Over at Woot, an Amazon company, there’s a great deal on Akro-Mils steel-framed small parts and hardware storage cabinets going on this week. These cabinets are quite strong, durable, and versatile. I have one in my home workshop and kept several in my research lab and office, and would buy a couple more if I had the room for them.
There are several cabinet configurations are available: 9-drawer, 9-drawer with locking front, 15-drawer, 16-drawer, 20-drawer, and 28-drawer. Storage racks are also included in the sale.
Dimensions: 17″ wide x 11″ tall x 11″ deep.
If you can’t settle on which size to get, I recommend the 20-drawer unit. I use one at home for hardware, tools, and miscellaneous small parts. Each unit comes with 2 dividers and 1 label per drawer.
I have mine sitting on a shelf, but these units can also be wall-mounted via keyhole slots or hung from an Akro-Mils louvered rack via suspension straps (not included). You can stack multiple units on top of each other, but there’s probably a weight limit.
The chassis is made from powder-coated welded steel, and the removable bins are high-impact plastic. Each storage cabinet weighs about 20 pounds with empty drawers.
You have a lot of color options for each configuration option: grey, black, blue, red, and yellow. This refers to the plastic drawers, as the steel chassis are all grey-colored.
Deal ends 12am 6/15/2013, and shipping is a flat $5 per order.
Buy Now(via Woot) EXPIRED!
Price Comparison(via Amazon)
The last I checked, these steel-framed bin cabinets were all made in the USA.
Some of the grey-drawered units are less expensive on Amazon than Woot, so be sure to check both sites if you’re not looking to match the color with other items in your garage or shop.
If you’re looking for a unit with smaller bins, you’ll have to look at Akro-Mils’ plastic storage organizers. Personally I prefer these steel-chassis ones, but with their extra strength comes greater size and weight.