Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 12
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by therock Great Tool Box Combo & Value
This is a great box and value. Its not a Snap-On or Proto, and its not in that price range either. Those boxes are not that much heavier built and way over priced.
The only con I have is the casters. Just like kicking the tires of a new car folks will put their hand on the box and shake it. The casters flex a little.
The good stuff is the Finish is a nice looking silver or gray and black texture that will not scratch or show prints or smudges easily. The pull handles have a finish that avoid this also.
The drawers are the standard 100lbs rated ball bearing type and are lightly lubed. The drawers shut themselves when you get them less than an inch from shut. The drawer liners are not too bad as I have seen come with others. They will not wrinkle if someone slam's a drawer.
Home Depot hands down has the best price for this combo and free shipping to the store for pickup is nice. Be prepared to have help unloading. The bottom box alone is around 200lbs. It took three of us to get it into the back of my truck. Lucky for me I have a 4Wheeler lift in my garage to slide it onto.
The top box has gas struts on the lid, and the boxes are not keyed alike.
This combo will easilty handle pro applications. If I were going to be rolling it around a factory I would get some casters made of thicker metal, and I would still be money ahead of getting a Proto or Snap-On.
May 24, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by critchey Nice solid set of tool chests
Boxes arrived in short order
Was missing some parts for the base - HD shipped and they arrive a week or so later
The included wheels are no good once the boxes are loaded up
Replaced with 4" metal wheels as the shop has a concrete floor
August 25, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by RickinOKC Solid Product
This is a very good tool chest for the money. The construction is solid and sturdy. This isn't a tool chest for a heavy duty industrial application, but, for the money, this is a great tool chest for a homeowner, hobbyist, or small shop.
June 9, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Boobear Great deal for the money
This tool box combo is Very heavy empty. Very well built welded where it counts. Does the job i need as a mechanic. You will need help unloading this. The pictures dont do justice on the casters as they appear to be small but are actually good sized. Drawers slide easily the only problem with them is they dont want to stay open when looking for the tools you need out of the drawer may be i dont have it level i dont know yet to that. the locking system seems to work well ive only had it now for around a month so in a few months ill write back on that.
June 30, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by StoneTrees Well balanced choice.
Overall, I'm happy with this purchase, but I went it not expecting a top of line product at a low end price. I expected a decent box at a good price and this meets that requirement. Based on my experience, this is on par with a good Craftsman tool chest, but nowhere near the level of the premium chests.
I've had two issues in the 3 or so weeks I've owned this box which I feel should be addresses by design. First, when unlocking the tool chest, it's possible to turn the key beyond the unlocked position and as a result, disengage the locking bar from it's guide. So each time this happens (which is frequent when operating the lock) I have to manually insert the locking bar back into its guide before I can lock the upper cabinet. Second, the keys are very soft and my lower chest now has a snapped off key in it due to a small bump while the key was still in the lock.
Were I a professional, like others have suggested, I would upgrade the casters and maybe replace the locks and it might work as a pro chest, but really, if that were the case, I'd probably just recommend a different chest due to the heavy abuse professional chest receive. As a garage mechanic, even with the issues I've described above, I'd recommend this simply because of the bang you get for your buck.
August 28, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Ratholer Beats the other comp. every time!
Heavy duty in all aspects. The wheels could be alittle more heavier duty, but all in all the quality of this chest is great. More durable and heavier built than any in its class. The price can't be beat. Very happy with this chest.
December 21, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Oksam Great Tool Box Combo
I couldn't be happier. Casters were pre-installed, drawers work smoothly and the various sizes of the drawers were perfect for my use.
January 16, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Mike Good value for the money
It's not Snap On or Mac, but then neither is the price. It's a good toolbox. Much better than the 'cheap' ones you see everywhere else.
Before you buy something else, check out the weight ratings of the drawers, and especially of the entire box. That's where this one wins.
The only con is the snap back on the drawers when you are closing them. That last inch is quick and if you aren't careful, you end up with all your tools toward the back.
October 7, 2014