This 18 gallon mobile tool box is intended to be an all-in-one tool storage solution, at least for modest tool-toting needs.
You can find it under Keter “Masterloader” branding, with red and grey colors, or under Craftsman branding, in red and black. I bought the Craftsman version from Sears, because it was lower priced at the time, but right now it looks like the Keter is slightly cheaper, on Amazon.
It’s got an extending handle and 2 wheels for mobility, and a unique opening system. Turning a latch on top allows you to open both top compartment flaps, and one side slides open to give you access to the main storage compartment.
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But if you want full access to the main compartment, you’ve got to extend the handle first. Without that handle extended, you can only slide one half of the top section open.
I like the tool box a lot, but it can also be cumbersome to use.
We moved in the last year, and I packed up “I’m gonna need these” hand tools in a small cantilever tool box, and packed this tool box full of random other essentials. A box of disposable gloves, some respirators, a small socket set, a cordless drill, AA batteries, an SD memory card USB adapter, a flashlight, and some other odds and ends.
In the top compartments, one side has removable bins, the other a removable divider. There are 2 tiny small parts wells in the side with the divider, and the side with the removable bins has some divots sized for… I don’t know, quick-reach placement of a couple of screws?
I don’t always have to extend the handle to access stuff in the main storage compartment, but I certainly do if I want to reach the inner depths.
Maybe one day I’ll simply remove the handle.
I don’t at all regret my purchase, and my frustration about the handle needing to be extended to fully open the box hasn’t grown or diminished from Day 1.
The box seems to be well built, and I really like the single latch opening system. To close things back up, make sure the top flaps are down, and slide the two halves together. It’s even easier when the handle is docked.
I’d buy it again.