The 11 Best Tool Boxes

Buying Guides By James 

The 11 Best Tool Boxes

Buying Guides By James 
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Without a doubt, tools are a necessity of life. There are needed for performing simple home repairs to doing more complex projects. In fact, it is possible to accumulate an extensive collection of needed tools. It should also be noted that these tools are not cheap either.

For most people time is also of the essence. We are so busy that we do not like to waste time hunting and looking for the exact tool we might need at any given time. In an ideal world, we have all of our tools neat and organized and at our fingertips.

Even if you are fortunate enough to have a nice workbench or workspace at your home, you should still have your tools organized. One of the best ways to organize your tools is a tool box.

Tool boxes have come a long way since just being a metal box. They are bigger and come with more options. Having the right tool box is actually like having a mobile work station with everything at your fingertips; it can work at home and on the job site.

If you are ready to get your tools organized, here are the 11 best tool boxes.

 

Dewalt DWST17806 Deep Box

Dewalt DWST17806 Deep Box

Dewalt is known for their dependable tools, and this tool box proves that they are serious about keeping those tools organized.

This tool box has an incredible amount of room for internal storage. It is able to hold all of your basic tools plus it has the ability to hold other necessary items such as tubes of wood glue and liquid nail. In addition, there is enough space -up to 44 gallons- to store some power tools as well.

The Dewalt DWST17806 Deep Box weighs 5.86 lbs., but it is able to hold up to 44 lbs. without any buckling or cracking. This tough storage box measures 17.6” long x 11.75” wide x 11.7” high.

This great toolbox is equipped with rust resistant latches to ensure years of use. The latches used on this tool box are heavy duty metal ones. The nice thing about the Dewalt Deep Box is that it can be stacked with other Dewalt boxes, giving you an even better ability to organize your tools at home or at work. This tool box has side latches which allow you to attach it to other Dewalt tool boxes-perfect for taking tools to a job site. In addition, it has a removable inner tray in order to make even more room for power tools.

The Dewalt DWST17806 Deep Box is a workhorse of a tool box.

 

Keter Masterloader Tool Box

Keter Masterloader Tool Box

This is a great tool box made by a company that only makes tool boxes. When you look at all this tool box has to offer, it is obvious that they have put a lot of thought into the design of this box.

The interior of the Keter Masterloader Tool Box is designed for maximum efficiency. You will find a tool divider to help you sort and compartmentalize all of your tools. The top layer of the box is made up of 2 bins that slide apart to reveal the interior.

The Masterloader Tool Box weighs 15 lbs., but it is able to easily handle 66lbs of your equipment. This tool box is on wheels and has a retractable handle for ease in transporting. There is also a central lock on this tool box for safety and security.

This tool box is 14.88” wide x 24.25” deep x 16.34” high and comes ready to go to work. With the ball bearings on the sliding parts, wheels and retractable handle and all of the storage space, the Keter Masterloader Tool Box is your project assistant.

 

Bostitch BTST19802 Rolling Tool Box

Bostitch BTST19802 Rolling Tool Box

This rolling tool box by Bostitch is a tool box marvel. This tool box is capable of holding just about everything you could need.

The first nice feature about this tool box is that it is modular, giving the user the ability to stack and connect pieces as needed. So, if you need a few tools, simply take it apart and just carry the top part with you. If you have a bigger project, connect and bring the whole thing along.

The Bostitch Rolling Tool Box is equipped with 7” wheels that are able to carry 70 lbs. when it is fully packed. All of the slides on the compartments for this rolling tool box have been equipped with ball bearings to ensure easy opening and closing.

This Rolling Tool Box by Bostitch measures 13.6” x 30.6” x 19.2” and it has the capacity to hold 10 gallons. If you are looking for a tool box that can double as a workstation, the Bostitch BTST19802 Rolling Tool Box is a sure bet.

 

Stalwart Mobile Workshop and Tool Box

Stalwart Mobile Workshop and Tool Box

Here is another great option for a tool box. This Mobile workshop and Tool Box has the ability to carry every tool you might need, and all the accessories to go along too, and with the rolling feature it will be a breeze to carry it all with you.

There is plenty of storage in this tool box kit. There are 24 small parts compartments,2 removable tool trays, and a deep bottom compartment. In addition, this Stalwart Mobile tool box comes equipped with cable hooks. These cable hooks are perfect for hanging your needed extension cords, electrical tape or other small items.

This rolling tool box is designed to be rugged and to handle a lot of wear and tear. It is constructed of durable polypropylene and metal, which will keep all of your power and hand tools safe at the work site and during transport. There are two 4” nylon wheels and a telescoping handle with comfort grip. The Stalwart Mobile Workshop and Tool Box measures 17.5”x 10” x 24.5”.

 

OEMTOOLS 19

OEMTOOLS 19

This tool box from OEMTOOLS is a traditional style tool box that packs a lot of punch.

The first thing to notice is that this tool box has a removable tool tray and a built in small parts organizer. This is extremely handy for storing small objects such as screws, nails, washers, batteries, etc. It is also possible to remove the interior tray and you will encounter the bottom of the tool box. This is the perfect space to carry a few bigger tools along with you.

The tool box from OEMTOOLS is able to easily carry up to 40 lbs. of tools and equipment. The latches on the tool box are made from metal and the carry handle has been ergonomically designed for ease in carrying. There is a space to put a lock, so you can be sure your equipment stays safe if you are not around.

The OEMTOOLS 19 tool box measures 20” x 8.7” x 10”. It is a great size to carry around from site to site.

 

RIDGID Professional Tool Storage Cart and Organizer

RIDGID Professional Tool Storage Cart and Organizer

No matter if you are a pro or a serious weekend warrior, the RIDGID Professional Tool Storage cart is an amazing piece to own.

This tool organizer starts by being designed with heavy duty construction and high impact resin. The company then adds a water and dust seal to keep your tools in top shape, clean and dry. There are all terrain wheels added to this cart so that you can easily transport the storage cart from site to site.

The RIDGID Professional Tool Storage Cart is comprised of 3 different storage boxes. The bottom one is perfect for larger power tools or heavier items. The middle box is good for additional tools and their accessories. The top compartment is perfect for keeping your smaller items.

This 3 piece RIDGID Professional Tool Storage Cart is also lockable, ensuring that your items stay safe.

 

Cat Premium Portable Tool Box

Cat Premium Portable Tool Box

If you do not need to bring your entire tool collection with you, then this tool box by Cat is a great item for you to have on hand.

To start, on each side of the top there is a small parts organizer with high impact and clear lids. This is the perfect spot for nails, bolts, etc. There is also a removable tote tray on the inside.

Even though this tool box may seem small, all of the walls are constructed with thick, reinforced walls. The top has a comfort grip handle that is attached to the box by metal rivets. You can pack this box full without worry

This Cat Portable Tool Box also features 2 padlock eyes that can be put together and a lock can be inserted through them. Your tools will be safe. The tool box measure 20” x 9.2” x 9”. This box is perfect for any professional or for at home use.

 

Stalwart Oversized Portable Tool Chest

Stalwart Oversized Portable Tool Chest

This tool box organizer is an incredible piece of equipment. You can use this tool box to organize your garage and take it with you on the job.

The premise behind this organizer, is that 3 tool boxes are stacked to become one mobile organizer. You can use all 3 boxes together, or take them apart and use one at a time for smaller jobs.

The Stalwart Oversized Portable Tool Chest is on wheels and has a handle so you can easily wheel your supplies around the site. Each separate tool box is constructed of sturdy steel and reinforced injected molded polymer. In addition, each tool box has a spot to put a lock on so that you can guard your tools.

The Stalwart Oversized Portable Tool Chest measures 21” x 30” x 13”.

 

Stanley 26” Pro Tool Box

Stanley 26” Pro Tool Box

This is a more traditional style tool box from Stanley. Stanley is a company well known for their quality tools, and this tool box is no exception.

To start with, this tool box is designed with TPR soft bumpers. This protects the corners of the case from bumps and abrasions. Along the top of the Stanley tool box is a full length, aluminum handle which makes it easy to carry. User will also find that the latches used on the box are extra large and nickel plated. This helps ensure that your tool box will be durable and long lasting.

The Stanley tool box also has a padlock eye, so you can keep your tools safe. The tote tray on the inside of the tool box will give you the space you need to store smaller items. And underneath the tray is plenty of room to store larger tools and accessories.

The Stanley Tool Box measures 24” x 9.6” x 9.8”.

 

Stanley 037025H 50 Gallon Mobile Chest

Stanley 037025H 50 Gallon Mobile Chest

This Stanley chest is to be used when you have to bring everything with you. Or you can use it to organize your workspace at home.

This tool chest is designed to be portable. It has a large pull out, wide steel handle. The grip on the handle is soft to help you transport it comfortably. There are also heavy duty wheels on the side to make sure you can transport this case over all types of terrain.

The Stanley tool chest has a 50 gallon capacity, so you can store all the tools you might need in here. The chest is made from a high density structural foam, so the contents will be safe. When the lid to the chest is closed, it provides an additional worktop space, which is handy both at home and on the job. The latches are large and nickel plated to ensure durability. And as an additional safety measure, a lock and key are included. This is perfect for making sure your tools are secure on the work site.

 

Milwaukee 26” Jobsite Tool Box

Milwaukee 26” Jobsite Tool Box

Milwaukee is another company that is well known for their tools, and this tool box is up there too.

For starters, this tool box is constructed to be impact resistant. In fact, Milwaukee designed this case to withstand 1000 drops.  The latches that close the case are designed to be recessed for better protection. Around this tool box by Milwaukee, is an integrated weather seal which helps to keep out water and debris.

This Milwaukee tool box is designed to have a 3400 cubic inch capacity and it can hold up to 200lbs. There is a tool tray on the inside to help you organize small tools and accessories. With the addition of an over molded handle and pass through side handles, this tool box will fit right in at home or on the job.

The Milwaukee 26” Jobsite Tool Kit is a solid piece of equipment.