Milwaukee Tool will be launching a new line of Packout Shop Storage solutions.
Basically, Milwaukee is expanding their Packout tool storage lineup with a new line of wall-mountable system. The first wave of products will consists of more than 20 products, including wall plates, hooks, racks, holders, and a cabinet.
The new Packout wall-mounted shop storage products are expected to launch in June 2022. More information will be available closer to that time.
In the meantime, let’s take a closer look at some of the new products.
A lot of the new Packout shop storage products look to be versatile and multi-functional, but there are some specialized accessories as well. Shown here is a cordless drill and driver docking station, with room for two M18-size tools, plus a flat space on top to fit standard chargers.
There will also be hooks and trays for holding other types of cordless power tools.
There will also be new M12 and M18 battery holders.
The images also show off a new MIlwaukee Packout side-opening cabinet. It looks like the new Packout cabinet can be stacked on top of Milwaukee’s other Packout tool boxes, the Packout 4-wheel dolly, and other such Packout-compatible products and accessories.
Hand tool storage options include a screwdriver holder and pliers rail.
There’s also a pen/pencil/marker cup, as well as a general purpose hooks that can hold tools from hammers to cordless blowers.
Larger hooks can be used to hold things like stepladders, extension cords, or air hoses. There’s also an accessory for holding long-handled tools, such as brooms.
It appears that there will be full-width as well as half-width mounting plates.
There’s even a paper towel holder.
The accessories seem well thought out with versatility in mind. Here’s a double hook accessory being used to hold smaller rolls of tape, and the paper towel holder being used for larger rolls.
Here’s another look at the new selection.
ETA: June 2022
Ooh – what do you think future mobile or metal storage integration will look like?
The new Packout cabinets, as well as Milwaukee’s Packout 2- and 3-drawer tool boxes, only require front accessibility. Couldn’t there be saddle-shaped attachments that allow for side-mounted accessories without hampering typical Packout stacking and connectivity?
There is a LOT that Milwaukee can do in this space.