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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.
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.