Strong plastic tool boxes have become an inexpensive, durable and lightweight way to tote tools around. These boxes are available in traditional tray or cantilever styles for handymen, husbands, and fix-it gurus. If one box of tools will suit your needs, then durable plastic is the way to go. Plastic offers some of the strength of a strong metal box without the added weight. While some people doubt that it will make a sturdy tool box, plastic is actually a great option for people who need a good tool box on a budget.
The wonders of plastic tool boxes have been expanded to make lightweight carry cases for tools. These cases are not much bigger than a briefcase and usually will hold a cordless drill in addition to all the basics. Often near the holidays, you can spot great deals on pre-packed plastic carrying cases that contain everything you need to do basic home repairs. If you want something more extensive, many companies offer complete mechanics kits in rolling plastic cases.
If you want something that allows you to see all your tools at once, a bucket bag might be the answer for you. These bags, made from rip-stop material, slide over inexpensive plastic buckets. They contain a large number of pockets so you can sort all of your tools and keep them in visual range. This is great for someone who hates blindly digging around in a box of heavy metal tools. Remember that this style of tool box does not have a lid, so you will want to make sure not to leave it outdoors in plain sight of passerby.