Review of the best according to the editorial board. On the selection criteria. This material is subjective and does not constitute advertising and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.
In order to store pliers, wire cutters, wrenches, screwdrivers and various accessories in one place, a good craftsman needs a special box. This will help you not to look for the right tool for a long time and not to lose anything. Such a suitcase can be carried in the trunk of a car in order to be ready for different situations on the road, and to be able to independently replace the drive belt or candle. For the foremen of mobile teams, the case is even more needed for everyday work and transportation of supplies from site to site. We present to you the rating of the best tool boxes, compiled by expert analysis of product characteristics and owner reviews. This will help you choose the right product for your garage, car or professional activity.
Rating of the best tool boxes
|Nomination||a place||Name of product||price|
|Rating of the best tool boxes||1||STANLEY 1-95-614||RUB 2,690|
|2||BLOCKER Boombox BR3941||RUB 1,309|
|3||STANLEY STST1-80151 Essential Rolling Workshop||RUB 3,517|
|4||Idea Hephaestus 18||RUB 1,059|
|5||Blocker grand solid||RUB 1,049|
|6||FIT 65572||435 r|
The first place in the rating is taken by a product from the American brand Stanley. The box is made in the size of 26 inches or 662x293x222 mm. The whole structure is made of plastic, but it is durable and does not crack. The latches on the case are metal, so they securely fix the lid. The front side has two holes cut into which a padlock can be installed to prevent tools from being stolen. The surface of the lid is provided with reliefs that prevent the items placed on top from slipping, so some craftsmen use the box as a workbench, placing parts on it. Inside there is an insert tray for small tools and fasteners. The corners of the suitcase are rounded so as not to be injured by accident.
Our experts liked the box for its spaciousness. This is one of the longest options, allowing you to place a grinder or tile cutter in it, as well as a hammer drill and a lot of small things. The product got into the rating of the best and, due to its strength, some experts say in reviews that it can withstand their weight (75 kg), so it will come in handy as an impromptu stand.
- there is a compartment for small things;
- increased capacity;
- durable, withstands frequent travel;
- strong handle does not fall off the weight;
- yellow inserts help you quickly find it among building materials.
- high price;
- weight of an empty box without tools – 3.2 kg;
- takes up a lot of space in the trunk;
- not sealed – it will draw water inside in the rain.
BLOCKER Boombox BR3941
In second place in the rating is a product from the Blocker brand, which is a replica of the American box Stanley Line Toolbox. The Boombox BR model costs much less than the original, but is almost not inferior in quality. The plastic in it is just as strong, and inside there is an insert tray for the location of adapters, heads, screwdrivers and other little things. The shelf does not occupy the entire area, so you can get a large tool from the lower tier without removing the tray. Bright orange pads help you quickly find the box with your eyes on the construction site. The case measures 19 inches diagonally, and measures 480x268x236 mm. Customers praise the product in reviews for the stability achieved by the drawer opening stop.
Our experts added the box to the rating due to the additional large sections in the lid, which are rarely found in competitors. Outside, there are two folding containers, which can hold drills, drills, nails. Those who often work with screwdrivers or drills should take a closer look at a suitcase, and have to regularly change equipment or take out fasteners. This toolbox is also the leader in cost, helping to save almost twice as compared to branded models.
- plastic does not stink – you do not have to weather it before use;
- sturdy construction;
- insert tray;
- supports the weight of the user.
- the handle needs to be reinforced with a bolt and nut if you plan to carry a weight over 20 kg;
- steel pins in the handle rust – needs lubrication;
- weight of an empty box is 1.9 kg.
STANLEY STST1-80151 Essential Rolling Workshop
The third place in the rating belongs again to a product from the USA. This time, the manufacturer has released a transforming box. The design consists of three modules: a case-base with wheels, a middle compartment-tray and an upper suitcase with a handle for rolling. All elements are collected in a column and fastened with latches for rigidity. The upper unit is equipped with an additional handle for carrying it separately. It has an organizer for small tools and fasteners, a metal double lock. Having reached the place of work, you can expand the structure into three drawers to get easy access to the contents of any compartment.
We marked this product as the best for installers. It will fit all the large tools necessary for erecting walls or disassembling partitions (punch, grinder, screwdriver, wall chaser). Masters in the reviews like the box for mobility on wheels, which helps to relieve the back after a hard day.
- leader in spaciousness;
- metal lock;
- comfortable wheels with a diameter of 7 inches;
- disassembly into modules at the workplace.
- high price;
- only for industrial premises with a flat floor;
- if the wheels break, then it is inconvenient to carry in the hands;
- takes up a lot of storage space.
Idea Hephaestus 18
The fourth place in the ranking is taken by a domestic product. The model for storing and carrying instruments is made of durable plastic and has dimensions of 43x23x25 cm. In a simplified system, it is designated as 18 inches. Users in the reviews like the ergonomic handle that makes it easier to hold the filled drawer. In addition to the main compartment, there is a pull-out tray and 4 additional compartments. The case is fastened with two metal latches, and there is an additional hole for a padlock. The black color is not easily soiled and is well suited for a garage, where hands are often covered with fuel oil.
This toolbox is the best in the ranking for the number of additional compartments. Only in the upper lid there are three compartments, two of which are divided into small cells. Thanks to this design, screws, nails, screws and nuts will not get confused and will always be at hand. In addition, there is a niche at the bottom, divided into 4 segments. Bits, earplugs fit perfectly in it.
- padlock hole;
- metal latches;
- cost is lower than competitors;
- organizer with a separate handle inside.
- it is impossible to stand on the box because of the thin case covers;
- to get to a large instrument, you will have to remove the tray;
- the bottom of the box narrows, which reduces its capacity;
- not available everywhere.
Blocker grand solid
The fifth place in the rating is taken by another product from the Blocker company, but this time from the large Grand series. The suitcase has dimensions of 58x32x28 cm and comes in two body colors: black and gray. For easy detection among building materials, the cover is equipped with a red handle and pads. Below them there are three additional compartments for small tools. Users in reviews praise the product for its lightness, since the model weighs a little more than 1 kg. This makes it easier to carry it by hand, but the lightness affected the thickness of the plastic, so you should not stand on the case with your feet.
The experts ranked the box among the best for two reasons. Firstly, it has side holes for a shoulder strap (there are almost no analogues). Thanks to this, it is more convenient to carry the suitcase over long distances in order to less overload your hands, especially if you then have to carefully work with an electrician or small fasteners. Secondly, the toolbox has a solid top compartment (full length) that can hold a long drill (up to 500 mm). This will allow you to quickly remove the rig and easily replace it without disassembling the suitcase.
- the box itself weighs 1.14 kg;
- affordable cost;
- not easily soiled body color and bright cover for detection;
- spacious main compartment.
- not everywhere you can buy;
- you cannot stand on top;
- the shoulder strap is not included.
A box from a Canadian manufacturer is in sixth place. The product itself is produced at production facilities in China, so the price is much lower than competitors. The model is made in the size of 410x220x195 mm and belongs to the category of 16 inches. There is a removable tray inside, and there are three additional compartments on the lid. The masters in the reviews like that in addition to small cells in the organizer there are 18 holes for bits. This allows the tool to be carried without stirring. But the budget affected the quality of performance, so the latches on the box are plastic. The niches of the organizer have no loops at all – just flexible plastic. But the main hinges at the sash are full-fledged and reinforced, so the case will last a long time, if handled carefully.
The product got into the rating of the best due to its value. It is almost impossible to find cheaper. Despite its low price, the box has three additional external compartments and hinges for a padlock. It is the best choice for storing tools in your garage or home in one place. A small angle grinder can easily fit into the lower block.
- a lot on sale;
- acceptable price;
- ears under the lock;
- there are holes for bits;
- not easily soiled body color.
- plastic latches;
- thin polypropylene on the walls;
- easy to split if dropped;
- the casting is uneven and sagging.
Attention! This rating is subjective and does not constitute an advertisement and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.