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Best tool boxes on wheels 2024 for easy portability | Evening Standard

Learning how to DIY can, understandably, be an intimidating thing. 

It's one thing being able to read a set of flatpack instructions and work an Allen key, but quite another to put up shelves, lay your own floors and install insulation. Yet many find that once they start dipping a toe in, it can be hard to stop. The glow of accomplishment is just too addictive.

The cost-of-living crisis and boom in DIY bloggers on social media have encouraged many folks to roll up their sleeves and attempt minor projects, like painting and tiling, themselves instead of coughing up for a professional handyman. 

Millennial homeowners, who can tinker around the house without first needing to get the green light from a landlord, are the most likely to embark on DIY, according to The Farnsworth Group.

As DIY skill sets grow, so too does the mountain of equipment and accessories. Electric hand tools, screwdrivers, drills, sets of pliers and hammers, spirit levels, drill bits; the list goes on.

Suddenly worktops and sheds become cluttered places where it can be quite tricky to find what you need to complete the next home repair task. A toolbox is key for bringing order to the chaos, but if your collection starts to outgrow a standard design, it's time to take it up a notch. 

Once regarded as the reserve of professional builders and mechanics, a toolbox on wheels offers extra drawers and compartments set, helpfully, on wheels. Castors means you can glide your tools around the house with ease, bringing everything you need to nail the job at hand.

While some are one-unit designs, others are sets of stackable toolboxes that can be unclasped and carried around individually. If you're working in the attic or basement, you can roll the entire toolbox to your work site before detaching what you need to get into awkward spots. 

With plenty of space for large hand tools and dividers and organisers to keep screws and bolts all in one place, a heavy-duty toolbox is perfect keeping all DIY tools neat, tidy and easily accessible.

We've rounded up the best, most robust options to help make shopping for your toolbox upgrade that much easier. 

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One for DIY addicts, this monster trolley will need plenty of space but the organisation it brings will be worth the effort. The 107cm high cabinet boasts lockable top drawers for sharp blades as well as smaller pull-out drawers to keep fiddly bits like nuts, bolts and rawl plugs. The powder-coated steel frame comes in a range of glossy finishes and is set on castors to make moving it from job to job easier.

VonHaus's toolbox is ideal for taking on the road with a pull-out handle and durable rubber wheels to help it travel over terrain with ease. The design splits into two stackable compartments allowing them to be carried as one or separately with folding carry handles to make transportation easier. There's a section to keep smaller tools and equipment too, making organising the entire toolbox a much easier task.

The mania for Stanley water cups is a new one, but the brand has a long history in home improvement. Capacity is clearly a pivotal feature for many Stanley designs, as this rolling toolbox can hold a workshop's worth of tools and materials.

The box, set on a pair of seven-inch wheels, is made up of three tiers including a removable compartment that comes with organising trays for smaller bits and pieces. A loop on the top can be secured with a padlock, adding to your peace of mind that your tools and equipment remain safe.

This sweet little trolley will give sheds, garages and workshops the stylish organisation they need. There are seven tiers to put to use, all of differing depths to give electrical tools, garage essentials and hardware a home.

Made from solid steel and lockable with two keys, it's a hardworking unit that will keep your space in check. Moving it around is easy too thanks to a set of four castors and a trolley handle.

For DIY jobs big and small, this stackable roller toolbox promises to perform well.

Clever compartments make use of every inch of space, with room to store everything from extra saw blades to handheld power tools and collections of tiny nuts, bolts, washers and screws. Clasp the two large compartments together or use them individually for smaller tasks.

The whole lot sits on two robust wheels, which, with the pull-up handle, makes carting it about from A to B easy peasy.

Designed for professional mechanics, this impressive toolbox can nonetheless be used by anyone with a love for DIY.

There are eight drawers, all set on ball-bearing sliders for smoothness, to keep tools large and small with a security lock and bar locks to keep things secure.

Each drawer can bear up to 10kg in weight, so you shouldn't have any issue storing your favourite power tools there. Glide it around your workspace thanks to four polypropylene castor wheels.

Sheds with zero storage will benefit from HOMCOM's wheeled toolbox, which comes with five drawers of plentiful space to keep DIY must-haves large and small.

Made from strong powder-coated steel, the unit is built to last and comes mounted upon four castors for easy portability. We like that the top surface can also be used as an extra workspace to work on smaller jobs.

Stanley's legacy as a DIY king remains intact, with or without the Gen Z mania over its water bottles. The brilliantly named Fatmax is a textbook example of the brand's versatility, allowing shoppers to add more units later to create a rolling storage system that suits them. It's sold as a 36L lockable toolbox with a compartment deep enough to store big power tools while wheels and a telescopic handle mean it's easy to manoeuvre.

Sold with a one-year manufacturer's guarantee.

Those with modest DIY tool collections may not need an all-singing, all-dancing toolbox, yet one on wheels is an undeniably convenient thing.

This folding box trolley can be used in myriad ways, from bringing the weekly shop back from the supermarket to taking power tools around the house. Made from sturdy plastic and complimented with a telescopic handle, the entire design folds up into compact dimensions for easy storage once you're done.

This is a stackable toolbox that means business. Made of three robust boxes that clasp together for seamless rolling, the IP66-rated waterproof and dust-proof unit comes with M8 threaded inserts so you can customise the space according to your tools.

Best tool boxes on wheels 2024 for easy portability | Evening Standard

Small Parts Organizer It can hold up to 100kg across the three boxes, with the footplate and nine-inch wheels bearing the brunt of the weight. Made for quickly moving tools between sites or getting equipment to awkward locations.