Handy men and handy women out there know the importance of carrying a tool box with you everywhere you go. Traditional tool boxes are often too heavy to lug around, but portable tool boxes are the perfect size to tote around anywhere tools are needed. We did the research and found the best portable tool boxes on the market to bring to you! There’s no reason to keep toolin’ around! Let’s take a look! Portable tool boxes need to be both sturdy and discreet. We found a handful of features during our research that will make finding a portable tool box easy. Here are 6 features you should keep an eye out for before getting your hands on a tool box of your own.
Material: Durable tool boxes will last you a lifetime. Materials like plastic and metal are the most common for tool boxes, so look for one that will hold up to the test of time. Consider what its surroundings will be, too, before choosing the perfect box for you!
Size: Depending on what tools you need to carry around the size of your tool box does matter. Make a list of tools you want to add to your portable fixer upper to determine what size tool box you’ll need.
Extendable Handle: Carrying your tool box from one job site to the next will be difficult without a handle. If you are going to move your tool box often you’ll want to grab it by a handle and not the horns!
Wheels: Another way to move your tool box to and from is with wheels! Sometimes your portable tool box will weigh too much to carry so wheels are a great option if you need to scoot it over in a hurry.
Locking: Keeping your tools safe is a priority. Whether you’re leaving your tool box at a job site or putting it in the bed of your truck, you’ll want a locking mechanism to keep your expensive tools secure.
Warranty: Any good tool box comes with a warranty. Sometimes a lock may break or the box won’t close all the way, but with a warranty any defect will be covered and replaced with ease. Check for a warranty before your purchase!
Now that you know how to choose the best portable tool box, we can show you our top 10 choices. Our top pick and budget pick are our top two choices, but we have a handful of other tool boxes we loved to that are added to this list, too. Grab your hammer and let’s get swinging!
Expert Researcher and Writer
Samantha Dewitt is a lead researcher and writer for GeekWrapped, writing under a pen name. She gets excited about pet, baby, and science products and has over 12 years of experience.
Article last updated on:
September 30, 2019