Best Portable Tool Box & Rolling Tool Chest Review-2018

Good portable tool box make work easier as it's easy to move from place to place and offer the suited way to keep tools organized. It isn't easy to get the best portable tool box of the market. Especially when there are several renowned companies like DeWalt, Stanley, Milwaukee, Kennedy makes world class tool boxes.

Here we have listed the 3 best tool boxes from the popular tool box brands available in the market. Our expert team compared their features and reviewed them based on practical use.

Now, the only thing left is to know your needs and finding them in the products we have reviewed. Once you know why you need the toolbox, it’s just a matter of time to select the perfect one. But before proceeding, you should know few things about it.

What are the essential tools for a toolbox?

You have realized how important it is to get the essential tools for your toolbox. Getting a tool box is not too expensive, but when it comes to buying the essential tools, you have to make sure you get the right ones. Nobody wants to spend a ton of money on buying unnecessary tools that they will never need.

Essential Tools in a tool box

If you plan properly and buy the right tools, you will end up saving lot of money, time and effort.

A well-equipped toolbox is absolutely necessary for doing all kinds of jobs here and there for home. You can fix minor problems in your house by your own, and you also get to make some DIY stuff if you want.

We are listing out the most essential tools that everyone must have, to properly fill their tool box.

Screwdriver set: Screwdrivers are must have tools and you need them almost anytime. From opening an electronic component or fixing two wood compartment together, screwdrivers are absolutely necessary.

Try to get a set that comes with all in one screwdriver heads, in this way you don’t have to differently buy each and every type of them. Make sure that you get the ones with magnetic tips and good grip. This will make things easier for you while working.

Pliers: When you want to adjust something, or you want to hold something tight, pliers are the ones that you need. You can use them in a lot of way, even you can use them as a wire cutter, or clamp. While you get a regular pliers, try to get an adjustable wrench too. They do come in handy most of the times.

Claw Hammer: To complete your toolbox, this item is a must. The claw hammer has two ends, one is used for driving nails, and the other side is used for pulling them out. Make sure to choose the length of the hammer properly. You should be comfortable holding it, and the weight shouldn’t be too much for you. Look for a hammer with better grip.

Tape Measure: When you work and try to fix something, you need proper measurement. A tape measure comes in handy all the time, and it’s not that expensive. Try to get a tape that is at least 16 feet long; that will do for most of the jobs.

Electric Drill: When you want to make some holes somewhere, and hang something, this tool will make your life a lot easier. Make sure that you get a basic one, that gets the job done, don’t go for the one that is too heavy.

Hacksaw: You need this tool when you want to cut something. Such as a pvc pipe, wood, or metal. It will be a better choice to get the one which allows you to replace with new blades.

Some more essential tools and things that you need to complete your toolbox are – duct tape, set of paintbrushes, utility knife, flash light, work gloves, headlamp, hearing protection, markers, putty knife,

This set of tools will serve as a basic toolbox setup for everyone. Those who are professional in specialized sector can upgrade this list with their choice. A wood working professional would add more polishing and chisel tools to it. An electrician will add tools related to his genre for example.

When buying tools, make sure you get good quality products. A better product will last longer, and you will feel more comfortable working with it. On the other hand, you will have to buy again and again if the tools are not good enough, quality matters.

Top Portable Toolbox

How to choose a toolbox?

Besides choosing the tools, choosing the perfect toolbox according to your need is important. But you should keep few things in mind before buying it.

Make the purchase as soon as you find the qualities in a belt that suit with your workplace. But never ignore the comfort while looking for the best tool belt because if you do this, you have to regret later.

 Capacity: Determine how much storage do you want in your box. The ability of a toolbox depends on how much tools you own. This capability can be measured as the empty volume inside. Most countries use Cubic Inches or Cubic Meters as the unit to measure tool chest capacity. Others use Gallons to indicate the amount. The size can also be measured on the tools’ mass. The mass unit is mostly in pounds.

 Construction: A heavy construction can save you from lots of trouble regarding your tools.  Impact resistance body is a great plus point for a sturdy toolbox.

 Compartments and drawers: Separate compartments and drawers can be a helpful identifying tool in the box. Besides they create more individual space to store the tools. You  can also label the drawer once you buy.

 Stainless Body: Rustiness can cause extensive damage to your tools as well the box. That’s why stainless steel body is crucial for a good quality toolbox.

 Coating: If you don’t find your preferred toolbox with stainless steel body (Which is not expected) try one with the coating. You pick one with Nickel or Chromium layer because they serve as a great rust resistor.

 Price: Care about price, but never compromise quality for budget. It’s better to spend $350 only once rather than spending $250 multiple times. However, high price doesn’t mean high quality all the time so consider the other facts and choose wisely.

 Handle: Well gripped top handle increases the portability of a toolbox. Always try to buy toolbox with rubber handle. Rubber easily sticks to you palm and the toolbox stays safe in your hand.

 Material: Most of the chests in the market are made of any metal, especially steel. But there are some with plastic construction. Though plastic is very lightweight, you should buy the steel ones, preferably stainless steel rather than fragile plastic.

Best Portable Toolbox & Rolling Chest of 2018?

BOSTITCH Rolling Box  -Best portable or rolling (Box on wheels)

We often need to take our toolbox to our workplace. Hence it’s important that we choose the one with easy portability and lightweight structure. That’s why we reviewed BOSTITCH BTST19802. It is a complete package of tough and durable material with easy portability.

Highlighted Features:

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     Two individual parts to store tools.

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     Its bottom bin drawer has ball bearing slides.

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     7-inch shock and abrasion proof full rubber wheel.

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     10 Gallons of volume capacity and 70 pounds storing capacity to store bigger tools.

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     Bearing slide on each side lets the drawer to operate smoothly.

Drawers with bearing slide can be easily accessed with a lesser amount of force. It also reduces friction when lubricated properly.

  The top handle is not durable enough to carry a good amount of tools in the box.They snapped off when loaded heavily.

Pros

Cons

  Detachable two parts.

  Bottom bin has drawer and ball bearing slides.

  7 Inch full rubber wheels.

  10 Gallons volume.

  Load Capacity 70 pounds.

  Cheap handle.

  Low-quality construction.


Ridgid 3 Tool Box  Combination-Best Stackable

All three boxes are made of the same durable high impact resin & tough material with easy portability. Each box is stack able and lockable so you can easily move a lot of various tools as one unit. Lower portion is good for bigger tools, the middle part allows you to keep more tools and accessories organized. And the upper portion is great for storing smaller items. Each part has separate lid.

Highlighted Features:

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     Three individual parts for storing tools. The width of each box is 22.2 inches & deepness is 12.2 inches. The height of the 3 boxes are- 6.5'', 13.8'', 18.3''. 

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     Lock everything up to the included cart for easy portability on a variety of terrains.

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     Its lower box cart comes with all terrain wheels and extended handle.

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     Heavy duty metal latches and attached water seals keep moisture and dust out of the interior. It offers heavy duty metal latches and an integrated water seal to protect against water and dust damage. Latches are secured.

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    RIDGID Professional Tool Storage Cart And Organizer Stack is amazingly lightweight for its rigidity. The Cart rolls smoothly and wheels don't damage the floors. 

  If each box is accessible easily without removing the others, it will be more user-friendly. 

Pros

Cons

  Lockable system.

  Heavy duty high impact resin construction.

  All terrain wheels.

  Weather proof, water resistant.

  Super sturdy.

  Handle isn't High Enough.


DeWalt DWST20880 is also Job site tool box similar to the above one. This toolbox is very efficient in outside applications. But we didn’t include DeWalt in this list because of its humongous size and weight. But they have many additional features for Job site use. These other benefits might change your mind. It has:

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    Single pull-up latch for easy and quick opening.
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    Reinforced telescopic and metal pull handle for a comfortable hold and easy maneuvering.
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    Heavy-Duty wheels for comfortable steering on job-site.

Tool boxes are often used in workstation and construction sites. That’s why Milwaukee Jobsite tool box got its place in our list. With detachable tool trays, it’s a good combination of a spacious and secure tool box.

Tool tray allows having easy access to the tools including quick removal and organization of them.

Highlighted Features:

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    This box can hold up to 3400 cubic inches of tools and weight up to 200 lbs.
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    Clamping cut groove secures small diameter material while cutting.
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    Quick organize and removable tool trays. You can use it as truck tool box.
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    Quick organize and removable tool trays. You can use it as truck tool box.
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    Weather seal gasket protects tools from the water.
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     Buttressed hinge increases durability.

Hinge is a movable mechanism on which a gate or lid swings when opened and closed. Buttressed hinge increases durability and makes it easy to operate while working with the tools.

  The screws should have been a better addition to the top handle. So, don’t put too much pressure on the handle.

Pros

Cons

 3400 Cubic inches volume.

 200 lbs holding  capability.

 Clamping cut groove secures small diameter material while cutting.

  Removable tool tray for organizing tools.

  Integrated weather seal gasket.

  Buttressed hinge increases durability.

  Low quality.

  Screw-less top handle.


The Original Pink Steel box (Best for Ladies)

Ladies often use tool box for various purpose. But they carry comparatively smaller size box. We thought it would be inappropriate if we don’t mention at least one small tool box for women's on the list. That’s why we include this Original Pink tool box. 

Steel construction makes it dent proof and durable. With a plastic base and plastic grip handle, it is very easy to carry for ladies.

Highlighted Features:

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    Steel construction including a plastic grip handle and plastic base.
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    With heavy steel construction for safety, it is definitely the best small tool box for ladies.
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    Removable Plastic trays keep the tools organized.
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    Storage capacity of 1005 Cubic inches.
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     Padlock for additional security.

Padlock in the front allows the user to add a lock for the box. The lock can be removed if not required. The padlock securely stores the tools inside.

  Lock hole is fragile. They can break with a light hit with a hammer.

Pros

Cons

 Steel construction including a plastic grip handle and plastic base.

 Removable plastic trays.

 Insert a padlock to the front.

 Max storage capacity of 1005 cubic inches.

  Not durable enough.

  Poor lock.


Like Original pink box, Sainty Art Works 24-033 toolbox is also for ladies. At first, we wanted to keep it on the list, but soon after practically using it, we realized that there is a minor problem finding the perfect lock for this tool box. But this doesn’t mean that it is not a good product. It definitely is, and you’ll believe when you’ll learn its amazing features. 

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    Rugged steel-cap construction.
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    Steel latch and hinge coated with Nickel. These straps also provide additional security.
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    Full-length tote tray.
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    Sturdy Steel handle.

How to organize all of your Tools?

Final Note

 Best of all, all of them are within an affordable price range, that means getting a top quality box/chest should be hassle-free. So, don't wait and grab preferred one from the above compilation! 

 We will be happy to hear from you.

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