Ryobi Tools has shared that they will be their expanding their Home Depot-exclusive line of LINK modular tool storage products.
There will be multiple new Ryobi Link tool boxes and accessories, including drawers. All of the new products are said to be launching in early 2023.
Ryobi’s Link system rollout and adoption seems to have been a bit slow, but it’s obvious the brand is committed to the new platform.
Ryobi Link 3-Drawer Tool Box (STM302)
The new Ryobi Link 3-drawer tool box features full extension ball bearing slides, a stow-away steel lock bar, and 40lb total load capacity (distributed evenly among drawers).
The new 3-drawer tool box will come with one set of dividers, enough for one drawer.
Ryobi Link 2-Drawer Tool Box (STM301)
The 2-drawer tool box looks to have deeper drawers than the 3-drawer version, and also has a 40 lb load capacity.
It comes with one set of dividers, enough for equipping one drawer.
Ryobi Link Foam Insert for Drawers (STM311)
A new foam insert is pre-cut to fit the 3-drawer and 2-drawer tool boxes.
The foam is layered – similar to Kaizen foam – and can be cut to provide a custom fit for your tools and equipment.
Ryobi Link Drawer Divider Sets (STM310, STM308)
The 3- and 2-drawer tool boxes each come with one set of drawer dividers. You will be able to buy additional dividers sets separately.
Price: $8.97 for 3-drawer (STM310), and $9.97 for 2-drawer (STM308) divider sets
Ryobi Link Rolling Base (STM204)
A new rolling base allows you to take your Ryobi Link tool boxes around your garage or workshop with greater ease.
The dolly accessory features swivel casters with rubber wheels. The 2 front casters are lockable.
Ryobi Link Organizer Tool Box (STM303)
The new Ryobi Link parts organizer features a 50 lb load capacity, clear top lid, and IP65 water and dust resistance.
It features 3 double organizer bins with removable dividers, and 3 single organizer bins.
Ryobi Link Compact Organizer Tool Box (STM304)
There will also be a smaller compact parts organizer, with 25 kb load capacity, IP64 water and dust resistance, and clear lid.
It will come equipped with 2 double and 2 single organizer bins.
Both organizers can be mounted to Ryobi Link wall rack panels, or stacked on top of their mobile storage products.
Ryobi Vertical Parts Organizer (STM309)
Lastly, there is a new Ryobi Link wall parts organizer.
It features a 20 lb load capacity, easy-access tilt bins, and clear bin windows.
The bins can be removed and come with a set of adjustable dividers.
It looks like the organizer can also be placed on a flat workbench for more convenient placement options.
This system seems really versatile and well featured. I feel like all of the pictures make the setups look cluttered and clunky, though. We put a Rubbermaid fasttrack system in our garage and I am very happy with it.
Still way overpriced. For around the same money ($10-$20 more per component) you can get Dewalt ToughSystem components, which have far superior build quality, or step it up for a little more than that and get Milwaukee PackOut. You can also drop down in price a bit and get several other competitors. I don’t see the value in Ryobi Link.
I don’t either, I agree the price is very high. I see it as a lifestyle brand.
And I know I’ve said this before, but I will say it again: I find the marketing photographs of DIYers not DIYing very strange. The photo seems to show a residential garage, there’s even gardening and sporting equipment there. So to me, this screams DIYer: this is not a pro loading up to go to the jobsite, this is a suburban garage. The sheer number of tools & boxes suggests these people are quite the serious DIYers…so what are they DIYing exactly? They certainly aren’t putting those tools to use making garage organization, so what are they for? Showing off?
I completely understand that in many situations it makes perfect sense to purchase premade organizational gear but this doesn’t look like one of those situations. This looks like a DIYer who doesn’t DIY.
Everyone DIYs differently, there’s no right or wrong way.
That said, everything is staged to show off products, not people, or hobbies, or whatever. The goal is presumably to show off a setup in a way as many people as possible can relate to.
If the tools were covered in dirty, or the floors filthy, it would be distracting.
Compare to Milwaukee’s advertising where they seem to dump gallons of oil on the tools and the poor guy using them in any action shot.
I’d rather they show what their products can do for me rather than how pretty they look in an obviously staged picture. I can’t relate to this, it’s too fake.
When they try and pose people using tools it often looks even weirder.
This bring so many hilarious pictures to mind!
I agree, I’m reminded of the one with the model holding a soldering iron by the heated barrel instead of the handle. Oh, and the Greenworks drill pic which was badly photoshopped to show the model running a big rotohammer bit into an electrical box with wires hanging out.
But I digress. They don’t necessarily have to show people working with the tools, all they need to do is imply what the tools could be used for. For example, they could have a photo of a garage with Ryobi tools and organizers all over the walls, with an obviously DIYed workbench, also covered with Ryobi tools. Or they could show the same garage decked out with Ryobi stuff with a half-finished project in the background, like perhaps a newly built chest of drawers in the process of being stained.
I agree. I am a DIYer and an amateur furniture maker and I love the 18v Ryobi tool system. It’s well-priced and I get a lot of bang for the buck allowing me to get tools I probably wouldn’t buy in DeWalt or Milwaukee.
I just don’t see the usefulness of this system for a DIYer and a professional likely wouldn’t have Ryobi. I’d rather pick up used Ace Or Craftsman tool chests on Craigslist for my storage needs. Or I just picked up a free three-drawer horizontal file to store routers, nailers, sanders etc.
My shops not matchy matchy but who cares.
Back to the Unisaw to make some sawdust.
I recently priced out a Milwaukee Packout rolling dolly, 2-drawer unit and 3-drawer unit. With Home Depot’s current buy more save more, it’s $90 off and comes out to EXACTLY the same price as the LINK equivalent.
So Ryobi better have some good sales if they want to stay competitive. The problem is, I’ve barely seen any sales on LINK items so far.
I SEE LEGOS! …but seriously I have too much Gladiator stuff in my garage to justify any of these boxes
Same here. There are way better products out there, and I think too any people known that fact. I don’t see a lot of these selling.
You may be expecting too much from the Ryobi LINK promotional pictures (in this article, and in the earlier ones too). They are not providing a blueprint on how to organize your garage / workspace, but just to show all the possibilities offered by this storage system.
Ryobi don’t claim that this is for your tools, but “to Organize, Access and Transport your life”. Somebody’s life might not include too many tools, if any at all. But some people like to have their stuff neatly organized. And don’t even plan to drag any of that to a construction site.
Looks great, love the concept. I wish Dewalt and Craftsman would work on adding similar benefits to the tstak lineup that I’m invested in. This stuff would rea;;y help me out in my shop.
So now we know where Paul Bunyan put his legos. Though we didn’t see any Ryobi in the gift shop at the Trees of Mystery in Klamath.
Yeah that was the first thing I thought of – these look like giant Lego.
I was all into start shopping for drawer units as once you’ve tried them there really is no other way you can go back. But then I checked the weight per drawer and at 40lbs for the whole three drawer unit I have serious doubts this would last.
I find it strange that the ideal solution, drawer units, are hard to come by in these stackable mobile transport systems. and those that do offer them either aren’t built for the weight comparable tool boxes this size would hold. Plus the drawers don’t fit a good compliment of the tools you would want to place in them.
Looking for someone can provide a drawer that compatible with the mobile system(rolling tower) in stacking, while having decent space and load weight to hold most of the common used POWER TOOLS. Easy access is important but size and load weight are another cents we don`t want to lose.
So far, all the drawers – Packout, Toughsystem, Craftsman, Ryobi are built in similar, built in size and load capability not commensurate with comparable tool boxes ( lower priced in the system )
Ryobi need to make a decent drill case here. The “small toolbox” case only has 3 loose containers on one side which will slide around if you carry it like a case with a drill in it, not to mention the drill. I really want the 2 draw unit with a drill case combo as it’s the perfect height to fit under my tonneau cover (the other brands are 2″ too tall) but this current drill case they offer is useless. C’mon Ryobi you’re a drill company, make a proper drill case!
no thanks not sure why they are bothering when HD clearance’d most of this junk out
Packout is a better system, Link needs to be far cheaper.
Ridgid still hasn’t released a dolly (a photo of which, under the Keter name, was posted online years ago) and Ryobi now has one. Kind of infuriating to those who were invested in the Ridgid boxes; great bang for the buck there if you can ignore the lack of dolly or drawers. Leaning towards Packout now for the everyday use stuff and Ridgid for the lesser used, job-specific needs.
The price seems makes me just want to go with DeWalt ToughSystem.
I have 2 sets of tools – my Pro stuff I keep in my truck (all Dewalt) and my Ryobi stuff I leave at the lake house. These new drawer units would be fine for the lake house stuff. I’m in.
What I really need is a way to mount my Tstak on my Toughsystem boxes. Has anyone seen this?
There is this, but somewhat expensive option:
Not sure if I’d ever actually buy into the ryobi storage line, but I’ll be honest, I get a kick out of the Lego look of the connector lids.
How can Dewalt still not have a toughsystem dolly?
That steel lock bar is anchored is a tiny bit of plastic and will be trivial to pop out.
I think its main purpose is to keep the drawers from sliding out when moving the drawer units.
I bought two of the wall rails, some hooks and the milk crate thing. I liked it so much I’m going to buy the largest unit with the wheels. I can definitely see this turning into an addiction.
I have a pegboard. It has holes. And hooks too. It cost about $10.
Don’t get me wrong, I love my Ryobi tools, but this system doesn’t make sense to me. There are so many other things I could spend all that $$$ on.
These things are soooooo popular that there are three Home Depot locations near me that have them on their Clearance End Cap. One of the stores has 2, yes I said two Clearance End Caps FULL of the Ryobi organizers.
No one seems to want this. I’ve heard they are too expensive compared to everything put there.
Me personally, it seems a but too junky and lower quality to be priced as higg as it is.
I want to buy it but the price is to much for the build quality. The drawer system is over the top too. If it was in the husky price range it would sell like crazy. I have Ryobi tools . , some are great some are good and some are junk. I wish they would hold a standard and stick to it.