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Cool but not for everyone
on August 21, 2012
Nice, Tough Box and a bit heavy but a couple of other notable drawbacks:
The tools have to be restrained someway because when you close the box up, you have to tilt it on it's side to use the handle and wheels to roll it around; not a biggie but the tools will end up all jumbled up and a real mess to find the one want the next time you use your tools.
The lid on the top is kind-of nice in that it stays level when it is open but it would have been nice if the top and the front hatches were removable; the front hatch is a pain because, in my opinion, it gets in the way and makes the footprint way too big when you have it all opened up; the pictures show the drawer half-way out so the front hatch doesn't look that big but it means you have to have a big spot to open it up and pull out the drawers. Even if it folded all the way down if the box was on a table.
I read the description and looked it over the best I could before I ordered the box and I like it but I will have to spend about the same as the original price having foam cut to fit my tool set or come up with an economic alternative.
On my budget I will have to figure it out and go with a combo of ways including foam, available tool organizers pop-riveted to the drawers and maybe one drawer with the elastic system Pelican offers.
I had to use open-box style cases for years and wrapped my tools with different packaging material, zip-lock bags and bubble wrap when I had to pack and ship my tools overseas and then unpack, for clean-room work, so this will be way nicer; I hope to save a lot of time, although foam and a lot of items can't go into a clean-room, I would think this box would be allowed.
Could get heavy really fast but I like the idea of it being sealed and dust resistant during shipping and everything won't fall out if it is accidently opened.
In the end I think this will be a really nice setup, organized with every tool restrained in a set place to go back into but not for everybody.