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Jump into DIY: The Toolbox

Jumping into DIY (Do It Yourself) home improvement can be an exciting and at the same time intimidating prospect.  Everyone comes to DIY with a different level of skill and with that in mind I decided a series of post discussing some of the basics behind home repair might be helpful.

So having said that let’s dive in.


The Toolbox


The toolbox is one of the most important and often times overlooked tools in a DIY’ers umm… toolbox :robotindifferent:. Toolboxes are available in a variety of sizes with any number of features. Choosing the right toolbox means asking a few questions.

  • How many tools do you need to store?
  • What kind of space do you have available for storing you’re tool box?
  • How portable do you need to be? How secure?
  • Is weight a major issue?

    If you need to be mobile and have a large quantity of tools nothing beats a rolling chest. Making it easy to transport and keep tools organized the rolling chest keeps the weight off the carrier and on the toolboxes wheels. 





    For the DIY’er however this may be more than what’s needed. Toolboxes that can be easily stored, carried, and organized are far more beneficial. For the sake of this post we will group these boxes in two categories, cloth bags and hard cases.



    Cloth bags offset the weight of your tools by offering a lightweight and durable solution to transport. Since they usually have exposed tops and tool specific pockets tools are readily available whenever the bag is within reach. Cloth bags also provide some of the greatest design variety. Some are made to fit over buckets others made to fit within other toolboxes :robotsurprised:.




    Hard cases are highly durable and being sealed enclosures help protect tools from the elements. Another great benefit comes in that when it’s time to store the toolbox it can easily be stacked along with other items. Some of this type even comes designed to serve as a seat when closed.



    What’s in the box is entirely dependent on the kind of work you expect to be doing.  I’ve included a video showing a few of the basic items any DIY’er should have in his or her toolbox. Click here to see the video. 



    With these items you should be ready to tackle many of the day to day home repair issues that may pop up while also giving you a solid foundation to build up your toolbox as your DIY skills improve. I hope this has been helpful and thanks for stopping by.



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    Posted 2011-02-11T16:53:48+0000  by Chris_HD_ATL Chris_HD_ATL