Picking the right tool chest means perfect working comfort. How to choose the right tool cabinet? Here comes a few tips regarding picking the best tool cabinet for the car workshop.
What parameters are important?
First thing that comes to mind is the inside of the cabinet. And by that we mean the equipment that comes with the tool chest. Learn more about what tool chests would be the best for the car workshop – read on.
Another thing – the comfort of using the tool chest. It might be a good idea to check how the drawers work. Essentially, they should go through the slides without any problems. This may seem like a minute detail, yet it is important.
Picture this. You have to fight against the drawer, since you can’t open it. The drawer got blocked on the slides. Makes sense? Well, that’s a waste of time. Good quality tool chests come with ball bearing slides. They provide for easy moving of every drawer. And be sure to ask the seller about the type of slides that are used in the chest.
The metal that the chest is made of is very important. Cheaper tool chests are made of poor quality metal. The brass is really thin. Which is really important, since the tool cabinet is constantly exposed to possible damage – for instance, when you move it around the workshop. If it is based on poor quality materials, some visible damage may appear in really short time.
Our advice? Pick the chests that are made of reliable materials. Even those based on double metal might be a good choice. After all, you buy the chest for a few years, right?
How to choose a tool cabinet – brakes
Make sure that the tool cabinet you chose comes with brakes. Why is that so important? Having the brakes on means additional working comfort. You can easily leave the chest at any point in the garage and be sure it stays there. This eliminates the risk of the chest’s moving around the garage. And if you lock the castors, you can rest assured it stays there. Even if the floor is not even in the place.
Tool chests with tools inside?
What would make a better choice? A tool chest with various tools inside? Or an empty cabinet, to be filled out with the essential tools? Let’s think about it.
Tool chests with tools
Let’s look at the REDATS 196 items tool chest. What’s inside of it? The cabinet comes with 7 drawers that include:
- extenders, socket caps, ratchet spanners
Let’s imagine you’d have to buy all of these on your own. Wouldn’t it be cheaper to get them all? In the set with the drawer? It would!
Take the REDATS 420 items tool chest. It comes with:
- screwdrivers (insulated are there, too)
- allen keys
Good tool chests come with protective corners, made of perforated rubber. Why is that so important? They keep the chest safe from potential damage. Also, the perforated rubber protects the surfaces that the chest hits against.
You know that from experience, don’t you? With several people constantly walking around your garage, there is always the risk that the tools start to disappear. Just out of the blue. So, it might be a good idea to pick the chests that come with the central lock. To be on the safe side. All it takes is activating one lock and all the tools are safe.
Why is that so important? Keep in mind that car repair tools tend to be heavy. So, it is really important that all the drawers are able to handle them. What is the perfect capacity of every drawer? Just to remain on the safe side – it is 40 kg. More won’t hurt, too.
The bigger the casters, the easier it is to move the chest around. That’s obvious. How to check it, without having the chest in front of you?
Overall, the minimal size of the casters is at least 12.5 cm. Smaller might be causing problems while moving it around. And with the caster sized 12.5 cm means a much easier moving around.
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