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A toolbox is used to store hand tools and is generally used by woodworkers and carpenters to place and store their hand and power tools in a organized way. During working it provides a convenient and easy access to the tools.

The toolboxes are of two types

  • Metal and Steel Toolboxes
  • Plastic Toolboxes

    Large size toolboxes / tool chests often comes with drawers and cabinets options having roll way feature.
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  • The basic difference between a tool bag and a toolbox is that latter is used to store tools which are heavier in weight and have more storage type options.

    A handle is attached to the toolbox which is used for lifting and moving. The handle comes with the foldable and pull out option. For locking purpose two clip type locks are used for secure locking. In some toolbox two wheels are attached to it which helps in moving it from one place to another. The toolboxes are often water resistant which prevents water to enter into the toolbox and provides a dry storage.

    Parts of toolbox

  • Tray : When you open a toolbox you will find that base of the toolbox is divided into two main compartments. The upper part of the toolbox contains a tray which is placed on the top of the toolbox and is removable which can be separated. This removable and separated tray is known as tote tray.

  • Storage Area : The bottom compartment has the large area to store bigger and heavier tools. The number of compartments and its size depends on the size of the toolbox. Generally, you will find that these compartments are adjustable and removable. These compartments often comes with larger and smaller sections. In the larger area you can store big and heavier tools and in the smaller section small tools can be stored.

    There is also another type of toolbox called cantilever toolbox in which trays or drawers are pulled out. In this type of toolbox usually you won't find a tote tray.

    Metal VS Plastic Toolbox
    Metal toolbox is heavier than the plastic toolbox. The metal toolbox is prone to rust but is stronger than the plastic toolbox. Before buying a metal or plastic toolbox do consider the limitations of both these types of toolbox.

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