I love these organizers, only tiny issues are no good place to stick a label on the handle end of...
April 19, 2017
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I love these organizers, only tiny issues are no good place to stick a label on the handle end of the case that doesn't peel off and I don't believe they sell just the yellow tubs. It would be cool if there were accessory and/or replacement tubs that could be purchased separate.
So I purchased a couple of these and a couple of days later I got two Milwaukee ones. I compared them, side by side (I should have done this in the store. I liked that parts and pieces couldn't shift between compartments. Same with Milwaukee. The top is clear, to see what's in the bins. Same with Milwaukee. Durable case, with good latches. Same with Milwaukee.
The contents are arguably easier to see inside the yellow Dewalt bins, over the red Milwaukee ones. The Dewalt has a couple of long, wide bins. All are interchangeable as far as layout. The Milwaukee ones also cost $4.50 more
So, why only three stars? The Milwaukee bins have a piece of hard plastic running across the width. I think this lends more strength to the design. The Milwaukee has latches to attach the bins together in a stack. Oh! You say, but so does the DeWalt! Yea, but try opening the bottom DeWalt bin while the stack is latched together. You can't! Whereas with the Milwaukee, you can access the all the contents of the successive bins in the stack!
Another point in favor of the Milwaukee is that it had two extra bins where the handle of the DeWalt is (check it out!). The Milwaukee has longer bins than the DeWalt, just narrower. Finally, the Milwaukee has a rubber seal in the lid to keep moisture out, whereas the DeWalt does not.
I have a lot of DeWalt power tools and accessories; however, I took back the DeWalt deep bins and kept the Milwaukee ones...
Had the bigger version but returned it because I liked how the smaller version was more portable. Less than a week later, one of the plastic latches broke. Will be returning for the bigger version because it has metal latches.
This case features removable trays. It is awesome at keeping screws in place when the lid is secured. Handle doesn't cause much torsion on the body when carries. metal latches are tight and built to last. The Husky version on sale was purchased a week before this one but the Dewalt is worth the extra 5 bucks. Although the Husky does offer some extra storage for longer items like levels or odds and ends. Can't go wrong with this Dewalt.
Durable, Sturdy, Nice Design
no storage other than removable trays.
I'm not sure if there were MFG issues for a few peoples cases, or if I got a dream team.. I've had nothing but great performance out of this line, and I am tough on my gear. Best example I can give for quality: I bought a variety of the organizers and fold out bins of different sizes and fastened them in 2 manageable cubes. after hitting a notoriously rough pavement transition I realized my side door had popped open. I was attempting to stop and close it when one of my organizer cubes flew past me in the turn lane, eventually rolling to a more graceful stop then I did in the road. upon inspection.... not one broken lid, missing latch or even a single part spilled.... and still ALL connected. I'm still in disbelief. I will be buying the rest of the collection ASAP. Truly TURN-LANE-TOUGH
Pros - Its Dewalt so even though its plastic it feels tough. The storage bins are removable which is awesome when there is not enough room on my workspace to put the organizer I can just grab the bin I need. The clamps are tight and the seal is perfect. Its very easy to see through, almost like glass, but its strong enough to put even my heaviest tools on it, I've even put it under my miter saw once, though I don't recommend it. :) If you buy more than one they "nest" nicely.
Cons - the handle works independently of the lid, which means that if you don't secure the lockdown clasps properly when you lift it stuff could shift all over the place, although its easy enough to check that they're secure. No place to put labels of whats in each storage bin. Its easy enough to see them, but I like knowing at a quick glance what is in each bin without thinking about it. I guess you could use a label writer and put them on the top, but since I stack mine on top of each other and put tools and stuff on top, they'd eventually rip off.
Overall Pros and Cons I'll be keeping my eye out for more of these when they go on sale as I've got too many things in jars that take up valuable worktop space when I could just be putting them in these and storing them anywhere.
Durable, Sturdy, Easy to Move, Good Size & Weight, Nice Design
I needed an organizer for all my small items at my job so I purchased this Dewalt 8-compartment o...
December 27, 2016
I needed an organizer for all my small items at my job so I purchased this Dewalt 8-compartment organizer, I liked the fact it was small and seemed heavy duty, However shortly after buying it the small plastic tabs on top broke off. at first I thought maybe it was defective so I returned it and got a new one. AND shortly after I bought the new one the plastic tabs broke off again. bad idea to make it with plastic tabs
Purchased these for their size, as they fit in areas of my utility body that the larger ones don't. They are well constructed, and resistant to water intrusion thanks to the gasket. Should hold up well to professional trades use. The deeper compartments are much better suited to some of the more bulky small items that I carry - romex and emt connectors and such. Pleasantly surprised to see that they are manufactured in Israel.
I got this so I could get rid of all the small boxes of screws and sort all the small containers of screws into like sizes. I added a ruler inside the box and labeled the bins so I could easily and quickly sort and find the right screws. Most of my screws are wood not metal but mixing them doesn't matter as long as the lengths are the same. I didn't put nuts and bolts in this one but may get another one for them. Makes it so I can just pick it up and take it to the job instead of scrounging around for screws all over the house and shop.
Durable, Sturdy, Easy to Install, Easy to Move, Good Size & Weight