30 in. 5 Drawer Glossy Red Tool Cart

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This industrial grade US General Pro 5-drawer roller cart features rolled drawer edges, gas struts on the lid and spring-loaded drawer latches to hold drawers shut. Additional features include four smooth heavy-duty metal swivel casters for smooth movement around your work area and a durable glossy red powder coat finish that resists rust.

With over 240 reviews, this cart has earned an average rating of 4.5 stars:

This is by far the best deal around on a box like this. Well-built and very attractive looking. Works awesome and a great addition to my set. – Dciguy5, Santa Clarita, CA

I work part time as an aircraft mechanic and did not want or need anything too large or too extravagant. With few exceptions, I have always been pleased with my purchases from HF and caught this cabinet on sale just at the time I needed it. I compared it to similar sized cabinets at the “big box stores” and this one definitely felt sturdier than those did, and for a lot less money. I have been using this for about 6 months now and could not be happier with it. It is well constructed and well designed. The drawers slide very nicely with very little play. It has held up well and I would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a rolling tool chest in this category. – SNL19067, Bucks County, PA

This is perfect for my shop and it holds most every tool I need when I am working on a car on the lift. It beats having to roll my big roll-away around. This would also be great for the home mechanic even if you have a roll-away tool box already. This is a high-quality, extremely well-made box with outstanding fit and finish. Buy it … You will be glad you did!!! – Geezer’s Garage, Torrance, CA

Snap-on truck wanted over $700 for almost the same cart so I went with this one and I love this box. Great buy for a beginner tech. Very happy with it. – VW express tech, NY

You can pick up the 30 in. 5 Drawer Glossy Red Tool Cart at your local Harbor Freight Tools store.

30 in. 5 Drawer Glossy Red Tool Cart
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44 in. 13 Drawer Glossy Red Industrial Roller Cabinet

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“We are impressed with the quality…the price is incredible.” – Car Craft Magazine

The 44 in. 13 Drawer Glossy Red Industrial Roller Cabinet from Harbor Freight Tools features full double-wall steel construction and a T-shaped inner steel frame for the strength needed to hold up to 2633 lb. of tools. With 14,200 cu. in. of storage available, the dual-bank drawer configuration with 13 drawers allows the flexibility to organize a wide variety of tools with narrow, wide and extra-wide drawer options.

The glossy red powder coat finish is durable, easy to clean and looks great in any garage. Maximize your storage and add the matching US General Pro top chest, side cabinet, and side locker to own an entire storage system.

With over 500 reviews, the cabinet has earned an average rating of 4.5 stars:

I’ll keep it simple … It’s quality. It’ll be around in 30 yrs. Period. – Brilliantly, Derry, NH

Got it home and opened the box, looked it over and very impressed. The tool box is better built than my Craftsman that it’s replacing. Came with drawer liner, drawers open and close smooth and firm. I got more than I expected and I’m very happy. – Aceman58, Concord, CA

This is an awesome box for the price! It blows away anything in this price range or anything double or even triple the price range. Very solid drawers and slides that open and close smoothly … Drvajeep, Dekalb, IL

You can pick up the 44 in. 13 Drawer Glossy Red Industrial Roller Cabinet at your local Harbor Freight Tools store.

44 in. 13 Drawer Glossy Red Industrial Roller Cabinet
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Top Drawer Quality

26 in., 16 Drawer Glossy Red Roller Cabinet ComboIf you need quality storage for your garage or shop, look no further than the US General 26 in., 16 Drawer Glossy Red Roller Cabinet Combo from Harbor Freight Tools!

Standing at five feet tall, this sturdy professional-grade storage cabinet provides 14,600 cubic inches of storage with a maximum working load up to 1060 lbs. The top chest features 8 drawers and gas struts on the lid for quick and easy access. The bottom cabinet features 8 lockable deep and wide drawers with large bottom drawers for storing more sizable and heavier objects.

Additional features include heavy-duty ball bearing slides on all of the drawers, 2 locking swivel and 2 fixed 5-inch steel casters for superior mobility, 2 steel handles with rubber grips, 2 keys and 16 fitted drawer liners.

We dare you to compare this cabinet to those name brands on the market because we’re confident you’ll discover that the US General cabinet provides superior quality at a fraction of the price.

But don’t take our word for it. Here’s what customers are saying:

I have owned boxes that cost 10 times what this box cost and they didn’t work as well.
Highly recommend.
–  crash, Rockford, MI

Solid sturdy construction. Load capacity excellent. Drawers work smoothly and are EZ to remove if required. The 2 swiveled wheels have locks that work very well on my slanted drive way with a very full box. The price I got it for was great. This box is very comparable to other major brand units but has a higher capacity rating than most. Comes with drawer liners. – Bip, San Jose, CA

I bought this roller cabinet to combine three different smaller toolboxes. There was plenty of room to put all of my tools together and plenty of drawers to put all of one type of tool in each drawer (e.g. wrenches, sockets, screwdrivers, etc.) I like that the top section of drawers are locked when the top lip is closed. I was impressed with the quality of this cabinet for the price I paid. – Leo, Vancouver, WA

Visit your local Harbor Freight store and discover the quality and incredible value of the 26 in., 16 Drawer Glossy Red Roller Cabinet Combo!

26 in., 16 Drawer Glossy Red Roller Cabinet Combo
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More in Storage!

26 in., 16 Drawer Glossy Red Roller Cabinet Combo

Here’s a great storage cabinet for your garage or shop, the 26 in., 16 Drawer Glossy Red Roller Cabinet Combo from Harbor Freight Tools!

Standing at five feet tall, this sturdy professional-grade storage cabinet provides 14,600 cubic inches of storage with a maximum working load up to 1060 lbs.!

The top chest features 8 drawers and gas struts on the lid for quick and easy access. The bottom cabinet features 8 lockable deep and wide drawers with larger bottom drawers for storing more sizable and heavier objects. Additional features include heavy-duty ball bearing slides on all of the drawers, 2 locking swivel and 2 fixed 5-inch steel casters for superior mobility, 2 steel handles with rubber grips, 2 keys and 16 fitted drawer liners.

Compare this cabinet to those other name brands in the market and you’ll discover there is no comparison—this cabinet delivers superior quality at a fraction of the price. Here’s what customers are saying:

Considering the good quality and the price, it is hard to beat this product. The number of drawers and their size is ideal for organizing and storing not only tools but also other parts and supplies. – DL, Northport, FL

Great price and really good quality. Lots of drawers to sort my tools and VERY heavy duty and sturdy. – Rock, Jamesville, NY

I found this cabinet and chest to be equal to others at twice the price. I shopped all the big box stores for similar cabinets/chests and found this to have the best value. More drawers, bigger wheels, double air springs easy glide drawers and higher load capacity. I was a brand name buyer before but now have changed my mind. – Jerry, Casa Grande, AZ

Harbor Freight has more in storage with the 26 in., 16 Drawer Glossy Red Roller Cabinet Combo. You can pick up your new storage cabinet from your local Harbor Freight store!

26 in., 16 Drawer Glossy Red Roller Cabinet Combo
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Just Add Tools

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Go mobile and stay organized with the US General 30 In. 5 Drawer Glossy Red Tool Cart available exclusively from Harbor Freight Tools. This incredibly sturdy cart features rolled drawer edges, gas struts on the lid and spring-loaded drawer latches to hold drawers shut. Additional features include screwdriver storage slots built into the inner frame, ample storage compartment at the bottom for moving large objects plus two swivel and two locking 5 in. steel casters for superior mobility. The editors of Hot Bike Magazine proclaimed they were “Impressed with the quality construction and ease of use,” and Truckin’ Magazine voted it the “Winner – Best Mechanic’s Tool Cart”.

Here’s what customers are saying about the tool cart:

This cart is awesome! It feels sturdy and was pretty easy to assemble. I’ll be buying another one soon! – BigMike, Tallahassee

Used professionally in a union shop for working on cargo trucks. Very well made and very good quality for the price range. I am impressed with how HF has improved their tool box quality in the past year or so. Everything went together well and square. Drawers are smooth to operate. Hardware quality was very good. The serrated locking nuts are appreciated. Overall, an excellent toolbox. – Sidecarnutz, VA

I have been an automotive service technician for 16 years and purchased this tool cart to replace my current one. After one week of use I can say that this cart is built to last and I would not hesitate to purchase another one for my home shop. – Jimmy Vancouver, BC

There’s also an excellent fan video that shows its assembly and reviews the cart. Check it out here!

With over 8100 cubic inches of space, you can store up to 704 lbs. of equipment. Visit your local Harbor Freight and discover why Harbor Freight’s 30 in. 5 Drawer Glossy Red Tool Cart is one of the best values in tool storage today!

30 In. 5 Drawer Glossy Red Tool Cart
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Their First Tool Set: A Rite of Passage

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Last month, a friend of mine in Utah decided to buy his two teenage sons each their first tool kits for Christmas. Armed with a Harbor Freight 25% Off Friends & Family coupon, he went up and down the aisles, thinking about the chores his boys might come across, at least in their early lives, and he tossed the respective tools in the basket. Needless to say, the kids were excited when they opened their presents. They weren’t expecting anything remotely like it and, let’s face it, getting a first tool set is a profound rite of passage– for a boy or a girl.

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Kids may appear to be smaller than they actually are…

It made me think about my own daughter, Miss D, who turns 20 this spring. For the first time in her life, she’s living away from home and starting to make her own way. Having a tool kit in the apartment surely would have its uses. So, what are the essentials for a basic first tool set for her? Here’s what I came up with, and what I plan to put together for her:

Cordless Drill

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This may or may not fit in the tool box of choice, but it’s essential for the home, what with all the holes and screws in their future. Cordless, of course, so she can take it anywhere without having to drag an extension cord along. I chose this 3/8″ 18-Volt Cordless Drill/Driver and Flashlight Kit for a number of reasons. 1) She won’t be needing a 1/2″ for the tasks she’ll be doing; 2) It’s got plenty of power; 3) it’s rated at “4 Stars”; 5) It’s under $30 for the set. It’s a lightweight, powerful drill with plenty of torque for around-the-house jobs.

Socket Set

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Probably just as much as the drill, I can see Miss D running into tasks that require wrenching. A 3/8″ SAE & Metric High Visibility Socket Set makes good sense because of the ease it’ll give her to tighten and loosen nuts n’ bolts. Coupled with a closed-end wrench to hold the other side, fasteners are no chore at all. This particular set is rated at “5 STARS”, has high-visibility markings so she can locate needed sockets fast, and also costs under $30. Like all Harbor Freight hand tools, this socket set has a lifetime warranty and will probably be in her tool box for the rest of her life.

Wrench Set

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I normally like using a ratchet, but when you run into a situation where it doesn’t fit, you need wrenches as a backup. Also, as I mentioned, I think closed-end wrench sets make great companions to socket sets when tightening or loosening bolts. So I’m tossing a 9-Pc SAE Wrench Set and a 9-Pc. Metric Wrench Set— together under $20– into her tool set.

Adjustable Wrench

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There are those who argue that if you have these, you don’t need the other wrenches. I don’t belong to that camp. You miss out on the advantageous grip of the closed end and I just like the grip of a stationary wrench more. On the other hand, if none of your sized wrenches fit, these make for mighty fine pinch hitters. I’m giving Miss D this Pittsburgh Adjustable Wrench Set of 4— it’s like having 50 wrenches in one. And I’ll tell her how, when you’re using an adjustable wrench, the movable jaw is located on the side towards which the rotation is being performed. This reduces the chance of backlash. At under $15, this does the trick.

Screwdrivers

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Although Phillips screws have pretty much replaced slotted screws in the fastener world, 20-somethings planning on dwelling in apartments will inevitably come across older domains with slots, so it’s no biggie to get a 8-Pc. Combo Screwdriver Set, especially with comfortably soft handles and magnetized tips at under $10! The flatheads can also be improvised for other uses like light prying, scraping and nudging.

Claw Hammer

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Back in the day, the Old Man used to hammer pretty much everything, not just nails. A good, solid 16-oz. Hammer with Fiberglass Handle is all she’ll need to hang her picture frames, Jamaican masks and balcony lights. And at under $5, it’s a no-brainer to throw this in the kit.

Tape Measure

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Whether she’s spacing pictures on a wall, measuring space for a futon or cutting fabric to cover it, a dependable 25′ Retractable Steel Measuring Tape is a must. Carpenter’s marks every 16″ will also help her locate studs and the thumb lock holds measurements in place when she needs it. At under $5, it’ll pay for itself over and over again.

Locking Pliers

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Thinking about how Miss D will often be alone at home while working on projects, I thought she could probably use some locking pliers. They come in handy when you need an extra hand, but only have your own two paws to work with. Extremely versatile, they can be used as pliers, a pipe wrench, an adjustable wrench, wire cutters, a ratchet or a clamp. I chose this set of 3 Curved Jaw Locking Pliers  ’cause they pretty much cover any size job she’ll be facing, and they come with soft rubberized handles which will make it easier to wrench loose the more stubborn nuts n’ bolts. Under $10.00 and also covered with Harbor Freight’s lifetime warranty.

Needle Nose Pliers

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My daughter likes to work on crafty projects from time to time, which sometimes entails tiny manipulating tasks. Also, there’ll be the occasional task where she has to work in smaller cavities. That said, I thought it would be a good idea to throw these 5-3/4″ Needle Nose Pliers in the tool box for good measure. They’ll also be good for whenever she needs to strip and cut wire (in my day it would have been stereo speaker wire), etc. At only $2, I couldn’t even get a Quarter Pounder for that.

I’m sure I’ll be adding other things as I think of them down the road. Depending on your kids’ interests, talents, vocations or lifestyle, you’ll probably want to deviate from this list a bit. Where you want to follow my lead is to head on over to your local Harbor Freight Tools to gather your tool set. The quality and prices are great, and you can’t beat the warranty on the hand tools! Make sure you visit HarborFreight.com first to grab your coupons.

HOW TO BUILD A CUSTOM TOOL BOX FOR YOUR EXTRA CAB PICKUP TRUCK

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There’s always a way to build a better mousetrap. Or, in this case, a better tool storage. If you have a pickup with an extra cab, you’re well on your way to getting there.

Trucks are the perfect vehicle for transporting tools and gear, but the storage alternatives, not so much. You can get a tool box for the back, but by so doing, you rob yourself of bed space– and expose yourself to getting robbed. You could throw them in the extra cab, but the run the risk of them getting mixed up, piled on each other and thrown around with every turn.

If you usually don’t have passengers in the back seat, then you’ve got some prime tool real estate just waiting for an apparatus of organization– in other words, a custom-made tool box behind the front seats. First thing, take out the back seats. This is usually pretty easy to do. Then, get the measurements of the extra cab space, from the floor to the top of the back of the front seat,  back of the cab to top of the seat, and then door-to-door. Using these dimensions, cut out a box from 3/4″ plywood.

If you ever need the extra cab for a group trip or you’re ready to sell the truck, you can easily remove the tool storage box and replace the seats, restoring the vehicle to its original condition.

Watch this video from FineHomebuilding for a detailed breakdown on how to design and secure your custom tool storage box for your extra cab.

You can find all the tools you need to make this simple project happen at Harbor Freight Tools!

5-Drawer Tool Cart Review

As a Harbor Freight blogger, one of the more entertaining things I get to do is look at customer reviews. For one, they can be very colorful. And let’s be honest: most of the time, someone thinking about getting a tool is gonna be a lot more interested in what another customer has to say than me.

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Among the more popular products that get reviewed is the U.S. General 30″ 5-Drawer Glossy Red Tool Cart. One reason is simply because it’s a darn good tool box at a great, low price. Another (and this is just me philosophizing here) is ’cause it just integrates so well to whatever your special interest is, be it automotive, woodworking, electronics, garden-variety DIY, what have you. It follows you around the garage or shop easily, and you can personalize it in a way you just can’t other garage fixtures, such as with stickers, additions and accessories like bottle openers.

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Yep, there’s a lot of great tool cart eye candy out there to give you ideas. Just go to Google Images, type “harbor freight 5-drawer tool cart” and let ‘er fly.

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For the benefit of shoppers like, you though, the best reviews are the ones that answer all the pertinent questions. In regards to this tool cart, I wanted to share this customer YouTube video review, provided by ChuckE2009. In his 10-minute presentation, Chuck unboxes, assembles, tests, stocks and wheels around his 5-drawer tool cart, all the while offering commentary on the box’s quality, features and capabilities. In the world of customer reviews, I give this one an “A+.”

Check out the U.S. General 5-Drawer Tool Cart for yourself. Make sure you skim the customer reviews on the product page and, if convenient, go to your local Harbor Freight Tools and investigate it yourself. I think you’re going to find it’s a pretty cool box and a great deal.

44″ Tool Cabinet Mods: Backsplashes to Bowling Lanes

When it comes to Harbor Freight favorites, the U.S. General 44″13-Drawer Roller Cabinet #68784 is the undisputed champion of toolboxes. None of the other models fly out the door nearly as much as this one, and for several good reasons: It’s ample, it’s sturdy, it’s attractive and it’s affordable. And, as Harbor Freight shoppers are well aware, it’s frequently on sale so there are plenty of opportunities to save a chunk of change

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When new “44” owners post their acquisitions on Harbor Freight’s social channels, it’s a kick to see the boxes sitting proudly in their new homes– and an even bigger kick when they’ve been modded and integrated into work spaces. For example, here’s a “workbench” that spans the garage wall with six units:

long 44 workbench mod

Or this one with a magazine-model chrome n’ pegboard “backsplash.” It’s so pretty, I think I’d cover it to work on it. With this clever approach you double your tool storage on the walls, conveniently over the projects you’re working on.

44 with pegboard

I like this quad-box corner number, too. Lots of surface space with minimal movement; just turn to address the next phase of the project. Note how they’re fitted in a steel frame. Also note the beaucoup wall plugs.

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Speaking of retrofitting, check out this next example where the owner– to solve a sloping problem in the garage– framed his three 44″ tool cabinets with 80/20 extrusions. The legs were cut at different lengths to accommodate the floor and he put two feet between each box to minimize torque load on the legs with unevenly weighted cabs.

44 mod with 80-20

44 mode with 80-20 feet

You can find a full article dedicated to this build right here.

My favorite Harbor Freight cab workbench mod, though, has got to be this one where the guy joined two 44″ boxes and covered them with old repurposed bowling alley wood, made of maple and pine.

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The beautiful stain and clear coat finish lends such a touch of class to the whole workshop experience, it would make me want to go out and tinker every free moment I had (I’d just have to alternate my power tool days with my drinking days).

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Visit The Garage Journal or search in Google Images and you’ll find a lot of other great mods employing the U.S. General 44″ 13-Drawer Rolling Tool Cabinet. Also, swing by your local Harbor Freight and get acquainted with the box, one-on-one, and see if it’s right for you.

What’s red and awesome and perfect for any work space?

With 16 drawers to fill, you can pack a lot of tools and equipment into the 26”, 16 Drawer Glossy Red Roller Cabinet Combo (Item #: 67831)! This massive tool storage unit provides 14,600 cu. in. of storage space and features ball bearing slides on all drawers for easy, quick access when you need it. And if you need to get your tools a little closer to the task at hand, then you’ll be glad to know that this unit comes with smooth-rolling 5” casters so you can easily maneuver your roller cabinet around the garage or jobsite.  But no matter where you move it, your tools and equipment will always stay safely stored in lockable steel drawers.

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Whether you only find the time to work on weekends or you’re in your shop every day, this roller cabinet is ideal for tool storage and organization. The glossy red powder coat finish makes the unit resistant to rust while non-slip liners in each drawer keep your tools safe while stored. Dependable and maneuverable, the 26”, 16 Drawer Glossy Red Roller Cabinet Combo is the choice for tons of DIYers and professionals around the world!

“I love this toolbox! The drawers have plenty of room and they are very smooth. This toolbox does everything I need it to. I have had it for a few months with no issues. The casters are of good quality and the brakes set well. Nice handle to pull it around also.” – by Willy Manilly from WV

“I have a service truck with these boxes on it, they lasted me 3 years before the drawers fell apart. They would still be alright until I moved them to the new truck. That was very impressive considering I drive on a road 2 times a day that takes me 2 hours to go 23 miles! I have had Snapon, Mac, Waterloo and Napa boxes before these HFT boxes and I can tell you that the $3000 boxes don’t hold up to that like these do. I would only get maybe a year out of the expensive boxes. So if you had these in a shop or garage I bet they would last forever!” – by Jack Of All Trades Master Of None from NM

“I am the proud owner of two of these babies! I bought my first one 3 years ago and have been so happy with it that I decided to buy another one when the sale came back around this year. These are perfectly sized to fit in my crowded two-car garage, and roll easily when I need to get behind them. The drawers seem to have been thoughtfully sized, as I have been able to stuff them pretty full of Harbor Freight tools (I got gift cards for Christmas). I’m absolutely convinced these are a great value for the money spent, but only you can determine if they’re the right box for you. As for me, I’m a satisfied customer.” – by Kansas transplant from KS

For the price and quality, you won’t find a better tool storage unit to fit your needs. And with the money you save, you’ll still have plenty left over for some additional tools and accessories to fit in your awesome new roller cabinet. So get over to your local Harbor Freight store today and pick one up!