CategoryTool Boxes | Car Lift Blog
Brand New! We never stop searching for the best products from across the globe. Tool boxes, cabinets and chests are always a staple in any automotive garage. We already carry boxes from 3 premium brands, including Waterloo, SPG International, and Ranger. So when we were approached by the folks at Extreme Tools asking us to carry their tool boxes, we must admit, we didn’t feel a sense of urgency to get them up on our web site. But after doing further research on them, we found that they have a well deserved reputation for quality and durability. So it made perfect sense to add them to our already star-studded line-up.
If you’re not familiar with Extreme Tools tool boxes, you soon will be. They are growing by leaps and bounds in recent years. And why not? They have all the premium features you would find in a true professional quality tool cabinet, including a premium powder coated finish, ball bearing drawer slides, durable steel construction, and ball bearing caster wheels for smooth rolling across cluttered garage floors.
We currently have only a few of their cabinets and tool chests on on web site, but will be adding more soon. The most popular boxes they manufacture are road boxes and pit box. The road boxes are true to the manufacturer’s name – made for extreme conditions. They will hold up to the constant daily abuse that a professional will dish out. And they won’t fail you. The pit box is a portable tool cabinet on wheels that offers an entirely mobile feature to one of the most rugged boxes on the market.
And of course, they offer the usual assortment of traditional auto shop tool boxes, both bottom and top boxes, made for the serious professional, who appreciates value, and quality. And sure, they’re also appropriate for the serious DIY customer who demands quality and reliability as well. The industrial quality models boast only the finest quality components, along with extreme load bearing capabilities, and a reliability factor that is second to none.
The high gloss powder coat finish will stand up to harsh automotive garage environments, and chemicals, and the beefy drawer capacities are 200 pounds per drawer on double glide drawers and 100 pounds per drawer on single glide drawers. Also featured are full width brushed aluminum drawer pulls. Available colors are traditional black and blue.
So check out our commercial quality tool boxes from Extreme tools now. Because you will be pleasantly surprised at the value they offer.
Waterloo is the largest name in tool boxes, tool cabinets, and tool carts. We have been carrying their products for over 15 years, and they have been around for over 80 years. Their equipment is known all over the world as the best in the industry.
So when they decided to come out with their new Professional Series tool boxes, the automotive equipment industry stood up and took notice. It isnt everyday that such a major manufacturer comes out with a new product line.
This new line of tool cabinets and boxes is a top-of-the-line series that includes all of the features that a serious pro demands, including ball bearing drawer slides, gas struts on select models, heavy duty frame with a beefy 1200 lb. load capacity and a substantial 75 lb. capacity per drawer. Oh, and let’s not forget the generous 7 year warranty. Their side wall post construction makes for a much more stout cabinet than your typical box out there. Plus, they’re equipped with the Waterloo “Posi-Latch” drawer system that allows the drawers to stay shut and secure even while you’re rolling it around. These guys have thought of it all.
Don’t get an inferior substitute that will last only a few years. Get a box that was made to last.
Any technician worth his salt has a tool box of some kind. The longer you’ve been in the business, the more tools you accumulate, and therefore, the larger the box you need. Tool boxes and tool cabinets become a bragging point for some technicians as they tend to get larger and more involved as they gain time on the job. We’ve seen some pretty impressive boxes with custom paint jobs. You can get the top box first with matching bottom cabinet. Then a few years later you might add a side cabinet. There are other accessories like storage lockers and shelves available.
When you want the ultimate tool box set up, you need to go to the right manufacturer. Waterloo has been making tool boxes, tool carts and chests for decades and is one of the premier manufactures in the industry. They have a wide selection of boxes to choose from with different lines that offer different levels of quality and features to fit any need.
There are several key things to look for in any tool box you get. There are professional tool boxes and there are consumer tool boxes. Be sure to get a box that meets your needs. For the professional, probably the most important feature is ball bearing drawer slides. You need drawers to slide smoothly. The box should also be rated to have at least a 1200 lb. load capacity. Many inferior boxes are flimsy and won’t hold up to typical shop abuse. Drawers should be rated to hold 75 lbs. each. The wheels should be on ball bearing swivel casters. The box needs to have double wall construction at a minimum. Warranty should be at least five years.
You should also get a line that allows you to exapand as you grow. Our Waterloo Tool Box has several professional lines that fit these requirements.
Don’t short change yourself or you may end up needing to buy a new box a few years later.
We previously posted about in parts 1 through 3 about some of the main staples of any auto shop. Air compressors, car lifts, floor jacks, wheel balancers and tire changers. This post will dive deeper into the shop equipment essentials wish list.
A Tool Box, Tool Cabinet, tool chest is vital to any technician. Most technicians can get by just fine with a moderate sized top tool box with a matching bottom tool cabinet with wheels. Some of the more experienced techs end up getting additional accessories,like a side locker to add to their cabinet. Of course, the box set up you get depends on your needs for storage. If you have a wide selection of tools, you’re going to get a larger box and cabinet combo.
Some recommendations for getting a quality box include –
Check the load capacity rating on the box. A good minimum capacity rating should be about 1200 lbs.
The drawers should be able to handle at least 75 lbs. each.
The drawer slides should slide with ball bearings. Keep looking if the box doesn’t have ball bearing drawer slides.
The box should be constructed of thick gauge steel with double wall construction, or better.
We carry Waterloo tool boxes. They are one of the largest and finest tool box manufacturers in the industry.
There are many fine tool box manufacturers out there. But there are plenty of inferior box manufacturers as well. So do your homework and don’t get burned.
Waterloo Industries is the premier tool box manufacturer in the world. They have been around over 80 years and are respected for their quality and durability. Most of the Auto Shop Tool Box models we carry continue to be manufactured here in the USA.
They have one of the most extensive lines of tool boxes out there, ranging from the extreme top of the line Magnum Series boxes, down to some home / hobbyist models. We concentrate on their industrial and commercial quality boxes that are made for professionals. Our customer base demands a certain quality and features that you won’t find on the home hobby models. Some of those features revolve around the load capacity of the boxes and features like high quality ball bearing drawer slides.
As stated earlier, the Magnum line of tool cabinets and boxes are the top of the line. Very few manufacturers offer a line so advanced and durable. They are designed for extreme use and heavy loads. They boast a monstrous 2000 to 3800 lb. load capacity, have a rigorous roll cage construction, industrial quality gas struts, and the Posi-Latch drawer securing system. They have the best warranty in the industry – a lifetime warranty. They are intended for the professional auto shop technician who wants the absolute best that money can buy.
The next step down the scale is the TRAXX series of tool carts, Tool Cabinets and boxes. It has premium features like sidewall post construction, 1200 lb load capacity and the – drawer securing system. Warranty is a healthy 7 years. These would be the top of the line boxes for most manufacturers product lines.
Nest is the Pro Series. Designed for the professional, these tool boxes and tool cabinets have a hearty 1200 lb. capacity, double wall construction, along with ball bearing drawer slides. Warranty is five years. Any professional would be proud to own them.
We’re sure there’s a box to meet any garage technician’s needs in this line-up. Check them out and get back to us with any questions.