A little over two months ago I previewed Dewalt’s new Tough System Tool Cases. Although I only spent a few minutes looking them over, I was very, very impressed with the design and construction of the tool boxes.
Since the preview, I have been regularly checking to see if any retailers were stocking the cases yet. It’s been a long wait, but it looks like Amazon is due to receive a large shipment, and will carry the entire Tough System lineup. The current ETA is 3-5 weeks, but this might change.
Purchase Dewalt Tough System via Amazon (individual product links below)
DEWALT DWST08201 Small Tough System Case
This small Tough System case is designed to carry smaller power tools, such as cordless drills, drivers, and similarly-sized tools. It has more handles than you have hands, offering a variety of carrying options.
Purchase DEWALT Small Case (~$50)
DEWALT DWST08203 Large Tough System Case
The mid-sized large Tough System case is designed to carry larger power tools such as cordless (or even corded) saws. A deep removal tray allows you to separate small bits, blades, or accessories from the main storage compartment.
Purchase DEWALT Large Case (~$60)
DEWALT DWST08204 Extra Large Tough System Case
Dewalt’s extra large Tough System case is spacious enough to hold power tool combo kits. It also comes with removable vertical compartments (dividers) that create convenient hand tool storage should you need it.
DEWALT DWST08210 Tough System L-Cart Carrier
The L-Cart Carrier is a compact metal carrier which has repositionable folding brackets that can be adjusted to accommodate different Tough Case configurations. It comes with 3 pairs of brackets, and if I recall correctly, you can purchase additional brackets separately if you want to use the L-Cart to transport more than three cases at a time.
Here are a few sample case-carrying configurations that make full use of the entire height of the cart:
- 1 small, 1 large, 1 extra-large
- 1 small, 2 large
- 5 small
- 3 small, 1 extra-large
- 3 small, 1 large
- 3 large
- 2 extra-large
Unless the L-Cart is fully loaded, you can also use its flat-bottom shelf to transport construction materials to and from jobsites. The L-Cart has a maximum load capacity of 260 lbs, and also features a central locking mechanism to secure Tough System cases to its frame.
Purchase DEWALT Tough System L-Cart Carrier (~$190, and does not come with any cases)