Tool Storage

Tool Boxes are a necessary asset for a home owner or craftsman. They come in a variety of sizes and colors and are usually made of metal or plastic, though wood ones are available for specialty craftsman like jewelers (most wood boxes stopped being made around the 1920’s). Tool boxes also come in a variety of sizes from the red hand-held stereotypical model to very large toolboxes (also known as tool chests) for work rooms and wood shops, to the mobile toolboxes found on work trucks today. Toolboxes also range greatly in price from as little as $20 to as much as $1,000 for some models. With such a wide variety of factors to choose from, it is ultimately the need of the buyer which will determine the type and use of the toolbox purchased.

Most people who buy tool boxes are average home owners who need only a few basic tools around for minor repairs. For such individuals, it is best to stay cheap and small since large boxes take up lots of space and are not necessary given that only a few tools are needed. A regular hand –carry toolbox of the individual’s color preference will suffice and shouldn’t cost more than $50. It is also possible to use a small tackle box as a substitute or any other form of container into which basic tools such as a hammer, screwdriver, measuring tape, and other common tools will fit. For the more ambitious homeowner who enjoys home improvement projects, a larger toolbox is needed. There are larger versions of carry toolboxes that come with drawers for storing more tools (costing around $100) which may suffice for those who only do small home improvement projects or who have some larger tools such as a drill or circular saw. For the ambitious home improvement individual or woodshop worker, a large tool chest is needed because such an occupation requires a rather wide variety of tools that must both be available and storable at the same time (these are the most expensive ranging in price from $300 to $1,000). Tool Chests have many drawers and shelves making them ideal for storing lots of tools of various sizes and shapes and are made of metal (though wooden ones can be purchased as well at a rather high price compared to their metal counterparts). A mobile tool chest that is mounted in a truck bed would be suitable for individuals who work at construction sites or who own home renovation businesses (these cost between $200 and $400). Whatever the need is, there is a toolbox out there that is best suited for each individual’s specific conditions and preferences.

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