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Rated 4 out of 5Â by NC1210 Good chest for the price
Got this chest and the matching other half on sale after they were marked down, also got 10% off using a coupon I was emailed. Think I got both for about $340. Definitely not the quality of a more expensive Craftman, Kobalt, or pro tools chest like Mac or Snap-On, but you really can't argue for a price. Kobalt drawers are rated at 100lbs where this is 50lbs, but the Kobalt is more than twice the price.
The drawers have an "Overhang" section in the front where the front hangs about an inch over the usable space, and also do not fully extend from the rear, so the next drawer up hangs about an inch or two over the top space. This is annoying only for the drawer where I use socket racks since I cannot pull larger sockets straight up and out off the rack. This makes it so I have to position the racks about an inch from the back and front causing me to lose usable space, but not a big deal as I fill that space with spare sockets or ones that don't fit on the racks like hex, torx, etc. The drawers are also not the full width of the chest, so with the chest being a 32 in chest only about 27 in of that is usable space based on my measurements while cutting liners for it.
The drawers push all the way in and then kind of snap or pop into a more firm closed position. This is okay, but I would prefer a griplatch system like other brands. Some times you have to give the drawers a decent shove or push one side or the other to get them to close. The locking/latch mechanism is also a little finicky but once I figured it out through trial and error it was easier to use. If you try to close the top lid without all the drawers pushed in you could get an alarming pop or bang as the mechanism slips, or if you close the top before making sure all the drawers are fully closed you can lock the box and find that some drawers are locked and some can be pulled open.
The locks are definitely not firm or sturdy enough to prevent theft, they are obviously just to keep someone not willing to yank or pry a drawer open past the lock from messing with your tools, ie. friends or coworkers too cheap to buy certain things you might have. My buddy has a Mac box that cost thousands more and you aren't getting into that box with anything short of a grinder.
Finish is nice, drawer handles have a few spots where you can see a crease where the metal was formed, and are a tad flimsy etc, but despite all this for the price you really can't find a nicer box! The lid is firm and sturdy and lifts smoothly as well. This box is a little higher than I thought it would be, being 5' 10" I can just barely see the top shelf under the lid. If there was a lot of stuff up there I wouldn't be able to see what was towards the back of the shelf.
Excuse the filthy garage in the photo, I recently moved and am working on getting years and years of clutter, old tools, and dirt cleaned out of the garage at the new house.
October 9, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Doug Stylish top chest of good Value
I also like this chest in the same style of the rolling cabinet.
The open till for easier accessibility, the embossed lid, the shining drawer pulls, the sturdy side handles, all these features are really awsome.
March 6, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by forgedmouse great tool box
Very pleased,great tool box at a great price,highly recommended
October 29, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5Â by diyer great value for the money
The high priced models cost thousands. This one
looks as good and works as well and only costs
December 24, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Toolboxsteve Quality Tool Box at an exceptional price.
This tool box is outstanding. I am a mechanic and love this tool box. I would recommend this tool box to anyone.
January 28, 2014