Craftline tool chests solve a big problem. Nobody likes the feeling of frustration when you need a tool and can't find it. With the right tool chest, you no longer have to spend all that valuable time and energy looking for the tool you need. Of course, you have to put stuff back when you are done, but just think of how you will feel knowing that the next time you need that certain screwdriver or wrench, you'll know exactly where to go to find it. And a distinction needs to be recognized between tool chests and tool boxes. Sometimes, accessing tools stored in a tool box can be just as frustrating as just throwing everything into an apple box. Things get jumbled and lost because there just isn't enough shallow area to actually see what you have in there. That's probably one of the main advantages you get from using a tool chest over a tool box.
First, let's take a look at some of the details of tool chests from one of the premier tool chest manufacturers: Craftline. This company makes a nice series of tool chests that offer something that will work for any tool storage need. They make relatively small and portable chests, as well as large and more heavy duty chests on rollers. On the smaller end, the 2 drawer portable tool chest has heavy duty locking catches, easy-slide drawer slides, comfortable aluminum heavy duty handles, and a handsome glossy black powder coat finish. This chest would be suitable for the average homeowner or small project workman.
Moving on to some larger tool chests, there is the 3 drawer chest that has many of the same features as the 2 drawer unit, but has handles on the ends and no hinged lid compartment on top. This would be perfect for small shops where portability isn't needed. Craftline also offers a 3 drawer chest that is portable and looks and functions just like the 2 drawer, but larger. Many people with a regular tool box don't realize how nice chests like these are. You get basically the same amount of storage, but with much higher accessibility to your tools. The space that is normally just filled with a jumbled mess, now becomes easily organized and, therefore, more useful.
There are also 6 and 7 drawer tool chests from Craftline, but these are not really portable. They have handles on the ends, but can get pretty darn heavy to move. However, if you have a lot of tools, these are ideal. The chest that I especially appreciate is their small drawer system. This is a unit that is offered with either 4x 3" drawers, or 2x3" and 1x6" drawers, or 2x6" drawers. I love this sort of versatility because many of the tools used are small and are more easily managed if they can be kept in separate divider drawers, while a few larger tools could be kept in the larger drawer. If you have tools, then you know that there is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all solution to tool storage.
Finally, the tall tool chests really maximize storage space with up to 7 drawers, while sacrificing none of the quality features normally found on Craftline chests like: durable steel, attractive finish, ball bearing slides, locks, and removable inserts.
Tool chests take over where tool boxes fall short. If you use tools, and know how frustrating a tool box can be, then you owe it to yourself to make the switch to a tool chest.
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