Josh wrote in, asking for help in finding a good tool storage combo in the 40-46″ range for $700-800 max. So, figure a maximum budget of $800.
He was very interested in the new Craftsman red & black tool storage combo, but it’s temporarily unavailable online (our Craftsman contact says this is only temporary and due to low stock), and he can’t find it at any local Sears either.
He likes soft-close drawers, and a subtle color scheme, which strikes the Milwaukee storage combo from the list.
Something in the 50″+ range is too big.
The tool storage combo is needed for storing:
- Hand tools
- Small power tools
- A pullout drawer for a laptop is preferred
- A big drawer for cordless power tools, including a drill, small impact driver, impact wrench, reciprocating saw, LED worklight, grinder, and a battery (or two)
I’m a little stumped here.
There’s a nice mid-heavy-duty Dewalt combo that is solidly built, but the price is over $1000 the last I checked.
Josh gave me the impression that the storage combo will be for business use, which means it should ideally be up to the task.
I’m not drawing a blank, but I’m not sure which direction would be best to steer Josh towards. If Milwaukee offered a 46″ combo with black color scheme, instead of red, that would be a good choice. But from our discussion, Josh isn’t a fan of how the all-red Milwaukee box looks.
Which plain-looking mid-sized tool storage combo – a chest and bottom cabinet – would you recommend to Josh?