Bumping this thread back to life.
Originally Posted by Rockwell
I have been having troubles finding a good portable tool bag/ carrying box. I have tried bags, smaller boxes and stuff but they all seem to break or rip. I have resorted to putting a bunch of tools in the tool belt and then carrying a smaller bag with all the other odds and ends. Seems to work better than carrying a tool box/case.
I have a similar problem. I don't have a ton of tools by serious standards, but I have far more than any of my friends and I don't have any good way to store them. A bunch of general tools, plus special tools for bicycles and my motorcycle, and some couple small woodworking tools. Right now most of it lives in a tool bag which means lots of digging for crap. Sockets are in the case they came in, and everything else (hacksaw, saw, power drill, etc) just lives in a closet).
I live in a 1BR apartment so I don't have a shop or a workbench--I've got a bench vice bolted to a block of wood that I can clamp down in the kitchen, Bicycle work is done on a work stand, and I have to go out onto the street to work on the motorcycle.
Any suggestions? A small tool chest might be nice. A plastic toolbox might be an improvement over the tool bag if it had some good organization...but otherwise maybe not. Some mobility might be important, the bag is nice because I can just lug everything outside to my motorcycle, but usually I know in advance which tools I will actually need.