If you have a lot of tools you’ll need to keep them somewhere safe so they don’t get lost. You’ll also need to keep all of your tools together so that if you frequently move from location to location, or you simply need to have access to them. Here is where a toolbox can come in handy. When shopping for a tool box, you will need to make sure that you purchase one that is strong and sturdy enough for all of your tools. Here is where we can come in and help. We have selected 5 of the best tool boxes on the market right now so that finding the right one is that little bit easier.
So, What are the products on offer?
At Number One...
DEKO 168pcs - Best With Tools
The DEKO 168pcs Tool Box is a very sturdy looking toolbox that comes with a black and yellow finish. Complete with tools that are ideal for use around the home or with auto repairs that DEKO comes with 168 pieces that have been made from high-quality steel. Sold for approximately $85, this tool set comes with ratchets, wrenches, precision screwdrivers, sockets, a tape measure, hammer, and pliers.
Measuring 19.4 x 14.9 x 5.4 inches, and weighing 15.1 pounds, this isn’t the smallest or the lightest tool box, but it does come with a wide variety of tools that could prove to be just what you need. With tools that have been made to a professional grade and a toolbox that is easy to carry thanks to the handle, the DEKO 168pcs tool box is the best tool box that comes with tools. With
At Number Two...
DEWALT Toolbox - Best Without Tools
The DEWALT Toolbox Organizer comes with a black and yellow finish, as well as a padlock hasp lock that helps to keep your tools safe and secure. If you are looking for a tool box that can be carried around with ease, without worrying whether it will open up when being carried, this could be the one for you. Made from tough plastic that has been built to last, and water-resistant, the DEWALT comes with a lid that can also be used for storage.
Measuring 21 x 13 ¼ inches (Width and depth), and ideal for use with a trolley that has been specifically made to carry tool boxes, the DEWALT Tool box is ideal for storing power tools, and other tools such as hammers and wrenches. Considered to be one of the very best tool boxes that comes without tools, this tool box could be ideal if you have a lot of tools that need to be stored safely.
At Number Three...
The Vastar 102-Piece Home Repair Toolbox is a modern-looking tool box that comes with 102 tools, that have a blue/white handle and are ideal for use around the home. Complete with piers, a hammer, tape measure, utility knife, level, wrenches, and screwdrivers, this kit has everything you need. Sold for approximately $50, and with tools made from chrome-vanadium steel, the Vastar weighs just 6 pounds and measures 10 x 9 x 3 inches.
Complete with tools that are easy to take out and put back in again, the Vastar toolbox will ensure that you have your tools to hand when you need them the most. With handles that have been ergonomically designed and a carry case that is compact, this is possibly one of the lightest toolboxes that is complete with a range of tools. With a reputation for being a good quality tool kit, this could be exactly what you need.
At Number Four...
The OUTAD 82-Piece Tool Set comes with a wide variety of tools that make the OUTAD ideal for use around the home and in the garage. This set that has been made to use when you’re first starting out has been heated treated and comes with a chrome plate to ensure that the tools stay strong, durable, and are corrosion-resistant. Complete with screwdrivers, a tape measure, pliers, utility knife, Allen keys, a hacksaw, claw hammer, electrical tape and more, this set looks like it means business.
Measuring 13.8 x 10.2 x 2.8 inches and complete with a carry case to help you store the tools neatly and with ease, the OUTAD has a reputation for being a good tool set that has a lot of useful tools.
At Number Five...
The Stanley STST19900 2-in-2 Tool Box and Organizer comes with dividers that can easily be removed so you can keep your tools and nuts and bolts separate should you need to. With a removable lid that also comes with side latches, the Stanley STST19900 is very easy to use. Make to store power tools and hand tools this tool box does not come with tools included, but its design means that you can keep all of your tools safe and secure.
Sold for approximately $38, and measuring 12.3 x 9.6 x 19.9 inches, and weighing 6.2 pounds, the tool box will be heavier once you’ve added your tools. The top of the tool box comes with yellow flaps that hide storage spaces, allowing you to store even more than you realized, and the bottom container allows for even more storage making this one of the handiest tool boxes around.
If you think you will need to move your tool box from one place to another you may want to look for one that comes with wheels, or can be attached to a trolley. Alternatively, if you’re happy to pick up a tool box and take it with you, you should make sure that it has a strong handle that can support the weight of the tool box. If you’re not sure that the handle is strong enough, remove some of the heavy tools, and lift the tool box gently.
The weight of the tool box itself is quite inconsequential, however, when it is full of tools, there can be a lot of additional weight. If you plan on filling your tool box with many different tools, you need to make sure that it can hold and support their weight. If you have a lot of heavy tools, you may want to opt for a tool box that is made from metals rather than toughened plastic. Metals are better at supporting the weight of your tools, which may weigh in excess of a few kilograms.
Most tool boxes come with different sections, allowing you to keep the heaviest tools in the bottom of the tool box, and the lightest tools in the top. Some tool boxes also come with sections that allow you to store nuts, bolts, and other useful objects with relative ease.
If you have a wide variety of tools, you may want to look for a tool box that has a lot of different sections, allowing you to keep particular tools in one area of the tool box, and other tools in a different part. The different sections allow you to find particular tools when you need them the most, meaning they are always to hand no matter what jobs you’re undertaking.
Questions We Are Frequently Asked…
Can you put saws in a toolbox?
Yes, you can put saws in a tool box, but you will need to make sure that you always put a guard over the blade so it is protected. Some smaller saws will fit in a tool box with relative ease, but larger ones will not. If you need to put a saw somewhere safe, then either hang it up on a wall, place it in a large tool box, or store it in a specific place in your workshop or garage.
Some tool boxes come with saws as standard, but they’re not usually very big. If you need to use a large saw, you may want to think about buying a big tool box and make sure you put a guard over the blade. If you have purchased a tool box that comes with tools, but you have an extra saw, it should not be stored in the tool box. This is because tool boxes such as these often have specific compartments for specific tools. This means that there will be nowhere for you to put your saw, so you may need to buy a separate tool box instead, and store your saw in there.
How much weight can they carry?
Ultimately this depends on the type of tool box that you buy. If you buy a tool box that comes complete with tools then it will be more than capable of carrying the tools that come with it. If you purchase a tool box that does not come with tools then you will need to take a look at the packaging or product description to see how much weight they can carry.
If you need to purchase a tool box that can store a lot of heavy tools, you may want to opt for the sturdy looking tool boxes that come with a carry handle and/or wheels. Tool boxes such as these are ideal for storing heavy tools in.
How much should I spend?
Ultimately the amount of money that you end up spending will depend on a few factors: Your budget and whether you need a tool box that comes with tools. Let’s take a look at each of these factors individually:
- Your budget
If you would like to spend as little as possible, then you may want to look for a tool box that is relatively low in price. One of the issues with many low price tool boxes is that they aren’t always very sturdy, meaning they may not be ideal for carrying a lot of tools. Cheaper tool boxes may not be very big either, which means you may not get all of your tools in them. If you don’t have a lot of tools to begin with, then this should not be an issue, but if you do have a lot of tools, you may want to think about paying a little more for your new tool box.
The good news is that some middle of the range tool boxes are usually quite strong and sturdy, making them a good buy, so that extra $10-20 may be worth it.
- Whether you need a tool box that comes with tools
If you are looking for a tool box that comes with tools you will need to be prepared to pay a little bit more. The good news is that if you do fork out for a tool box that comes complete with tools, you may find that you have everything you need. Some of the cheaper tool boxes may not have a wide range of tools that come in different sizes, but they should have the basic tools that will make doing a spot of DIY so much easier. However, if you are looking for a tool box that has a lot of different sized tools and is ideal for use in a workshop, you will need to pay a bit more money.
If you are on the lookout for a tool box that will help you keep your tools safe, or indeed one that already comes with tools, take a look at the list above. Find your ideal tool box so you can get a wide range of jobs completed, assured that you know where all of your tools are when you need them the most.
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