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Offline GK

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Best SMD storage cases ever.
« on: January 18, 2019, 08:32:50 pm »
We use these at work and I'm a fan. I have an ever-growing collection of a gazillion little bags of stuff to sort so I just splurged out on four for myself, at a discounted (about 1/2) price (but still got reamed by the currently worthless Australian dollar).

They are really well made; the plastic is thick and really solid, the little compartment doors snap firmly and tightly shut and all of the hinges are actual real hinges, not that bendy contiguous plastic seam crap that eventually snaps.

http://vi.vipr.ebaydesc.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItemDescV4&item=162793942301&t=0&tid=10&category=181880&seller=aidetek2004&excSoj=1&excTrk=1&lsite=0&ittenable=false&domain=ebay.com&descgauge=1&cspheader=1&oneClk=1&secureDesc=0
« Last Edit: January 18, 2019, 08:34:23 pm by GK »
 
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Offline spudboy488

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Re: Best SMD storage cases ever.
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2019, 11:39:38 pm »
I've been thinking about finally organizing my sack of bags filled with chip resistors and caps. Being somewhat anal, how easy is it to move bin locations? For example, I have a bin for 1K next to a bin for 1.5K. All of a sudden, I needed and ordered 1.3K. How easy is it to shift the bins so I can keep the values in order?
 

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Re: Best SMD storage cases ever.
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2019, 06:16:09 am »
Yep. I've got the same ones from Amazon and I can confirm. This is a real quality product.

This has fixed bins, no way to shift anything.
Alex
 

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Re: Best SMD storage cases ever.
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2019, 07:01:41 am »
I bought some non-esd gray one and they are really nice.

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Re: Best SMD storage cases ever.
« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2019, 12:12:28 pm »
I bought a 0805 resistor set a year or 2 back from aidetek in one of the gray cases.

Recently I bought some esd cases for IC’s and other bits and pieces. Makes it really neat and easy
 

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Re: Best SMD storage cases ever.
« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2019, 10:57:16 am »
>Taking your nicely packaged SMD's out of their cut tape

I have been converting 35mm film storage sheets to store all my SMD parts:
https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/42991-REG/Print_File_PF357B100_Archival_Storage_Page_for.html
« Last Edit: January 22, 2019, 10:14:28 am by ANTALIFE »
 

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Re: Best SMD storage cases ever.
« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2019, 11:45:23 pm »
I bought them as well. Very high quality indeed, although two things make me nervous:

- The slots require a lot of (almost too much) force to be opened and closed
- The stickers do not stick at all. I still have to find a better set of stickers and replace all of the 120+ I already applied. They just fall off.
 

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Re: Best SMD storage cases ever.
« Reply #7 on: January 22, 2019, 01:07:05 am »
VHS cases. Approximately 25c. And you help to keep plastic out of the environment.
 

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Re: Best SMD storage cases ever.
« Reply #8 on: January 22, 2019, 02:57:34 am »
Ok thanks, just ordered two at amazon.de but the €50 for two is the normal price.
Still cheap compared to the loose boxes.
 

Offline Monkeh

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Re: Best SMD storage cases ever.
« Reply #9 on: January 22, 2019, 03:40:58 am »
I bought them as well. Very high quality indeed, although two things make me nervous:

- The slots require a lot of (almost too much) force to be opened and closed
- The stickers do not stick at all. I still have to find a better set of stickers and replace all of the 120+ I already applied. They just fall off.

I bought a bunch of knockoff Avery labels to run through the laser - works great.
 

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Re: Best SMD storage cases ever.
« Reply #10 on: January 22, 2019, 04:36:45 am »
Yes, Avery labels work fine for me. Here are the exact ones I've got https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00007M5L2/ref=oh_aui_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

But the labels that came with the boxes worked fine too, but that may depend on storage conditions.
Alex
 

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Re: Best SMD storage cases ever.
« Reply #11 on: January 22, 2019, 06:24:22 am »
For me it's depends on type one is similar like in the first post and second is those books from china.
For labeling mostly brother P-Touch 1000 or hand :)

 

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Re: Best SMD storage cases ever.
« Reply #12 on: January 22, 2019, 06:33:56 am »
I have the gray variant. Love them.
I printed the labels on regular paper and stuck them with cyanoacrylate (super glue).
 


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