I have a ? for the pros. I'm always looking for a good tool box/bag for my tools. I know buckets are nice b/c you can pick them up on the jobsite, but they do not work well in the rain in the back of the truck. I know you can buy lids, but they have blown off in the past.
Currently I'm using the Irwin pictured above for my rough-in & top-out tools. The Stanely I use for my fixture/final tools. I like both boxes since they seem to keep the water out. I've had the Irwin for 2 years now, the only problem is over time it has cracked on one of the hinges and the yellow lids on the compartments on the top lid do not work well anymore. They do not want to stay closed if anything is put inside them. Plus they DO hold water, learned that the hard way with cordless screw driver bits
I have had a few canvas bags in the past but it seems like rain doesn't work well with them either. Plus over time sawzall blades can cut/wear holes in them.
My question is, what do ya'll use and what would you suggest? I guess nothing will last forever, would be nice to find something that works good though.
I know bucket boss makes some nice looking bags but they are pricey. Anyone used them? good/bad?
Currently I leave my tool box on the truck and I have a smaller tool tote tray I picked up at hardware store (McCoys) that holds the tools I need for the task I'm doing...then I'll go out to the truck and switch tools out if I'm doing something else....i.e. pvc tools, then once pvc is finished I put my pex tools etc...
I also have a Husky rectangular bag that has a hard frame that helps to keep it's shape. I use it for my cordless tools (assorted Ryobi tools). The only problem with it, it does not have a lid.
Just wanted to know if anyone has a good system.