· where's my table saw?
A well equipped shop will have at least six 1/2" X 9/16" box wrenches, and about the same number of open ends, and a few extra 13 mm and 15 mm Metrics.But to answer you’re question, as long as I pile my tools in the same general area I can usually find them. Come to think of it, I guess that explains nine 1/2” wrenches (aren’t you proud of me @woodnthings?? 😁😁).
That way you know where at least one of them is.... ?
In my case there's a double set of wrenches in the Garage, the same in the metal shop, and one or two full sets in the wood shop.
You can't be running around looking for the right tools in the middle of a breakdown or repair job.
My son's Snap On box that's 8 ft long has a whole lot more good stuff than me, since he's a ASE certified mechanic.
He refuses to borrow any of mine, just not "good enough" for a pro.
That way I know where mine are ... most of the time...."Hey Bud, you got my 8mm spin tite?" Never mind, I found it.
Same thing with scissors. Between using them at work and bring them home at retirement, inheriting a bunch from 3 relatives, and my own "collection", I must have 50 pairs of them. A few in the kitchen, some in the bath vanity, one on the computer desk, drawers full in the shops....
With so many, I learned how to sharpen then a long time ago and it's very simple using a diamond stone.