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I pick up a lot of my tools secondhand — garage-sale specials — and those slick molded cases are usually long gone by the time I get my hands on ’em. But if I ever want a case, Carry Cases Plus offers plastic, blow-molded cases in a variety of sizes. They’ll protect anything from high-priced power tools to your collection of antique hand planes.

The cases come in three levels of quality: Standard, Infinity, and Defender. Build quality and internal protection increase with price. Sizes range from the smallish 7.5″ x 8.125″ x 3.53″ to models that are 26-inches long. You can order cases either empty or with your choice of internal foam padding. For a fee, they’ll even custom-cut foam inserts from submitted CAD files.

Prices range from about $10 for the smallest cases to $80 for large models with well-protected insides.

Carry Cases Plus [Official Site]


6 Responses to Custom Tool Cases

  1. mike d says:

    It doesn’t seem right that the foam inserts that go into the cases are more expensive than the cases themselves.

  2. Frank Townend says:

    I’ll have to repost later where I bought my cases. I got a scad of them to store tools, etc. and the price I paid was a real bargin.

    Mike_D, I bought a roll of 2 1/2″ and a roll of 1″ foam from eBay and cut it to size for each box. As I remember it too was cheap and cost low enough for a mistake or two.

  3. ned.ludd says:

    One thing to remember is that no foam lasts forever. Even the best, most expensive, jewel-like Halliburton cases have this warning. They say right up front that their foam is volatile, has a finite lifespan, and can damage the case contents when it begins to turn into sticky black goo.

  4. Mark says:

    You can get these things at The Container Store. I do no know how the prices compare.

  5. SuperJdynamite says:

    The Container Store isn’t a great bargain. If you’re looking for cheap cases I’d suggest American Science and Surplus or eBay. eBay has a ton of power tool hard cases (especially DeWalt for some reason). You might find the actual case for your tool but if not you can spend some time with a Dremel and foam to make a custom case.

  6. Steve says:

    If you would like you can use Coupon code- toolmonger1 for a 10% discount on blow molded cases at Carry Cases Plus

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