I read the reviews concerning damage, so I had the delivery guys open the box before I would sign the acceptance paperwork. Not only did I inspect the cabinet, but I had the guys load the considerable amount of packing material into their truck and take it away. The box has wooden supports inside to reinforce the ends and corners, and there is thickened cardboard brackets and Styrofoam such that I don't think shipping damage COULD occur without obvious external box damage. The cabinet was perfect. Another reviewer commented on "tack welded" foot mounts.... but the welds are not in a shear orientation. Loads are reacted by welded steel U-Brackets which span the entire bottom. I believe that if I could get my car inside, the base would hold up! Further, the leg height adjustment can be performed with a 1/2 inch open end wrench under the base pan, or with a flathead screwdriver from INSIDE the cabinet. Complaints that the "feet" don't screw in properly thus requiring a tap for the threads certainly did not pan out in my cabinet. I did pre-lubricate the leg threads before screwing them in. (I hate dry thread fitting!) Feet went in the first time without problem and remain there as I write this. I get nothing but compliments on this cabinet and the rest of the Craftsman bench and storage units. Flood damage destroyed my wooden garage floor cabinets, so I'm replacing the entire garage storage system with Craftsman cabinets, workbench, drawers, and tool storage. It looks great. Oh, almost forgot, the magnetic "door closed" latches nicely hold the doors closed. Like it or not, Sears is an American Institution that is experiencing some hard economic times, and I feel they deserve support from the local community. I grew up with the Sears Catalog, and now it's the Sears On-Line service which provides much of what I need. Craftsman tools are legendary and still carry lifetime warranties. I buy my clothing from Sears, whenever possible. Kenmore appliances fill my kitchen. Sears has worked with me when I have had the occasional problem, and they have been easier to work with than any China-based online distributor. I'm dedicated, but recognize that all "brick & mortar" department stores are struggling. I'd hate to see Sears fail, so my money goes there as much as possible. After 50 years, I've no regrets.
Picked up item at store, very difficult to load! Got it unpacked and there was a huge amt of concealed damage. Too difficult to return. But, you can bet, the balance of my garage storage will not be from Sears!
Ordered online for store delivery. After a week I picked it up and brought it home. It appeared well boxed. Upon opening at home there was significant drop damage on the right front corner that also extended into the inside shelving.
I wanted to exchange it and the clerk said he wasn’t sure if there was another one in stock in the US!
The cabinet is a great design, but I would not describe it as heavy duty. It came dented on the right side. The right side is pushed inside the cabinet and held with a screw that I cannot dislodge and is not described in the instruction package. The hinges are separated from the frame for about 6" from the bottom. I am trying to get in touch with someone from Sears to help me. Continually on hold.
Using this locker for my motorcycle gear. Lots of room and very sturdy even loaded up with equipment. Little pricey but it seems like it will last a long to,e.
It could be more secure. The doors can be pulled open very easy when the doors are locked.