First Toolbox? 3 Different Types You Can Choose From

19 January 2015
 Categories: Automotive, Blog


Tools are important when you need to work on vehicles and more, but you need a place to keep them. Instead of keeping them in a drawer, countertop, etc. in your garage, you should keep them in a toolbox. When you start shopping for one you will find different types. This can make it difficult to choose. Below is information about these types so you can make the best-informed decision on which one is right for your.

Stationary Tool Box

These toolboxes are typically large, and they have wheels on the bottom. These wheels are not meant to move the toolbox around your garage, however, but are meant to allow you to place the box where you need it. The wheels also give the large toolbox support to keep it off the floor to keep it away from standing water, car and boat fluids, etc. to keep your tools safe.

These toolboxes are typically found in large workshops or automotive repair shop. They are also useful for the homeowner if you plan to purchase a large amount of tools.

Upright Roll Around

These toolboxes are not as large, and have wheels that are used to move it around. For example, if you are working on your car, you can roll the toolbox in front of it to make it easier for you to get to your tools. They also typically have small drawers at the top to store items like, sockets, screwdrivers, wrenches, etc., and a larger box at the bottom to keep bigger tools.

This type of toolbox is often used by homeowners and auto repair shops.

Combination Rolling and Workbench

A combination rolling and workbench toolbox features a roll toolbox that has a flat, large surface on the top. This allows you to use it as a portable workbench. These toolboxes are typically waist high to make it easy for you to work. The top may be made from composite material or wood. The actual toolbox is usually made from heavy duty plastic or metal. These boxes are usually used by homeowners, and can be rolled outside to a vehicle, around your garage, or driveway, etc.

Truck Mounted

Truck mounted toolboxes are useful if you plan to carry your tools from place to place. They usually stretch the width of the truck bed, and have a lock on the lid to keep your things safe. This type of toolbox is often found at building construction sites, roadwork areas, and by the homeowner.

Storing your tools in this type of toolbox is much better than putting them in the back of the truck where they roll around, and cause not only damage to them but to the truck bed.

If you have a child that will be helping you around the garage, think about also purchasing them a small toolbox to keep their tools in. Talk to your local tool experts, such as Service Van Equipment & RV Specialists, for more information.