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How To Choose A Truck Lumber Rack - Articles Surfing

A truck tool box is a great addition to a pick up truck. Most pick up trucks don't have much place in the cab to store and carry tools or other items, so the truck tool box works great for putting your tools in. They are also great for fun items such as sports or fishing gear. You can mount a tool box in the bed of your pickup and have a safe place for all of these things. Lots of different types for each style of truck exist.

A top mounted tool box is intended to be placed in the bed of the truck right behind the cab. They come with single or double lids, one large compartment, or many smaller divided compartments. You can choose among them depending on the type of things you want to carry in the tool box. You can get a multiple compartment one when you carry a lot of small parts and for larger tools, one big compartment is best.

Another type of tool box is the side mounted one that fits on the side of the truck bed. The majority of these are intended for the inside of the truck. These also come with sized to suit every truck, including small compacts, large full size trucks and everything in between. This box opens from the top and you want OT have one that locks or has a lock on it to protect your tools.

A crossover box is a popular one for most people who need a truck tool box in a pickup truck. They go behind the cab of just about any truck and come in a wide variety of sizes with a wide variety of features. They are attached to the bed of the truck with bolts so they cannot be picked up and taken away.

Tool boxes for trucks come in a number of different materials.

Plastic ones are the cheapest and although they will suit you as a basic tool box, they are not as durable. If you don't want to spend a lot, they will work, especially if you plan on using it for light use. For storing an transporting heavy tools, it probably will not last long.

Another popular material for truck tools boxes is aluminum. It is more long lansting than plastic, but still lightweight. It is only slightly higher in cost than a plastic one yet will last a lot longer. They have a durable, wipe clean finish that usually comes in black or natural aluminum color.

The sturdiest, strongest and longest lasting material for truck toolboxes is steel. They are the perfect choice for use by professionals and will take a lot of heavy use. For this reason, steel toolboxes are also the costliest of the truck tool boxes. The best kind is powder coated steel; this spray on coating further increases durability since this makes the steel more impervious to weather.

There are many good brands to choose from when it comes to truck tool boxes, but a preferred one for professional use as well as recreational truck use is Delta. They carry many styles in both plastic and steel. Their plastic models are excellent quality and a good choice for fishing tackle, camping items or other lightweight recreational items. The Delta champion line is an excellent choice for big tool boxes. They have a good choice when it comes to sizes and styles. They can fit all trucks, from full size, medium down to compact trucks. The boxes have three layer laminate with a stiff insulated lid for both security and long life. They contain a locking system and the weather seal on this lid will help to seal out rain.

The Delta Pro series comes in steel or aluminum. This is the strongest tool box made by Delta. This crossover toolbox has a latching system with double jaws and an extra strengthened front rail, both of which are designed to foil thieves. These prevent theft. There are separate areas to store for hand tools and other small objects in addition to a large main compartment.

Submitted by:

Kurt J Schefken

Kurt Schefken writes principally for http://www.insidewoodworking.com , an online publication on workbenches . His contributions on truck tool boxes are found on his website .



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