At this year’s 2010 Global Leadership Tour, Don Briner, who works in Bosch’s Tool Organization and Storage department, gave us a nice preview of their upcoming adaptation of Sortimo’s L-Boxx tool storage system. The new products seem to compete directly with Festool’s Systainers (though Bosch was careful not to directly address this in their presentation). The L-Boxx obviously targets mobile work, but its simplification of the transport and storage of power tools, accessories and consumables makes it appealing to just about everyone.
The TracRac TracONE pickup truck rack system brings professional quality and features to a level that almost any sportsman, contractor or do-it-yourself type can afford and really use. With the ability to fit virtually any pickup truck on the road today, there is no excuse to have long material dangerously dangling off the back of your tailgate, or even worse, with the material balanced though the sliding rear window of your truck in the the cab! With the TracONE system, you can haul 800 pounds overhead on a super strong aircraft grade aluminum utility rack.
The Dewalt Magnetic ToughCase Containers come in either yellow or black. Model DWMTC15 is yellow and contains 15 pieces that are geared toward driving and fastening duties. You’ll find lots of different bit heads for driving a variety of screw types. The 20 piece DWMTCIR20 is black and is geared toward drilling and impact duties. This set includes a lot of different fastener bits but also a couple of drill bits – all of which are designed to take the abuse that only an impact drill can deliver.
Kobalt Tools is redefining “value” with its newest line of stainless steel tool chests. We took a look at their 27-inch model with 5 drawer chest and 6 drawer roller cabinet and were soundly impressed by its construction quality, attention to detail and comprehensive features. This tool chest will quickly become one of your favorite tools in and of itself, and anyone not familiar with Kobalt’s tool storage products will want to take a closer look at what is offered.
All tool guys know that if you are going to have a man-sized collection of hand tools, then it is imperative to have a good storage system. What makes a mechanic project a breeze is when you can open a drawer, and right there at your fingertips is the exact socket or wrench you need. If you are looking for a bench-top tool box with ball bearing drawers, lots of storage and all steel construction, then chances are that the Husky 26PCHTHD 26 inch 6 Drawer Tool Chest will serve you well. This tool box has all the looks, features and quality of a high end tool box, but at a very modest price.