Use a carabiner to clip wrenches together for easy access .
Use a carabiner to clip wrenches together for easy access .

To keep various sizes of wrenches organized for easy access, clip the closed end of the wrenches on an aluminum carabiner, then hang the carabiner in your shop or on a belt loop.

Watch this video to find out more.

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Joe Truini: Whenever I’m working with wrenches, I like to take the wrench they need to the job, rather than bring out the whole tool kit. But the problem is you start with one wrench, and of course then you need another size, and then another size. And occasionally you’ll need an adjustable wrench. Next thing you know, you’ve got a pocketful of wrenches.

So I thought a good way to organize these would be to use a carabiner. This is an inexpensive aluminum carabiner. You can find them almost anywhere for about two bucks. And because these are combination wrenches, they have a box end on one end, and you can just hook them right on to the carabiner. Even an adjustable wrench, as long as this has a hole on the end, you just hook it right on.

Now you’ve got all your wrenches together in one place, you throw them in a toolbox. When you need them, you just pull them out. They all come out together. You can also clip it on your belt loop, so. And the other great thing is even if you only need one wrench, you can sometimes use it without even taking it off the carabiner.

In fact, I like this idea so much, I use it to organize the rest of my wrenches. Take a look at this. There you go, all organized, ready for work.

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Joe Truini

Joe Truini

Radio Show Co-Host

Joe Truini is a contractor, author, and the host of “Simple Solutions” on Today’s Homeowner TV and the weekly Today’s Homeowner radio show. He has worked on both large commercial projects and residential remodeling, and has written for national publications such as This Old House and Popular Mechanics. He has also written eight books, including three best-selling shed-building books. Joe lives in Connecticut with his family and enjoys hiking, traveling, and baseball in his spare time.

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