Sears Craftsman has come out with a new 65″ 13-drawer mobile workstation.
They also recently came out with a Stainless Steel version of their Smart Lock Pro series tool storage combo, but after Ben’s not so good initial review experience, and no Android updates to their Smart Lock feature, I didn’t want to give the new chest or rolling cabinet their own post.
There are some interesting and useful features, such as pegboard on at least one side, soft-close ball bearing drawer slides with 100 lb load ratings, a power tool drawer with built-in power strip, a 4-outlet power strip with 2 USB ports, 6-inch casters, and a solid wood worktop.
It’s 65″ wide and 18″ deep, with a height of 42.5″. The wood worksurface is 1″ thick.
Price: $800 “on sale”
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There’s a privacy drawer, and a power tool drawer seems like it could be convenient. Personally, I like chargers to sit outside of a drawer.
The top drawer looks a little too deep for my liking, but on the other hand a deep top drawer might work well for power tools and other bulkier gear.
The workstation was added to Sears’ website on 8/28/2017, and today, 8/29/2017 it’s already “on sale” at $799.99, “savings” of $400 from the “regular price” of $1199.99. I just saw now that Sears defines “regular price” on their product pages, taking 132 words to do it.
They’re offering a “regular price” offer where you “choose the price you want to pay.” You can pay $799.99, or $1199.99 and receive a gift card for 10% more than you would have saved. So you can buy it for $800, or $1200 for the workstation and a $440 gift card.
(Would any of you opt for the higher price to get $40 extra on a gift card?)
Oh, and if you do opt for the higher price and extra value gift card, you have to place your order and then email Sears, and “allow up to 30 days for processing.”
After a particularly bad recent experience with Sears, I simply don’t trust their customer service to do anything right. They finally sent over a return shipping label but never arranged the return pickup, and I had to eventually catch a UPS driver myself. They wanted to give me “points” instead of a credit card refund, and then when they finally credited my credit card, it was a partial credit – they left out the sales tax. I had to contact them again to get the rest of the owed refund. They STILL owe me tax that they promised would be refunded. They never refunded the points I used on the order either.
Sorry for the digression. The workstation isn’t available to ship yet, and it looks like it might be an okay design if its layout, features, and dimensions suit your needs.