Craftsman has come out with a new Versastack tool bag that stacks on top of their other modular Versastack tool boxes and organizers.
Jon wrote in:
Saw this at Lowe’s today. Haven’t seen it anywhere else. Craftsman Versastack Tool Bag, priced at $39.98, was $49.98.
My local Lowe’s stores don’t have this on display yet, but the new Versastack tool bag has appeared online, with Lowe’s attaching a “hurry! low in stock” disclaimer.
The new Craftsman Versastack tool bag, CMST17622, is a 17″ tool bag with zippered main compartment and 29 different tool pouches and slots.
It has an impact and weather-resistant base, and the bag itself is made from 168- denier construction.
The Craftsman tool bag sports “high visibility” zippers and pocket accents, large handle loops, and a padded shoulder strap.
Additional features include a tape measure clip, ID holder, and buckle straps for securing a level or other similarly shaped tool.
I know what some of you are going to say – yes, Craftsman’s tool storage engineers were likely inspired by Milwaukee’s Packout system of modular tool boxes, organizers, and tool bags. But where did the idea for Milwaukee’s Packout system originate?
Years ago when the Dewalt ToughSystem was launched, did they borrow from Festool’s Systainer, or other brands’ modular tool boxes?
I remember the search I went on a few years ago, to buy the perfect tool bags. I ended up with a Dewalt rectangular-shaped tool bag, Stanley tool bag with hard plastic handle rings, and a Stanley FatMax tool bag with rubbery plastic bottom base.
Here, it looks like Craftsman took a solid tool bag size and style, spruced it up just a little, and added a hard plastic base with Tstak/Versastack mounting tabs.
I haven’t seen or handled the new Craftsman tool bag in person yet, but I don’t have any reason to be anything other than optimistic.
As with many other tools that first hit the sales floor in November, keep an eye on the pricing.