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Better for Floss than Beads...Good for Legos,
This review is from: Plano ProLatch StowAway Utility Boxes (Sports)
This box (Plano 3600 Size Prolatch) has between 6 and 21 compartments (36 if you make your own dividers or take from another box).
This is a flat bottomed box with six vertical compartments built in. It comes with 15 movable subdividers, so without ransacking another box you can have 21 compartments. (6+15=21). Each compartment can, in theory, be subdivided into 6 equal sections (with an exception for four at the front). Four of the compartments at the front are a little smaller as they are irregular to accommodate the latch. If you had enough dividers, say hijacked from other boxes, you could have 36 sections.
Lid and base are molded separately with a snap together hinge. The catches snap crisply, closing the box easily and securely. (I have three Plano boxes that I have been using for a while now with these latches and I love the latches.) Dividers and sub-dividers meet the lid flush so the box can be turned upside down, sideways, shaken and still keep the compartments sorted.
The 1-11/16" width of the 6 compartments holds floss cards fine but where the division supports are is not wide enough for them. Some other Plano boxes have curved bottoms in the compartments that make retrieving tiny things like beads (or Lego people's tools) easier. This box does not have that so tiny items like beads are hard to slide out.
All that said... I might in a pinch use this for my floss box but I have two already that are better for that. I would not use it for my beads. It works very well at sorting the little people in my sons' Lego collection. I am not disappointed in this box but I will probably be picking up more of the Creative Options/Plano 2-3630-80 Deep Utility Box and Creative Options Utility Organizer 2-3650-80. If you need a box with a lot of subdivisions this may be the box for you.
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Initial post: Mar 21, 2014 10:42:05 AM PDT
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Thank you very much for the in-depth detail of your well written review.
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