Over in our Free Dewalt Tstak on $50+ orders deal post, Sam asked about whether that Tstak tool box is compatible with this new Stanley FatMax Tstak tool box tower at Lowes.
Yes, it is compatible. But whaaaat? Stanley FatMax Tstak tool boxes?
The new Stanley FatMax Tstak tool box combo, model FMST60403P, comes with 3 components – a Tstak organizer with clear lid, a tool box, and a wheeled tool cart.
- TSTAK organizer clear lid, FMST17805
- TSTAK suitcase flat top, FMST17807
- TSTAK deep on wheels, FMST17820
Similar products are available from Dewalt, except for the deep tool box on wheels.
There is a Dewalt Tstak deep box, DWST17806, for $25 via Amazon, but there’s no DWST17820 model – yet?
See Also: Dewalt Tstak Tool Boxes and Organizer preview posts.
That rolling tool box is certainly new. The also new Dewalt Tough System wheeled tool box retails for $59. I’d have a very hard time believing that a smaller and lighter duty Tstak version would cost the same, let alone more. So for argument’s sake, let’s assume it would be priced at $49.
So with that guestimate, this Stanley FatMax Tstak tower should have an approximate retail price of $90. Let’s consider that the full retail price of the Tstak tool box is $23, as Amazon seems to be discounting it. With that in mind, my guestimate for the Tstak tower would bring me to a $97 price point. Maybe round up to $99.
No, that seems too high.
Husky’s new modular tool box tower is priced at $80. I think that we could or should see comparable pricing from this Stanley FatMax Tstak tool box tower. Maybe a slightly higher price of $89? Or slightly lower at $79? That’s doable, depending on how the rolling tool box is designed and how much it’s engineered to retail for.
Lowes’ retail price for the Tstak tower is $119. Given that the Ridgid Pro tool storage combo retails for $98 or so during holiday season peaks, $119 is too much for this Tstak combo – in my humble opinion.
Maybe there could be a $25 (organizer), $20 (tool box), $45 (rolling tool box) breakdown, given that the deep Tstak tool box without wheels is $25. That could bring us to the $90 price.
I hate to be hung up on the price, because Dewalt (or Stanley FatMax) Tstak tool boxes are decent for the money. But $119? No way. Let’s see what the price changes to in a month’s time, when the holiday season kicks into full effect around Thanksgiving.
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Thank you Sam for the heads-up!
Now here’s the question that will be bugging me: why relabel these as Stanley FatMax for Lowes and possibly other markets, instead of just keeping the strong Dewalt branding?
Unless of course the products are different in some way than the Dewalt versions, but I doubt that this is the case, and seriously hope I’m not wrong.