Rated 3.9 out of 5 by 143
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by JustinR On my third and it's breaking again
Unless you plan to be very gentle with this product I would strongly recommend NOT BUYING IT.
I’m on my 3rd one and I used to really like them. It’s very spacious and can hold a lot of stuff. I fill these things with office supplies and take them on films shoots to create a mobile office. The way they expand is very convenient for easy access to its contents.
BUT THEY ALWAYS BREAK. Far too many components are made of thin plastic and easily break. The best example is the arms on each side of the fatmax. They help it expand and then lock shut. Those arms are connected to the top and bottom sections by two small plastic pieces that they slide on. These pieces always break first. I see a lot of positive reviews on here and that's great but all three of mine have failed me. Mine get loaded onto a truck with a bunch of other film equipment and always end up falling apart.
Unless you like throwing out large pieces of plastic each year I strongly advise steering clear of this thing.
August 1, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by jess Has lasted several years through lots of livestock shows!
First of all I bought this back in 2013 I believe. Thus far it has served us beyond measure! We use it as a Show Box for hauling supplies needed for showing livestock. I didn't want to spend the hundreds, or even sometimes thousands, of dollars show boxes can run and I was looking for an alternative when I came across this. Since I have begun using it several other families are also starting to use them now as well!!! It has held up to ALOT of abuse! We are looking at getting a second one as our supplies outgrow this box and there is no question as to whether it should be another Fat Max or not. Thank you Home Depot and Stanley!!
July 26, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Dan Big Bang for the buck !
I purchased one for my daughter , great organizer for her horse shows . 2 weeks later I purchased a second for my tools at home . I keep all the basics , easy to move around .
August 23, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by mike excellent
Excellent for organizing and hauling tools in and out of buildings in a professional manner.
August 9, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Moparmaker Great toolbox
This box fitted my expectations to a tee. Using it for a RC field box.
August 2, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Rusty Just what I needed
Easy to open, Just wright for viewing all tools at a glance
August 2, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by TraylorHead It's a band box for us
My wife bought it for me to put all my tools in but it got taken over and used in my band. I have mic cables (16 20ft, 3 50ft and a few 25-30), 2 ISO-TEL outlet boxes and gaffe tape in the bottom with still a little room. Middles handled the power cords, extra instrument cables, a few speaker cables for amp to cabs, and a few patch cables. The top holes tools for repairs, 6 10 ft cables, speciality cables like 4 20 ft TRS cables, tape and some odds and ends.
It's great to grab one box out of the trailer that has all this. If we need a snake, it's keep on the trailer as we don't use them much.
I think it's well worth it for that we use it for as it replaces several other boxes.
July 26, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bonfire Great for a Camping "Chuck Box".
I bought the FatMax box for my husband and loaded it with everything he needs for a camp kitchen "Chuck Box" to take when he is out hunting/camping. It worked perfectly to fill the top with knives, silverware and kitchen gadgets, under the lift-out went the paper products. In the divided section went everything smaller like spices, sunscreen, bug spray, dish soap, can coozies, deck of cards & Farkel (with pen & paper), matches, first aid kit and a small toolbox... In the larger compartment we put, pots, pans, paper towels, quart & gallon bags, foil, cooking oil & spray, coffee & pot, cutting board, pot holders, cleaner and lysol wipes and much more... It could not hold the single burner camp stove, but it would fit if we didn't have so much other stuff we wanted to include. It has worked perfectly and turned out to be much better than we had hoped. LOVE IT!
October 11, 2015