easily repositioned to suit different preferences and tool sizes, and can be inserted between Socket Clips already attached to the rail. Individual Socket Clips may also be removed without disassembling the entire Socket Organizer. Socket Clips of different drive sizes may be fitted to the same Socket Organizer. Twin serrated edges on the Socket Organizer provide for two-sided socket and accessory attachment, as well as prevent the Socket Clips from repositioning inadvertently during transport in field tool sets, when sockets are removed, or when the Socket Organizer is hung vertically. Additional Socket Clips and other attachments snap onto one or both sides of the Socket Organizer for greatest use of space. A slotted hang hole permits the Socket Organizer to be hung vertically for convenient storage in confined work areas. The Red Magnetic Socket Organizer comes with 15, 1/2" drive Twist Lock Socket Clips, as well as 96 identification decals for easy socket identification in crowded tool boxes and easy identification of missing tools.

Ernst Manufacturing 1/2" Side Mount Ratchet & Extension Holder (8353)

Ernst Manufacturing 1/2" Side Mount Ratchet & Extension Holder (8353) $3

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The 1/2" Side Mount Ratchet & Extension Holder mounts to either side of the Socket Organizer and securely holds a wide variety of 1/2" drive ratchets and extensions. (Shown for illustration purposes with Red Socket Organizer, two other 1/2" Side Mount Ratchet & Extension Holders, and tools, all of which are sold separately.)

Ernst Manufacturing 1/2" Twist Lock Socket Clips Pack (8442)

Ernst Manufacturing 1/2" Twist Lock Socket Clips Pack (8442) $4

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The 1/2" Twist Lock Socket Clips can hold sockets by gravity alone for tool box use or by locking force for field use. Each Twist Lock Socket Clips Pack contains 15, 1/2" drive Socket Clips that fit on any Ernst Socket Organizer, and 96 identification decals for easy socket identification in crowded tool boxes and patent identification of missing tools. The Twist Lock Socket Clips are easily repositioned to suit different preferences and tool sizes, and can be inserted between already-placed Socket Clips. Individual Socket Clips may also be removed without disassembling the entire Socket Organizer. Socket Clips of different sizes may be fitted to the same Socket Organizer.

Ernst Manufacturing Twist Lock Complete Socket System with Magnetic Mount (8470)

Ernst Manufacturing Twist Lock Complete Socket System with Magnetic Mount (8470) $50

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The Twist Lock Complete Socket System with Magnetic Mount is an excellent starter set for those who are not quite sure of which tool organizer pieces they need. This kit enables the purchaser to obtain a sampler of various pieces at a discount, and includes a sufficient number and variety of pieces to organize sockets, ratchets, extensions, and screwdriver shanks. Each Twist Lock Complete Socket System includes:

  • Red Socket Organizer With 15, 1/4" Twist Lock Socket Clips each
  • two Red Socket Organizer With 15, 3/8" Twist Lock Socket Clips each
  • Red Socket Organizer With 15, 1/2" Twist Lock Socket Clips each
  • 1/4" Face Mount Ratchet & Extension Holder
  • 1/4" Side Mount Ratchet & Extension Holder
  • 3/8" Face Mount Ratchet & Extension Holder
  • 3/8" Side Mount Ratchet & Extension Holder
  • 1/2" Face Mount Ratchet & Extension Holder
  • 1/2" Side Mount Ratchet & Extension Holder
  • Magnetic Socket Organizer Mounting Kit
  • four sheets of identification decals

This kit represents a substantial cost savings compared to purchasing the pieces separately.

Ernst Manufacturing 15 Tool Black Gripper Wrench Organizer (5089)

Ernst Manufacturing 15 Tool Black Gripper Wrench Organizer (5089) $8

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The 15 Tool Black Gripper Wrench Organizer helps you organize your wrenches, as well as permits you to transport your wrenches securely from the tool box to your work area. The superior design accommodates a wide variety of wrenches, holds them securely with their size marking patently visible, and allows for immediate recognition of a missing wrench. The black color patently identifies the type of wrenches attached thereto, such as metric wrenches. The handle folds to save space in tight storage areas and permits the Gripper Wrench Organizer to be hung in confined work areas with the wrenches securely held. The soft, non-marring material is fuel- and solvent-resistant. Holds 15 wrenches but can also be trimmed easily to suit different wrench sets or storage applications.

Ernst Manufacturing 15 Tool Black Reverse Gripper Wrench Organizer (5189)

Ernst Manufacturing 15 Tool Black Reverse Gripper Wrench Organizer (5189) $8

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The 15 Tool Black Reverse Gripper Wrench Organizer helps you organize your wrenches, as well as permits you to transport your wrenches securely from the tool box to your work area. The "reversed" design permits a greater number of wrenches to fit inside a particular tool box drawer when the standard Gripper Wrench Organizer is also used. The superior design accommodates a wide variety of wrenches, holds them securely with their size marking patently visible, and allows for immediate recognition of a missing wrench. The black color patently identifies the type of wrenches attached thereto, such as metric wrenches. The handle folds to save space in tight storage areas and permits the Reverse Gripper Wrench Organizer to be hung in confined work areas with the wrenches securely held. The soft, non-marring material is fuel- and solvent-resistant. Holds 15 wrenches but can also be trimmed easily to suit different wrench sets or storage applications. (Shown with combination, saltus, and ratcheting combination wrenches, all of which are sold separately.)

Ernst Manufacturing 15 Tool Red Gripper Wrench Organizer (5088)

Ernst Manufacturing 15 Tool Red Gripper Wrench Organizer (5088) $8

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The 15 Tool Red Gripper Wrench Organizer helps you organize your wrenches, as well as permits you to transport your wrenches securely from the tool box to your work area. The superior design accommodates a wide variety of wrenches, holds them securely with their size marking patently visible, and allows for immediate recognition of a missing wrench. The red color patently identifies the type of wrenches attached thereto, such as SAE wrenches. The handle folds to save space in tight storage areas and permits the Gripper Wrench Organizer to be hung in confined work areas with the wrenches securely held. The soft, non-marring material is fuel- and solvent-resistant. Holds 15 wrenches but can also be trimmed easily to suit different wrench sets or storage applications. (Shown with tappet, combination, and aircraft wrenches, all of which are sold separately.)

Ernst Manufacturing 15 Tool Red Reverse Gripper Wrench Organizer (5188)

Ernst Manufacturing 15 Tool Red Reverse Gripper Wrench Organizer (5188) $8

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The 15 Tool Red Reverse Gripper Wrench Organizer helps you organize your wrenches, as well as permits you to transport your wrenches securely from the tool box to your work area. The "reversed" design permits a greater number of wrenches to fit inside a particular tool box drawer when the standard Gripper Wrench Organizer is also used. The superior design accommodates a wide variety of wrenches, holds them securely with their size marking patently visible, and allows for immediate recognition of a missing wrench. The red color patently identifies the type of wrenches attached thereto, such as SAE wrenches. The handle folds to save space in tight storage areas and permits the Reverse Gripper Wrench Organizer to be hung in confined work areas with the wrenches securely held. The soft, non-marring material is fuel- and solvent-resistant. Holds 15 wrenches but can also be trimmed easily to suit different wrench sets or storage applications.

Ernst Manufacturing 11 Tool Black Stubby Gripper Wrench Organizer (5077)

Ernst Manufacturing 11 Tool Black Stubby Gripper Wrench Organizer (5077) $8

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The 11 Tool Black Stubby Wrench Organizer helps you organize your stubby wrenches, as well as permits you to transport your stubby wrenches securely from the tool box to your work area. The superior design accommodates a wide variety of stubby wrenches, holds them securely with their size marking patently visible, and allows for immediate recognition of a missing wrench. The black color patently identifies the type of wrenches attached thereto, such as metric wrenches. The handle folds to save space in tight storage areas and permits the Gripper Wrench Organizer to be hung in confined work areas with the wrenches securely held. The soft, non-marring material is fuel- and solvent-resistant. Holds 11 stubby wrenches but can also be trimmed easily to suit different wrench sets or storage applications. (Shown with stubby combination wrenches, which are sold separately.)

Ernst Manufacturing 11 Tool Red Stubby Gripper Wrench Organizer (5076)

Ernst Manufacturing 11 Tool Red Stubby Gripper Wrench Organizer (5076) $8

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The 11 Tool Red Stubby Wrench Organizer helps you organize your stubby wrenches, as well as permits you to transport your stubby wrenches securely from the tool box to your work area. The superior design accommodates a wide variety of stubby wrenches, holds them securely with their size marking patently visible, and allows for immediate recognition of a missing wrench. The red color patently identifies the type of wrenches attached thereto, such as SAE wrenches. The handle folds to save space in tight storage areas and permits the Gripper Wrench Organizer to be hung in confined work areas with the wrenches securely held. The soft, non-marring material is fuel- and solvent-resistant. Holds 11 stubby wrenches but can also be trimmed easily to suit different wrench sets or storage applications. (Shown with stubby combination wrenches, which are sold separately.)

Ernst Manufacturing 10 Tool Plier Pro (5500)

 

Ernst Manufacturing 10 Tool Plier Pro (5500) $13

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The 10 Tool Plier Pro helps you organize your pliers by holding them upright, which saves considerable space in your tool box drawers. The slots allow for immediate recognition of a missing plier and hold a wide variety of tools. The partitions are red plastic and the black portions are a soft, non-marring material that is fuel- and solvent-resistant. The soft black portions hold the Plier Pro securely in your tool box drawer so that the Plier Pro will not move once set into position. Dimensions are 10" x 3.75" x 3". (Shown with pliers, which are sold separately.)

Ernst Manufacturing Shop Chocks (980)

Ernst Manufacturing Shop Chocks (980) $20

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The Ernst Manufacturing Shop Shop Chocks are molded from a firm polymer that will not scratch your tool box or shop floor yet will secure your vehicle against rolling. The chocks store compactly against one another and feature handles for easy placement and removal. Sold in pairs.

 

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Tool box organization is very important. Not only is an organized array of tools a pleasure to use, but the tools are easy to find and thus easier to use. The Ernst Manufacturing tool organizers are the best way that we have found to organize our shop tool box.

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The Blue Socket Organizers are 18" long and are available with 1/4", 3/8", or 1/2" Twist Lock Socket Clips. The Socket rails are identical, with only the Socket Clips being of different size. Each Blue Socket Organizer comes with 15 Socket Clips, but Socket Clips may be added or removed.

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Similarly, the Red Socket Organizers are 18" long and are available with 1/4", 3/8", or 1/2" Socket Clips. Just as with the Blue Socket Organizers, the Red Socket Organizers come with 15 Socket Clips each, and Socket Clips may be added or removed.

Ernst Manufacturing Socket Organizer

The sides of the Socket Organizer are serrated to prevent undesired movement of the Socket Clips on the Organizer. The Socket Clips are easily repositioned to suit different preferences and tool sizes, and can be inserted between previously already-placed Socket Clips. Individual Socket Clips may also be removed without disassembling the entire Socket Organizer. Socket Clips of different drive sizes may be fitted to the same Socket Organizer. (Ernst Manufacturing supplies tool organizers to professional tool companies like Snap-on Tools, MAC Tools, and Matco Tools, as well as many others.)

Ernst Manufacturing Blue Magnetic Socket Organizer With 1/2" Twist Lock Clips (8405M)

The Socket Clips are held securely enough to the rail that a loaded Socket Organizer may be hung vertically without the Socket Clips sliding to the bottom. A slotted hole on the end of the rail permits hanging if desired.

Ernst Manufacturing Twist Lock Socket Clip

A major advance on the new Ernst Socket Organizers is the Twist Lock Socket Clip.

Ernst Manufacturing Socket Clip

The older design from Ernst was a square plastic anvil that used spring pressure to retain the socket in place. The amount of spring pressure was designed so that it was sufficient to hold a socket in place, but not so strong that one had to hold down the rail and pull on the individual socket very hard to remove it from the rail. This system worked well enough, but it made the previous Socket Organizers suitable only for tool box use and not for field transport because the sockets would fall out of the socket clips and collect at the bottom of the tool bag.

Ernst Manufacturing Blue Magnetic Socket Organizer With 1/2" Twist Lock Clips (8405M)

The new Twist Lock Socket Clip enables the user to lock the socket onto the rail if he desires. The Twist Lock Socket Clips are eminently suitable for field tool use as well for the tool box.

Ernst Manufacturing Blue Magnetic Socket Organizer With 1/2" Twist Lock Clips (8405M)

In the photo above, the sockets are merely sitting on the Twist Lock Socket Clips and are held by gravity alone. When the Socket Organizers are in the tool box, it is very easy to put the sockets onto the rail. It is just as easy to remove a socket to use it. There is no need to hold down the rail to remove a socket.

Ernst Manufacturing Blue Magnetic Socket Organizer With 1/2" Twist Lock Clips (8405M)

Turning the socket 45 degrees will lock it onto the Twist Lock Socket Clip and hold it very securely. If you are the type who wants all of his sockets locked onto the rail at all times, you can lock them all. Twisting them and pulling them away from the rail sounds complicated, but it is very intuitive and much easier than holding down the rail with the heel of your hand and pulling an individual socket from the rail. For our own tool box use, we just like to leave all of the sockets loose. For our field tool sets, we lock the sockets in place so that they stay on the rail during rough transport.

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As with the old Socket Clips, the new Twist Lock Socket Clips all fit the same rail regardless of drive size. If you like, you can mix and match different drive sizes on a single rail. Generally, we like to keep drive sizes separate in our shop tool set for organization, but mix and match different drive sizes in our field tool sets to minimize wasted space and make the field set as small as possible.

Ernst Manufacturing Magnetic Socket Organizers

The latest 8400 series of Ernst Manufacturing rails that we sell come with magnets on the underside of the rails. These magnets greatly increase the utility of the Socket Organizers.

Ernst Manufacturing Blue Magnetic Socket Organizer With 1/2" Twist Lock Clips (8405M)

The magnets are strong enough that these 1/2" drive sockets are suspended against gravity. And yet the Socket Organizer is easily peeled away from the steel surface if desired. The magnets are not that strong. They're just strong enough.

Ernst Manufacturing Magnetic Socket Organizers With Twist Lock Socket Clips

The magnetic rails secure the Socket Organizers to your tool box's drawers. Opening and closing the drawers does not cause the Socket Organizers to shift. The rubber liner of the drawers is also held stationary and centered on the drawer. There is no longer a need to remove the Socket Organizers from the drawer and reset the rubber liner periodically.

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If you are the type who likes to lock the sockets onto the Socket Organizer, you can also stick the Socket Organizer onto various steel surfaces like a roll cart whenever you work under your vehicle. To release a socket, simply twist and it will fall away.

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For field tool sets, the magnetic rails let you stick the Socket Organizers to your vehicle's underbody for easy access during repairs. The sockets stay organized and out of the dirt.

Ernst Manufacturing Magnetic Socket Organizers With Twist Lock Socket Clips

How you organize your tools is really up to you. The Socket Organizers are available in blue and red to differentiate between SAE and metric sizes. We like to use the red color to designate SAE and the blue for metric. There is, however, no absolute rule for tool organization. Of course you are free to have all of your Socket Organizers the same color or use blue for SAE. The different colors are intended only as patently visible identification aids for users who like color differentiation.

Ernst Manufacturing Blue Magnetic Socket Organizer With 1/4" Twist Lock Clips (8403M)

Some like their Socket Organizers to be chock full, with all of the sockets touching one another. Some prefer this set-up so that they can grab as many different sockets as possible on a single rail and minimize used space in the tool box. Others prefer to have the sockets separated slightly so that they are easier to grab. Whether you like your sockets to be spaced closed together or far apart, the indexable nature of the Socket Clips and Socket Organizer let you employ whatever method you like.

Ernst Manufacturing Identification Decals

Included with each Socket Organizer is a sheet containing 96 identification decals.

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The identification decals make a meaningful difference. In crowded tool boxes, the decals make finding a particular tool much easier.

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Quality sockets are always marked with their size to make identification easier. Some companies like Snap-on go one step further and mark their SAE sockets with grooves and its metric sockets with knurling for even easier identification. These markings definitely help but they are not as visible as the markings on the identification decals.

Ernst Manufacturing Identification Decals

For example, the identification decals are much more legible than the engravings on these 1/4" sockets and crowfoot wrenches.

Ernst Manufacturing Identification Decals

Furthermore, the size markings on sockets often get lost as the socket is turned or located improperly on the socket rail. The size markings are not timed and the sockets can easily be put onto the rails so that their size markings no longer are visible. In contrast, the identification decals do not move.

Ernst Manufacturing Identification Decals

The identification decals also provide patent identification of missing tools. In the photo above, the it is patently obvious that the 15/16" socket is missing. If this individual Socket Clip were empty but unmarked, the exact missing tool would not be known so easily.

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The decal set is very complete and will satisfy the vast majority of tool sets. Each decal sheet contains labels for metric sizes from 2mm to 36mm, Torx sizes from T6 to T60, SAE sizes from 1/16" to 1 9/16", and screwdriver sizes from #0 to #5. Common SAE sizes such as 1/4", 5/16", 3/8", and 1/2" are thoughtfully included more than once to make the decal sheet more useful.

Ernst Manufacturing Blue Magnetic Socket Organizer With 1/4" Twist Lock Clips (8403M)

This metric 1/4" drive set is easily accommodated by the Blue Socket Organizer and the identification decal set. The decals show where each particular tool belongs on the Organizer. The identification decals are complete enough that is unusual to have a particular tool that cannot be identified with a particular decal.

Ernst Manufacturing Blue Magnetic Socket Organizer With 1/2" Twist Lock Clips (8405M)

Our 1/2" drive sockets go all the way to 32mm in size, which is quite large. However, the identification decals go all the way to 36mm and easily accommodate our largest metric sockets.

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The 1 1/16" impact sockets for the Land Rover lug nuts are easily accommodated as well, as the SAE identification decals go all the way up the 1 9/16".

Ernst Manufacturing Red Magnetic Socket Organizer With 1/4" Twist Lock Clips (8400M)

It is very common to require multiple 1/4" decals for a particular 1/4" drive set. From left to right are shown a 1/4" extension, 1/4" swivel, 1/4" short extension, 1/4" magnetic swivel bit holder, and 1/4" magnetic bit holder. These are common items in most tool boxes. The Ernst decal sheets thoughtfully recognize and accommodate these needs.

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3/8" is another very common size, as tool sets commonly have several 3/8" pieces in them. Shown left to right are 3/8" impact swivel, 3/8" swivel, 3/8" extension, and 3/8" stubby extension.

Ernst Manufacturing Red Magnetic Socket Organizer With 1/4" Twist Lock Clips (8400M)

Add 3/8" sockets and you will require even more 3/8" decals. This is why the identification decals thoughtfully come with extra 3/8" decals.

Ernst Manufacturing Red Magnetic Socket Organizer With 1/4" Twist Lock Clips (8400M)

All Torx sizes from T16 to T60 are included in the identification decal sheet.

Ernst Manufacturing Red Magnetic Socket Organizer With 1/4" Twist Lock Clips (8400M)

Every tool box contains some specialty tools. Of course no decal set could ever be complete enough to designate every single type of tool. There is Metric, SAE, Phillips, Pozidriv, Slotted, Torx, Tamper-Resistant Torx, Torx Plus, Male Torx, SAE Allen, Metric Allen, Weatherhead, British Standard, Pentagonal, Double Square, Triple Square, High Performance/Spline, etc. It goes on and on. However, the identification decal sheet covers a lot more of the specialty tools than one might imagine. For example, even the oddball #4, #3, #2, and #1 tap sockets may be identified using the supplied identification decals. These particular decals may also be used to identify screwdriver sockets like Pozidriv #4.

Ernst Manufacturing Red Magnetic Socket Organizer With 1/2" Twist Lock Clips (8402M)

Even very large sockets such as this 2" socket for the Great Basin Rovers drive flange cap can be marked with the "2" decal that would otherwise be used for 2mm or #2 tools.

Ernst Manufacturing Red Magnetic Socket Organizer With 1/2" Twist Lock Clips (8402M)

There are some tools in our box for which we have had to improvise on the identification decals. The 2 1/16" Land Rover hub nut socket is an oddball size. We used a "1/16" decal for this tool.

Ernst Manufacturing Blue Magnetic Socket Organizer With 3/8" Twist Lock Clips (8404M)

For the E10 Female Torx socket, we use a "10" label that is intended for use with a 10mm socket. When a particular decal does not exist for your particular tool, use your imagination and many workable solutions will occur to you.

Ernst Manufacturing Blue Magnetic Socket Organizer With 3/8" Twist Lock Clips (8404M)

The Socket Organizers are 18" long and can hold a high number of sockets. The Socket Organizer pictured above holds 21 different 3/8" drive sockets. However, each Socket Organizer comes standard with 15 Twist Lock Socket Clips.

Ernst Manufacturing 3/8" Twist Lock Socket Clips Pack (8441) Ernst Manufacturing 3/8" Twist Lock Socket Clips Pack (8441) Ernst Manufacturing 1/2" Twist Lock Socket Clips Pack (8442)

If you require more socket clips or if you want to upgrade your older Ernst socket rails to the new Twist Lock Socket Clips, the Twist Lock Socket Clips are available in 1/4", 3/8", and 1/2" sizes. Each pack of Twist Lock Socket Clips includes 15 Twist Lock Socket Clips and one sheet of identification decals.

Ernst Manufacturing 3/8" Side Mount Ratchet & Extension Holder (8352)

Also available is the Side Mount Ratchet & Extension Holder, which we prefer over the face-mounted version because the side-mounted type leaves the Socket Organizer open for holding sockets, crowfoot wrenches, screwdriver bits, and so on. The Side Mount Ratchet & Extension Holder mounts to the bottom serrations of the Socket Organizer. Just like the Socket Clips, the Ratchet & Extension Holders are held securely in place by the serrations and do not slide around annoyingly.

Ernst Manufacturing 1/2" Side Mount Ratchet & Extension Holder (8353)

The Side Mount Ratchet & Extension Holders are some of the handiest organizers we have in our tool box. Above is shown one of our 1/2" drive Socket Organizers. Three different Side Mount Ratchet & Extension Holders are mounted to this Socket Organizer. Why the red SAE Socket Organizer and not the blue metric Socket Organizer? Ratchets and extensions are really neither SAE nor metric, but it made sense to us to have these implements on the red SAE Socket organizers since they are 1/2" drive size and not 12.7mm drive size. Apparently, Snap-on concurs, as its 1/2" drive ratchets and extensions are grooved rather than knurled.

Ernst Manufacturing 1/2" Side Mount Ratchet & Extension Holder (8353)

The Holder on the left side of the rail holds a 1/2" drive locking flex ratchet.

Ernst Manufacturing 1/2" Side Mount Ratchet & Extension Holder (8353) Ernst Manufacturing 1/2" Side Mount Ratchet & Extension Holder (8353)

The two Holders on the right side of the rail hold four different 1/2" drive extensions of differing lengths. Even the longest 1/2" drive extensions are securely held by the Holder and do not wiggle loose. Holding the shorter 1/2" drive extensions is child's play for the Holder.

Ernst Manufacturing Red Magnetic Socket Organizer With 1/2" Twist Lock Clips (8402M)

The fifth extension is short enough to be placed on the Socket Organizer and held by a Socket Clip. The short extension is short enough that it can be oriented vertically without interfering with drawer movement.

Ernst Manufacturing Magnetic Socket Rails

This Socket Organizer with its appurtenances sits inside a crowded tool box drawer yet everything is in its place and easy to find. The entire Socket Organizer is also easy to remove from the drawer, put on one of our roll carts, and taken to the work area. Even in our crowded tool box drawer, the 1/2" drive extensions are held neatly in their place and easily within reach. The extensions are always in the box in the same place, so they are accessed quickly and easily. If an extension is missing because it was left on a customer's vehicle by mistake, it is immediately apparent. If the ratchet and extensions were loose, this type of organization would be impossible.

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We've tried loose ratchets and extensions before; it didn't work. This is a photo of our socket drawer from a few years ago. Hardly disorganized, but nothing close to what is possible with the Ernst tool organizers and especially the Side Mount Ratchet & Extension Holders.

Ernst Manufacturing Tool Box Organizers

Here is the same drawer today, after the Ernst treatment. Our drawer holds more than three times as many tools in the same space now, and yet the tools are much easier to find and organize than they ever were before the Ernst treatment.

Ernst Manufacturing Red Magnetic Socket Organizer With 3/8" Twist Lock Clips (8401M)

For ratchets with a bend like this speeder ratchet, you can space apart the Side Mount Holders so that they intrude into the bent portion of the handle and orient the tool vertically.

Ernst Manufacturing Magnetic Socket Organizers with Twist Lock Socket Clips

The Side Mount Ratchet & Extension Holder's benefits apply especially well to the 1/4" drive size because of screwdriver shanks as well as 1/4" drive extensions.

Ernst Manufacturing 1/4" Side Mount Ratchet & Extension Holder (8351)

This Holder secures a 1/4" drive ratchet and flexible extension. The Holder is affixed to our 1/4" drive Socket Organizer, which holds our SAE 1/4" sockets.

Ernst Manufacturing 1/4" Side Mount Ratchet & Extension Holder (8351) Ernst Manufacturing 1/4" Side Mount Ratchet & Extension Holder (8351)

Just as with our 1/2" and 3/8" drive sets, we also have 1/4" drive extensions. These extensions are secured in place with Side Mount Ratchet & Extension Holders.

Ernst Manufacturing 1/4" Side Mount Ratchet & Extension Holder (8351) Ernst Manufacturing 1/4" Side Mount Ratchet & Extension Holder (8351)

The 1/4" drive Holders also hold our screwdriver shanks.

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The same quality and thoughtful design that go into the Ernst Socket Organizer System also go into every Ernst Wrench Organizer. These organizers are the best of their kind. Ernst supplies these Gripper Wrench Organizers to Snap-on and MAC Tools.

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The 15 Tool Gripper Wrench Organizers come in four different configurations: (1) Black Gripper; (2) Black Reverse Gripper; (3) Red Gripper; and (4) Red Reverse Gripper.

Ernst Manufacturing Gripper Wrench Rack

The Wrench Organizers are called "Gripper" because they are manufactured from a pliable polymer and have small "hooks" that grip the wrenches and prevent them from slipping.

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Do not confuse the Gripper Wrench Organizers with other, hard plastic wrench racks on the market. These hard plastic racks are brittle and easily break. Our old wrench racks are now in the garbage. The pliable polymer material of the Gripper racks does not break, and is impervious to solvents and other shop fluids.

Ernst Manufacturing 15 Tool Red Gripper Wrench Organizer (5088)

The polymer hooks press against the wrenches and hold them securely in place, yet the wrenches are easily removed when you want. Just the right amount of tension is used on the Gripper Organizers. The wrenches are not held so tightly that they must be pulled hard from the rack.

Ernst Manufacturing 15 Tool Black Reverse Gripper Wrench Organizer (5189)

The hook profile is thoughtfully designed so that a wrench can be laid inside the Wrench Organizer without engaging the hooks. A wrench laid down in this fashion will sit proud, above the rest of the wrenches. Thus a wrench that is commonly used in a work area can be left in this fashion so that it will be more easily found when it is needed again.

Ernst Manufacturing 15 Tool Red Gripper Wrench Organizer (5088) Ernst Manufacturing 15 Tool Black Reverse Gripper Wrench Organizer (5189)

The Wrench Organizers are available in both standard and reverse configurations so as to maximize storage space inside a wrench drawer.

Ernst Manufacturing 15 Tool Red Gripper Wrench Organizer (5088) Ernst Manufacturing 15 Tool Black Reverse Gripper Wrench Organizer (5189)

Wrenches get longer as they get large in fastener size. Having one standard and one reverse rack inside a drawer permits two different wrench sets to fit inside. We like to fit our SAE wrenches in the Red Wrench Organizer and our metric wrenches in the Black Wrench Organizer. This way, the SAE and metric wrenches are kept segregated and their type is patently visible, even at a glance. Note how the size markings on all of the wrenches face the user. This is why it is not desirable to take a standard Wrench Organizer and face it backward. With both standard and reverse wrench racks employed, more wrenches can fit into a single drawer and all of the wrenches are oriented properly.

Ernst Manufacturing 11 Tool Red Stubby Gripper Wrench Organizer (5076) Ernst Manufacturing 11 Tool Black Stubby Gripper Wrench Organizer (5077)

Also available are the 11 Tool Stubby Gripper Wrench Organizers. These organizers feature the same Gripper soft construction and hook profile. The Stubby Wrench Organizers accommodate stubby and midget wrenches that are too short to be stored inside standard wrench racks. The polymer material of the Gripper Organizers may be cut easily and the rack shortened if you desire.

Ernst Manufacturing 15 Tool Black Reverse Gripper Wrench Organizer (5189) Ernst Manufacturing 11 Tool Black Stubby Gripper Wrench Organizer (5077)

Every Wrench Organizer regardless of color or size features a carry handle that folds to afford more storage room in tight tool box drawers. The handle is strong enough to permit a fully loaded Wrench Organizer to be hung from a wall if desired.

Ernst Manufacturing Gripper Wrench Organizers

With your wrenches organized and sorted, you will be better ready to get the job done.

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The 10 Tool Plier Pro helps you organize your pliers by holding them upright, which saves considerable space in your tool box drawers.

60 pliers are shown in the photo above and they are organized and easily accessed. If the same 60 pliers were lying on their sides, the drawer would be a cluttered mess. Many people put their pliers in a short, "plier drawer" with the pliers lying on their sides. 60 pliers will not fit in such a drawer, no matter how they are crammed together. But with the Plier Pro, the same 60 pliers are neat and organized, and the slots allow for immediate recognition of a missing plier.

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The partitions are red plastic and the black portions are a soft, non-marring material that is fuel- and solvent-resistant.

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Each plier section has a bed of soft material to hold the pliers in place even after repeated opening and closing of your tool box drawer.

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Similarly, the soft black portions hold the Plier Pro securely in your tool box drawer so that the Plier Pro will not move once set into position.

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Dimensions of the Plier Pro are 10" x 3.75" x 3". The 3.75" height is set so as to fit in the vast majority of medium-height tool box drawers.

Ernst Manufacturing Shop Chocks (980)

The Ernst Manufacturing Shop Shop Chocks are molded from a firm polymer that will not scratch your tool box or shop floor yet will secure your vehicle against rolling.

Ernst Manufacturing Shop Chocks (980)

Each chock features a handle for easy placement and removal.

Ernst Manufacturing Shop Chocks (980)

To use the chock, just push it against your tire.

Ernst Manufacturing Shop Chocks (980)

The bottoms of the chocks feature teeth to prevent slipping. The soft material will not scratch your shop floor.

Ernst Manufacturing Shop Chocks (980)

The chocks store compactly against one another.