Yesterday, I posted about two new Stanley technician-style tool cases that are soon coming out. This brought to mind a Husky technician-style tool case I discovered about a year ago but neglected to post about.
The Husky tool case, which is a relabeled Keter 17198036 technician case, features plastic dividers, a pallet-style organizer, and a removable small parts bin. Its latches are metal, as are the loops that can accommodate an optional shoulder carrying strap.
Like the Keter-made Ridgid Pro tool boxes I reviewed the other day, the Husky technician case has a lid stopper that helps prevent tip-over when the case is opened.
Overall, the Husky technician tool box is a decent-looking case for anyone looking to organize a couple of hand tools and supplies. The lid-mounted pallet-style organizer cannot hold many tools, but it allows for quick access of your most-used ones. The rest can go into the dividable sections of the main compartment.
Keep in mind, though, that this is a $35 tool box. Don’t expect to compare it to a professional tool attaché or similar technician-style tool box, and you might allow yourself to like it. I saw one in-store at a local Home Depot, and it seemed to be a nice divergence from typical single-compartment tool boxes.
The internal parts felt a little lightweight to me, and closer in feel to those of a blow-molded case vs. heavier duty injection-molded one, but that could just be me being a little tool box snobby.
This is really the type of tool box you should check out in person. Or, order it online for shipping or in-store pickup and keep your receipt at the ready in case you’re dissatisfied with the quality or storage versatility.