Tool Carts - When you think of tool carts what is the first thing that comes to mind? A big metal chest with lots of drawers to store lots of tools right? And you probably picture tool carts in a mechanic's garage or a machinist's workshop. You are right on both counts, but tool carts can be used for much more than that. You can use your imagination and use utility tool carts in innovative ways that are functional and attractive.
I have seen tools carts used as stylist stations in hair salons. Think about it, they have plenty of storage for hair supplies plus you can lock a tool chest, so the stylists personal belongings are safe. Set a bunch of tools carts along a wall, put a counter top on them, hang some mirrors and lighting - you have a great, hip salon!
Tool carts can be used for other things as well. How about as a first aid station in your workplace? Use a bright red tool cabinet and fill it will all the necessary first aid supplies you need to have on hand. Once again, you have plenty of drawers to store all your first aid needs and you can lock it for safety. You can use tool carts for so much more than just storing tools, although tool carts work great for that too!
We will take a look at some tool carts that are highly rated by consumers. First of all we have the Waterloo Red Tool Cabinet. This tool box has heavy duty construction and that has been the selling point for most consumers. However, keep in mind that since it is a heavier cabinet, it isn't easy to move from place to place. It has wheels and it will move, but if you need tool carts that you will be moving often this isn't the one for you. Other than that, this cabinet has four drawers with full extension ball bearing slides so the drawers slide all the way out easily. It also have four pivoting wheels and tri-channel construction. It is a heavy duty cart that consumers love. This is only the bottom have of a two piece tool chest, if you want the upper have you will need to purchase the Waterloo Drawer Chest separately.
Easy to Move Tool Carts:
Most people want their tool carts to be portable, so let's look at the HOMAK 2-Drawer Tool Cart. This cart is relatively inexpensive when it comes to tool carts, priced at just under $150.
This is one of the tool carts that is highly reviewed by consumers at Amazon.com and would be perfect for a home workshop or other light duty needs.
For heavy duty tool carts, you can't go wrong with the Waterloo Extreme Use Red Tool Cart. This chest is a great addition to any workshop and will give you years of use. The drawers can each support up to 200 pounds and have extra heavy-duty ball-bearing slides for smooth operation. This tool box has the added feature of an extra long drawer that is perfect for storing those longer or odd shaped tools. Here is a list of this tool cart's features:
• Full extension drawers
• Full ball bearing slides
• Roll-cage, continuous beam construction - increase unit life by reducing racking and decreasing overall unit weight
• 2,400 lb load capacity
• Full-width drawer at convenient height
• Factory installed (2)swivel and (2) fixed 6x2-inch heavy-duty casters
• Posi-Latch™ drawer securing system to keep drawers closed during moving
• Innovative stainless steel cable drive locking system for smooth secure locking
• Powder coat paint offers extra rust protection and durability
• 100% drawer modularity for personal drawer arrangement
• Pop-out twist turn handle with high security tubular lock
• 13" deep drawer for large electric and power tools
You know that Rubbermaid makes quality products and that includes their tool carts.The Rubbermaid 5-Drawer Mobile Work Center is a heavy duty, durable tool chest that will give you years of use. Here is the product description:
Combines the storage of a tool chest with a large 250 lb. capacity top work surface. Ideal for organizing hand tools and hardware. Plastic charcoal gray body and red drawers with full extension steel drawer slides. Five drawers 22 14"W x 17"D (one 2", two 4" and two 6" high). Easy view molded-in parts compartments and metric conversion chart on body adds to convenience. pegboard on each end provides added hanging storage. Built-in cord storage. 2 rigid and 2 swivel casters with brakes allow easy mobility and lock to keep work center in place. 33 12"L x 21 14"W x 33 58"H overall.
This cart is a great addition to your garage or workshop and with a price of around $300, it is economical as well.
There are many different tool carts on the market and we have look at a small sampling of them. However, there is no doubt you will be able to find the perfect cart for you needs no matter if you use it for a tool chest, a stylist station, or a first aid cart!
Buy Tool Carts:
Olympia Tools 85-184 600 Lb. Capacity, 2 Shelf Steel Cart
Advanced Tool Design Model ATD-7016 Plastic Utility Cart With Two Shelves
Olympia Tool 85-010 Grand Pack-N-Roll Portable Tool Carrier, Black