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67 of 68 people found the following review helpful
on February 27, 2012
So, after getting FOUR different boxes (some too big, one too small), I finally found the one that fits my needs. Most of these Plano boxes don't list dimensions, some do but they are incorrect. I found that extremely annoying so here are the approximate dimensions for the 3 Plano boxes I bought (the fourth is from a different manufacturer and I bought it from a different site so I won't list it here):

3500 - 8.75 x 4.25 x 1.25
3705 - 8.75 x 6.375 x 1.75
3600 - 10.5 x 6.85 x 1.625

I'm using the 3705 to store my daughter's brite lite pegs. Now I just have to find uses for the other 3.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on June 30, 2010
As another reviewer said, the dividers (that you cut off a strip of dividers) are poorly made. In many cases, they won't slide all the way down to the bottom of the case. So, if for example you were storing thin item (such as 'washers' for bolts), they will slip under the divider and into the next compartment...defeating the purpose of seperating certain items from other items.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on February 3, 2010
This is a great small organizer.

Pros:
1. Adjustable dividers
2. Small size

Cons:
1. Some dividers are poorly made (not all fit or stay in place)
2. Not very stackable when you buy more of them. Though they have grooves to allow for stacking, the grooves are so shallow, that most slight disturbances will bring the stack down.

All in all, this is worth the buy.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on April 7, 2012
I bought two of these for the Gears of War: The Board Game; however, I only needed one. The one box fit all the figures, tokens (aka chits), and the 38 mini-cards in sleeves. Please see product image which I will post soon for how this all looks.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on June 22, 2010
This was the smallest "tackle box" I could find, probably I didn't look hard enough. It's a bit bigger than I expected, and I subsequently found smaller ones at a local brick-and-mortar. Nevertheless, this is a nice box that has good dividers and secure latches. The only negative is that I had to trim all the plastic pieces with a knife so that they would all fit together properly.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on October 24, 2013
Nothing to write home about but just wanted to add my opinion that this stowaway case is just as advertised. The dividers are attached and need to be snipped carefully with a sharp pair of scissors. It locks very well and is the right dimension for what I am using it for (to store and organize my Agricola Meeples aka wooden game tokens)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on January 21, 2009
For a girl who needs a cheap and easy way to organize your clumpy chain bracelets or other accessories this is a great box to have. It is nice and small, has deep trays, adjustable, and most importantly it has a clear cover where you can instantly see where everything is laid out in the box. You don't have to worry about having thin chains or small beads slip through the cracks next compartment, it is perfectly tight sealed and it's also durable! More than once did I have this box fall off my dresser and it stayed completely intact and everything inside untouched and unscrambled!
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on April 18, 2013
I came across these cases by accident almost.
Wally world had a couple of these same cases under the "Creative Options" brand (same cases, made by plano is the USA, but with purple latches) on clearance so i grabbed them on impulse.

After taking a closer look at them, I noticed a few signs of a good quality storage case. The hinges are separate and not a one-piece fold of plastic like on cheaper cases. This is one of my main peeves with cheaper cases, as the hinge is usually one of the first things to break and require duct tape to repair. The latches are heavy duty and lock very securely. It takes some decent effort to push them closed and open them up. Not so much that it's a nuisance to do so, just enough so you know they close securely so the contents don't fall out and scatter. Because, as every woodworker knows, the second you drop a screw or nut on the floor, it instantly vanishes to a parallel dimension only to return after purchasing replacement hardware, and in plain sight no less...

So moving on from the latches and hinges, the two things that impress me the most about the cases is the size and he fact that there's notches in the top, so no matter the combination of dividers you use, each compartment is closed up nice and tight and the contents of one compartment won't invade the personal space of it's neighbors. I haven't found any other models of the plano pro latch stowaways that have this design, so for that reason these are best for storing workshop hardware.

Now about the size; I previously kept all of my hardware in two different manners of storage. The first was some of those multi-drawer units by stack-on. Those work fine as long as you don't move them around. It's very easy to have the contents jumble around and end up with multiple drawers full of multiple different bits of hardware. Also, the plastic can be brittle and the little tabs that keep the drawers from tipping out can break very easily. I do still use one of these for less often used hardware, but I take extra care not to move it.

I then switched to using the stanley storage containers with the multiple yellow bins inside. This works well, as it has the same type of hinges, latches and notches in the top to lock the compartments in place once closed. The big issue with these is the size. As great as they work, fill one of these babies up with hardware, especially things frequently used like pocket screws, drywall screws and square drive screws (my go-to screws now) and you can cancel your gym membership because a day's worth of projects will give you a work out.

With these plano cases, the size is perfect. Fully loaded with hardware it's still very easy to transport around the shop, and because they're on the smaller size, they don't require a lot of space to set down and open up. I haven't had the issues of the divider not deating all the way down; I just use a sharp utility knife to separate them and the slide right in snugly and stay put.

So I'm very happy with these cases, and while I'll use this particular model (23705) exclusively for hardware, I'm looking into some of the other sizes in the pro-latch stowaway line for things like drill and driver bits, jigsaw blades, etc.

And to top it all off, they're made in the USA. :-)
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on December 31, 2014
I bought this storage box to help organize small computer parts in a PC build. I wanted to separate motherboard screws and sata cables and the like, and I used this box to make my first computer.

After all the screws and such were in place, I began to use this box to store some of my LEGO figures. You can break up the box into 16 sections (4 minimum), and at least two LEGO figures with stands (the blind bag kind) or three without stands can fit per section comfortably (I am sure you could squeeze in more but I don't want them to get scratched up). That's room for 32-64 figures.

The box itself is a little smaller than a 10" computer tablet, or about an inch more width and length than a DVD case (the height, if you will, is significantly more than either, of course). It's easy to carry in one hand.

I was so pleased by the design of this Plano box, and how you can make separate up to 16 sections, that I decided to purchase this bigger-sized pack for $14.70:
Plano 2-3700 Prolatch Stowaway (four pack)

These guys are significantly bigger and should, I believe, be able to safely store most if not all of my loose LEGO and KRE-O figures when they are not on display (I am a huge Star Wars and G.I. Joe nerd).
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on August 24, 2013
I bought a few of these for my daughters to use as organizers for their accessories for dance. The cost is great. I like the flexibility of the adjustable dividers, so they can have different sized compartments. For those complaining that the dividers don't go all the way down and things slide underneath, you need to cut the little tabs off of them and they are perfectly fine! They use the containers for their bobby pins, ponytail holders, band-aids, hairnets, mini hairspray, small brush, earrings, bows, and whatever else they can cram in there. The containers have held up very well with being stuffed full daily and being thrown around in duffel bags. They have never come open on their own. The clips that hold the lid closed are strong. I got vinyl monogram decals for the tops and personalized them; ending up spending considerably less on "custom hair accessory organizers" than if I had ordered them from a dance supply site or elsewhere. I am very pleased and my girls love them.
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