Those plastic cases that tools come in never seem to fit the tool's cord once it's unfurled for the first time.

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Those plastic cases that tools come in never seem to fit the tool's cord once it's unfurled for the first time. However, there seems to be ample "filler" space in the molded top. I take advantage of that space by drilling and cutting out a large slot in the top of the case, as shown. The cord stores easily inside and stays contained while I close the case.
—Dave Jenkins, Cuba, N.M.