Tool carts are used a lot by mechanics and technicians. They allow the mechanic to bring the required tools to the project. You don’t want to be hauling your tool chest around the shop right? Especially if you own one of the larger units.
This is where a tool cart helps. They are lightweight units on wheels with an area to keep your tools. Some tool carts have drawers to store tools while others just have shelving and a work surface. You just have to pick the best tool cart for your needs.
I have picked six tool carts which have a good amount of reviews and are of high quality.
1 Best Tool Cart Line-up for 2017
1.1 Excel TC301C-Red 36-Inch Steel Tool Cart
1.2 Homak BK06022704 27-Inch 2-Drawer Tool Cart
1.3 WEN 73002 500-Pound Capacity Service Cart
1.4 Excel TC301A-Red 3-Tray Rolling Metal Tool Cart
1.5 Sunex 8035 Compact Slide Top Tool Cart
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Best Tool Cart Line-up for 2017
Excel TC301C-Red 36-Inch Steel Tool Cart
- Locking casters
- 2 storage trays
- Drawer with lock
- 300 lbs capacity
The top shelf on the Excel TC301C is not built like a tray. It does not have side walls making it ideal for a work surface. The included rubber mat helps stop tools and parts from sliding onto the floor.
Two of the four casters are lockable which helps the tool cart stay put.
The included drawer is handy for storing small hand tools and can be locked for safe keeping. The downside with the drawer is the lack of ball-bearing slides. Storing heavier items in the drawer may pose a problem.
The Excel tool cart provides a tray to store screwdrivers which mounts to the front of the cart.
Homak BK06022704 27-Inch 2-Drawer Tool Cart
- Ball bearing drawer slides
- Locking storage
- 220 lbs capacity
The Homak BK06022704 features a top cover which slides closed to secure your parts and tools. Both drawers have ball bearing drawer slides for smooth operation. Locking the top compartment also locks the drawers shut.
This tool cart is fairly easy to put together with only a screwdriver and wrench.
The downside with the type of top cover you have two smaller work surfaces rather than one larger one.
WEN 73002 500-Pound Capacity Service Cart
- 500 lbs capacity
- 5 inch casters
- Durable polypropylene
The WEN 73002 Service Cart is the only one on the list not made of metal. The upside to this is no need to worry about the cart rusting or denting.
This is a barebones cart with no drawers. It is kept simple with 2 storage shelves and a few smaller compartments on the handle. If you aren’t looking for a fancy tool cart then this is one to consider.
Excel TC301A-Red 3-Tray Rolling Metal Tool Cart
- 3 Storage shelves
- Swivel casters
The Excel TC301A is an all around basic tool cart. It does not have any storage drawers or other fancy options. It is definitely a tool cart to consider if you didn’t want to get a plastic cart.
Sunex 8035 Compact Slide Top Tool Cart
- 450 lbs capacity
- 2 storage drawers
- Sliding top cover
The Sunex tool cart is similar to the Homak which has a sliding top cover. Two of the casters lock to keep the tool cart from rolling about. The drawers are on the shallow side at 3 inches deep. You won’t be storing any larger tools in these drawers.
The top storage area is deep enough to store your sockets and other tools.