How to Pack and Ship Tools and Toolboxes

Choose the best way to ship tools or a toolbox

Eurosender is the best choice when shipping toolboxes by courier, whether shipping across the country or internationally. Organise door-to-door deliveries when sending screwdrivers, hammers, or drills in a package or explore freight services for shipping large and heavy toolsets. Check our expert’s tips on how to pack tools and toolboxes for safe shipping. Use the booking engine below to discover how much it costs to ship a toolbox and book your delivery in just a few clicks.

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Shipping tools or a toolbox – Packaging guidelines

Since these are usually heavy items, having the appropriate packaging is of utmost importance to guarantee the delivery will be concluded in the safest way possible. Check below our packing recommendations when shipping single tools or entire toolboxes by courier.

How to pack tools for shipping?

See below the step-by-step instructions on how to pack and send screwdrivers, hammers, spanners, and other small tools via the Standard or Express Services:

  1. Use the original packaging or hard case if you still have it.
  2. Protect sharp edges with foam or bubble wrap.
  3. Place the screwdriver, hammer, hacksaw, or any other tool you are shipping into a plastic container or wrap with cardboard.
  4. Place the tools into a shipping box and add cushioning materials such as packing peanuts, bubble wrap or paper.
  5. Close and seal the box.
How to pack a full toolbox for shipping?

Follow these steps to pack large and heavy toolboxes full of tools for shipping:

  1. Place small items such as sсrews, nuts, etc., into Ziploc bags.
  2. Fill the voids of the toolbox with bubble wrap or other cushioning materials.
  3. Make sure the tools do not move inside the box. Use adhesive tape, if needed.
  4. Place the toolbox into a shipping box and add more cushioning.
  5. Close and seal the box.


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FAQs about shipping tools and tool kits internationally

What is the cheapest way to ship tools?
The cheapest way to send tools by courier is by booking the Standard Service if they fit into a regular-sized cardboard box and weigh up to 30 kg. Before shipping, make sure your package fits the size limitations of this service by checking our shipment dimensions limit. Once everything is packed and ready, use our booking engine to find out how much it costs to ship your toolbox and book the service.
What is the best way to ship heavy and large toolboxes overseas?
You have two main options for shipping large and heavy toolboxes: in a package or using our freight services.
If your toolbox weighs up to 70 kg and can be safely packed in a cardboard box, you can choose to ship it within Europe with our Regular Plus Service or globally with Express Delivery.
Consider sending them with our freight services if your toolbox is bulkier or heavier than the allowed limits. You can book our pallet service for shipping toolboxes on a pallet or crate. Place your toolbox on the pallet and use packaging materials such as stretch-wrapping, bubble-wrap and foil to secure your load. Wrap it tightly and twist and tie the plastic wrap to the base of the pallet. For extra reinforcement, use edge boards and a dust cover sheet. You can check the immediate costs for shipping large toolboxes on a pallet directly with our booking tool.
Can I ship both petrol and electric chainsaws by courier?
Yes, both are possible, as long as you choose a shipping service that is suitable for your tool. When shipping a petrol chainsaw or any other petrol-fueled tool, you should drain the liquid from the motor/tank to ensure the item is safe for transportation. If the chainsaw fits under the dimensions limit and can be packed in a package, you can ship it using the package shipping options. If you need dedicated assistance to determine the best-suited service for your needs, do not hesitate to send us a message, and we will guide you through which service to choose for shipping your tool.
Do I have to transport insurance when shipping tools or toolboxes with Eurosender?
All shipping services booked through our platform already include basic insurance coverage in the price. For extra protection, we also provide additional insurance options with higher coverage at very low rates.
To benefit from the shipping insurance, all you need to do is make sure you are not shipping any item considered prohibited or restricted and that you are using the proper packaging. We also recommend keeping the original invoice of the items to serve as proof of value, if needed.
How can I pack tools for moving?
When packing tools for moving, remove all attachments from power tools and pack them separately in a box. Place small items separately in plastic bags or containers. Use old towels to wrap and tape any sharp-edged tools. Keep power tools in their original packaging if possible. Place your tools in a toolbox and add cushioning materials to secure the items on the way.
The most recommended service for removals and relocations is our Van Delivery Service. With this option, you will be able to ship all your tools and personal belongings at once, with direct transport service. Check the price with our booking engine below!