Milwaukee has come out with a new Packout Deep Organizer, model 48-22-8432. This is their 5th Packout organizer, following two half-width and two full-width sizes.
As the name implies, this is a deeper organizer than previous models.
Like Milwaukee’s other Packout organizers, this one has a clear lid, briefcase-style front handle, two latches, and it is fully stackable with other Packout toolboxes and accessories.
It also features a 50 pound weight capacity and IP65-rated weather seal.
The Milwaukee Packout Deep Organizer has a 5.5″ depth and removable divider panels. The case is split into two sections that can each be divided into 4 compartments. This gives you up to 4 small compartments and up to 4 large compartments.
The way the Deep Organizer is designed, users can configure it for use with parts and supplies, as well as the hand tools or cordless power tools that go along with them.
It seems easier to create custom tool and part configurations with the Deep Organizer than with Milwaukee’s other Packout organizers which all feature removable bins.
Just to be clear, the Deep Organizer has removable dividers, and not removable bins.
It would seem that Milwaukee designed the new organizer to benefit plumbers especially, as they show it off holding a selection of larger diameter steel pipe fittings.
The removable dividers allow for larger compartment sizing if needed. Even though Milwaukee’s standard Packout organizer is quite spacious, its bins and overall sizing isn’t very efficient for holding parts such as PVC pipe fittings either. This is where this new Deep Organizer seems to shine.
As with other Milwaukee Packout products, the new Deep Organizer can connect to other Packout tool boxes and accessories.
ETA: August 2021
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The new Deep Organizer makes a lot of sense, especially for users who might feel constrained by the smaller bins included with Milwuakee’s other Packout organizers.
I could see this size being hugely popular with plumbers, and also other users who might use it for dedicated installation or service kits.
Milwaukee shows off the deep organizer being used for a PEX press tool and fittings kit. It seems that the tool and its removable crimp heads wouldn’t have fit in their shallower Packout organizer boxes, making this new organizer a better option for keeping everything together in a tidy manner.
The Deep Organizer does not seem to be the most efficient at storing smaller parts, but you have the option. There is also a strong aftermarket community of users who design and make various Packout accessories, and so we might see 3rd party accessories for any needs or improvisations that come up.
Is the new Packout organizer a perfect fit for your needs?
One more thing DeWalt needs to catch up in.
An average size box with a clear lid? Lol
No, more options. I left the toughsystem specifically because they refused to even consider making similar but slightly different boxes. Milwaukee makes boxes for specific applications. I don’t remember how many times I wanted just an extra 1/2″ of room.
If they got what you need, more power to you. I moved away from clear lids anyways, but the next deeper option being the small box always worked better for me anyways. Haven’t checked the dimensions but this looks identical to a packout small box, save for the lid. The slim organizers, and maybe the deep half boxes are all I could honestly say I’d dig toughsystem putting out to supplement what they’ve got, everything else seems excessive considering the need to stack it all together. Maybe if I used it for parts more, but I’ve got a trailer and just throw together organizer cups in boxes for small stuff and big stuff in totes with the carry handle if I’m working away from my stock.
Anyone aware of any cheap alternatives for similar parts organizers that don’t necessarily require easy transport or ruggedness?
I’m looking for a set of organizers with various depths where the lid properly seals the compartments and prevents mixing of compartment bits.
That’s a tough one.
Ridgid has a Pro organizer, and you can find Keter organizers by several brands. Dewalt also has deep pro organizers – the one that goes on sale every winter holiday shopping season.
Most of the rigid’s are as space inefficient as these packouts. I was looking today at the one unused packout I kept compared to my Stanley organizers and packouts just make far poorer use of the cube to usable space ratio. Ibid rigids. I think the Stanley hard plastic thinner and deeper ones are the sweet spot. We may be thinking about the same one. Finally, many of the dewalt/craftsman are also inefficient bin storage.
If I had more energy I would love to calculate a storage efficiency index for these products.
The husky ones look decent.
Milwaukee sells a non packout organizer that’s similar but cheap.
This. The Milwaukee are decently priced and are stackable. Super tough as well.
Thanks guys. I ended up finding a 2-pack of those exact ones for a good deal at my local HD. They beat the hell out of parts organizers I’ve had the displeasure of using ~15 years ago.
I’m curious what everyone ends up using the organizers for. The convenience of seeing the contents did not outweigh the fact that said contents end up being 1000 degrees for me. Anything other than small parts seems like you’re making issues for yourself by trying to organize small numbers of large stuff in these boxes, regardless of brand. I use DeWalts 2.0 half boxes for a couple things, but having to keep them out of the sun is annoying. First aid kit in one, all my lockout stuff in another, I’ve currently got half a dozen over sized sockets in a third which need to be added to my account foam tray of sockets, and my fourth is just a per-task catch-all for misc hardware and such. I’ve got 2-3 of the 1.0 full size organizers from way back, but again with the heat issues I ended up taking my tools and stuff out and they’ve been relegated to camping stuff that’s not in the open air 16 hours a day.
Added to my *actual* foam tray, sorry.
I like to use them to organize by task.
I have two of the 48-22-8430 organizers (slightly shorter version of this new deep one).
I have one dedicated to low voltage (punch tools, crimpers, RJ45 and coax ends, keystone jacks).
Another organizer for high voltage (pliers, NCV tester, meter, 1/2 and 3/4″ KO consumables, WAGO nuts.
The tools fit in the 4″x8″ bins, and the 4×4″ bins hold enough of the consumables for my common tasks.
I pair those with bigger packout crates for the larger consumable packages like contractor sized packs of outlets, face plates, low voltage old work boxes, etc.
I also have quite a few of the dewalt DWST14825 organizers that went on sale during the holidays for $10. Couldn’t pass those up for the price. I store all my fasteners in those… one or two types of fastener in each… interior/exterior screws, furniture screws (pocket hole / trimhead), SAE nuts and bolts, tapcons, dry wall anchors, toggle bolts, etc.
I like the generic stackable organizers the brands all put on sale every year lol I’ve got 2 or 3 different color ones that stay in the trailer for loading up strut hardware, big bolts and such. For as much as I’ve always decried them, I recently ate my words and bought two Tstak double drawers (meant to order one, checked the wrong vendor later and ordered a second thinking I’d messed up the first lol) and they’re quickly becoming my go-to for small electrical stuff like crimps, wagos, and wire nuts. The original purpose was for drill bits/blades/impact accessories, as I went all in on the toughcase system (badass) but wanted one box for the larger stuff that wouldn’t fit into the medium or large cases. Both applications have worked extremely well, and I’m sure I’ll be getting more drawers for my truck bins in the future. My low voltage/data parts are some of the only ones I actually have in a half width organizer attached to my small box that’s foam cut to hold all my meters/testers/crimps/cutters along with some cat6 and fiber patch cables. Stays in a bin, so I’m not concerned with the heat issues just yet, though I’m unsure about putting something like fiber components in a box without a gasket. In any case thanks for sharing your setup, sounds like we carry similar stuff.
I have one for my Pex fittings
one for electrical wire nuts staples and screws. and one for carpenter screws for installing cabinets.
Very nice I love that Milwaukee keeps expanding the Packout line up, good on them.
Finally! I am going to be needing at least two of these deep versions, as the standard size just does not cut it, to carry along a mix of mid size electrical parts and plumbing fittings. I have tried to do it in the regular ones, but way too much space ends up being wasted.
I absolutely love the shallow version, once upgraded with 3D parts Benjamin designed and some of the stuff modded further or that I designed from scratch. Downside: don’t leave organizers in the sun, because the greenhouse effect can warp some things a bit
Nice! Don’t see myself buying Packout until prices recede. I don’t have any need for anymore right now anyway. Nice storage options though.
I am glad to see a flat bottom across the entire organizer for larger use. I may use one for special use case with selected wrenches, parts, and sockets convenient in one box. Will work 10x better than standard depth organizer.
I am hopeful but not optimistic that Packout makes a middle box to the low profile and standard organizers for wrench sets (up to 1 inch) and 1/2″ socket sets. The standard depth is too tall imo. Give me a socket and wrench set like the current 1/4+3/8 socket packout set im SAE and another in Metric at that would solve many repair out in the field.