Rated 4.4 out of 5Â by 97
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0Â by Demon1234 Great value and not just for the shop
I decided to purchase one of these for my home office first before considering getting two more units for my workshop. Based on the reviews here (and the pix), the box looked like good value to me. HD did not have any in store close to where I live (I guess Houston is not big enough of a city to keep it in stock :P ). So i purchased it online and had it shipped to the store for me to pick up. Took about 2 weeks before I received a note from HD that it had come in, even though the website tracking showed it had arrived earlier.
Anyways, The box comes almost fully assembled (all left to do is the push bar attachment). Checked the unit at the store with store personnel present and all looked good (no damage). I strongly recommend to do this as these boxes are not built to withstand even the slightest of drops. This is from personal experience in the past with Craftsmans. This goes for all tool boxes though, even Snap-Ons. It is just the way they are designed. When you check at the store with a store rep, there is no need to convince them later that it was already damaged before you got home, no need to bring it back to the store, no need to discard all the packaging, etc. Saves you a lot of trouble.
At home, I removed the wheels before placing it in my office, for esthetics. Also, did not install the handle for same reason. I put some liners in to prevent stuff from rolling around.
The drawing size distribution is very balanced. You get 4 shallow size, three medium depth (incl the top drawer) and 2 deep ones for larger items. The bamboo top is an added bonus for me as you normally do not get a nice top cover like this. I don't think the casters will hold up in a shop environment if used (by rolling around) every day. The casters are made of plastic and that is not a material that handles load and stress over longer periods of time. I would recommend either to not stuff it full with heavy items, or leaving the box in one place in your shop. The two i will get for my shop will only carry spare parts for my vehicles and those are a lot lighter than a comparable volume of tools.
Overall, a very nice above average quality tool box for a very good price. Highly recommend replacing the casters with steel ones and you'll have a winner in my book.
October 17, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0Â by toug Best bang for ur buck
52" toolbox for $329 what more can I say best deal out there,very sturdy,easy to take drawers out for cleaning and comes with a 1/2"thick wood top.Also room for every tool you have!!!
December 30, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0Â by Chris Great box at ridiculous price.
Iâm a gray beard whoâs been around and done just about everything. From automotive work, to machine shops to the gold fields of Alaska, Iâve pretty much done it all. And this box is the best tool value Iâve ran across in a long time. At just a little over $400 with shipping (delivered right to me) and tax, this bench/box compares to others twice or three times the price. It looks just as tough as my 50 year old snap-on chest Iâve been dragging around since 1972. Will it hold up like the snap-no? Donât know yet, but from the way itâs built, it should. And hereâs the fun part, I paid less for it than I did for my snap-on chest in 1972 when I was making $4.35 an hour as a journeyman mechanic.
If you need a large tool box that doubles as a work bench, I highly recommend getting this one.
October 14, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0Â by M7kris Best toolbox for the price
I had done a lot of shopping online and comparing prices for boxes in the same size. This box was the best quality box with all the right features I was looking for and had the lowest price.
April 11, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0Â by sp4205 Great Tool Chest
I purchased this tool chest after Black Friday and got a great deal on it. The tool chest was already assembled so all I had to do was load it in the back of my truck and take it home. It comes with a hardwood top that is great for working on small or large projects. The drawers are easily removed and replaced if necessary. It comes with strip lights in the back to illuminate your tools. The drawer fronts have clear glass which is sturdy. The wheels are heavy duty with locks so the chest does not move. The drawers also has a key lock which I strongly suggest you use prior to moving the tool chest to avoid the drawers from moving out on you and causing the chest to tip over. It is easy to roll around my garage and out onto the driveway. The handle for pushing/pulling can be attached at either end and has a comfortable grip. The drawers also come with padded inserts to protect from scratching and tools sliding around. Plenty of storage space. I love this thing.
January 13, 2015