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Jimmy The Detailer
Dec 18th, 2007, 07:29 PM
How do you store your G100/7424/7336 polisher or other type rotary, etc?

Dec 19th, 2007, 12:15 AM
I store my PC and G100 in its original box and my 2 Makita polishers in a cabinet. Scottwax2

J. A. Michaels
Dec 19th, 2007, 02:21 AM
I store my G100 in the bottom drawer of my cabinet. It has 6 drawers, Along with the machine is my pads and backing plate. 1 stop shopping lol.

Dec 19th, 2007, 04:28 AM
A 20" plastic toolbox from Menard's holds my PC and at least 6 to 8 pads in Zip-Lock bags with no problem.
It's about 8" square and I suppose the 20" denotes the length. It's in the garage and I'm not interested in going out in the 10 degree weather to measure it to be sure. :)
I think it was on sale when I bought it for less than five bucks.

Dec 19th, 2007, 04:43 AM
I keep mine in the free bag from ADS. I keep my rotary in a bag I bought from Home Depot. A few pads and microfiber are kept in each bag.

Jimmy The Detailer
Dec 19th, 2007, 05:07 AM
I apologize I neglected to include cabinet drawers and the like as I was looking at more portable means and I relegated other or none to all else. Sorry for the oversight. Maybe Mike can add a couple more choices as I seem unable at this point.

Dec 20th, 2007, 04:55 PM
I yet have to find adequate way of easily storing and transporting my polishers :rofl:

Dec 20th, 2007, 11:44 PM
I store my G100 in the bottom drawer of my cabinet. It has 6 drawers, Along with the machine is my pads and backing plate. 1 stop shopping lol.

Thats what I do.

Dec 21st, 2007, 07:53 PM
I store mine with my rotary in the makita bag that came with the rotary.

Dec 23rd, 2007, 01:26 PM
I store both my PC and Makita in there original boxes. I wish I could get a custom case for each . I thought about getting soft "tool bags" but never tried them yet. I hope to one day get a nice cabinet with shelves, like an office type one with two doors.

the other pc
Feb 6th, 2008, 10:35 PM
You forgot to put “under my pillow” on the list! Scottwax1


hot rod
Feb 7th, 2008, 12:20 PM
I hang mine off of my detail cart , so have have the both of them on hand.

Mar 29th, 2008, 08:25 AM
I have a Meguiars duffle bag I like to use, works well and plenty o'room!

Mar 31st, 2008, 07:49 PM
i store my DA in the bottom drawer of my cabinet with my rotary and the drawer above that has all the pads individaully stored in zip lock bags

Apr 2nd, 2008, 06:02 PM
i bought the #2 kit from ads and its stuffed with the following

2 8006
2 9006
2 7006
1 m8432
1 m8032
3 microfiber towels
3 scrachx tubes

i still need a few more towels... not, much, more, room, spock!!!!!

Jun 20th, 2008, 02:14 AM
I store My Rotary,Flex,and PC in a large Duffle bag which holds lots of pads and misc brushes and other items

Jun 20th, 2008, 06:57 AM
Makita stays in the OEM bag. G100 stays in a Meg's bag from ADS.

Aug 5th, 2008, 10:28 PM
My DA and rotary both sit on a shelf in a wall cabinet with all the other product.

Sep 25th, 2008, 10:09 AM
UDM stays in the red carry bag it came with, along with a 50ft extension cord and a few pads...

Oct 15th, 2008, 03:46 AM
I store mine in the bag that came with the kit from ADS. I'm looking into another route of storing it due to the Velcro pad getting misshaped. The weight of the polisher sometimes crushes the Velcro pad, causing the edges to roll up.

Oct 17th, 2008, 08:45 PM
i used to put the g110 is the hard case but got tired taking the backing plate & handle... now i keep it in the meg's duffel bag from ads. my vote for duffel bag.

Oct 18th, 2008, 06:14 AM
I picked up a couple of Sears tool boxes when they were on sale. They work perfectly and also have room for pads and some other tools.

I usually keep my stuff in one of these. I picked this up for under $50 on one of their sales.

If I have a mobile job I use a couple of these. I got these for $12 each on a sale.

In both examples, I can store the units with the backing plates attached and there is room for pads and other related stuff.

FWIW, Since my G100 came with a lifetime replacement guarantee I kept the original box and receipt in case I ever needed to return it. That was now close to 12 years ago. LOL. Guess I could have discarded the box.

Nov 28th, 2008, 01:00 AM
I store it in the original box that it came in..... I have the G100 so it doesnt come w/ a case....

Dec 12th, 2008, 07:10 PM
I store my DA and rotary in a plastic container with my electrical cords.

Dec 18th, 2008, 06:17 AM
Mine do not like put away they like to run.But on holidays on top of my buff cart covered.

Jan 15th, 2009, 07:37 PM
Hmmm, voted but never posted.....

This is how I store my G100 and my Rotary:

It has a top portion and 2 drawers, I keep the accessories in the drawers and machines in the top.

I love the cart idea, but I have a gravel driveway hindering anything rolling except when it's frozen and I step out of the Yukon and end up underneath the car next to me:D

Jul 25th, 2009, 09:49 PM
I store all my stuff in their OEM boxes when I don't use them. And I do my best to keep the boxes in excellent, 100% brand new condition. That way, when I sell the item, I get better prices for it.

I sold my old PC7424 for $100, just because the box was in brand new condition.

Bill Davidson
Aug 17th, 2010, 02:33 PM

Here's a cheap and effective way to store power tools. You can usually pick one up at a garage sale.

Aug 17th, 2010, 02:54 PM

Here's a cheap and effective way to store power tools. You can usually pick one up at a garage sale.

Not exactly portable for people that use their tools at friends and relatives' homes as much as their own but it does make sense for some people.

I've got this metal case for my 7424 (http://www.coastaltool.com/a/port/polisher_case.html?id=4EAcJZMn). Bonus that it came in PC gray.

Bill Davidson
Aug 17th, 2010, 04:04 PM
Not exactly portable

Agreed, I was looking at it from a storage perspective. You could put your case and tool in there and take it with you, or you can put the tool in all by itself, your choice.

Most power tools don't stack well and thus they end up taking up a lot of horizontal space. They can also be dangerous if you have kids. This is a safe convenient way to keep them out of site, away from kids etc. You can even lock them up if you want.

It's a suggestion passed down from my older brother to myself. I find it works well for me.

Aug 21st, 2010, 06:05 PM
In one of those plastic cabinets like this http://i675.photobucket.com/albums/vv112/ravi04_01/DSC02531.jpg

Aug 21st, 2010, 06:32 PM
I put my makita in the garage cabinet

Aug 22nd, 2010, 02:15 AM
In the bag it came with and then in the cabinet. I used to like it when tools like these came in metal or heavy plastic container dedicated to the tool for protection and portability.

Innovative Detailing
Oct 3rd, 2010, 10:57 AM
I have 3 DeWalt buffer bags.......

1 for each of the following

Rotary and accessories
D/A and accessories
Pads and backing plates

Apr 3rd, 2011, 12:28 PM
Peg Board

Apr 4th, 2011, 06:41 AM
Upside down in the Meg's duffle. I worry about the pad flat-spotting where it sits since I don't use it a lot. Probably wouldn't happen anyway, but it still bugs me. :D

May 4th, 2011, 05:50 PM
I have a shelf dedicated to the rotary and backing plates, and keep the pads color coded in drawers