5 Best Rolling Tool Boxes & Tool Chests

Find the latest reviews for the best rolling tool boxes & tool chests – newly updated for 2018! Rolling tool boxes have been around for decades and remain one of the most popular types among consumers compared to other types of tool boxes. They are the largest and typically the most expensive of all tool box types. Another name for these types of tool boxes is a tool chest. Rolling tool boxes or tool chests hold substantially more tools than even the best metal tool box. The table below lists the best rolling tool chests for 2017.

 


Listed below are detailed reviews of the 5 best rolling tool boxes. Hint: When looking at reviews, be sure to notice the size of the toolbox, the material it’s made of and the number of drawers and places for tools. The below rankings & reviews are for the best rolling tool boxes to use in a shop or garage.

Note our easy & exclusive STAR RANKINGS for each product.

Reviews & Rankings – Best Rolling Tool Boxes – 2018


Homak BL04011410 41-Inch Pro Series 11 Drawer Rolling Cabinet, Blue  ★★★★★

A great professional rolling cabinet toolbox for anyone serious about storing their tools. Though expensive, this rolling toolbox will stand the test of time. The drawers are not simply metal rubbing on metal, but have ball-bearing glides for easy opening and closing. The PROS of the Homak 41-inch Pro Series Rolling Toolbox/Cabinet are that there are 11 drawers rs with ball-bearing glides. As well as drawer liners included and rubber gripped handles. The CONS of the Homak 41-inch Pro Series Rolling Toolbox/Cabinet are that it is more expensive than most and it is heavy.

This rolling toolbox or tool cabinet is different from the others in the group for several important reasons. First, it’s built with a thicker and more durable steel – hence its much heavier weight. Most of the other tool chests are lighter with much thinner metal wall construction. Though lighter and less expensive, other rolling toolboxes often start to bend, warp or slowly collapse under the weight of the tools stored inside them. Additionally, manu of the competitors drawers have no glides – just metal sliding on metal. Which means a difficult and sometimes screeching pull of the drawer when reaching for a tool.

The Homak 41-inch Rolling toolbox is, in our opinion, the best of all the rolling chests/toolboxes out there and we give it our FIVE STAR rating.


Waterloo W300 Series 8-Drawer Rolling Tool Cabinet with Ball-Bearing Slides  ★★★★

The Waterloo W300 Series 8-Drawer Rolling Tool Cabinet with Ball-Bearing Slides  is engineered designed and made in the U.S. There are eight drawers, each is fully extendable and has 85 lb. ball-bearing drawer slides. Each drawer has a non-slip liner. There are two deeper drawers on the bottom for larger tools. The cabinet are 18 inches deep. The cabinet is on 4 rollers that support 650 lb. casters, two of which swivel and can lock to stay in place.

The Waterloo W300 Series 8-Drawer Rolling Tool Cabinet with ball-bearing slides is, in our opinion, a great overall rolling toolbox, so we give it our FOUR STAR rating.


Waterloo Shop Series 5-Drawer Tool Cabinet, Red Finish, 26″ W  ★★★★

The Waterloo Shop Series 5-Drawer Tool Cabinet, Red Finish, 26″ is created and made in America. It has five fully-extendable drawers that each can hold up to 25 pounds. The lower drawer is larger for more bulky tools. There is a lock on the unit for security. The rolling toolbox rests on four canisters that can hold up to 500 pounds. The manufacturer offers a one year warranty.

In our opinion, the Waterloo Shop Series 5-Drawer Tool Cabinet, with a red finish is a good choice for moderately priced and smaller rolling toolboxes. We give it our FOUR STAR rating.


Excel TB2201X-Black 22-Inch Steel Chest Roller Cabinet Combination, Black  ★★★

The Excel TB2201X-Black 22-Inch Steel Chest Roller Cabinet is powder coated black. It is somewhat different than the other rolling toolboxes as it has a large top hinged storage compartment on the top of the unit. It also has four ball bearing slide drawers down the front of the unit in addition to a bottom storage area. The unit sits on 4 casters, two of which lock. The overall dimensions of the unit are 22 inches in width, 12 inches in depth and 33.7 inches high.

The Excel TB2201X-Black 22-Inch Steel Chest Roller Cabinet Combination, Black is a good less expensive and cheap rolling toolbox. We give it a THREE STAR rating.


Montezuma MTZRR3606TCPR 6-Drawer Roller Cabinet Toolbox  ★★★

The Montezuma 6-Drawer Roller Cabinet Toolbox has a unique feature others don’t have; a side handle. The tool cabinet is red with dimensions of 36 inches wide, 18-3⁄8 inches deep with a height of 40-3⁄4 inches. The cabinet shell, drawer insides and fronts are made from 20 gauge steel, whereas the caster channels are made from 14 gauge steel. The cabinet sits on for casters that can hold up to 550 pounds of weight.

The Montezuma 6-Drawer Roller Cabinet Toolbox is, in our opinion, a good all-around choice and rates THREE STARS.


Rolling or large chest tool boxes are used in many different types of professions. Here are a few professions or skills where a large rolling tool box might be used;

Automotive Rolling Tool Box & Automotive Tools

Perhaps no where else is a rolling large tool box or chest used the most as in an automotive repair or auto body shop. Automotive repair, as well as auto body repair, require many specialized tools. It’s important to keep these tools clean and separated from each other. In many cases, drawers or spaces on the tool box can be used to specifically designate that this drawer or cabinet area within the rolling tool box is for this particular type of tool.

Some more widely used automotive tools that could be found in the best automotive rolling tool box might include;