View Full Version : Colchester / Dickson quich change toolholder storage

06-15-2019, 02:24 PM
Hi folks

I recently bought one of these on ebay and was well impressed .

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Dixon-type-T51-quick-change-toolholders-rack-organiser-holder/273872371432?hash=item3fc410bee8:g:e58AAOSw8Vxc8xS d&frcectupt=true

Not sure whether it is a totally new invention but it works , and works well.
I have bolted mine to the splashback of my Bantam. I had contact with the seller over a problem and he was most helpful . A top guy in fact . Problem was sorted , replacement sent , and I am a happy man.
And now I can find my toolholders when I want them.

Would recommend them to anyone with T1 /T51 holders

06-15-2019, 09:16 PM
Being a cheapskate, and using the 200-size (BX) dovetail holders, I use a piece of Unistrut with Aldi right-angle brackets bolted on - cheap, work pretty well (the Ald brackets have about 1.5mm clearance in the "long" side of the dovetail, 2.99 for a pack of 10)

That's a smart looking setup though!

Dave H, (the other one)

06-15-2019, 10:41 PM
I made a rack like that for my lathe back splash also. Holds 18 axa holders.

06-16-2019, 07:47 AM
that guy stole my idea :eek: (j/j)


06-16-2019, 12:54 PM
I think I would have tilted the racks forward 30 to 45 degrees which I think would make them much easier to insert and remove.

06-16-2019, 04:50 PM
that guy stole my idea :eek: (j/j)


Hardly think he will have seen yours Mcgyver as I understand he is in london.
Similar idea though.
I just felt that for me ( with no fabrication gear) it was a simple , economical , off the peg solution and (since I had a haggle with him) an economical one too
I dont seem to be able to post a pic of mine for some reason. Dont know why!

06-16-2019, 06:30 PM
Sorry to be sceptical but it lets you balance a few 3 in lumps of metal on a 1 in shelf like 3 inch planks of wood haven't been invented yet?

06-17-2019, 08:08 AM
Hardly think he will have seen yours Mcgyver as I understand he is in london.

It wasn't a serious concern, j/j = just joking, but why would being in London have any bearing whether he'd seen it? 99.99% who've seen it have seen it here on the web.

As for the product, i'm with you. Mines part of a bigger shelf/rack trying to get all the space I can so custom made worked. However buying that strip would have been a good deal; making it still consumes time and material