I have a Kobalt "Better Built" truck toolbox, and let me say, the lock mechanism is pretty damn cheap. Half the time I leave it unlocked just because I can barely get the key in to unlock it. The little metal "plate" over the actual keyhole doesn't really want to move when I try to slide the key in. Once I actually get the key past the "plate," I have to jiggle the key around for about 20 seconds to get it to go in all the way. I have not tried graphite lube or anything, I may try that before I do anything else.
My question: Is there a good way to retrofit the toolbox handle to throw on a padlock or something on there? I would like to do it to both sides because I've heard stories of Kobalt boxes that just get pried from the non-lock side to get into.