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Our Top 6 Easy Tool Storage Solutions from STANLEY® Tools

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Our Top 6 Easy Tool Storage Solutions from STANLEY® Tools

You’ve taken the time to research the best hand tools, power tools, accessories and PPE for the job — but how do you store all of it? How do you move all of it? The right tool storage solutions not only make moving and transporting your tools easy, but they can even make your jobs more organised and your van tidier. However, with such a large range of tool storage solutions out there how do you choose?

The best way to keep your top-quality tools safe is to look to those same companies and see how they can be of service! Very often they’ll even have specialised storage systems to fit the tools you have exactly. 

So, let’s take a look at some of the top on site tool storage from one of the very best; STANLEY® Tools.

STANLEY® 32cm Essential Toolbox

Stanley’s Essential Toolbox is the smallest of Stanley’s tool storage that we carry on univarSC.com at 12.5 inches long. It’s perfect for filling with your most used tools to carry for those small and frequent jobs. It also includes two smaller zones on the lid which are ideal for storage of small parts like screws for quick and easy access. With a shallow removable tray that itself could be used for further storage of small items from screws to pencils, the toolbox still holds enough space to store your commonly used tools such as screwdrivers, tape measures and pliers. 

However, tools are not the only thing we’ve seen these used for! As it turns out, they also make great sewing kit boxes or art storage boxes — and at such a great price I don’t see why you wouldn’t! 

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STANLEY® Fatmax 28" Toolbox

The 28” is the larger of the two Stanley Fatmax toolboxes that we carry, with the 23” another option to consider. Made from structural foam for extra strength, it also doubles as a step stool when you need that little bit of extra height. The extra capacity of the 28” toolbox makes it ideal for carrying larger tools — even with the removable tray storage for small accessories still inside — and the all-round water seal creates the ultimate waterproof protection for your tools. 

Another great addition to this toolbox is the integrated V-Groove on the lid for sawing work. This is suitable for working with both pipes and lumber, ready for that quick fix if needed. To top it off, the ergonomic soft grip handle is extremely tough to allow for heavier tools to be carried without the fear of breaking your box. 

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STANLEY® Fatmax Tool Backpack

Stanley’s backpacks are a more fashionable, sometimes more convenient way to carry your tools (especially up a ladder!) It’s heavy duty 600 denier fabric makes it much more durable on site than a regular backpack and still includes a waterproof bottom to protect your tools from moisture and dirt. 

If you’re worried that a backpack would not be enough storage space, then don’t be! This backpack has 50 pockets and toolholders, including storage space on the outside specifically designed to carry longer tools such as spirit levels. Inside there is a removable divider system so that tools can be easily removed from the backpack and placed on a work surface while still organised in their correct holders. And there’s more! It also includes a separate padded compartment for storage of a laptop (or power tool) so that you don’t have to carry around yet another bag. 

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STANLEY® 28" Wheeled Toolbox

The wheeled toolbox is much like the Fatmax Toolbox, just with a metal telescopic handle and wheels — and it’s not made from structural foam, just Stanley’s regular hard wearing heavy-duty plastic. It still includes a watertight seal making the box waterproof, a removable tray for organising smaller accessories and the integrated V-Groove.

The robust wheels on this toolbox make transportation super easy while also being able to withstand the hardships of a construction site. The telescopic handle can be adjusted to fit you for extra comfortability, or if you need to carry it like usual the box still includes a wide metal carry handle, so the option is still there for you. 

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STANLEY® Fatmax Wheeled Backpack

Similarly to the wheeled toolbox, the wheeled backpack is again much like it’s non-wheeled counterpart. It is still made with durable 600 denier fabric to withstand construction site life with a separate padded compartment for your laptop or power tools and many pockets and extra loops to fit a great range of tools. 

This backpack also boasts an easy access compartment to store your van keys and other valuables, as well as a see-through front pocket for easy access and visibility of your most used tools. And, while this bag can still be used as a backpack, it can also be rolled on heavy-duty wheels for an even easier general transportation option.

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STANLEY® Fatmax Wheeled Toolbag

The Fatmax wheeled toolbag has all the storage space of a toolbox with all the compartment benefits of a bag — and wheels! Carrying everything you need at once is now easier than ever. 

There are multiple pockets inside and out for maximum organisation and the wide front pocket opens up to act as a workstation organiser so that you’re not putting your screwdriver down and losing it within seconds. It even boasts its very own designated hook to clip your tape measure to. It’s top also completely opens up for total easy access at all times. 

A laptop bag can be attached to the telescopic handle when open so that can be wheeled around too, however that is sold separately, so this bag does not include a designated protected area for your laptop like the backpacks do. 

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Size (cm)

Material

Waterproof

Wheels

Laptop Storage

Small Parts Storage

Extra organisational storage

V-Groove

STANLEY® Essential Toolbox

32

Plastic

x

x

x

x

x

STANLEY® Fatmax Toolbox

 

71x30.8x28.5 / 58.4x30.5x26.7

Structural Foam

x

x

x

STANLEY® Fatmax Tool Backpack

36x46x27

Strong 600 Denier fabric

At the base

x

x

STANLEY® Wheeled Toolbox

71

Heavy duty plastic

x

x

STANLEY® Fatmax Wheeled Backpack

36x23x54

Strong 600 Denier fabric

At the base

x

STANLEY® Fatmax Wheeled Toolbag

50x36x41

Strong 600 Denier fabric

x

x

x

 

Which one has caught your eye?

To make the comparison even easier, we’ve devised a table of the main advantages of each of the toolbags and boxes [pictured above]. 

You can find all the tool storage systems mentioned in this post (and more) online at univarSC.com!

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