You have to repair your car and be able to work tomorrow, you start looking for your 12 millimeter spanner and 13 millimeter socket. Well not on the floor, maybe you have them in a pile of sockets on the workbench, hmmm, no. It's late now and the work is far from over! You certainly hope that your tools are well organized. You keep on promising yourself and that still hasn't happened, your garage is still a disaster. Sounds like your home?
Maybe it's time for you to invest in a new tool storage. Because there are huge variations, and big differences in the price range that you really need and then you can start shopping.
Using Your Tool Box
To start how often do you feel you will use your toolbox? If you only have time to fix it, you can be quite happy with a small plastic tool box, it will make all your tools clean and well organized. On the other hand if you spend more time playing mechanics or maybe a plumber, then you might want something a little bigger for your tool. If this describes you maybe you should consider a large steel or chest cutting tool.
Number of tools
Do you have many tools that you plan to keep in your toolbox? If you have a few small items to work on small items around your house, a small enough tool box will work for you. If you are like me and need air home appliances, power tools, sockets set in metrics and standards, some hammer styles, and maybe some time lights and other items, then you will need a chest tool with several drawers to hold all the tools you.
When you start using a large tool box like a rolling tool box with some drawers rolled over on a ball bearing, you will find it easy to set up your tool, easy to find when you need it, and find you have more free time available to work on project that is in your mind.
Key Lock Tool Box
Where do you store your tool box? Do you have a stored device that might be dangerous for people around the house, do you have small children, and is your equipment very expensive? If your household or equipment falls into one of these categories, you should consider a lock box to protect your and your family's investment. Most new tool boxes that are slightly better will be equipped with a locking mechanism installed in it. If you have an older tool box on the other hand, you might need to buy a pad lock to protect your equipment.
Where do you plan to keep your toolbox? Will it stay in your basement in your garage? Do you plan to push it in your yard, carry it behind your truck or trailer? This will make a difference in the type of material you choose to make your unit. Steel is a good choice for many applications; it's strong and can be very light. If you are going to expose the unit to a lot of cold, heat or humidity, you might consider polypropylene because it will not rust and will not be susceptible to problems in the cold. If you plan to move your tool box around your home frequently, you might consider getting a Rolling Tool Chest.
Now that you have decided on your basic needs and used the prime that you will have for your chest device, it's time to decide what tool box will be the best for your actual needs! You can base your decisions on things like what color you like or maybe what color matches your color, if it's on a truck or trailer, maybe what color or material will work with your truck. Do you like crates that can be stacked, or just a flat box with several drawers? What is your favorite ingredient, do you like plastic, finished enamel, maybe a diamond plate.