Home Depot has come out with a new Husky Connect System 2-drawer parts organizer tool box.
I saw a post by @lowvoltagedude on Instagram about the Husky Connect System drawers, but I couldn’t find any additional information online. The next morning I took a trip to Home Depot and found them on the shelf. Now armed with a part number (1005793950), I was finally able to find out more information.
The drawers are part of Husky’s Connect System, which is yet another mobile toolbox system like Milwaukee Packout, Dewalt ToughSystem, or TSTAK. The Husky Connect System features several different components, such as tool boxes, rolling bases, small part organizers, and tool caddies that lock together into a stack.
Here are the relevant features:
- Outside dimensions: 21.45″ W x 12.2″ D x 7.2″ H
- 2 full-extension drawers with latches
- Drawer dimensions: 17″ W x 9-7/8″ D x 2-1/4″ H
- Ball bearing drawer slides
- 20 lbs capacity per drawer
- Removable dividers
- Top handle
- Side handles
- Large area for labels (labels included)
- Polypropylene construction
- Compatible with the Husky Connect System
The drawers are fully rectangular, without any cutouts for handles, although along the perimeter and bottom of the drawer there are bump out slots that accept the included drawer dividers. In the organizers I saw at the store there were only enough dividers provided to fully outfit one drawer.
The drawers snap into place when you push them into the body of the organizer, and take a little extra tug to get them out again, and there are also latches on each side of the organizer that snap onto the front of the drawers to prevent them from opening. This means that you can secure the drawers for transport to prevent them from opening unintentionally.
In addition to a storage slot that allows the top handle to fold down flat, there’s extra organization space on the top of the drawers with a few shallow trays for additional small parts storage.
One organizer with 2-drawers, drawer labels, and enough dividers for only one drawer is priced at $42.
I picked up one of the 2-drawer organizers because the information on the Home Depot website left out important information, like the size of the drawers, that I though was important to report.
I find it interesting that Husky decided to price the drawers between the Dewalt TSTAK and Tough System drawer units (not to mention much, much lower priced than the Milwaukee Packout drawer tool boxes).
You can pick up the Dewalt TSTAK or Craftsman Versastack 2-drawer organizers for about $35 each, and the ToughSystem Drawers for about $90. The drawers are closer to the ToughSystem drawers in size (though shallower), but much closer to the TSTAK price, probably because they couldn’t command much more being a house brand.
There are six dividers included: three that span the width of the drawer and three that span the depth. The dividers are low quality; they are just rigid enough to stay in place if they are supported by the other dividers. You can see in the photo above how they are wavy where they aren’t supported by other dividers.
Since they only provide one set of dividers, you can only divide one drawer into up to sixteen small compartments, or you can spread the dividers between the drawers for a mixture of large and small compartments. The part number for the dividers is apparently 749663, but I cannot find any place you can actually buy more. I also have no idea how to configure the organizer to get the “13 compartments” listed on Home Depot’s product page.
I haven’t decided what I’ll do with these drawers yet, I’ll probably mount them under a table like I have with my Versastack/TSTAK drawers in my shop.