Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 61
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by alyN Thinner than expected, was damaged in transit
We ordered 2 wall cabinets and 2 floor cabinets. Of these, only 1 arrived fully undamaged. The rest we had to take plyers to in order to bend the flimsy metal corners back to where they were supposed to be. They seem fine once assembled, but it was definitely much flimsier overall than we expected.
August 9, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by RSinOhio Let's be honest
My review will cover the entire Gladiator line of cabinets since I bought just about 1 of everything.
I looked at all the garage cabinet choices from all the competitors. I really liked the look of the diamond plate doors. The doors alone will fool you into thinking that this is some seriously heavy duty cabinetry. Not so. I'll get to that.
I chose these cabinets for the look and great price.
First off, and this is where the "Let's be honest" review title comes from, things simply are not built like they used to be. These cabinets are made in China. They are absolutely the thinnest gauge necessary. The hardware is of the least acceptable quality. In fact, some of the screws for the cabinet backs are self-threading. Oh! Don't over tighten them. In fact, don't tighten them at all. As soon as they bottom out, stop! They strip out immediately. And because they are self-threading, you have push at least some while attempting to get them started. That little bit of push can buckle the metal you're trying to put them in.
I will say that the packaging is really good. However, with the packaging being so good how did I still manage to have several panels that were damaged? In fact, one panel was bent bad enough (a corner) that the little bit of body work that I did to it caused all the finish to chip off. But, I needed cabinets right now and I wasn't going to drive all over the country side and deal with mail order returns.
The drawers are flimsy as all get out. The slides are the worst quality. They don't slide well. They don't fit well. In fact, I have one drawer that constantly comes off track. I keep light stuff in that one.
These cabinets are not square. All of the adjustment is there, but it's finicky. The doors have oblong holes for adjustment. The feet have adjustments. But try adjusting one of these cabinets. It's impossible to get it right. You can only get it kinda sorta close. Then, move the cabinet a few inches to get it into place and wham! The whole thing is out of whack again.
Overall, these cabinets look good, but they are cheaply built by foreign labor.
May 20, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Elmer Great Value and quality
Product was easy to put together and mount on wall. I purchased three cabinets and they look great in my garage.
July 7, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Matthew Good product, but more trouble than they should be to assemble
I ordered four of these cabinets and I'm happy with them, particularly the wall-mounting system. But you have to assemble them and that's a bit of a pain. The assembly seems straightforward, but even after assembling a couple of them, the others still took longer than it seemed it should. Maybe the biggest problem is with the various sets of tabs on different pieces that have to fit into slots on other pieces. The tabs are very thin and tend to bend and not fit exactly the way they should. I repeatedly had to take something apart and put it together again to get the tabs in the right place. The metal for all the parts is quiet thin, so they won't take much abuse, but in a place where they will be treated relatively gently, they should work well and look pretty good.
May 26, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Hittman307 Good for the money
Go together easily, a lot of the cabinets had small dents and bends in the metal sides or backs but they weren't too hard to straighten back out because the metal is so thin. All in all they are a good value for the money.
June 2, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Hillbilly Too Flimsey
These cabinets look great but just too thin gauge steel. Easy to assemble after you do the first one. They are well engineered in their construction but I would have paid more for a thicker gauge cabinet. I hope they are more solid after mounted on the wall, i am going to mount them directly to the studs, i dont like the hanging system that comes with it, it will leave a gap between the wall for bugs to live in and the cabinets wont be flush with the wall. I am glad i got them on sale for 100.00 buck each, they sure are not worth regular retail of $159.00. I bought 4 of them for my newly renovated garage, they will really dress it up but we will see how long they hold up. i think they are built for looks and not durability. Thank you China for another low quality product.
August 21, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by mac Looks great
The sise is great for my Garage side walls. It was easy to put together comes with tool to assymble metal is a little thin and will bend if not careful, over all looks are great. I give it a 4plus.
August 25, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Moses Great looks and price
These gladiator products are a great addition to any garage.
There sturdy and very well built. You can't get a better product for the money. I've built my garage around these great cabinets.
March 25, 2014