Rated 3.8 out of 5 by 39
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by awgiedawgie Great toolbox. Mediocre wheels.
The toolbox itself is excellent - I liked the first one so much that I bought a second one three weeks later. Very smooth opening and closing of the drawers, even with heavy tools in them. I put rubber drawer liners in the drawers so the tools cannot slide around, because the drawers open and close so easily that I tend to slam them shut without even trying. Before I put the liners in, my tools would wind up at the back of the drawer after I slammed it shut. The casters and the handle are very easy to install. However, I discovered that the hard plastic casters that come with it are only so-so quality. They didn't swivel well, so it was a bit of a challenge to get the toolbox to roll in the direction I was actually pushing it. So when I bought my second toolbox, I put 5 inch rubber swivel casters on it instead of the ones that came with it (see the toolbox on the right in the photo). It is much easier to move the toolbox with the aftermarket casters than with the original ones.
August 12, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by allthumbs Great buy
I have two separated garage spaces. One area holds the cars and the other the lawn equipment, workbench area, etc. I need tools here, and I need tools there, and my toolbox is heavy. So I went looking for a tool cart to take them from one area to the other without getting a hernia. $99 for a spindly looking tool cart of dubious stability? I don't think so. So I started looking at base cabinets which are inherently more stable and offer much more closed storage. Of course I would love to have a Snap-On, MAC, Kennedy, etc. Who wouldn't? But I'm a homeowner, not a professional mechanic. I can't justify spending those kind of bucks for fairly light use. I saw this cab at HD just after it was reduced to $109 and thought it looked like a pretty fair deal. Just the size I needed. Even better when it was reduced even further to $99 on Black Friday. Sold! It was well packaged and without blemish when I took it out of the box. Assembly consisted of mounting the casters (nice with hard rubber wheels; note that you have to take out the bottom drawer first) and the handle (perfectly adequate). The drawers operate smoothly, but the lock sometimes doesn't engage all of the drawers. I'm going to cut a piece of plywood to put on top to add rigidity to support my chest and serve as a limited work surface. Weight limit is supposedly 600 pounds. I'm not sure I'd want to test that limit, but I don't own 600 pounds of small tools anyway. The 4 drawers are rated at 50 pounds each -- you're going to put 400 pounds on top? I don't think so.
As an analogy, we have three letter filing cabinets at work. One is a 30+ year old, famous name lateral file that cost a pretty penny but has withstood being opened and closed about 50 times per day and still looks good and works like new. It's like a Snap-On, MAC, or Kennedy. The other two are much less expensive and substantial with thinner sheet metal and more primitive slides. They're used to store documents only occasionally accessed. They hold a ton of stuff and have also worked well for decades. I would liken this base cab to those file cabinets. It will last a long time and stand up to my level of use just fine, and who could complain about the price?
November 29, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by urban 4 door husky cabinet
very low quality,I have the 46" husky tool cabinet,which is a completely different quality than this smaller counterpart,don't waste your money,its very flimsy came all dented,which because of the thin metal would be a given,I can dent it using only my hand pressure.garbage.
February 12, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by DIYinOH Not bad.
I was looking for a quick solution for a "bare necessities" toolchest and workbench in a corner of my mechanical room. This fit the bill perfectly size-wise. Add on the bench top plywood they make and it's a perfect mini workbench for tight spaces.
I dinged it a star for build quality. It's steel, and it will hold up well, but they could have gone a fraction of an inch thicker to add in some stability to the drawer bottoms.
The drawer slides are really nice full extension ball bearing units. So high marks there.
Lock is pretty worthless, as it usually is on these style cabinets... so no + or - there.
May 15, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by jedi008 While not heavy-duty, it is good enough for the garage
I would not classify this as heavy duty, but for what I paid, it will do well enough in the garage. I purchased this as a combo with the intermediate and top chest and over I am satisfied but the drawers do not close as smoothly as I would like to see them. After doing a bit of looking around and comparing, what would satisfy me would be a higher level tool chest but that equates to a higher price tag (no secret here!).
So, all in all, I got what I paid for and I would recommend this for any casual mechanic or handyman for the garage. For anyone else, I would suggest you look at a higher end box.
January 8, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Dave Great choice for the weekend mechanic
I’ve always wanted a tool chest, but was never able to spend the bucks for an expensive set. I happened to see this one at my local HD, and they had a pricing special, buy the base and the chest, get the middle chest free. Reading the other reviews, I saw that these seem to damage easily in transit, so I made sure the boxes I picked weren’t damaged. (Some of the ones at the store were).
I wouldn’t call this item heavy duty, and I wouldn’t expect it to hold up to long term daily shop use by a professional. The gauge of steel isn’t tremendously thick, and it’s just not in the same league as the pro sets that cost 2-3 times as much. However, for a DIY’er like me who is going to work in the garage a few times a month, this is perfect. It is economical, good looking, functional. The ball bearing drawers work great. Let’s face it, if those aren’t good, that kinda ruins everything. It’s easy to move around, although mine will stay put most of the time. As long as you’re not dropping heavy things in the drawers and slamming it around, I see no reason why it won’t last for decades.
I’m glad I found it for the price I did, it’s a great option. What surprised me the most was once I got it together and started putting my tools in it, I still had several empty drawers. Time to get more tools!
December 25, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by MDuser 4-drawer cabinet had lousy wheels
If you rarely move this 4 drawer cabinet it is extremely adequate. If you need to move it frequently, plan on purchasing wheels.
I would only recommend this cabinet with the warning about the ridiculously bad wheels. Cabinet is worth 5 but the wheels are a zero.
August 5, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Midtown Good Buy...
Good product for our needs, I would certainly recommend this item.
January 27, 2015