The days when carpenters, plumbers, and handymen stored their tools inside wooden toolboxes are long gone. Although many handymen are still partial to them, metal toolboxes are also on their way out. Most of the portable toolboxes available right now are made of plastic. They’re inexpensive, lightweight, and many are crafted to be just as durable as aluminum or steel.
A large toolbox where you can store almost all your essential tools is great. But sometimes, you need a toolbox with drawers, movable dividers, and compartments so you can easily find the tool that you’re looking for and make your job a little easier. Look for toolboxes with drop-in inserts and movable boxes for smaller tools and fasteners.
A hammer, a couple of screwdrivers, some wrenches, a tape measure, pliers, and some screwdriver bits are all you need for the job. In this case, all you need is a conventional hand-carry toolbox or tool case. But if your job requires you to bring a cordless drill, a framing nailer, and other power tools, then it’s best to get a portable toolbox with high load capacity.
This Keter Masterloader Resin Rolling Tool Box, for example, can accommodate as much as 66 lbs. The Milwaukee 22 in. Packout Rolling Modular Tool Box, on the other hand, can hold as much 250 lbs. Keep in mind, however, that the heavier the toolbox, the harder it is to transport and lug around the jobsite.
Rolling toolboxes are prized for their versatility and portability. When looking for the right rolling toolbox, always make sure that the wheels are large and rugged. This is important if you’re planning to wheel the toolbox on rocky terrain.