How-to mount other tool boxes to the Milwaukee PackOut – Introducing The PackAid

How-to mount other tool boxes to the Milwaukee PackOut – Introducing The PackAid


Mounting other brand tool boxes to the Milwaukee PackOut – The PackAid Introduction:

The PackAid system allows you the ability to securely mount the original Milwaukee Organizer box to the new Milwaukee PackOut System, in just about 5 minutes of time.

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Although you can retrofit this system to work with other boxes yourself, we will soon have a “universal system available as well as other systems for specific boxes.



Want to learn more?  Here is the Installation video:

Do you store your workbench on the ceiling too?

Tricked Out Work Bench – Cutting table – also shows how I use Festool’s on table top system.

How I solved the problem of using my garage for a multi-purpose work area. If you have a large cabinet shop, or a small home shop, many of us are plagued with the problem of having some confined space that we work in somewhere.  So it is very important to make things as efficient as possible. This is just one of many of my solutions.

The Ultimate Drill Bit Systainer System!

Get your bits organized with the KISS Drill Bit System. With 82 color-coded bits, it eliminates guesswork when returning drills and help keep drills in the right place. It also helps identify broken or missing drills in your set. All KISS Drills are high speed steel split point jobber bits of the highest quality.





A Tricked Out Miter Saw Cart

The mobile base carries a miter saw stand and multiple tools—including a compressor and dust extractor. The stand is a BestFence Pro 3 and the dust hood is a prototype of a new ChopShop hood. Both tools are from FastCap. On the stand is an 8 1/2-inch Hitachi slide miter saw.

The rolling base reduces the amount of time we spend walking to the saw, by making it easy to keep the cut station close to the work.

To keep the stand from sliding around, the legs drop into 2-inch rubber pipe caps screwed to the base. A plywood frame holds the dust collector in place. Note the tool bag tucked between the compressor and vac.

Cutoffs and trash go into the orange bucket—which pivots out for easy access and tucks away for transport.

My company installs millwork and trim on commercial projects, some so large we might have to walk ¼ to ½ mile inside the building to reach the place where the work is to occur. And the work might be spread out over a large area, as was the case on a recent project where we trimmed a ¼-mile long corridor in a hospital.

At the beginning of the job I realized we’d have to set up our cut station multiple times or spend a lot of time walking back and forth from wherever it was. I didn’t feel like wasting that kind of time so I built a mobile base for our miter saw stand from a sheet of plywood, some casters, and a handful of fasteners. Including design time, the base took just over two hours to build—time well spent given the countless hours we saved by keeping the cut station close to the work.

The base has five 2-inch rubber casters, two at each end and one in the middle. The back edge is stiffened by a 6-inch vertical rip of plywood. The center wheel is at the non-stiffened edge so the base can float (flex) over humps in concrete floors. Because the casters are small, they offer enough resistance that there’s no need to lock them when using the saw; the stand only moves when I want it to.

The base was made to fit FastCap’s BestFence stand—though really, it could have been designed to carry any commercial or home-made saw stand. To keep the stand in position, each of its four feet lands in a 2-inch rubber pipe cap that is screwed to the base. Between the legs we carry a small ultra-quiet compressor, dust extractor, and the safety cones the hospital requires us to use. The dust extractor is held in a cradle to keep it from rolling around and the trash can swings out on a plywood pivot for quick and easy access. With all of this stuff on the base there is still room to store a tool bag, nail guns, and other small items. We hang our hoses and cords from the BestFence handles. When it’s time to move we simply roll the base to wherever the cut station needs to be.

I’ve built this cart more than once, modifying the design to suit the job at hand. Typically, I unload at the loading dock, put everything on the base, and then roll it to the work area. If there are stairs, I won’t load the cart till I get everything to the top-at which point I’m able to roll it around the facility. The base saves us a lot of time by making it easy to keep our cut station and associated tools close to the work area. We use it in much the same way as we use our mobile tool cart.

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