Gary wrote in, asking if the new Craftsman Versastack tool boxes are compatible with Dewalt Tstak tool boxes.
We asked about this at the Craftsman media event, and it took a couple of tries, but it was strongly suggested that YES, the Craftsman Versastack tool boxes are compatible with Dewalt’s Tstak tool boxes.
This is important because there are some Dewalt Tstak accessories (such as the dolly) that don’t seem to be available in Craftsman Versatrak branding yet, and there might be Craftsman Versastack tool boxes or accessories that won’t come to the Dewalt Tstak line.
As of now, it doesn’t look like one of the original Dewalt Tstak tool boxes, the top-handle model, will be available from Craftsman. I didn’t see the 1-drawer tool box either.
There’s the Craftsman Versastack tool box, shown above, which will retail for $20.
Next, is a Craftsman Versastack 2-drawer tool box, which is set to retail at $30.
There’s a deeper Versastack tool box, priced at $25.
And a $20 7-bin organizer. You get 5 small bins and 2 double-sized bins.
There’s a Craftsman rolling Versastack tool box combo, with bottom cart box, a tool box, and an organizer. It retails for $80.
If it looks familiar, that’s because there was a similarly configured Stanley FatMax Tstak tool box tower.
I also caught an image of a Craftsman Versastack tool box tote, but I haven’t seen any listings for it yet. Dewalt has the same thing, for $19 (via Tool Nut).
And as mentioned the other day, there’s a Craftsman V20 Bluetooth radio, which will also work with the system.
Aside for the cordless radio charger, the other Versastack tool box items are said to be made in the USA with global materials.
You can find more of my thoughts on the Dewalt Tstak system in this best modular tool box system roundup. I really need to update that post to discuss newer product systems, but my impressions still stand. The Tstak, or Craftsman Versastack system in this case, offers good value. While not as large or strong as Dewalt ToughSystem or Milwaukee Packout tool boxes, they’re lightweight and can hold a fair amount of tools.
If I had to guess, I’d say that Stanley Black & Decker will continue to sell Dewalt Tstak tool boxes alongside the new Craftsman Versastack ones.
Please let us know if you discover any potential compatibility issues!
I haven’t seen Versastack tool boxes at the local stores yet. In the meantime, Dewalt Tstak tool boxes are readily available online.