7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on November 28, 2012
The Bosch L-Boxx system is a great way to organize your shop or garage. I have racks of tools and the bulky cases that they come in. But after just ordering a few of these boxxes it has organized my tools and made room in my garage. I intend to buy more to further organize my power tools. I noticed one review mentioned the L-Boxx 3 did not have a foam insert. The Bosch website explains that the 3 and 4 sizes do not come with foam. Only the 1 and 2 sizes do but that is also relative to which kit you get. If you get a boxx with a tool there is no foam just a plastic inlay. So just read the descriptions on the Bosch website when buying. I hope this is not why Amazon stopped selling certain boxxes. Thats just how Bosch sells the items.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on November 20, 2012
I am really enjoying my L-Boxxes. My last set of Bosch battery tools came in a canvas bag and I have to say I didn't care for the tools being all jammed together. Also the bag didn't offer a much protection for the tools either. The stackability is great and I haven't seen one yet but I understand there are boxes with specific inserts as well. That would be an even bigger improvement not to have the tools moving around. I managed that one myself though, not to difficult. If your looking for an alternitive to the BAG give these a look.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on April 20, 2013
I love the concept, largely brought to market by Festool's use of the Systima modular cases and now by Bosch's use of the Sortimo cases with the LBoxx line of cases. A couple of improvements I would love to see are what others have noted: A) Metal catches (hinged, metal twist catches would be ideal) and B) sets of 1/4" molded-in interior channels for acceptance of user supplied 1/4" plywood dividers.
For those who like or need to come up w/ their own dividers, I suggest using either 1/4" Baltic birch plywood or 1/4" or 1/2" Gatorboard (super strong, super light foam-core presentation board) that gets crossing slot cutouts and then hot-melt glued (hi temp/hi strength) into the case. This makes a really fast and strong fit out when you use continuous filets of hot-melt where the pieces meet each other and the cases, and it also helps keep little pieces from migrating around the box.
For those who want a totally custom fit for whatever you need to carry there are 2 alternatives I can think of: A) The permanent, no redo's option is the foamed in-place method; for this to work, one has to gather all the items that need to be accommodated, plus a number of sufficiently large LDPE slip sheets that go between the tools and the hyper sticky and messy spray foam insulation, plus a couple fresh cans of spray foam (one will probably be far more than necessary). A wise option is to use a 2nd slip sheet inside the LBoxx in order to keep the foam from sticking to it and the same goes for the lid too if one wants a totally isolated tool, which would give one the chance to remove the whole thing and start over if necessary. Do a dry run w/ the things you want to hold in place to get the most efficient layout. Once one starts foaming, things move pretty fast so have everything ready and remember that the foam expands to 3x the volume of what you put in. Also, the tools can sit in a cured foam bed that only goes 1/2 way up their sides -- you do need to be able to extricate the tool later. Start foaming an even layer, carefully insert the slip-sheet, arrange the tools and accessories and small parts containers (use these to create dummy spaces for generic unknown items). Lay a 2nd/3rd slip sheet over the tools and the edges of the LBoxx and use something like to dried black beans or sand as a filler to press down and around the tools until it is level w/ the highest point of your inserted items, cover this all w/ a piece of cardboard or plywood until the foam is cured. Then just trim the slip sheets so they don't stick out or interfere. If you are going for the fully isolated treatment, then don't use the filler, and w/ the lid laying open, give it the same slip sheet-foam-slip sheet treatment as the bottom half, but note that the lid is very shallow and won't need much foam. Once the lid is foamed, make sure there's a slip sheet covering your tools and close the lid and set the latches while the foam expands and cures.
The other custom fit option is to order one of Amazon's cheapy pre-cut foam inserts for camera gear. These are the charcoal gray soft foam blocks that have a series of 1/4" square columns (looks like french fries standing on end) pre-cut that are plucked out to match your tool's profile.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on January 8, 2013
I have two L-BOXX 2 boxes, one that came with a multi-X oscillating tool kit (PS50-2BL) and had a plastic insert that works great, and the other I bought for my JSH180 jigsaw. That one came with a perforated foam slab that was easy to punch out for the jigsaw. I got this L-BOXX 3 for my circular saw (CCS180) and it is a perfect fit. The larger box does not come with any insert, but all I needed to do is put a sheet of foam in the bottom, and thin liner sheets around the sides. The saw sits tilted in the soft foam, fits perfectly and is not moving around. The foam is from a local foam shop and is cheap. If I were buying the saw today I would get the combination saw with the L-BOXX and insert, which was not available 6 months ago. These boxes really click and stack easily and transport easily on my Magna Cart. I am considering even getting the newest one, the L-BOXX 3D, with the removable drawers. It is not available yet in the US but should be out soon. These boxes are light weight, which is more important to me than being waterproof or able to withstand drops from two stories up.
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on August 23, 2013
Bosch is usually great quality, but these boxes seem sub-par. the box itself and the handle are pretty sturdy, but the lid closure latches seem really cheap and they're just friction-catches. The trays for the tools are thin and just slightly more than flimsy food service plates.. I'll try to post an update after I've had these for a while and let you know if the product holds up to use. I'm not optimistic for the latches or trays. The stack latching system is clever, seemingly better quality, and I like that
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on July 11, 2013
Strong without being too heavy is what I mean by well balanced. I guess for extremely rough use something tougher could be required, but I wouldn't want the extra weight. For the capacity these are quite light. They lock together for wheeling them to your work location in one go, but work just as well separated too.
There are no partitions, compartments, divisions or anything... it's just one big space. Foam with breakaway cubes is available but I didn't feel they would achieve what I wanted, and they cost a bit much too. I bought some EVA foam in 10mm and 25mm thickness then templated tool cut outs, laminating as required to get an overall thickness. I also made dividers from thin MDF covered with the 10mm EVA foam. My point is that I couldn't have achieved the totally custom result if the boxes came with partitioning... to me it's a plus because I wanted something specific.
Note that Sortimo developed this box system and have quite a few bits not available with the Bosch branding. Check out their website for compartment trays, divider frames, document wallets and specialist insert modules. If you have Bosch tools, Bosch sells prefabricated trays specially designed for their tools. Making your own is far more rewarding though ;-)
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on June 8, 2013
I used to going for the tools that came with plastic cases, assuming they would give a safe way to store and transport. They do those functions well, but they do so at the cost of space, which is at a premium in my small home workspace. If I had the budget for a dedicated shop, I would probably find the Bosch L-boxx cases not as good a solution as they are. But they work great for my needs. The sizes are pretty wide, offering a good way to fit tools, from saws to sanders. If you have Bosch tools, there are inserts made for the cases, although they do not appear to be sold in the US at this point. I may order some pick and pluck foam, but for now find them to work well with the tools right next to one another when mixed (sanders in one box, etc). If you depended on the cases for your lively hood, the inserts or padding might be more important. I am slowly trying to accumulate L-boxx units to get rid of the tool provided cases I have, since they are mostly air (or plastic). They are pricey for certain, although less expensive than Festool's Systainers, but can be neatly stacked atop one another, including a wheeled base option. Personally I am not sure the wheeled base is worth the cost, so I will whip up my own wheeled bases out of some plywood with shallow vertical side pieces to help lock the bottom L-boxx in place. Anyway, the L-boxx units are plastic, but they feel sturdy enough for most uses. Not as heavy duty as some of the Dewalt offerings, but much more flexible in my opinion. I would not load them up with pounds of hardware, but for most tools they are more than capable of holding, protecting, and organizing your toys. They connect and disconnect easily enough, have large holds, and a big top mounted handle. Recommended.
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on July 16, 2012
Got this case to store several tools, a Bosch Random Orbit sander, plus a couple of finish sanders, it fits nicely and seems well constructed yet is lightweight so it doesn't add too much bulk. Lid closes into a channel and would be water resistent but no gaskets and is NOT airtight. When my new Bosch jigsaw arrives in an LBOXX I'll be able to rate how well they work together, the idea is very nice for modular storage and transport, I may this review later as I add more units.
The lid latches are plastic, easy to snap closed and open, I'm wondering about longevity and does seem like a potential weak area as they flex easily when open compared to metal latches on Dewalt's equivalent product, which do seem a little more rugged overrall (but heavier) from what I've read. I got this one as it will integrate with other Bosch cases that I (will) have in the future.
One suggestion to Bosch, sell various inserts/dividers for these cases that either fit specific tools or are generic and will adjust. As I have three sanders plus accessories and sandpaper in this case, some dividers would be helpful. They may well provide this in the future as more of their tools have this case as an option. That would be a big plus.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on April 30, 2014
I bought a few of every size Lboxx they have and I must say, the Lboxx-3 seems to be my most used. It holds all the tools that are JUST too big for the Lboxx-2 (which is most tools) but doesn't need a huge amount of space like the Lboxx-4. I purchased a few extra of these as I wasn't sure what I was going to need and thank God I did because the tools found homes in these immediately!
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on June 9, 2013
I work in construction and drive an SUV so i don't have that much trunk space to spare. My tools were originally stored in canvas bags and they were taking up all the space in my trunk as well as the rear fold down seat since i wasnt able to stack the bags without damaging tools. I Bought an L-BOXX 1A,2,3, and a 4 to hold all of my tools and they worked fantastic!
In my LBOXX-3 i store two 18 gauge nailers, a 23 gauge pinner, a Milwaukee m18 jigsaw, a Bosch Multi-x oscillating tool, and a box for my jigsaw blades as well as a box for my oscillating tool bits.
The only negative i could see in the larger boxes like the 3 and 4 was that the sides of the boxes do flex a little so when you try and snap a box on top of the larger boxes one of the latches will lock but the other will sometimes flex to the side and will not lock. So look out for that or else you may try and pick the whole stack up without all the boxes being locked together. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a modular stackable storage solution..