Gearwrench has come out with a new mobile tool work station, model 83169, which they say was designed to address common pain points from plant maintenance professionals across a wide range of industries.
To me, this means it’s aimed at MRO (maintenance, repair, operations) professionals, and other industrial or heavy duty multi-purpose users. It’s a divergence from simpler tool cabinets typically designed as “one style fits all” solutions.
Gearwrench says that their new tool cart gives users practical functionality and also durability with customizable features that give professionals the freedom to make the Mobile Work Station work for them.
Press materials describe how Gearwrench engineers designed the new Mobile Work Station based on research and user feedback.
The Gearwrench Mobile Work Station measures 42″ long x 24.5″ deep x 42.7″ tall. There are 11 drawers in all, each with ball bearing drawer slides rated to 100 pounds.
At the top, there’s a full-width drawer featuring adjustable partitions, perfect for separating and organizing smaller tools and parts.
On the right, there’s a lockable side cabinet with adjustable shelf. Just above, there’s a charging tray, with power strip (6 outlets, 2 USB).
On the left, there’s a pegboard panel and spray can shelf.
Gearwrench says that the mobile workstation has a “vise-mounting capability,” something that readers always ask about when we post about new mobile workbenches or tool cabinets.
Additional features include 6″ x 2″ polyurethane casters, and a 2,000 lb total weight capacity.
Street Price: $1300-1400 plus freight
(I was told the MSRP is $2,745.10)
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This new Gearwrench Mobile Workstation looks to be a very interesting design, chock-full of user-friendly features. I like a lot of the ideas that went into it – the customizable top drawer, the locking cabinet on the side, and the pegboard on the opposite site.
That the power strip is located in its own tray is another convenience, where users can charge tools and devises without having to take up any worktop real estate.
It comes with a top mat, and I’m guessing the rectangular cut-out is where a vise can be mounted.
Although the workstation is primarily aimed at industrial settings, I think that other user types might find the different features suited for their needs as well.
What I find interesting is that the design differs not only from conventional designs, but also Gearwrench’s previous offerings. It also sports the new Gearwrench branding.
Will we see more new tool storage setups like this one? I can’t say whether or not this particular configuration would be perfect for me, but I like that it’s different. While some drawer space is lost, I think that the power station and cabinet on one side, and the pegboard and spray can shelf on the other, are nice touches that are worth the use of space.
I like the idea and want to see more “thinking outside the box” tool storage products from Gearwrench.