I have been looking at Harbor Freight’s tool carts, ever since my visits to two local stores about a week ago.
They have two tool carts under their US General brand, one with 4 drawers that has been on sale for $150, and one with 5 drawers that looks to have just gone on sale for $200.
I’ve been slowly researching the brands, and one common theme seems to have come up, at least in regard to aesthetics. Harbor Freight customers have been asking for them to release US General tool cart in white.
Well, now they have, or at least for the 5-drawer mechanic’s tool cart.
Features & Specs
- Lid opens to 90°
- 2 gas struts for lid support
- Rolled drawer edges
- Spring-loaded drawer latches hold drawers shut
- Full-extension ball bearing drawer slides
- 5″ casters – 2 swivel, 2 fixed
- Pre-cut drawer liners
- Barrel key lock
- 30″ long x 41-3/8″ tall x 22″ depth
- 700 lbs total weight capacity
- Weighs 144 lbs
Also available in red, orange, green, yellow, black, and blue.
Price: $200, was $230
Personally, I’m leaning more towards the 4-drawer tool cart, but this one has more drawers for greater hand tool or parts storage and organization.
My last two computers had white cases, and so I can understand the appeal for a white tool box or tool cart as in this case. If you can’t pick a color, even when non-traditional colors like yellow and green are available, why not white?
I have known that Harbor Freight’s US General tool boxes and cabinets were popular, but this is the first time I’ve found myself personally interested in their tool storage products.
I saw these tool boxes in-store, and it was an impressive display – a rainbow of tool carts, each holding a small sampling of their optional color-matched add-ons and shop accessories.
Will a white tool box be too smudgy?
As an aside, does anyone else remember Craftsman’s limited edition dry erase-finish tool storage chest and cabinet?