Dewalt has recently come out with a new 8-compartment small parts and supplies organizer, model DWST14740. The new organizer is similar to the Dewalt Deep Pro organizer that came out a while ago, and also resembles the Stanley Sortmaster Junior ($10 via Amazon) and 25 compartment organizer that likely inspired the new styles.
The Dewalt organizer features 8 compartments that includes 6 removable bins, a carrying handle, 2 latches, and 2 connecting latches that allow for multiple organizers to be stacked and locked together.
It is also built with an impact-resistant clear polycarbonate lid and water/weather/grime-resistant seal. Dewalt says that this is their first organizer to feature an injected water seal instead of a foam insert, which hopefully means better and longer-lasting protection.
It’s available now at Home Depot and Amazon, although Home Depot has far better pricing. Through Amazon, it’s currently only available through 3rd party sellers.
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I have had great experiences with both Stanley and Dewalt organizers in the past, and have no doubt that this is another excellent product. While I wish the organizer was more designed for smaller parts and supplies, as the 6 removable bins are all sized 3.12″ x 4.29″ x 3.58″, it looks like the organizers are well suited for construction supplies and other types of parts tradesmen might want to tote around.
Nice! I’d wanted a small one, so I’d been using the ridiculously inexpensive one from HF:
It works fine, but you do get what you pay for to be sure; I think it’s the 80% solution at the 20% price. For storing items I don’t use that often, it’s fine. But if I used it every weekend or for my work, I’d want the higher end DeWalt ones for sure.
I’ve seen the HF version and another brand’s clone organizers in-store, and they’re not built the same at all. They might look similar, but the Stanley and Dewalt organizers are built from strong and thicker materials.
I use these little organizers for small stuff in the garage and workshops. Fuses, lamps, relays, plastic auto fasteners, vacuum hose fittings, other lightweight items. They are perfect for this and the price can’t be beat. For my use the large handles, though nice, are overkill and a waste of space in most cases. The DeWalt boxes do make better use of the space around the handles though, and the handle isn’t so prominent. Big handles make them better for transport though, not just for storage.
And I do also like the feature in the DeWalt that they can lock together; that’s slick. Again, I use mine so infrequently that the HF ones are the right choice, but if I used them every week, I’d get the DW for sure.
Meh, another large containers box. This is why I use Stanley bits organisers, flimsy as hell but not much alternative. My biggest wish for Dewalt is that they made TSTAK drawers unit with much smaller removable bins inside, that would be so much win.
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I love the deep well DeWalt boxes that Home Depot carries. Have four of them; one for Kreg screws, Spax/GRK screws, air staples/brads/pins, and electrical bits. Great for lugging around the house, yard, and relatives’ homes as needed. My only complaint is that they become seriously heavy when loaded up with fasteners (but are sturdy), so the small ones might be just what I need to completely organize things and not lug so much weight around. And easier to sneak past the wife, being small!
I have to agree with you. They get pretty heavy when all filled up. I guess it beats picking them up off the floor or having multiple small boxes of fasteners all over the truck.
This is a nice organizer and I will probably buy it.
On a related note, I think dewalt made this small organizer too tough for it’s size…
they need to redesign the shape of it because the way I see it, more space could be gained e.g. the locking mechanism is too big. Moreover, the shape of the box needs to be more squared….Over all, It is too tough for it’s size and the shape of it takes away real state.
I keep a few small organizers in my toolbox where the real state is very limited…i carry this instead of the dewalt one
because it’s minimal…the plastic sucks but it has lasted for years….the dewalt one, I don’t put in my tool box because it’s “too thick”..
I may be in the minority but real state in a tool box matters to me.
Those ToughCase organizers are more for drill bits, screwdriver bits, jigsaw blades, and other such power tool accessories than things like small parts and fasteners. Or at least that’s what I typically use mine for.
The Tough case and the Dewalt have two different purposes in my opinion. Comparing them is an apples and oranges type comparison. Both good, but different uses.
Here is a picture outlining of places that need improvement in that box…over all, to me it seems like one third of each side is just wasted space because the side compartments are too awkward. Would be better if they redesigned it to have thhree identical compartments.
The screw driver bits box next to it utilizes the space better.
Too bad they didn’t replace one of the bins with two smaller removable ones. Having them all the same size is not the best idea IMO. The stacking feature is a good one though.
I would like to see a thin streamline type box made that will slide under my seats