You may know someone who has every tool known to man (including some old, scary things you can't identify). Venturing into their garage is like stumbling into a flea market-- their workbench, walls and drawers all cluttered with hardware-- and they spend about as much time looking for tools as they do using them. OK, I wasn't going to say it, but... yeah, I'm talking about you. It's time to end the madness!
"So I have outgrown my start-up Craftsman 26-inch double-tiered toolbox and need to get something else for my HOME GARAGE-- Snap On, Husky, Matco, Cornwell, etc... all HUGE money. And then I came across the 44-inch wide multi-drawered U.S. General tool box from Harbor Freight. I know it is not professional garage mechanic quality like Snap On, but COME ON. When I saw this in person, I was very impressed with it. For the two top and bottom "middle parts" pictured below, 21 drawers and it runs $689-- that's less than HALF all the big name brands charge for a similar set-up. Anyone have one they care to comment on? They also sell the add-ons and I am considering buying the side drawer add-on for another $200 so in total I would have 28 drawers all for $889??? Am I missing something here?"
No, toofun, you're not missing a thing. In fact, you could get the entire ensemble pictured above, out-the-door (tax included), for under $1,200! I challenge any competitor to offer as much-- with the same high quality-- at such a low price.
Here's a breakdown of the individual pieces:
- 44" 13-Drawer Roller Cabinet (#68784)
- Red Roller Cabinet Top Chest (#68787)
- 7 Drawer Red End Cabinet (#68785)
- 42" End Cabinet (#68991)
It wasn't hard for toofun to make his decision:
"Yeah, on my way to buy one for sure today! Can't beat the price and Harbor Freight is killer in the deals department. I also like the fact that they have just about everything put together and set up for customers to touch and feel. The drawers really do slide in and out with ease. I have a Craftsman box right now and I would say they slide in and out better than those do. I also saw a video on YouTube of a guy STANDING on the top drawer of the lower cabinet with the drawer full of tools! Not crazy enough to do that but I though it made a good point, even though I probably would have chosen a different way to show it!"
In the end, toofun did go for all the three pieces he had been considering: the 44" 13-drawer tool cabinet, the top chest and the 7-drawer end cabinet. To say he was happy with the shopping experience would be an extreme understatement:
"Well, picked up the top, bottom and side pieces today. Worked out a deal with the store and got an even better deal-- PLUS, they signed me up for the Customer Rewards, or-something-like-that (Inside Track, heh-heh...) program. Basically you get coupons every week that are discounted even lower than the regular coupons they send out to the regular mailings. The discounts are on average about 10%-15% lower than what they offer the general public, so it really adds up if you buy a lot of tools. Also, I was worried about the (upcoming) sale and they said that within 45 days if I see a better price than what I got it for, to bring in my slip and they would give me the difference back! MAN, I LOVE HARBOR FREIGHT. Always liked their online store, but now that there is a physical location 2 miles from my house, it's like going into a strip joint to see what's new! LOL! "
I couldn't have said it better. When it comes to tool storage and organization, there isn't a better deal out there than the heavy-duty, industrial-quality US General series, exclusively at Harbor Freight! Come into the store like toofun did, and try the cabinets out yourself-- and don't forget the countless other deals throughout the store. You'll love the place, too!