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RIDGID

Model # 2048-OS

Internet # 100130283

Store SKU # 410021

Store SO SKU # 191039

48 in. x 24 in. Universal Storage Chest

$289.00 /each
  • 16 cu. ft. of versatile storage space
  • Solid lock tangs provides superior security
  • Full length cover handle slip resistant

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Product Overview

This chest is perfect for job sites, truck beds, garages and industrial applications. Carrying a three-year warranty, it features fully arc-welded construction and has a durable finish for long lasting protection. There is an overlapping cover design for superior weather resistance and security. Its safety features include corner located lock housings, permanently retained locks and recessed shackles to prevent access by saws, pry bars and bolt cutters. Professionals will appreciate the patent pending rapid pass cord access. This feature permits a power cord to pass through the chest so that the chest can be locked while your batteries are charged inside the chest. This chest also features the patent pending flexi shelf 8 in. adjustable bin storage shelf which allows for a customized storage solution.

  • Rapid pass cord access provides easy power cord access for battery charging while tools are safely locked inside the chest
  • Flexi shelf 8 in. adjustable bin storage helps to organize hand tools, parts, power tools, etc. (includes 3 steel dividers)
  • Permanently retained lock with recessed shackle saves time, prevents lost locks and access by saws, pry bars and bolt cutters (locks not included)
  • Powder coat finish for maximum corrosion protection and long lasting durability
  • Overlapping cover design provides superior weather resistance and added security and heavy-duty 16-Gauge steel construction with fully arc-welded seams
  • Corner located lock housings prevent corner pry ins; maximizes internal storage space
  • Solid lock tangs provides pry bar resistance
  • Ergonomic, recessed handles with 90-degree stops to provide maximum leverage
  • Easy to grip along entire cover length
  • Locking cover support secures cover in open position, prevents accidental closure
  • Solid one piece 12-Gauge steel skids provide a wide base for greater strength and stability
  • Durable finish provides heavy duty, long lasting protection
  • All new weather stripping to protect your tools from rain and snow
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Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.) 
24 in 
Product Height (in.) 
28 in 
Product Width (in.) 
48 in 

Details

Box storage space (cu. ft.) 
16 
Flammable liquid/fuel storage 
No 
Latches 
No 
Lid type 
Single 
Lock Type 
Keyed Entry 
Material 
Steel 
Material 
Steel 
Number of Compartments 
Product Weight (lb.) 
149 lb 
Returnable 
90-Day 
Truck Box Type 
Truck Chests 
Truck Storage Product Type 
Portable Boxes 

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty 
SEE OWNERS MANUAL FOR FULL LIMITED WARRANTY INFORMATION. *RIDGID® ON-SITE STORAGE EQUIPMENT WILL BE FREE FROM DEFECTS IN MATERIAL AND WORKMANSHIP FOR A PERIOD OF THREE (3) YEARS FORM DATE OF PURCHASE BY THE ORIGINAL RETAIL PURCHASER. 

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Does it required a special lock or standard one?

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Asked by
Seal Beach
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February 3, 2016
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I just purchased a Ridgid job box and went through all kinds of different size Master locks and found the best fit is a # 8 Master Lock (M1XT). if only Home Depot would put the locks that go with this type of job box next to this item ;/ life would be so much more simplier ;)
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December 26, 2015
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Master Locks appear to be some of the worst. There are lots of Youtubes videos of people bumping, picking & drilling them open. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4we5IOM2BQE
Might want to try another brand that is more reliable such as Medeco with a 1" opening. Rigid made a deal with Master Lock but neither cares if your tools are stolen.
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Roanoke, VA
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October 8, 2015
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I bought my box today, 10-8-15. I bought a two-pack of the Master Lock Magnum M1XT with 1" shackle and they work perfectly.
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Oakton, VA
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March 24, 2015
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Standard #5 Master lock is a good choice and what they recommend. I got a 2-pack for under $15.
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New Orleans
March 13, 2015
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It calls for a #5 Master Lock--- this is WRONG---- get yourself two #9 Master locks, that have a 1" throat, and it works great. That's 1" when locked. 3/4 throat will be hard to open box, and 1 1/4 throat will not lock. Get you 2 #9's and you will be good to go!!
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February 25, 2015
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I know Master makes the ones I use on all mine....I DID get them at HD, I just don't know the model # Sorry. The guys at HD "Should" know the ones you'll need.
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Colorado
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February 15, 2015
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Yes it does require a certain size lock. The loop of the lock while in locked condition must be 3/4 to 1" in space. The Master lock #5 at HD does not fit, though there are variations of it. I fount the Master Magnum Lock M1XT worked fine for me. HD has a two pack for about $15 with same key configuration.
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LC,LA
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December 7, 2014
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MasterLock 5
http://www.homedepot.com/p/Master-Lock-Magnum-2-in-Laminated-Steel-Padlock-2-Pack-M5XTCCSEN/202260758
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October 30, 2014
Answer: 
Thank you for your interest in RIDGID!
The pad lock for the storage chest is the masterlock #5. The masterlock #1 can also be used.
Regards,
RIDGID
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how heavy empty

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Pendleton, OR
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September 15, 2015
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Around 150 lb
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Oakton, VA
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March 24, 2015
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I believe it's about 140 lbs. My brother and I carried it up 3 flights of stairs without too much trouble. It has nice handles on the end.
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February 25, 2015
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It's around 80lbs empty
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December 7, 2014
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150lbs
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Rhode Island
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November 13, 2014
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Its not that its heavy, its bulky. But one guy can pick it up empty
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October 20, 2014
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Thank you for your interest in RIDGID!
The 2048 Storage chest has a ship weight of 145 lbs.
Regards,
RIDGID
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Can this be mounted in a truck bed?

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Is there a set of instructions for mounting this box in a truck bed? Not just setting it in there, but bolting it down with hardware?
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June 4, 2015
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Yes...it has feet which I bolted wheels to but I see lots of the job boxes bolted to the floor of the truck as well. Keep in mind this is 48" wide so the truck bed must accommodate that size...they do make a smaller version as well.
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February 25, 2015
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It will fit in a FULL size truck Bed. I used those Ladder Cable locks (From HD) to lock it in. You can use those cargo style straps also to help keep it in place. Once you get tools and stuff in it , it tends to stay put from the weight. (Mine do) I use Weather Stripping to help keep the stuff inside dry. Works Great.
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You would have to drill through the bed and install carriage bolts in through the feet holes
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Yes,can be bolted down
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July 22, 2014
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Yes you can I mounted mine with Carriage bolts and lock washers. There are several pre-drilled holes in the feet that will make it easy to add casters to it or mount it in the bed of the truck.
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June 17, 2014
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There is no written instruction on how to bolt this on a truck bed. A common practice by end users that has this application is to position the box, mark the mounting holes, drill and then bolt it down.
We hope this helps.
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does homedepot sell the locks needed?

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Yes they do. #5 Master lock and it mus have the 7/8 reach in the padlock for a perfect fit.
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New Orleans
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March 16, 2015
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Yes they do. But get Master Locks #9 rather then the #5 suggested in the instructions. Two of them.
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They sure do. Just make sure you get the size listed in the user manual
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Yes they sure do, but do your own measurements, there is a variety to choose from.
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October 29, 2013
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Yes, Master lock #5
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Texas Hill Country
August 27, 2013
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Yes, Home Depot and any hardware retailer that carries Master Lock's variety of locks. I bought mine at Home Depot when I picked up the gang box that I bought online. They aren't difficult to install but can be hard to unlock because the entire lock's body is recessed into the gang box. I'm ok with that because it seems they would be impossible for someone to cut the lock off.
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Customer Reviews

Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 147 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great box Strong box capable of being on busy construction site. Holds lots of stuff tray makes it easy to organize different tools . June 20, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Very well built unit This unit is constructed very well. I know that it will give me many years of Service. This unit is a piece that can be handed down To your kids,if taken care of properly. I would recommend this product to friends And family June 21, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Really good product I bought this box and mounted it in concrete. The steel body is strong, particularly the lid. I was worried about that because many of the other brands I looked at were kind of cheap. The mechanism holds the lid up well when open, and the weather stripping is perfect. The paint finish is thick. The suggestion for the M1XT Masterlock was great. This lock really needs to be 1 inch when closed to work. The M1XT fills the recess for the latch well. I really wanted a 4 pack, but I found two packages with the same key code number giving me 4 altogether. I comparison shop, probably too much. Under $300 for this box is a bargain. I'm very happy with this purchase. June 22, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great storage box I was very impressed with this storage box. Very sturdy. Thinking about getting another July 19, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by if the upper shelf only came with more deviders. I like the upper self, just like to have more deviders other than that this is a good box. May 7, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Was an obvious choice for quality, size, reputation, and affordability! Only thing I can say to people looking to buy is; before you pay for box inspect it first for dents! Not fun getting a 150 pound job box home only to bring it back for replacement. Luckily I listened to another's revue so it didn't happen to me but did see allot that were damaged. Hence the reason for a good rating on durability rather than excellent. However Not the fault of the manufacturer but by the stores employees stocking them with forklifts 25 feet up on a shelf! Though I listen to reviews, I also listen to the manufacturers recommendations and used #5 Master locks. They worked just fine with no problems experienced. I was however missing the parts bag to secure locks to the box, so make sure you check for it when purchasing. I do have to acknowledge the manufacturers customer relations department it is like no other! I expressed my issues and I had parts in my hand the next day! Amazing! In contacting them I did find that the boxes are manufactured by Knack for Ridgid. A leading company in manufacturing quality jobsite storage boxes! Double win as far as I'm concerned!! Overall I'm very pleased with everything I came away with and would highly recommend this to everyone without hesitation. May 11, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Rigid 2048 Well.... Took me a whole day and 3 stores to find one that wasn't dented. I found one finally, took it home and affixed the recommended #5 master locks. Guess what? Yep one of the locking hooks is out of spec and it absolutely will not open. One side was sticky without the locks but now it's useless as I cannot get inside. 2 stars is generous being that it is of no use to me at all and considering how much time I've put into what should be a simple purchase. I like it better than the Klein but this is really aggravating! February 5, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Very good lock box I would have given 5 stars but the only problem I had with this is, The lid did not sit right and had to mess with it to get it to be able to put locks on and close it. Other than that it is a very well built storage chest. July 12, 2016
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