WORKPRO Waterproof Molded Base Tool Box

Last updated date: August 4, 2020

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WORKPRO Waterproof Molded Base Tool Box

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Overall Take

Constructed from a 600D polyester fabric, this tool box is comfortable to carry. It even comes with an adjustable shoulder strap. Users will appreciate that the bag has a wide mouth, waterproof base, and 21 total pockets for storing a wide range of tools. In our analysis of 71 expert reviews, the WORKPRO WORKPRO Waterproof Molded Base Tool Box placed 6th when we looked at the top 12 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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Expert Summarized Score
11 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
1,503 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
The tool bag is constructed from polyester fabric, and includes eight inside pockets, 13 exterior pockets and eight belt loops, and a generous interior to hold larger tools.
- AskMen
The wide open mouth design on this tool bag is reinforced with an internal metal frame and a top double-pull zipper for easy access.
- Auto Guide
This bag can happily swallow up big tools whilst it also boasts a very tough construction, complete with a rigid and waterproof plastic base.
- Car Bibles
The internal metal frame of this 16″, wide mouth bags means you can instantly locate the right tool for each job.
- Motor Day
Waterproof and fall-resistant to protect your tools.
- HVAC Training 101
It has been engineered with high-quality 500D polyester fabric. The rubber foam bottom keeps the bag sturdy and protects the tools from hard falls.
- Architecture Lab
As for where to put your tools, there are 8-inner pockets, along with 13 external pockets.
- Techno Buffalo
It also has a handy shoulder-strap because WORKPRO understands that sometimes you gotta go hands-free, especially when those hands are on the job.
- BroBible
It has an adjustable strap.
- Electrical Tools World
The bag has a rigid waterproof plastic base.
- Contractors Zone
The zipper system has been installed in such a way that you can easily put items in and out of the tool bag. The double pull zipper makes it a strong one.
- Tool Belt Guru
What experts didn't like
Inside pockets are too shallow and floppy.
- HVAC Training 101
It is not designed for heavy duty use.
- Electrical Tools World
Some reviewers have complained that the bag is far too small.
- Contractors Zone
It lacks suitable pockets for carrying small items
- Tool Belt Guru

From The Manufacturer

The WORKPRO 16-inch Top Wide Mouth Tool Bag is constructed with rugged 600D polyester fabric and will stand the test of time.

Overall Product Rankings

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Overall Score: 9.8
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Akro-Mils 09514 ProBox Plastic Removable Tray Tool Box
2. Akro-Mils 09514 ProBox Plastic Removable Tray Tool Box
Overall Score: 9.7
Expert Reviews: 4
Plano 651-010 Tray & Tool Box
3. Plano 651-010 Tray & Tool Box
Overall Score: 9.6
Expert Reviews: 1
WORKPRO Waterproof Molded Base Tool Box
6. WORKPRO Waterproof Molded Base Tool Box
Overall Score: 9.0
Expert Reviews: 11
JEGS 81400 3-Drawer Professional Tool Box
7. JEGS 81400 3-Drawer Professional Tool Box
Overall Score: 8.9
Expert Reviews: 6
DEWALT DWST17814 Tstak Long Handle Tool Box
8. DEWALT DWST17814 Tstak Long Handle Tool Box
Overall Score: 8.9
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Apollo Tools DT5010P Heavy-Duty Steel Chest Tool Box
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Overall Score: 8.8
Expert Reviews: 1
GEARWRENCH 83151 Steel Tool Box
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Overall Score: 8.4
Expert Reviews: 5

An Overview On Tool Boxes

No garage is complete without a tool box. This handy device keeps important tools at the ready, should your sink spring a leak or your car need an oil change. While a good set of tools may cost you a little money up front, you’ll save thousands of dollars over the years by not having to pay a professional, as labor costs are often much more than the price of any necessary parts.

Keep in mind the number of tools you need to store as you search the available tool boxes on the market. You’ll find tool boxes come in a variety of sizes with a number of different storage compartments. One model may have three drawers and a shelf underneath the handle, while another comes built with 21 pockets and eight belts.

Look at the construction material next, as you don’t want to invest your money in a tool box that won’t stand the test of time. A 600D polyester fabric that is waterproof and abrasion-resistant is a good choice if you’re looking for a portable bag. 16-gauge steel with a black powder coat finish is more ideal if you want a tool chest that is going to remain in one spot in your garage.

Check to see if the tool box comes with any special safety features. This is especially important if you take your tool box to a job site every day. You may come across a model with a steel latch with an oversized padlock eye, which can be secured using either a zip tie or a padlock, or a model that has a keyed lock with two keys.

Consider any extra features that add value to the tool box. For example, a tool bag with adjustable shoulder straps makes carrying the bag much easier, while a box with an inner tray that has a handle in the center lets you quickly move a few essential tools around without having to lift the entire chest. Some tool boxes can even be used for other purposes, such as storing craft supplies or making a first aid kit.

DWYM Fun Fact

One of the most interesting and well-designed tool boxes of all times was created by H.O. Studley in the 19th century. The case itself was constructed from an attractive mahogany rosewood with ebony and mother-of-pearl accents. It was able to hold an astounding 300 tools in its various hidden compartments and flip-up trays. With a weight of 72 pounds when empty, this tool box certainly wasn’t portable. Still, it is considered a work of art and even spent time on display at the Smithsonian Institute’s National Museum of American History.

The Tool Box Buying Guide

  • If you opt for a few stackable tool chests, you can transport them all at once if you purchase a handcart separately. Otherwise, you’ll need to carry each tool box one at a time.
  • Pay attention to the weight of the items you load in the tool box, you don’t want to make the box so heavy that you can’t carry it.
  • Consider adding a foam liner to the drawers in your tool box. Start off tracing each tool over the liner where you want it to go. Cut the shapes and out install the liner. Set each tool in its designated place. The tools will now be surrounded by foam, which will not only protect the tools, but also keep them from sliding around the tool box during transport.
  • When organizing your tool box, it’s helpful if you keep similar items grouped together. Then when you need a specific tool, you won’t have to spend unnecessary time hunting for it.
  • Keep your tool box clean. You can wipe it down with grease-fighting dish soap and some hot water, as long as you dry it thoroughly afterward to prevent any rust from forming on the metal parts. If one area is extremely oily, you can use a bit of paint thinner to get it up.
  • Size, design and construction material all play a role in the overall price of a tool box. The Plano 651-010 Tool Box With Tray and the Akro-Mils ProBox Plastic Tool Box are more basic models, and therefore among the most affordable tool boxes. You’ll pay a moderate price for the GANCHUN Folding 3-Layer Plastic Tool Box with the highest price tag going to the DEWALT Tstak Deep Tool Box.