Rated 4.9 out of 5Â by 13
Rated 5 out of 5Â by MailManX Amazing Tote for My RC Tools, Chargers and Parts
About 1 month ago, purchased a Husky 22-inch Rolling Pro Tool Tote from Home Depot for my RC tools. I really love it!
When I first got into RC Trucks, I started keeping my charger, batteries, parts and tools in an old SKB 61-Note Roto-Molded Electronic keyboard case.I had purchased that case (used) to hold a 500-series helicopter which I no longer have. Itâs a great case. Tough as nails. It even has wheels at one end. However, itâs one BIG downfall is that itâs, well, BIG! It is so long that it wonât fit in the trunk of my car. It will fit across the back seat of my car, but thatâs not always optimal. It is also very awkward to lift when itâs full of stuff.
In my quest to find a better portable case for my RC stuff, I began looking for another hard case. I actually had in mind the Stanley FatMax 020800R 4-in-1 Rolling Work Station. In pictures, the 020800R FatMax looked like it might be perfect for chargers and larger items in the bottom, plus parts, tools and batteries in the upper sections. However, it had to be able to fit in the trunk of my car without laying down. I measured my trunk height, then went to the store and measured it. No luck. Itâs too tall.
I had not even thought of a soft-sided tote until I was walking through Home Depot and saw one on display. I was pretty impressed. It was a bit expensive at $129, but I bought it on impulse (Hi, my name is Michael and I have a tool addictionâ¦).
This 22-inch Rolling Pro Tool Tote is the largest soft-sided tote that Home Depot sells. Luckily for me, it JUST fits standing up in the trunk of my car. For a soft-sided case, it is seriously beefy and well made with a heavily reinforced bottom and back and a very strong extendable handle. When full of parts and tools, this tote is pretty heavy. However, the two strong straps across the top make lifting it into the car much easier than trying to manipulate that seriously long SKB box that I have. It also has very strong lifting straps on either side.
This 22-inch Rolling Tote has THREE wheels across the bottom. They are solid wheels with good bearings. The fully loaded tote handles the weight without any problem and rolls easily on reasonably flat surfaces and lawns. It is not for off road walking expeditions over rough surfaces, but thatâs not why I bought it. For me, itâs a base station. My job takes me away from home quite a bit. I take my RC Trucks with me. Thatâs why it was important to me to have a tool-box capable of fitting into the trunk of my car. When I stay in hotels, the tote goes with me into the room so I can work on the trucks in the evening when Iâm not running them.
I had an interesting experience in practical use of the three wheels: Besides holding extra weight, I wasnât sure what the purpose was for having three wheels. However, I was recently pulling this tote along the sidewalk to my hotel when I had to move over for some people walking the other way. One side of the tote went over the edge of the sidewalk. I braced myself for the expected drag, but it never happened. Even with one wheel hanging in the air, the other two wheels on the sidewalk kept the tote upright and rolling easily. I donât know if Husky had that in mind when they installed three wheels, but I like it!
I especially like the many, MANY pockets on this tote. I use the outside pockets for things I want access to the most such as my batteries and one of my chargers. The various sized inner pockets are great for my voltage tester, hand-tool kits, lights, spare parts, wire, tape, glue, etc. The numerous mini-pockets and straps across the inner back wall are perfect for my various individual hand tools such as pliers, vice grips, wire strippers, side cutters, clamps and so on. There are even two small zippered web pouches on the inside top flaps where I keep my extra charger adapters and the CellLog battery tester that I use all the time. They are safe there, but quickly accessible.
Finally, the large space in the middle of the tote works well for things like my second battery charger and power supply, electric drill and driver, heat gun, soldering station, my rolled up Cow Pad, etc. You could also fit a smaller 1/10 scale or a 1/16 scale RC Truck in there.
The closest soft-sided tote that I could find in comparison is the Klein Tools Tradesman Pro Organizer It is a also a very well-built tool tote and has awesome, large wheels. Video on YouTube shows that those wheels will easily roll over rough surfaces. However, I donât need that ability. The Klein tote is more expensive than the Husky tote and just slightly smaller. Overall, I found the Klein tote to be too small for my needs. I have a lot of stuff.
UPDATE: The center space of the Husky 22-inch Rollng Pro Tool tote is vary large, so itâs rather easy to pile too much stuff in there. That makes it hard to keep organized. I considered buying plastic organizer boxes to stack in there, but settled on using smaller Husky totes that fit inside the large tote. That ended up working extremely well and Iâm very happy with the final result.
I had placed a link in my review to an RCCrawler Forum where I had posted 22 pictures of this tool tote along with descriptive captions. Unfortunately, Home Depot rejected that review because of including the link. I'll post the maximum of six pictures allowed here. If you want to see more, go to the RCCrawler forum, then the Tools and Procedures sub-forum, then search within that sub-forum for the MailManX review of the Husky 22-inch Rolling Pro Tool Tote.
Buy this tote! You won't be disappointed!
February 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by SatisfiedOwner Sturdy Bag
This bag is strong and seems as if it will hold up to repeated use if the first month is any indication. There are pockets galore with some viewable zipper pouches and clips for various tools. This is nice considering how deep the bag is. Unless you don't put the tool in the proper pouch, there isn't any fumbling for it in the bottom of the bag. Also, the three wheels provide additional security and stability when moving on flat and slightly uneven surfaces. Although the bag is heavy, I carry it up steps unless they are concrete. It moves well up and down concrete steps. The top of the bag is reinforced and flat which means I can sit other bags or items on the top and roll the bag without worry that the items will fall off. I gave the value a 4 because it is pricey, but if it lasts for a long time it will definitely be worth every penny.
September 3, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by ItsInTheBag Heavy But Built To Last
Very pleased with this bag. It's only drawbacks are its' price and it's shipping weight as stamped on the carton, is 29 lbs. That is a heavy bag before one tool goes into it. If you need to lift your bag a lot you may want to go to a lighter bag; However if your job has you moving and using a lot of tools in a lot of different locations throughout the day, this is a great bag for that. I have put so much into the bag and there's room for more. With all the pockets it's easier to find things faster. The bag folds closed fairly flat so you can easily stack other bags, boxes or lunch thermoses on top and roll everything together. There is a 3rd wheel in the center of bag bottom and it has considerable skid plates built into the lower part of the sturdy handle which makes for easier moving up or down short steps. I wouldn't go over too many steps if there's an easier way though simply because of the weight. This bag is a brute and holds a lot! If cost is no worry, You'll love this freight train!
August 13, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by JMustang87 Great tool bag for travel
Love this bag! Holds everything I need for work when I am out of town.
August 26, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Cee888 Best tool bag
I got this tool bag for my b/f that had a trunk full of scattered tools. This bag is amazing! Has all kinds of nooks and cranies and everything has a place. It's heavy duty and good quality. I recommend it.
February 4, 2014