Dewalt will be coming out with a ToughSystem 2.0 tool storage system, updating their line of ToughSystem modular tool boxes.
This first-look of the new Dewalt ToughSystem 2.0 tool storage system is made possible thanks to Travis (@toolsbydesign). If you’re on Instagram, definitely follow him, and considering following us (@toolguyd_stuey) too while you’re at it.
The new ToughSystem products won’t start shipping until April 2020, and I’m sure that more information will be made available before then.
To start, Dewalt ToughSystem 2.0 looks much more contoured than their current tool boxes, with rounded edges.
The biggest upgrade looks to be the new spring-activated side latches, or at least they look spring-activated. If you watch Travis’s video below, you’ll see that they appear to auto-latch during stacking, and you press the bottom of the latches inwards to unlock a tool box for removal.
I have been using Bosch L-Boxxes (and also Dewalt ToughSystem) tool boxes for a while. While the Bosch/Sortimo L-Boxx auto-latching connectors can be helpful, they can also be clunky when trying to stack heavy tool boxes. It will be interesting to see how well these ToughSystem 2.0 tool boxes connect under load.
There will be tool trays, for stacking inside of the tool boxes, seemingly in a similar fashion as Dewalt’s Holiday 2019 mechanics tool set.
There will also be half-size tool boxes that can stack on top or to each other.
It appears that the new ToughSystem 2.0 tool boxes will be backwards-compatible with Dewalt’s existing ToughSystem tool boxes, but we don’t know if that has been confirmed yet.
Curiously, images of the new Dewalt ToughSystem 2.0 jobsite radio and charger show “Gen-1” style fold-down latches.
It’s not yet clear whether all Dewalt ToughSystem products will be replaced with updated ToughSystem 2.0 products.
Photos are used with permission, check out ToolsByDesign‘s STAFDA 2019 video coverage for more: