The best tool panel for your workshop? I'll tell you how to find one
A tool panel is a practical space saver in any workshop: it keeps all your most common tools within reach without having to fill the work space with too many cabinets or drawers. Tool panels can be mounted on the work bench or directly mounted on a wall.
Let's take a closer look at the features and benefits of a tool panel.
Why does your workshop need a tool panel?
Because it is a great way to organise tools to keep your work space tidy and organised.
With just one tool panel you can, if fact:
- Keep all your most common tools in view and within reach without having to fumble around drawers and cabinets looking for tools. Hung on the wall, tools are always in sight and easy to reach.
- Optimise space by exploiting your workshop walls that would otherwise remain useless. This way you can free up working space on your bench, reducing the number of drawers and trolleys making moving around the work station easier.
- Speed up clean up and maintenance time: you won't have to periodically empty drawers and compartments, stack everything on your work top, clean drawers and store tools, putting everything back in its place.
Which tools can you hang on a tool panel?
A tool panel is made up of a sheet metal panel with a lot of holes, usually square or round; different sized hooks are place in the holes according to the tool they'll hold.
But which tools are best to hang on this type of panel? A large variety, the most popular are:
- Pliers and grippers
- Wrenches and spanners
- Saws and other cutting tools
- Chisels, files, sanding or planning tools
- Awls or drills
- Gauges (tape measures, gauges, squares, levels)
- Lastly, all PPE (personal protection equipment) such as work gloves, masks, headphones, goggles.
The panel's practicality is its ability to hold anything with the right hook.
How to choose a tool panel?
Drywall panels may bend or break if subject to heavy weights, or let tools falls, damaging both the tool and anything it hits when falling. DIY panels are discouraged in top class workshops; better to rely on professional products, designed to best meet even the most demanding needs and fast-paced work.
Professional panels have some basic features:
- They are made of resistant sheet metal, thick enough to support the weight of most tools and finished to resist corrosion and wear.
- They have different types of holes, to adapt to the various tools: larger or small holes, different shapes, set apart at the right distance from each other.
- Often they are fit into cabinets closed with a lock: the external door helps to improve order but, above all, security.
Here's why DEA panels are the best
DEA tool panels are not just simple rectangular perforated sheet metal: they are meticulously designed modules, with attentive finishes, designed to guarantee the maximum efficiency and highest level of comfort.
Panels can be fit inside a sheet metal frame with shutter and ergonomic handles, for a firm grip even with oily or greasy hands.
The frame is painted with epoxy powder paint: rust-proof, scratch-proof, sound-proof. The fasteners are always adjustable to perfectly level the module; you can choose the type of hole (keyhole, square or round) and always leave the shutter open to always keep the tool panel within view.
But efficiency is not their sole feature: DEA tool panels are also design elements, with clear, streamline, elegant and harmonious lines. They can always be customised to adapt to your workshop or brand style. Lastly, a convenient option: power driven shutter.
DEA wall furnishing line
DEA tool panels are true high storage wall furnishings. The range includes various models, specifically designed for different needs.
There are wall furnishings with shutter openings and perforated rear panel, available in sizes from single module (720x960 cm), one and a half module (1080x960 cm), double module (1440x960 cm) and triple module (2160x960cm).
Or overhead modules with tilt-up opening, from single module (720x600 cm) or double (1432x600 cm); in this case you will have another option: the large aluminium handle has space for a label to indicate the content or helpful information.
If you're thinking of installing a wash basin module, you can combine an overhead module without bottom (720x600 cm) to store detergent or other cleaning materials.
Lastly, we propose a specific cabinet with monitor stand panel (720x960 cm): you can secure the monitor directly to the perforated panel or place it on a shelf at any height you wish.
Do you want to install professional tool panels in your workshop?
Contact us for a non-binding estimate or ask for more information on our range of wall furnishings.