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TOUGHSYSTEM 2.0 22 in. Small Tool Box

  • Heavy-duty design is IP65 rated with 110 lbs. load capacity
  • Modular design is backwards compatible with most TOUGHSYSTEM
  • Durable 2-piece metal front latches and auto-connect side latches
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DWST08300 ToughSystem 2.0 Toolbox


The next generation of storage is up for the challenge.

DWST08300 ToughSystem 2.0 Toolbox


Storage that stacks up to any jobsite

DWST08300 ToughSystem 2.0 Toolbox


Engineered with upgraded features to handle long days in harsh conditions.

DWST08300 ToughSystem 2.0 Toolbox with patented auto-connect side latches

Patented Auto-Connect Side Latches

Upgraded feature to easily connect ToughSystem 2.0 products together

DWST08300 ToughSystem 2.0 Toolbox with Durable Two-Piece Front Latches

Durable Two-Piece Front Latches

For added durability when securing tools inside the box.

DWST08300 ToughSystem 2.0 Toolbox with one-touch release

One-Touch Release

Easily push the latch to release the toolbox.

DWST08300 ToughSystem 2.0 Toolbox compatible with all ToughSystem products.

Backwards Compatible

The TOUGHSYSTEM 2.0 Toolbox is compatible with most TOUGHSYSTEM products.

DWST08300 ToughSystem 2.0 Toolbox with High-Impact Protection

High-Impact Protection*

Built for real jobsite conditions. *Refer to DWST08300 on DEWALT.com

DWST08300 ToughSystem 2.0 Toolbox IP65 Rated

Dust and Water Protection

With an IP65 rating, ToughSystem 2.0 is protected from dust and water.

DWST08300 ToughSystem 2.0 Toolbox with 20% Larger Storage Capacity

20% Larger*

This toolbox has 20% larger* storage capacity. *When used with DWST08165 and DWST08450 as part of a tower.

DWST08300 ToughSystem 2.0 Toolbox Deep and Shallow Trays for optimal organization. Sold Separately.

Customizable Deep & Shallow Trays

Deep and Shallow Trays for optimal organization. Sold Separately.

DWST08300 ToughSystem 2.0 Toolbox with Limited Lifetime Warranty


Limited Lifetime Warranty

DWST08300 ToughSystem 2.0 Toolbox


Customize the right setup for your job with our full line of stackable storage.

The TOUGHSYSTEM 2.0 Tool box has patented auto-connect side latches, allowing for 1 hand operation. It also has 2-piece metal wire front latches for added durability when securing tools inside of the box. This tool box offers 20% more tool storage when used with DWST08300 and DWST08450 as part of a tower. It is IP65 rated for dust and water resistance and has a 110 lbs. load capacity. The tool box contains 2 large organizer cups on the inside with removable dividers for optimal organization. The TOUGHSYSTEM 2.0 22 in. Small Tool Box is compatible with all TOUGHSYSTEM products.
  • Auto-connect side latches
  • 20% larger volume than our DWST08130, DWST08203 or DWST08250
  • 2-piece metal wire front latches for added durability
  • IP65 rated for dust and water resistance
  • 110 lbs. load capacity
  • 2 large organizer cups with removable dividers
  • Backwards compatible- works with any TOUGHSYSTEM product

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Questions & Answers


Does this unit lock somehow?

Asked by Scott April 18, 2021

It does have a whole which can be used for a padlock to secure the contents. In the pictures of the box, look to the front of the lid in the center, it has a metal surround.

Anyone travel with this on an airline? Any problems with check-in?

Asked by LA February 25, 2021


Has this been discontinued? Not available anywhere.

Asked by Matt February 15, 2021

Hello Matt, We apologize for any inconvenience. The model DWST08020 is available online. It has not been discontinued but there is lock stock at this time.

What is the yellow piece for thats on the top, where the handle is? Is there a purpose for it?

Asked by R20T20 February 14, 2021

Yes, that's part of the latching system for stacking on top of the box. For half-sized (half-width) boxes in the ToughSystem 2.0 line such as this one https://www.homedepot.com/p/DEWALT-Tough-System-2-0-6-Compartment-Small-Parts-Organizer-DWST08020/313818239 that yellow piece lifts up to latch onto one side of the half-sized box.

Will this work with original tough system

Asked by Bam February 9, 2021

Yes, it's backward compatible, only difference is 1.0 doesn't autoclick like 2.0 does.

Does the handle supposed to be wobbly? And the yellow tab to release the handle get stuck and have to wiggle it to release the handle

Asked by Bee February 7, 2021

No the handle should not wobble. I now own two of these boxes and neither handle does that. as for the release button, no it should not stick it doesn't do that on either of mine. You should contact the store you purchased the item from and if they can't help then contact Dewalt directly. Make sure you have your receipt for proof of purchase.

Is the 2.0 system compatable with the original tough system boxes?

Asked by Scott February 7, 2021

yes it well work because it's 2.0 too and works great too.

How many of the yellow trays will the Small Tool Box hold? Do 3 shallow trays fit?

Asked by Max February 5, 2021

2 of the shallow or 1 large.

How many of the deep trays will fit in this? I know at least two can (I've seen videos) but it lo...

Asked by Will February 5, 2021


When will this Toughsystem 2.0 be back in stock?

Asked by D4ZE January 24, 2021

Hello D4ZE, We do apologize for any inconvenience. This item DWST08165W00450 is currently out of stock You could enter your email on this page and it will send you an email when they come back in stock.

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Customer Reviews

  • 4.7
    out of 958 reviews
  • 92% recommend this product
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Great storage box, extremely heavy duty
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I have had this a few weeks and am using it for all my electrical test equipment. It has 2 storage compartments that are removable and have removable dividers. I was able to organize everything nicely and it is easy to locate my tools.
by Flamemaster
Very sturdy, super tough!
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I got this box a couple weeks ago and didn't really know what to expect. It's surprisingly big, much bigger inside than it appears on the outside. And, it's got a really nice weight to it--you can feel that I'll take a beating and still stay strong. The two containers inside will be great for keeping any loose hardware or tools I might need to bring with me, and the space inside is large enough to be versatile and meet whatever needs a particular job might need.
by finewoodquirking
Honors it’s name, it’s TOUGH!
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I got this a week ago, it’s sturdiness impressed me. The front latches are very helpful securing the stuff inside, is kind of hard to close it but that means is almost sealed! It has a weather proof gasket all around so it will stay dry. The 2 containers on the sides are big enough to our several items. The patented auto connect side latches is a nice addition and It’s also a good looking tool box I needed to mention. Overall I’m satisfied with this, i got the feeling it will last me a long time. Dewalt you guys did great on this tough 2.0 system.
by Pedro G
Sturdy, commercial grade
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] This thing is built like a tank. Although it is plastic, it will stand up to whatever you can throw at it. From the tensioned side handles, the reinforced lock ring, to the latches that are a sure thing, and the water proof seal, this thing is built to withstand rugged use. I really love that the lid stays propped open. I dont know if that is a product of the tight hinges, or it is meant to stay up, but that is a plus. This might be the start for me of getting the whole set.
by salyernuts
Rugged tool storage
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] This toolbox is solid & feels sturdy. It has a seal that goes around the open box that seals out dirt and water. The only minor complaint is the two included parts boxes don't feel as solid as the rest of the box. The smaller parts boxes have removable dividers. Works well for customizing how you want to use them. There's ample room to keep two power tools and hand tools. I would seriously look into the other size toolboxes that combine with this. It's a great way to bring your tools to a job site.
by SfDz3
Awesome tuff box
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I got this for the use of strapping to my atv for carrying tools on the trail for either break downs or doing trail maintenence, building in the woods. Sturdy box holds up well to all the bouncing around plenty of room for tools and best part is water tight so don't have to worry about water or dirt getting in and ruining tools would definitely recommend.
by Joei
Nice upgrades
I recently received the bottom case as part of the sampling program and am fortunate to already own the three piece first generation of Tough Cases. I compared them yesterday and noted several upgrades which I’ll list. Pros 1. The latches are higher quality and easier to operate. I’ve heard complaints of them breaking off in the previous model and I myself pinched my finger once when closing. 2. The wheels are larger with a bigger tread. 3. The handle raises and lowers with the push of a button vs. a pull bar, which I found a little difficult to use. 4. The side auto connect latches are wonder, they easily click together and release. The old latches had to be smacked to connect and the handle of the top case was in the way when releasing. 5. The area where you can add a padlock is metal reinforced vs all plastic from the first model. 6. The new cases are 20% larger according to the website. 7. Also, I was happy to see the new and old cases are compatible with each other. Cons 1. While the exterior is water resistant, I conducted a water test on both old and new models to simulate rainy conditions. When the lid was opened on the old case, a small amount of water seeped through the hinge portion. On the new Tough System Cases, it poured in. 2. The wheels apparently are equipped with locks but I was unable to engage them. 3. The height of the rolling cart handle may not fit in trunks or trucks with tonneau covers. I’d personally like the next model to include a removable and collapsible cart. 4. There wasn’t an instruction manual and I had a few questions, such as how to use the brakes and what function the yellow clip on top served. 5. Another thing I’d like to see might be the addition of foam inserts of some type to keep tools from crashing together during transportation. Overall, it’s a nice product and the modifications are an improvement from the first models.
by Missdewalt
Important Upgrades for Tough System 2.0
This review is for the top toolbox of the ToughSystem 2.0. The cover latches of this box are very secure while being easy to open and close. The rubber lid gasket is excellent and tools will stay clean and dry, even outside in your truck bed. The cover stands open at 90 degrees for easy access without flopping open fully. The improved side latch stacking system automatically locks the boxes together, but push on the bottom of the latch and it stays unlatched until you remove the box; very clever. There are handles on each side for stacking, and a center front handle with rubber inside for easy gripping and comfortable carrying. The two parts trays have removable dividers, and the tray lids have recesses so you won't have parts mixing from one compartment to the next; a nice touch. This is one rugged, well thought out tool box that should give years of reliable service.
by RayConcordNH
Perfect top box or stand alone box
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] This is a solid well constructed Tool box. I understand this is a storage system, however this particular box can be used as stand alone toolbox and is a good way to get into Dewalt's storage system. Things I like • Heavy duty but light weight a the same time. The front latches feel strong with positive lock mechanism. • Bigger than expected, you can fit most of your daily use tools, for example if you have multiple boxes this could be your top box with drill, impact driver, batteries, charger, drilling and driving bits and of course multiple size / types of screws. • The main handle is quite comfortable with a portion of the handle made of a softer material that provides a "premium feel" , I know this box is supposed to be rough and tough but is nice to have these small luxuries :) • IP65 rating, that means water resistant to regular rain, not to be submerged in the pool and by the way the rubber seal feel like it's goin to last for a log time. • Side handles, yes this allows you carry the box with 2 hands or have your 2 little kids carry the box full of stuff for you ;) Other uses I would not mind using this box to carry delicate electronics with a foam insert, in fact this would be lighter than the traditional metal boxes used in the AV industry to carry delicate components. I cannot speak about the auto-connect mechanism because this is my only box in the tough system, I may get another box in the future, if I do I'll came back and update this review. Overall this is a great tool \ multi use storage box. Regards
by Melvin2
I am an apprentice electrician. I bought this because I...
I am an apprentice electrician. I bought this because I recently started building up my power tool collection. I keep my impact, drill motor, reciprocating saw and circular saw in it. It’s pretty solid. I like it. It’s made my last few jobs a lot easier.
by BannerElectric
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