Tool Boxes and Chests Reviews

by Tested_to_Destruction

Owning tools means good quality tool boxes are required as a means of storage and organization. The five best tool chests and organizers compared.

If you own a bunch of tools, then tool boxes are called for. Whether you opt for tool chests or portable models, having all your small power tools and accessories correctly stored and ready for work makes good sense. There's nothing worse than trying to locate a small hand or power tool and discovering it's not where you thought it was.

Hunting for tools creates down time - and anyone that works in a trade that requires productivity and seamless output will already know how much time is wasted when the impact drill has vanished or the micrometer is missing.

A good quality tool box keeps everything organized and to hand and industrial tool boxes are great for site and mobile working conditions. The best best tool storage solutions are featured below.

Stanley 016011R Series 2000 16-Inch Tool Box

The best plastic tool box is the Stanley, featured on the right. This is a portable tool box that will store larger tools in the bottom, smaller tools in the handy pull-out tote tray. The handle's coated with rubber to give a better, more comfortable grip and the chest itself is lockable. The lid/top has two compartments, located either side of the handle, that are great for the small stuff - bits, nuts, bolts and the like.

It's a good, robust box, does the job and will work fine for those needing something to keep a small kit together around the house. Alternatively it's great for someone that needs a compact box that will hold their more commonly used small tools when they're out and about. An inexpensive, durable box, some good features about it and well worth the low purchase price.

Stanley 016011R Series 2000 16-Inch Tool Box


Only $25.24

HOMAK SS00119800 20-Inch Stainless Steel Tool Box

This is great example of homeowner tool boxes - and it's also sold at a budget price. The box is predominantly stainless steel, with a robust plastic molded edging, handle and tote tray. The stainless steel is pretty tough stuff and the overall build quality outweighs the price tag. It's got a pair of double latch closers, which adds to the security aspect and the interior is good for a variety of tools and related items.

This will more than suit that home handyman, or woman, and does a neat job of keeping things organized. The tote tray holds small tools - screwdrivers, hammers, spanners, and larger tools fit comfortably in the bottom. When reasonably full, it doesn't feel as though it will fall apart and, overall, it's a good looking tool chest that provides a good tool storage solution.

HOMAK SS00119800 20-Inch Stainless Steel Tool Box

STAINLESS STEEL/ PLASTIC HANDLE CARRY TOOLBOX - Stainless steel body. Rugged plastic reinforced top and bottom. Durable plastic tray.


HOMAK BK01032101 3-Drawer Tool Box/Chest Black

This a great entry level industrial tool chest and will serve anyone that's looking for some fairly rigid tool organization. The manufacture is steel, the little details include ball bearing slides for the drawers, the lid opening is fluid - and opening the lid cause the drawers to slide out. Each drawer has a slip proof lining and it has double latches for added security.

The drawers lock shut when the unit is closed, and there's a good level of storage beneath the lid. It holds a fair level of weight and being able to arrange tools in class and size makes for an easier working day. It's a good quality tool chest, built to last and far better than you'd expect for the price tag. A recommended purchase for those looking for a reasonable sized tool storage unit.

HOMAK BK01032101 3-Drawer Tool Box/Chest Black

BLACK STEEL TOOLBOXAll metal construction. Metal ridge protects lid hinge. Double wall construction. Ball bearing glides on drawers.

Only $106.99

Plano Molding 1363 Stow N Go Toolbox, Graphite Gray and Sandstone

This is one of those tool boxes that you always wish you'd had - once you've bought it. It does everything you need it to do and feels extremely solid for a plastic tool box. The molding is extremely solid and stands up to being transport about with a reasonable weight inside it. The handle is comfortable enough and the way it's design allows for rapid access to whatever you need - when you need it the most.

The drawers work on a locking system that's integrated with the handle. You can leave the handle down when not in use and it's locked - pick it up and they remain locked tight. When you need to access the drawers of the top compartment you simply rotate the handle back and every thing's accessible. Plus nothing gets mixed up or disorganized in transit. This is an innovative tool organizer and well worth the higher purchase price.

Plano Molding 1363 Stow N Go Toolbox, Graphite Gray and Sandstone

1363-30 Features: -Tool box.-Ideal for tool and accessory storage.-Individual locking trays are partitioned for organization.-Slide out trays for easy access.-3 trays.-Locking l...

Only $39.95

Stack-On PY-23 23-Inch Pro Tool Box, Black/Yellow

This is a top quality profession tool box and will stand up to a hard days work - day after day. It's designed with industry professionals in mind and it's tool boxes like this that make storing, transporting and using tools a lot easier. The box is reinforced molded plastic and the hinges and latches are steel, and the handle has steel rivets to provide extra strength.

There's a good quality tote tray that will house accessories and the underside is room and good for storing larger tools. It's easy to transport around and can carry a good level of weight and it still feels capable. A high quality tool chest, built to last and on offer at a great discount price.

Stack-On PY-23 23-Inch Pro Tool Box, Black/Yellow

These boxes are designed to stand up to professional use with increased wall thickness in the body and lid, full length steel hinge pins, steel latches and a steel riveted handl...

Updated: 06/22/2012, Tested_to_Destruction
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Sanny on 06/29/2012

This type of tool boxes is our garage tools, some are for small stuff's and the others for medium sizes.

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