Step 1: Drill holes in the case
On many toolboxes and toolcases there is room between the hinge and part of the box to pass a wire. This makes for a tighter reinforcement of the hinge and means only one hole must be drilled. See step 7.
- Needlenose pliers and wire cutter
- Drill and small bit
- Thin steel wire about 22 gauge
Step 2: Push wire through the first hole
Step 3: Push the wire through the other hole
Step 5: Begin to twist the wire
Step 6: Finish twisting
When finished, the wire loops should be tight enough that the hinges cannot unhinge, but loose enough that the lid of the toolcase or toolbox has free movement. These wire loops will make your toolcases and toolboxes much easier and less frustrating to use.