What is the Best Tool Box?
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What is the Best Tool Box? I would say that answers to that question vary widely. First of all, let’s quantify the question to Homeowners and the storage of Home Repair Tools. Tool Boxes can be portable or stationary. They can be large or small. Not to mention, that they are not the only way to store your Tools.
Tools can also be hung on Pegboard, carried in a Tool Belt, or carried individually in a Tool Holster. Each one serves it’s own purpose. How you store them will make the difference in how efficiently you will be able to access them for your next Project.
Let’s take a look at the various ways that you can organize and store your Tools for efficiency and easy access.
Many types of Tools make Pegboard a conducive storage method. All you need is a large blank wall, usually found in your garage or a workshop in your basement. Certain Tools, like: shovels, rakes, and other Yard Tools are a good choice for Pegboard, since obviously, they are too large to store any other way efficiently. With the variety of Pegboard Hooks that are available, you can store just about any Tool on Pegboard. However there are other choices out there that might be better.
For instructions on installing Pegboard, click this Link: Organize – Phase 3 – Part 1: How to Install Pegboard
Tool Belts are a multi-pocketed separate belt, which can be worn over your existing belt. They are designed to carry an array of different types of Tools, while allowing the convenience of having them quickly accessible to the worker. This is a great option when you are working on a Project that requires a variety of Tools to complete it.
Tool Boxes come in a wide variety of styles. Some are small and portable, while others are large and more permanently placed. Most Homeowners will have more than one. Usually, at lease one large, main Tool Box for permanent placement, and at lease one smaller, portable one, for carrying a handful of Tools to the work site.
A good main Tool Box will be: strong, durable, contain multiple cabinets, each with multiple drawers (some with dividers), in order to neatly store a wide variety and large amount of the most commonly used Hand Tools.
A good portable Tool Box can be made from wood, metal, plastic, or cloth, and needs to be able to carry a small variety of Tools needed for a specific Project, from either your main Tool Box or Pegboard to your work site. It will have a carrying handle for easy transport, and may contain pockets for separately storing specific Tools.
Tool Holsters have slots in them to run your belt through in order to attach them to your belt. They are designed to carry individual Tools, such as a hammer, or a pair of pruners. If you are using one particular Tool to complete a Project, but at times, need to have both hands free, a Tool Holster is a great option.
Click on any of the Links under each section above, for any of my Recommended Suppliers, to see their offerings for each type. Purchase the items that suit your needs.