A tool chest makes it easy for your various tools to be accessible. Tool chests cannot be carried while tool boxes can depending on its size and application. Tool chests makes storing your tools and small equipments in a systematic fashion making use of smaller compartments to segregate all your tools. Use the tool chest and place all your tools to keep them safe and not alone on the work floor avoiding anyone from tripping over them. Most tool chests have a hinged lid to keep your tools secure, others have secure compartments with their own separate lids making smart use of space inside the box. Each compartments are designed to take in various tools like pliers, hammers, drills, spanners, drivers, and more.
Tool chests come in various kinds from the simple to the complex and multiple layered tool boxes. They can be made to store only a group of tools for working on a specific application or craft. Some are meant for metal working storage while others are for automotive tool storage. There are also tool chest which can have a part detached into a smaller tool box.
Tool chest made of wood are easier to build for a good craftsman. It is also very cheap to make often materials can be found from scraps. Wooden tool chest are nearly as goods as its plastic or steel counterparts. It is strong and lightweight. Wood tool chests are also suitable and excellent in protecting various tools from moist and dust. Tool chest made of oak can be as strong as steel but wood will not rust. They are also better at handling sensitive instruments and delicate tools.
Wooden tool chest are being replaced by new and better tool boxes made of plastic and metal. Tool chest made of wood are now sought as collectibles. Once sanded and finished, imperfections from its long service give it character. They can then be re-purposed as furniture in family room with other collectibles.
Modern tool chests are crafted from aluminum and heavy duty plastic. Some manufacturers use thick steel and drawers that have ball bearings. Others can be attached with a light source to help in finding tools in dark areas. Other features are added to make working with the tool chest more convenient. Some improvements increase their overall safety and durability which ensure for much longer usefulness.
A common tool chest can be a great gift to someone making some work in their homes or a professional mechanic, woodworker, and carpenter to put their hammers, nails, wrenches, and whatever accessories they have.