Rockler has come out with a new Lock-Align drawer organizer system, designed to help users bring order to their tool boxes.
The core of the system is an interlocking tray that can be cut to size. Accessories, dividers and containers to start, create a grid-like system, with partitions for tools and smaller compartments for parts and fasteners.
The starter kit comes with enough material to organize a space 14-5/16″ wide x 13″ deep.
The Lock-Align drawer organizer system can be used in tool box drawers as shallow as 1-5/8″.
Pricing: $25 for the starter kit, $15 for a wide tray, $2 for (2) dividers, and $6 for (2) bins.
This looks like a great idea, but quite pricey. How much would it cost to organize a single drawer? Going by what’s currently available, at least $50. The promo video promises that more accessories are on the way, but as of right now, this system looks to be most suitable for drawers 2″ deep or shallower.
I’ve talked briefly about small tool and part drawer organization, and I really like using removable plastic boxes. Maybe one day I’ll build a grid system for myself, using wood or plywood rails and hardboard dividers.
I drool over Lista-like drawer setups (Google image search), and this new Rockler setup, while definitely innovative, doesn’t give off the same vibe.
If it were not proprietary, so that I could use hardboard or other DIY dividers, I’d be less critical, at least at current pricing.
I like the idea of the synthetic rubber textured mat surface. Dividers and removable bins? Great! a wider-sized mat? That could be useful.
But if you use a wide tray and a starter kit to fit a drawer nearly 22″ wide x 13″ deep, that’ll still set you back $40, not including additional dividers and bins.
I’d like to see more accessories (which the video says are coming soon), and lower prices. Additional lengths to fit the current trend of 22″+ drawer depths would also be welcome.