Rated 3.9 out of 5 by 7
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by HVACoxyACE HVAC Use
It fits perfectly in the work van. I feel so confident with all my gear in it, that I laugh at the possibly of someone getting in it. It has a three point locking system. Which means, it has metal rod that slides thru three welded hole brackets mounted on the lid. The lock goes into the hole to where you can't access it without the key. The metal rod hits against the lock when you try to open it while it's locked. Now, of course this box is only as good as the lock you put on it, so I recommend on spending money on a real lock. I recommend an Abloy PL340/25 Protec2 High Security Padlock. I use this and it will work with this box. You can bolt it to the bed of your truck/van. I'm in the process of doing that today so my pictures don't reflect that work done. If I had one and only gripe it's that the lock is on the left side, when I wish it was on the right, because I have to climb over it to unlock it each time. It's really just a small inconvenience. The box is metal so I can put magnets on the top and store flashlights and tools on the backside of the lid. I'm on the lookout for magnetic strips so I can put other tools on the backside of the lid. I foresee the lid possibly coming down faster than it does now in the future, when closing it, due to constant opening/closing. It would definitely hurt if it landed on your fingers. There is a groove in the lid so long as I use that it won't be a problem. I searched for pictures all over the internet just to get a visual presentation, and there weren't any, so you're welcome!
September 5, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by StringBean strong secure box
Great box, secure and only needs one lock. Fits perfectly in the back of my new half ton truck.My only gripe is that it's expensive for the size, but home depot had the best price and free shipping.I bought a larger Knaack box in 1992 and it's still in the family.
August 31, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by SteveAReeno This product has multiple uses
We are able to use this box for tool storage and other functions in the construction industry. We are required to have specific hinges, and lock mechanism enclosures for the items that we are storing, and this box fit the bill
June 19, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by StumblingDuck Most Durable Storage Box Available
I bought a couple of these in the late 70's and they served their purpose without any problems. This new one reflects many improvements. The locking mechanism uses a single lock and the lid is greatly reinforced now. The paint job is very good, the earlier ones had the worst paint I had ever seen. Don't care for the brown color but that is my problem. I wish the feet were removable so the box would sit lower in the truck. I can fix that with a cutting torch and grinder if necessary. I'm confident this box will last a lifetime.
December 15, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by nnnn only if you HAVE to
This is the only jobsite style box that will fit in my truck bed (ford ranger) so I didn't have much choice. 10 day lead-time, ships fed ex from factory (FED EX dropped this off down the street at a neighbor's property, luckily the neighbor called me and didn't just keep it for himself).
THIN steel, the lid has a dent from it's own weight on the support (i.e. the steel isn't even thick enough to support itself)
HORRIBLE paint that is flaking off (BARE METAL) when it arrives. scratched in a few places down to bare metal... I live by the ocean and this thing will be rusted in a couple weeks unless I sand it down and repaint it...
ALMOST twice the cost of some 48x24x24 boxes (*which don't fit in my truck, of course)
a couple of various other poor-manufacturing-type flaws... the handle in the top of the lid is riveted but installed at a slight angle (just annoying and speaks to the care that DOESN'T go into making these boxes), one of my warning stickers has their junky paint all over it (probably a touch up to try to make it look okay after assembly) one of the stickers on the outside of the box is angled...
KNAACK just redesigned their lid, but I received the old style pictured here... PROBABLY A LEFTOVER, MAYBE EVEN A SECOND/FLAWED BOX...beyond scratches and flaking paint, the support for the lid is on the wrong side, OPPOSITE OF THE PICTURE SHOWN (LOCK on driver side, but lid support on passenger side, so you can't just reach in and close the lid, you have to walk around).
OVERALL very disappointed, not sure if I'll even keep it, but if I were to exchange it, it would take another 10 days, and there's nothing to say it won't be the same.
July 1, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Carlton Pride and Joy
I have a KNAACK model 42 which I have had since I started as a Ironworker helper, since then its always kept my tools safe, dry, organized, plus my work wear. Its been through many seasons over the years but I've always kept it clean, was always asked if id get a new one but I'd say no because its my pride and joy, Because sure its old and wearing slowly but nothing comes close to its strength. I don't want to win a new toolbox, just to say that I have a KNAACK and its the best equipment I've ever owned.
September 2, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Milan Nice box, but it rusts too easily.
Knaack needs to learn how to coat steel so it doesn't rust the first time it gets wet.
September 19, 2013