New from The Rooster Group, the American Work Products model 22500 20-inch tote offers easy access to tools, with a large main compartment for larger tools, bungee cord loops for vertical storage of hand tools, and 16 outer pockets. The tote's two padded, molded handles can slide down and out of the way when not in use to provide unobstructed access. It also includes a padded, adjustable shoulder strap. Price: Unavailable. 800-879-1333. www.awpconstructiongear.com.
The 1535 18-inch tote bag from Custom LeatherCraft offers a variety of tool storage options, with 37 pockets and a tray system on top for easy access to small parts. Pockets include six large outside pockets for bulky items, 12 inside pockets, and two zippered pockets (one external, one internal); an external elastic strap can be used to hold a level or blueprints. The bag includes padded shoulder straps and rubber feet. Price: Unavailable. 800-325-0455. www.clccustomleathercraft.com.
Part of Bucket Boss' Extreme Gear line, the 54018 Sparky-in-the-Box Utility Tote features a box-shaped design to prevent tipping, a metal tool snap, a tape strap, a reinforced handle, and an adjustable shoulder strap. It is manufactured with ballistic material for durability. Price: $50. 888-797-7855. www.bucketboss.com.
Lista International's line of Mechanic's Toolboxes offers high-density storage on wheels. The units' drawers, which each have a 440-pound load capacity, extend 100 percent from the housing for accessibility to the farthest corners and include the PrevenTip feature that allows for only one drawer to be open at a time. A variety of drawer accessories are available to customize organization. The cabinets also feature a locking system, handles, and two rigid and two swivel heavy-duty ball-bearing casters with wheel brakes. A variety of sizes and configurations are available; a choice of work surfaces, including butcher block and galvanized steel, is offered. Price: $2,500–$3,500. 800-722-3020. www.listaintl.com.
Stow-N-Go modular storage boxes from Plano Molding Co. come in a range of configurations to suit a variety of needs, including several sizes of tool boxes and three units ideal for small-parts storage. Stow-N-Go units feature individual, partitioned slide-out locking trays and come with five rust-prevention chips. Model 1373, shown here, features two deep and one standard slide-out utility boxes and a top storage compartment. It measures 16-1/2 inches long by 12 inches wide by 16 inches high. Price: $35 (model 1373). 800-226-9868. www.planomolding.com.
Duluth Trading Co.'s Canvas Rigger's Bag is manufactured with heavy-duty 28-ounce cotton canvas and features triple layering on the bottom for longer life and leather reinforcement along the top and on the handles for additional strength and a classy look. The bag includes 24 pockets around the perimeter and a large center compartment for long-handled tools and extension cords. The bag measures 9 inches high by 7 inches wide by 15 inches long. Price: $20. 800-505-8888. www.duluthtrading.com.
Rolling Tool Center
The FatMax rolling tool center from Stanley features four drawers–ranging in size from an accessories tray at the top to a large drawer at the bottom–for storage of tools, equipment, and accessories. The unit, which rolls on 5-inch-by-2-inch casters, measures 27 inches wide by 18 inches long by 42 inches high and has a 1,200-pound load capacity. Features include an eight-outlet power strip on the side, four heavy-duty vertical bumpers to prevent damage to the unit, a one-key locking system, a lacquer-finished birch top, and a black-coated finish. Price: $300. 800-782-6539. www.stanleyworks.com.
One of a range of new tool storage products from Irwin, the 18-inch Tool Center has a two-sided design for storing a variety of power and hand tools. The bag's interior includes a zipper pocket for small items and heavy-duty straps to secure tools and batteries. The lightweight unit is made with puncture- and tear-resistant polyester, the maker says. Price: $70. 800-464-7946. www.irwin.com.
Milwaukee's rugged Trade Titan work carts allow for easy organization of tools and materials for a variety of trades. The two cart models feature two shelves, a dedicated storage area for a cordless drill, a 4-1/2-inch-deep open storage area for fasteners and fittings, a lockable drawer, a molded-in material-cutting groove, secure vertical storage for long-handled tools, and two storage hooks; the 48-60-5015 model also includes a lockable cabinet. Nine stake holes in the carts' top accept 3/4-inch conduit for moving materials or to hang building plans. The 16-inch-by-16-inch work surface accepts a 3/4-inch plywood insert. The extended front deck of the carts can be customized for specific applications, allowing for vertical storage of a 6-foot ladder or for the addition of one of three trade-specific accessories: a removable wire spool rack, an acetylene tank and fire extinguisher mounting kit, or an industrial locking tool chest. Price: $450–$550. 800-729-3878. www.milwaukeetool.com.
Iconic Collection boots from CAT Footwear offer out-of-the-box comfort with no need for breaking in, the maker says. In addition to the durability of traditional welted work boots, the Iconic Collection's SuperWelt construction provides flexibility. The boots also feature a compression gel-padded sock liner for cushioning and a moisture-wicking lining. Six-eye, lace-to-toe, and oxford styles are available in steel-toe and non-steel-toe versions. Price: $75–$95. 800-545-2425. www.catfootwear.com.
Benchtop Router Table
New from Bosch, the RA1171 Benchtop Router Table features a 25-inch-by-15-1/2-inch smooth laminated top; two adjustable, quick-mounting featherboards; a starter pin and guard for support while routing curved material; dust ports on the fence and inside the cabinet; and a dual outlet switch and 6-foot cord that eliminate reaching under the table after initial setup. According to the company, the router table offers easy adjustment of the fence and the bit height, and the flat, precise aluminum router mounting plate is pre-drilled for a range of Bosch routers and routers from other brands; a blank mounting plate is available separately. Price: $169. 877-267-2499. www.boschtools.com.
The Mansfield Signature Series 18-volt Dual Drill features an "grip and flip" dual-head design and dual keyless chucks that allow the user to switch from drilling to driving by flipping the head, eliminating the need to change bits or carry a second tool. The drill/driver offers variable speed and 20 torque settings. It uses a nicad battery and comes with a charger and a carrying case. Price: $120. 800-645-8823. www.dualdrill.com.
With a hook made from solid steel and a base manufactured from aircraft-grade aluminum, the Gunook tool holder is sturdy, has only two working parts, and has no rivets or plastic parts to break or wear out, allowing users to carry even heavy tools on their belt. The tool holder swivels 180 degrees and locks in three positions; the hook stays in the open position when the user is placing the tool. It works on the right or left side. Price: $10. 888-486-6657. www.gunook.com.