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Stainless or Aluminum, Which is Better?
News | July 27, 2017

Stainless or Aluminum, Which is Better?

When flat bedding one of the most undervalued tools to buy with the truck is the tool box that you choose. Able to store multiple types of tools to winch straps and even tarps, the tool box can act as your best storage space. Sometimes choosing what it is made of though can be quite difficult, especially since both can do the job. It is always important to remember these small bits of information below when choosing either stainless or aluminum. 

Aluminum tool boxes are tough, non-slip and affordable. It also looks great installed in your rig as an added bonus. The sturdy-lite aluminum tool box is made from a heavy duty .125 5052 aluminum for years of structural integrity.  This adds security and toughness without unnecessary weight.  Another benefit is that they  come with polished or diamond plate doors stainless steel T-Handle twist locks. 

Polished Stainless Steel tool boxes  is a less common material used for truck tool boxes.  It is much heavier than aluminum, and much harder than aluminum and will stand up to any damage from shifting tools or dropping something on it.  The Bawer double door stainless steel tool box has gas shock door openers and the unique aerator/vent design which keeps the box dry. They are typically covered in a powder coated finish to protect the steel from rust.  The tool boxes are corrosion and chemical resistant and have a longer life than the aluminum boxes on the whole. Stainless steel tool boxes combine the toughness and rigidity of steel, with the corrosion resistance of aluminum.

What it really comes down to is do you prefer stainless steel or aluminum. Knowing the subtle differences between the two can help you make a more educated decision when the time comes to purchase a toolbox. The good part about both is they get the job done, it just depends what type of solution you are looking for. 

Interested in learning more call one of the below locations today.

TARPSTOP TOLEDO, OH
12000 WILLIAMS RD
PERRYSBURG, OH 43551
Phone: 419-873-7867

TARPSTOP TAYLOR, MI
7800 BEECH DALY RD
TAYLOR, MI 48180
Phone: 313-749-7490

TARPSTOP GARY, IN
6801 MELTON RD
GARY, IN 46403
Phone: 219-938-8190