If you build, maintain or repair things for a living, you’ll know how important it is to have the right tools for the trade.
What’s just as crucial is having the right place to store those tools. Your toolbox is to you like a medical bag is to a doctor: a portable resource bank from which you can access all the essential tools you need on a job. That’s why it’s so important to invest in a trusty toolbox with all the features you need to help you in your specific line of work. Here are a few examples of how toolboxes can be customised to suit different trades, so you never have to scramble to find the right tools again.
We know electricians have their work cut out for them. Sparkies are often called upon not just to identify and repair electrical faults, but also to inspect electrical components and install completely new wiring, control and lighting systems in a variety of different buildings. That means the electrician’s essential tools for jobs can include anything from wire cutters and pliers to a hefty multimeter, and without the right toolbox, it’s easy for all these items to get jumbled up in the back of your ute. That’s why you need a sturdy toolbox built for extra security with a good solid set of drawers and racks that fits neatly onto the back of your ute. This way, all your tools will stay just where they should, and you can be sure that nothing will get damaged when you have to rush to a job in a hurry.
Plumbers have to be ready in a flash to attend to all kinds of piping emergencies. They also need to make sure they have enough equipment on hand to adequately attend to urgent, high-pressure jobs such as fixing leaky pipes or unclogging sinks and toilets. In order to be prepared for any situation, plumbers need to ensure that their toolbox is not only easily portable and neatly organised; they also need to be able to see at a glance which tools and materials need to be replenished for upcoming jobs. That’s why you need to have a toolbox that is divided into clear compartments so you can organise anything from your wrenches to plungers to tube cutters, with a lockable centre door for easy accessibility.
Diesel mechanics need to be prepared for any level of work when called to attend to a vehicle with a malfunctioning diesel engine. Some jobs can be as straightforward as routine maintenance and brake or steering systems inspections, but other jobs call for complete replacement of car parts. This means your toolbox needs to be spacious as well as fitted with ample shelves and racks. Engine grease is also an inevitable aspect of any mechanical job involving a diesel engine, so your toolbox also needs to be impervious to stains. That’s why a black powder-coated toolbox, with shelves fitted for purpose to house all spare parts, is ideal for any diesel mechanic jobs.