Ever walked into your garage and nearly broken your neck or ankle tripping over a loose tool or piece of equipment? I have, let me say it was not a fun day. Luckily in my case, a tool case was purchased soon after, limiting future incidents. Although stubbing your toe on a hard tool case can also be hazardous. Tool cases can be found in all shapes, sizes, colors and materials. They are able to accommodate a wide array of different tools and other requirements. In addition to standard designs, specialty and custom cases can also be found to help with all specifications someone might have.
Most often, tool cases are found as tough hard cases, often a type of plastic or metal, with soft foam or hard plastic inserts inside that can form to each individual tool to keep it perfectly in place. The inside will prevent damage to the tools from moving around or hitting each other and the tough outside can prevent dirt, water and drop damage. Specialized features are also often added to provide protection from other forces in certain fields. Additional features can also be added such as wheels to make it portable, weatherproofing and shock mounts that can absorb vibrations and transfer it away from the tools.
Cases such as these can benefit a number of situations. Be it simple organization for home owners, engineers, plumbers, electricians, military, photographers or a variety of other industries that tools are a regularly needed piece of equipment. Depending on the field and specific uses the case will be used in will determine the right case for you. All types have different advantages and disadvantages. In marine environments protection from salt spray and water immersion will be vital. However, in the average household, these features will most likely be unnecessary.