Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 17
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by pj confusing
Im really disappointed in this chest. i bought the 7 drawer base thinking these two were designed to work together but they are not. This gear chest is actually deeper than either the 5 or 7 drawer bases offered in the tool section and as such hangs the top tool chest over the front of the base. The base until shown in the photo is not a tool base, its actually a storage base found in the garage storage section. One would think gladiator would be able to properly mark which items are pictured together and would add this deeper base in this tool section on there web page. now i either have to return the top to get one that is designed to fit, frustrating
March 25, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Sarah Sturdy Tool Chest
I am completely happy with this tool chest. It's quite heavy and solid, good construction. The only setup is to put the drawer liners in which takes about 30 seconds. The top opens and shuts easily, no danger of it slamming down on fingers. The drawers slide open and shut easily. Plenty of room to organize all your tools, good depth and width on the drawers. It's nice to have some extra wide drawers and as well as some half-width drawers. You can lock it which is a nice feature as well.
March 11, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Daniel Great tool chest!
I have several other tool chest in my garage pictured below. This one is the best one, and I put it in my basement workshop to eliminate my constant need to run up to my garage for every day tools. The lock and keys are substantial on this product, not like my other boxes. Very satisfied and I do recommend this product. I was pleasantly surprised it came with pre-cut draw liners.
Warning use two or more people to move this cabinet it is very heavy.
February 19, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by sdgiant Impressive
OVERALL: Looks great with granite finish and logo on top. Extremely solid to the point of being heavy. Great drawer slides. Top hydraulics very good. Free drawer pads a nice touch.
DRAWERS: The bottom drawer is 3", all the rest are 2". Might be nice to have a couple more 3", instead of a 2", but it's a solid setup. Some drawers do stick in the locking mechanism, requiring the top to open and close to reset. Also comes with drawer protecting pads, which is a really nice touch.
FEATURES: Handles on the side for lifting. My handles weren't properly placed when it arrived, but was able to pop them in properly. Top hydraulics are very strong, and the pops open with a little lift.
APPEARANCE: Granite finish looks great, almost acid treated look. The drawers have metal facing that matches the doors of the rest of the gladiator set. Really looks great overall.
February 8, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by joelav22 The best tool chest I own
I'm not usually taken back by the quality of an item upon first impression, but this tool chest is a beast.
At over 100lbs empty, don't think you are moving this around from jobsites. It's overbuilt in every way, and that's what makes it awesome.
The best drawers I have used. Full extension slides that really are full extension, and don't rack. They also open and close the same empty or fully loaded.
The gas assist struts on the top lid is a nice touch. They are really unnecessary, but really make this a "premier series" item. After having them I don't want a top chest without them anymore.
The design is awesome. Perfect amount of half drawers, full drawers and the deep drawer on the bottom. The partition in the top is a really nice touch too
The fit an finish is outstanding. Everything looks nice, fits nice, and feels nice. The tolerances are very tight.
Ease of set up and use. Minimal but sufficient amount of packing material, and the drawer liners are included. This was unexpected because I am accustomed to buying them separate.
The bar lock. This is personal preference. It's sturdy and secure, however I'd like to be able to open a drawer without opening the lid. This is in a woodworking shop and I'd like to keep the dust out. I use this to store some of my lathe tooling and supplies (which is quite heavy)
After getting this, I am buying the bottom cabinet and putting my existing fairly high end chest up for sale. I'm that impressed and satisfied with this item.
Yes, it's on the expensive side, but worth every penny. It's not full of gimmicks like stereos and USB chargers. This is a lifetime chest, and fully aligns with the "buy once, cry once" philosophy. I'll never need to replace this.
February 7, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by MrGezus Dented Upon Arrival
This item arrived damaged in the corner which made for a rather sharp edge. Be aware that this does not fit with the:
Premier Series 27 in. W 7-Drawer Rolling Tool Chest
Store SKU# 1000545818
February 10, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by trogo Very Sturdy 8-Drawer Tool Chest
If you are looking for a heavy duty tool chest with lots of storage space, look no further than the Gladiator Premier Series 8-Drawer Tool Chest. What stands out with this chest is the double-wall frame construction and large size. Further discussion of the chest is provided below:
The Gladiator Premier Series 8-Drawer Chest is 26.06 inches wide, 18.5 inches depth, and 18.58 inches high. It has a holding capacity of 5980 cu. inches, and a whopping 750 lbs. It includes a tubular lock for added security and a top lid with gas struts. The top compartment also has a built-in compartment for storing small items. The 8 drawers are very sturdy and have a good mix of sizes, and includes ball-bearing slides and precut drawer liners. You could load this chest up with lead bars and it would operate just fine.
There are a few negatives with the Gladiator Premier Series Chest. First off this is a rather pricey top chest, but the quality is outstanding. The 18.5 inch depth is too deep for stacking on most 26 inch tool cabinets. Gladiator makes a line of Modular GearBoxes and GearDrawers that are sized to fit this chest. Although the frame build quality is outstanding, it’s overkill for the included drawers, and the 106 lb weight makes it very difficult for one person to lift without removing the drawers.
If you are looking for a very sturdy chest, the Gladiator Premier Series 8-Drawer Chest is a good choice. It’s large size stores a lot of tools. However, the 18.5 inch depth makes it best suited for mounting on a fixed workbench or a mobile cabinet of sufficient size.
February 6, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by dcmikez wow. heavy duty, heavy tool chest.
This is a great tool chest. It's seriously heavy (shipping weight was 106lbs(!)), and heavy duty, you need two people to move this. . The drawers slide out easily even when loaded and they're full extension, which is really nice. The lid has hydraulics on it so it's easy to open and it doesn't slam.
The lock and key are substantial enough to keep someone out who isn't really determined, and the weight prevents someone from just grabbing it and running.
The finish is great and it's a great addition to any workshop/garage. Nothing about this makes you think it was a budget purchase. I cannot find any flaws in manufacturing and the materials are all top grade.
March 6, 2015