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good quality, awkward combination of bin sizes
on March 9, 2010
This is a great quality bin:
-somewhat shatter-resistant plastic
-real hinges and latches (stronger/more durable the 'live hinge')
-the removable bins (the main feature)
Comments / negatives:
I have been using "little bins" (google for that, global industrial, akro-mills, and others make them) inside drawers. I wanted something smaller, and with its own carrying case.
These do fit that criteria, HOWEVER, it is frustrating the product isn't available with more configurations of bins. The 25-compartment version comes with only 12 of the smallest bin (covering ~1/4 of the tray's area).
At least for me, I have the biggest need for the smallest bins (1.5" x 2"). After all, I have other solutions that work OK for slightly larger items, its the tiny stuff that is impossible to dig out of a standard organizer tray.
Also, the lid IS rigid, but the inside is mostly flat. Some containers do a better job with very small parts. Lips on the interior of the lid would help a lot, but I can see that isn't an option here since the bins are reconfigurable inside. This is only effective down to about a #10 flat washer.
-the label doesn't peel off cleanly, lots of adhesive left. I assume i can get it off with alcohol, haven't tried yet.