Good router bits are expensive, and it makes me cringe to think of their finely honed edges bumping together in a toolbox drawer. To protect my bits, I store them individually in plastic 35mm film canisters. As shown in the drawing, I drill a hole in the lid the same size as the shaft of the router bit. Then I slip the lid over the shaft of the bit, and snap it tight onto the canister. The cutting edges of the bit are protected, and I don’t have to worry about storing them in my toolbox. I like to use clear canisters, such as those used for Fuji film, because they allow me to easily identify the bit without a label. These little containers work great for bits under 1-1/8-in. diameter. Forstner and multi-spur bits can also be stored in them.
Bruce Lowell Bigelow, San Francisco, CA