I like the toolbox. I set another craftsman box on top. The casters work great. The drawers open up wide. They slide fine for a homeowner. I would step up if ball bearing type drawers are your thing.
The top two units of this combo were great. However, the drawers on the bottom section kept jumping off the track and would not close well. Upon further examination, the metal on the track of the drawers was weak. I will upgrade to the ball bearing chest. The clerk at Sears said that they were much sturdier.
A lot of people put great time and thought into their tools and then forget the most important part - where to put them. This chest provides plenty of starter storage for wrenches, drivers, pliers, and more. The bottom drawer is spacious and good for those things that don't really fit anywhere else, be it extension cords, power tools, or any other bulky item. Construction is solid, it rolls smoothly, and the locking mechanism keeps your tools safe. The only thing you may want to add is a handle.
As we were organizing garage, suddenly this deal came up when a friend called to say this item was on sale at Sears online. At $49.99, half of from original sale price of $99.99 it was a steal either ways but we were surprised how well it is made, the sturdiness and utility. The drawers are smooth opening even with stuff in them. The varied sizes of drawers make it great to put different sized items neatly segregated. The top thin drawers are a great idea/design for the whole slew of small items that we put drawer organizers in to store there. The wheels make it easy to move this chest around. One of the great products from Sears at a bargain price.
this is a great product, i just bought my husband one because of a really good sale, he loves it
I bought this to store electronics. I like the easy glide, noiseless drawers. You must place soft padding inside (optional) if you plan to use it for electronics. I store cameras and accessories on top two shelves and other equipment in the rooming bottom shelves. Excellent casters.
Purchased this along with the top chest to store my tools, similar to the top chest-drawers tend to bind. For the price, great deal-had to travel to pick-up (wasn't in stock at local Sears) had dents so recieved a discount.
Ordered online and picked up at the store. Process worked very smoothly. The metal that these are made of seems pretty thin. I am concerned about the durability. The drawers are pretty stiff and don't slide easily at all, but I guess I should have paid more and gotten the ones with the ball bearing glides. Not even close to professional grade but I think will be ok for light homeowner use.
This item was a second thought after learning the the tool chest that I originally came to the Sears store to buy was no longer available. Admittedly this tool chest was on Clarence because it was damaged and subsequently re-conditioned and as such was priced accordingly. The bottom line,it serves my needs.
Low quality. Two problems were found right after I opened it -
Spent longer than an hour to fix it by myself. It is ok but not smooth.
Love my new Craftsman Chest it was easy to assemble took me 10 minutes and works great to organize my tools.
Upon pickup at store the carton was damaged. I was told the item was ok.
Once I unpackaged it I found the bottom two drawers had been dislodged from an impact. Both were bent slightly. After I made some adjustments the drawers appear to work ok. Had I not already had it unpackaged and it was over 10 miles to the store I would have returned it.
I purchased the same draw 10 yrs ago and it still in good shape. However, this new purchased draw's quality is not good as the previous product. The metal sheets are thinner and the draws are not solid build. Craftman quality is going down. I am considering order brand in the future.
I ordered four of these chests and was initially very pleased with the value. They look sharp and the drawer slides are adequate for non-professional use. Unfortunately, after 6 months of use, the deep lower drawer tracks have failed on every chest. Turns out, the only thing anchoring the drawer slides is a very thin lip stamped into surprisingly thin guage metal.
Worse yet, there is only a few millimeters of metal below the lowest slide, so it is pretty much guaranteed to distort under normal loading. Since the lower drawer is the deepest, it can be expected that it may hold more tools and be heavier than the shallower ones. The lip that anchors the slide gradually deforms with normal use until the slide comes loose. You can reshape the lip with pliars, but this doesn't fix the problem, so it will keep happenening.
So, if you consider all of the drawers to be light duty and don't keep many tools in them, this chest will probably meet your needs. If you expect to install a normal complement of tools in each drawer, it will not hold up during normal use.
The Craftsman name on this chest is misleading as this is actually a Companion quality piece [or lower] due to the flimsy construction. It would probably cost a few dollars more per chest to construct the slide mounts out of a more durable guage of metal. That would have been money well spent by Sears.
I would suggest you put the instructions for drawer removal and caster installation on the outside of the unit. Fishing around with a clothes hanger behind the drawers is a bit frustrating.
I bought this tool cart for my husband, and he loves it! I price shopped, and found that within my budget, it was the very best bang for the buck. It is sturdy, well built, and even locks (which is good in a household of teenage boys who forget to put the tools back!)
When we put it together, it was very easy-and I was honestly surprised by the quality. I should know better than that--it's a Craftsman! It moves around easily on the wheels, and doesn't feel "cheap"--it is very well made.
It holds quite a lot, really, and is easily stored under the counter, then dragged out when he needs to get a too. He really likes the flat top so he can put his tool box on top, or a project that he's working on.
The down side is that the shelves are not lined, so we bought some rubber drawer liners from the discount store, no problem. He likes his tools to stay in place, not bang around the drawers.
I'd recommend this tool box-in that price range, it was really the best one I found--and I looked everywhere!
This is a good product for the money. Especially for the typical homeowner.
Products is O.K.
Let me start by saying on any given day you can walk in to sears and get this 5 DRAWER roll-a-way for around $110 out the store. Keep in mind $110 WILL NOT get you a roller bearings equip tool box!Why I bought it/Pros/ConsI work as a Maintenance Mechanic repairing heavy industrial equipment. I have a bigger tool box where I keep most of my tools, but the place I work for is so huge it became a hassle dragging that big thing around. I needed something small, cheap, and more easy to move around, but at the same time had enough room to fit a lot of tools (I hate walking back in forth just because I forgot a tool). Now you can't expect much more for $110. The tool box is pretty well sized. It has enough storage space for your most common tools. The thing rolls around with ease. The only problem I have had with this box is the slide rails would open and close rough. Two words... Lithium Grease. And I mean real grease... not that WD-40 bs! I put a nice coat of lithium grease on all the rails when I first bought it and haven't had an issue with the sliding rails since. This box has taken a beating... Its been hit by a forklift, tipped over, left out in the rain, and even on a few occasions been kicked by me. It's a true beater box! I'm a real man, and I need a real box that can handle the Real World! If you're one of those guys that just like to have a pretty box to stare at and is afraid to use it because you don't want to get it dirty... then go get ripped off and buy you one of those pretty little tool boxes for $3000.
It's a shame that Sears finds this product fit for the Craftsman name. It's cheap, light gauge, typical Chinese quality. The drawers need a lot of grease to even slide. I paid $200 for the set and feel I paid at least $50 too much. If it wasn't for the weather here in NH, I would have taken it back.