Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 15
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Waterdude Rain proof lid
Durable non-corrosive build. Lid will not leak at handle. I keep electrical spare parts in these boxes without fear that they will get ruined by rain or snow. Most tool box lids leak at the handles... Not these boxes. And the price is right!
January 14, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by oldman A good value
I like DeWalt tools but sometimes they don't come with a hard case - just that cloth bag. Last summer I got the hammer-drill-driver and impact driver set with the bag to carry them with the two batteries and the charger. Not a good fit. Now with this tool box everything fits and I can even carry the drill bits and sockets that I need too. I have everything in one tool box. It's roomy enough to see everything making it easy find what you need. This is a sturdy well made tool box for the money.
January 27, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Russomstudio Simply practical
I purchased this box for carrying tools needed for quick projects. It is very sturdy and the latch is very nice. It is quick to open and close, though you have to make sure it closes before lifting it by the carry handle. The V notched lid is great for cutting tubing or small trim pieces. The box is a good height for sitting on or standing on. I used mine so much that I bought one for my Dad.
February 4, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by photogapic Works For Me
I purchased this DeWalt tool box as a replacement for a Stanley FatMax (same as Stanley Bostitch). Because this was a replacement I'll discuss reasons based on both boxes. The size of each was virtually the same, as was construction and material used as well as the handles. Both are lockable and the price was the same for the size box I purchased.
So why replace? The short answer, the latching mechanism(s). I needed to open and close the tool box with one hand.
The DeWalt toolbox has what is called a 'one touch' latch. For my purposes this latch is good. With a single hand you can easily open the tool box, or to close, simply drop the lid and it closes. The box doesn't move around when attempting to open or close.
The Stanley FatMax/Bostitch takes two hands with substantial effort to both open and close the latches. Also, unless you have substantial weight in the box you will have to corral or wrangle the box a little to get those latches opened or closed since it will move about. The extra effort required by the latches may not necessarily be a bad thing (due to the integrated seal, see below) depending on your needs. When this box is closed it's securely close and isn't gong to accidently open (could be an issue with the DeWalt). The Stanley tool box is designed to be water and dust proof and the latches are what makes this so effective. There are videos on line showing that real world effectiveness of the seal.
The DeWalt states it has an integrated water seal to help protect from water. To accomplish this the seal used is a very pliable foam material. This particular feature does not appear nearly as functional or robust as the Stanley, which has a silicone/rubberized seal. Due to the dual latching design of the Stanley that seal appears very effective, but again, harder to open and close. If I were to carry the tool box in the back of a pickup the design of the Stanley might be a huge advantage.
For my purposes the DeWalt just worked better since I could open and close with one hand, and was not particularly concerned about having a waterproof/dust proof box.
February 11, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by jefsemperfi Great tool box
Great single compartment tool box. I bought a total of 8 and use them in my work van to hold parts for different equipment I work on. They are tough and durable. They are holding up well in the back of my work van!!
January 8, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MobileRich Easy to use toolbox
Seems to be well built. I like have one large latch verses two smaller ones. Much easier to open and close. You can push the top down and it latches. A winner.
December 30, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Wayland The tool box is great. All my tools fit in it with room to spare.
The tool box was an excellent purchase. It holds all my tools and then some. I really like the way the lid latches down and it is easy to release. The tool box is very solid and yet it is light weight. It has quality written all over it and was an excellent buy.
December 10, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by HarryHomeowner Another Day, Another DeWalt
Nice, solid, all-purpose tool box with a user friendly latch. Easy to open and close, doesn't get stuck or pop open unexpectedly. Thick walls, top does not twist or warp. Like all DeWalt products, a little pricier than the other stuff on the shelf, but also like other DeWalt stuff, worth it.
May 14, 2014