Husky came out with a new ball bearing tool storage combo a few months ago, and it featured see-through glass drawer fronts so that you can see what’s in a drawer without first opening it.
Like the 8-drawer combo, Husky’s new 52-inch 10-drawer mobile workcenter (HTBX10) also features see-through glass drawer fronts. But with this unit, each drawer is built with rear-mounted rows of LEDs to help users better view drawer contents when the drawers are closed. A switch at the top left of the cabinet turns the LEDs on and off.
In order to power the LEDs, users will have to plug the power cable into a wall outlet.
The new workcenter also features a wood worksurface, 5″ casters, ball bearing drawer slides rated to 75 pounds per pair, and a keyed drawer lock.
The product page says that the 10-drawer ball bearing tool cabinet is made in the USA, but one of the first reviews cautions about severe quality issues.
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While the idea of putting LEDs at the back of toolbox drawers that have glass fronts seems like a great idea, what happens when a heavily loaded drawer contains too many tools that block the light? To better illuminate the contents of a drawer, LED light sources should ideally be above the tools, or perhaps at the sides. It doesn’t seem like it would be very effective to put the LEDs at the very back of a drawer.
Additionally, it’s not very optimistic to see an early adopter using words like weak, too thin, easily flexes, light duty, packaged poorly, and cheap plastic in their review. If this toolbox looks like the perfect fit for your garage or workshop, you should probably test out a demo unit in-store before you buy one.