Top 3 Tips For Choosing The Most Appropriate Toolbox

Author: Chris Azzi  Date Posted:15 January 2021 

Top 3 Tips For Choosing The Most Appropriate Toolbox

The most frequent question our sales representatives get asked, is how do I pick the right toolbox? To answer this question, we need to consider three key aspects the material, purpose, and design.

Whilst our sales reps have decades of experience with different types of toolboxes the one thing that they consistently recommend is to start with aluminium Toolbox.

The material of the toolbox

The material of the toolbox is very important as it dictates the durability and sustainability of the item. Whilst aluminium is light in weight compared to steel toolboxes it remains a very durable metal; meaning that you can consistently use it or take it on a rough trip and remain assured that the tools inside are safe.

Aluminium toolboxes can also support very heavy tools with minimal wear and tear, especially when compared to less durable materials such as plastic and timber. Good quality toolboxes can last for many, many years sometimes even longer than the tools themselves. Hence, the consistent recommendation from all our reps would always be to choose an aluminium toolbox, with the accompanying aluminium accessories.

Identify the purpose of the toolbox

The second point is to identify the purpose of the toolbox. i.e., What you would like to use the toolbox for? What does the toolbox need to house? Toolboxes are not there to store larger items such as spanners or hammers. The toolbox needs to remain functional and ensure easy item accessibility. It is important to consider that these toolboxes might need to house items such as nuts, bolts, and various screws. These items are small and fiddly and are difficult to find in the older toolboxes when they end up in the corners. 

The purpose of the toolbox becomes more complex and these aspects need to also be considered. Do you require the large, fixed toolbox to fit a portable toolbox? This is where the size of the toolbox will impact the tasks that can be undertaken and put more simply the type of equipment it can fit. If you constantly need to carry a box of tools, then it is good to choose a toolbox that can fit the smaller toolbox. Please bear in mind that the bigger the toolboxes the higher the cost.

Design of the toolbox

The third aspect is the design of the toolbox. There are various toolbox designs from fixed canopy toolboxes to undertray toolboxes and a variety of concurrent portable toolboxes. The design of the toolbox will determine the accessibility to the tools and the ability to perform different tasks according to your need/trade. This is a very important consideration and aligns very closely with the purpose of the toolbox.

Once you purchase a toolbox no matter the design you need to check the functionality of the toolbox, does the cover of the lid open and close properly, does it support and fit the items or smaller toolboxes.

Therefore, when selecting a toolbox, ensure that it is of aluminium material, the functionality of the toolbox is appropriate and fit for purpose.

Also, check out the video for choosing a toolbox that is right for you.


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