Here at MSA we know that when it comes to protecting your tools and valuables, there definitely can’t be a ‘one size fits all’ approach. If you’re a keen DIY fanatic or use your tools as part of your business, one thing for sure is you’ll want to keep them as safe from damage as possible.

This guide aims to give you as much information as possible about how to correctly measure foam inserts for your tool box and case. The more precise your measurements are, the more equipped we are to create the maximum protective foam inserts for your valuables. Read below to find out more.

Start off as precise as possible

While measuring and drawing your foam inserts for tool boxes is one of the services we offer, we know that you might like to do this yourself. Measuring and drawing your foam is an excellent method to let us know exactly what size foam you need when ordering foam online. Start by taking measurements of the width, thickness and length of your toolkit, then try a few of our tips and tactics to obtain the perfect result:

Measuring your foam

Remember that the size and form of your previous foam may have altered over time when measuring your toolbox for replacement. Because old foam might become squeezed or deformed, it’s crucial to take measurements of both the foam and the box and compare them.

Measuring your space

You can measure the whole space to be covered by the foam instead of measuring an existing insert if you don’t have the original foam inserts or if you’re beginning from scratch. Measure the width and length of the space you want to cover, then pick a thickness that meets the comfort and aesthetic you want to create.

Drawing your shape

A strong top sketch can be particularly useful in instances where the space you’re covering is an irregular structure. Measure and mark each dimension on your irregular shape using the same instructions as before. On most irregularly shaped tool boxes, noting which corners are correct 90-degree corners is essential, although other angle measurements are rarely required. Make sure your drawing includes thickness specifications.

Foam cutting from MSA

Here at MSA, we have the latest cutting-edge technology and machinery which enables us to cut foam to your exact specifications. Whether you have a large product which needs protecting or you’re looking for simple protection in your toolbox, we can create foam inserts to suit your needs. All you need to do is measure the foam you require using the guide above and we can take it from there.

If you require any assistance regarding foam cutting or case inserts, please contact a member of our team who will be happy to help.