How to Use Kaizen Foam for Custom Tool Storage
If you wan easy way to organize your tools and keep them safe, check out Kaizen Foam, a new product from FastCap that allows you to make custom holders for almost any tool. Available in 2-ft. by 4-ft. sheets, in thicknesses of 7⁄8 in., 1-1⁄8-in., and 2-1⁄4-in., the foam is easy to use.
The foam is made of thin layers, so you just excavate a bit at a time as needed. Trace the tools and then cut through one layer using a utility knife, remove the waste, and check the fit. Keep cutting until the recess is deep enough to hold the tool securely but shallow enough to grab easily.
I used the foam to hold router bits and to organize planes in a workbench drawer, but it would also be perfect for holding sawblades and chisels and other hand tools—no matter the shape. The foam allows you to angle tools in varying ways to use space most efficiently. Doing that with wood dividers would take a lot more time and skill.
The custom-cut recesses keep things firmly in place—no more tools rattling around as a drawer is opened and closed. Available in white or dark gray, Kaizen Foam is one of the most innovative storage ideas I’ve seen.
Snug as a bug. With the Kaizen foam you can create custom recesses that hold tools snug and secure. It works for router bits, too. Use a drill press to cut holes in the foam to match the bit shank.
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