What To Do When Buying Your Truck Tool Boxes

by Clinton Lesley | 5th April 2011

Whether you work on a regular basis as a mechanic or just need for your DIY weekend?s projects, the right truck tool box can greatly aid you on your endeavors. There are some features and finishes that you should look out for when buying one. To aid you on that, I’ve written this small article with 5 things you must check before making your purchase.

1) Analyze your inventory: first and foremost, I recommend laying out all your tools that you would like to carry in your tool storage system. You may find out that you have way more tools than you actually need to carry with you all the time.

2) Material: from wood to stainless steel, you will have many options to choose from for your truck tool box. Aluminum is the preferred choice for cheap, reliable and rust-free tool chests. Woods are most recommended if you want to build one yourself while stainless steel is for premium tool chests. Steel is also another choice but not generally recommended.

3) The favorite kinds of tool chests are the ones with the crossovers. You will have to choose your own crossover type, and the recommendation is the slim and low lidded low-profile crossover tool to provide good rear visibility. Another option may just be the double lidded tool chest or the Gull wing, as used in DeLorean car in Back to The Future movie.

4) You will then have to check your chest?s security. Make sure that it can be securely locked with a firm and solid key lock, to ensure your chest to be safe when your car is unattended and left.

5) Choosing the right specialty type: there are different options here and it will really depend on what kind of pickup truck you have to fit them in. From under bed tool boxes to dog boxes, you will certainly find one to fit all your tools inside.

Use this small guide to enhance your shopping experience for the right tool box. Do not forget to fully analyze your inventory before shopping since it will dictate how big – or small – your tool chest should be. You can even try to make your own wooden tool box if you are into it. I personally do not like to do that and I’ve found that a good mix of big and small aluminum tool boxes has suited me well for years.

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