Organization is something that is important for every mechanic and handyman. Because of this, having the right tool chest will help to keep all of your tools in the right place. A rolling tool chest gives you access to all of the tools that you regularly use.
Choosing the correct one will depend on the tools you own and the particular work that you will be doing. Chests vary in the size and the setup of storage drawers. It is important that the bottom drawers are deep to accommodate larger tools such as power drills and pneumatic wrenches. A good number of smaller drawers are also helpful in keeping items such as drill bits and sockets organized.
Security is an issue of the tool chest is going to be used on a job site or in a public place where others have access to the tools. The locking mechanism should be a single lock that will work on all of the drawers. As long as they are all closed tightly, they should all lock together. Most major brands have sturdy locking mechanisms. If it feels flimsy or weak, it is best to look at another brand.
One thing that has become popular in recent years has been the addition of speakers and electricity to tool chests. Some will have built in stereos and speakers and certain models will even have accessory plugs that allow you to plug your MP3 player directly into the stereo. If music is important on the job site or in the garage, this may be a good feature. Otherwise, it is better to go with a simpler model.
Since these products are built to last for many years, it should not be an impulse purchase. It should be thought out and planned. Make certain that the chest meets the needs you currently have but also have room for the addition of tools in the future. Hopefully, it will be something that gives you many years of reliable service and storage.