We recently spotted (and examined) Husky’s new 36″ stainless steel tool storage units over at Home Depot. These new toolboxes are sure to turn some heads over the next few weeks as shoppers pour into stores looking for memorable holiday gifts.
Husky’s main selling point is that their new cabinets have greater storage capacity than competitors’ models. Inch for inch, Husky offers more cubic storage than the competition. While this may be true, quite frankly we sometimes don’t care as much about storage volume as we do drawer surface area.
At first, it looked as though Husky’s new toolboxes were identical to Kobalt’s. However, although they share a few similarities, closer examination reveals quite a few distinct cosmetic and functional differences.
Next time you’re at Home Depot, check out the new Husky chest and cabinet, and tell us what you think. Personally, we would probably favor Kobalt’s 41″ 20-drawer combo for about $160 more (although you know we’d find a way to buy it on sale!), over Husky’s new 36″ 10-drawer combo. The 5-drawer chest and 5-drawer cabinet will set you back a total of $750 plus tax.
The in-store and online price is the same, and if you order online, shipping is included. This is good to hear as shipping two 150lb boxes isn’t exactly cheap.
If these links don’t work, head over to Home Depot’s site and search for “Husky tool storage”.
(P.S., if you happen to be a Husky manager, we totally didn’t mean what we said about favoring Kobalt’s toolbox more. Just to be sure, maybe you should send a combo unit over to us just so that we can be sure. =)