How to Choose a Drawer Cabinet for Tool Storage

15 Jun 2021 Warehouse Equipment

For automotive garages and industrial manufacturing, the right tools make all the difference. When your operation demands the use of many different types of tools, it can be difficult to keep them organized and stored properly. That is why Commander Warehouse Equipment is proud to offer a selection of drawer cabinets that provide optimal tool storage for any operation. With so many options available, it can be difficult to determine which unit is best for your needs. That is why their team has provided some tips on how to choose a drawer cabinet for tool storage.

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What to Look for in a Drawer Cabinet

When choosing a drawer cabinet for storing your tools, there are several considerations to keep in mind. The following factors are the most important aspects to consider when choosing a drawer cabinet:


Drawer cabinets are available in a variety of configurations and sizes ranging from smaller stationary units to large corner workstations. Before deciding on a drawer cabinet, it is crucial to know how much space you have in your facility. Do you have enough space for a large option like a corner workstation or stack & store cabinet mezzanine? Would your space be better suited to a smaller heavy-duty drawer cabinet or motorized toolbox? Knowing the answers to these questions will help you make an informed decision that aligns with your available space and facility requirements.


In addition to knowing how much room you have in your facility, it is important to know how much room you need for your tools. Whether you work with many small tools, a few large tools, or a combination of both, your drawer cabinet should be able to hold all of them. To ensure that your new drawer cabinet has the capacity you need, consider the size, number, and layout of the drawers. While 5 drawers of the same size may work for smaller tools, you may need a cabinet with 1 or 2 larger drawers to hold specialized tools that require more space.


Once a drawer cabinet is filled with tools, it becomes extremely heavy and difficult to move unless it has wheels. If you will be performing work in the same location every day, a large stationary model is a great choice. Should your job require you to move to various locations in the facility, a portable cabinet or motorized toolbox is a much better fit.

To learn more about drawer cabinets and other warehouse equipment, get in touch with the team at Commander Warehouse Equipment. They can be reached through their online contact form and will be happy to help you find the perfect solution for your needs.