Whether you need it for professional work or for your home, tool storage boxes have become an essential part of any tinkerer. The moment your tools collection starts growing, so does the need for more space to store them and that’s precisely why tool storage boxes were invented. There are various types on the market, however, each of them has different features. So, picking the right one could turn out to be a bit more complicated than expected. For that reasons in this article I’ll go through the things you need to know before purchasing tool storage boxes.
- How Much Storage Do You Need?
Everyone has different storage needs. For example, if you are a professional carpenter, you will need a different tool storage box than a DIY tinkerer, who only needs a small box to keep his ranches and screwdrivers. Needless to say, the size of the toolbox you ought to get depends on the amount of tools you own and the space available in your garage/workstation.
- Wheels And Weight
If your job requires you to bring the tools with you, then this is definitely something that must be considered before you make the purchase. However, if you have a wide range of tools, it is very hard to move them all from one job to another. For that reason, one possible solution is to divide the tools into multiple boxes in order to make transportation easier. DIY tinkerers that usually use the tools for projects in the garage only don’t need to move them around. However, if you need to move them from the garage to the backyard or some other area, using a tool box with wheels is the way to go. Each tool box has its own weight rating, so make sure that the model you are buying can carry the weight of your tools.
- Practicality and Accessibility
A lot of professionals think about managing and storing their most valuable and most used tools when looking for the right tool box. They already know what goes in which drawer. In situations, when you need to use heavy hardware tools you will need a box that is big and easy to access. However, for those small parts like screws, nails, nuts, bolts and more, there are boxes inside the bigger toolboxes which offer a great way to organise and store these essential elements. This feature renders tool boxes practical and accessible in any given situation.