Tekton has launched a new system of modular mechanics tool kits and storage products, featuring stacking drawers, custom foam inserts, and more.
The new Tekton system is based on and fully compatible with Bosch and Sortimo L-Boxx products.
Tekton’s first wave of products features individual components for everything you see here, plus a 239pc mechanics tool set with 6 drawers, removable open-top tool box, and a grab-and-go top box with a 105pc SAE and metric socket set.
In typical Tekton fashion, the brand makes it crystal clear what you’re getting.
The drawers can be removed, allowing you to bring your tools and parts with you.
Or, roll everything over on the 4-wheel dolly.
There are two drawer insert options. Shown here is the covered drawer with a clear lid and basic latches.
There’s also an open drawer, which helps facilitate access to your tools.
Both drawers are sold separately.
When building a custom tool kit, you can add as many drawers to a stack as you wish. The drawers and stacking drawer docks are sold separtely.
There are 5 tool sets to start – a 15pc inch combination wrench set, 19pc metric combination wrench set, 78pc bit driver and hex key set, 10pc high-torque screwdriver set, and a 12pc pliers set.
Each tool kit comes with a custom-cut foam tray.
The foam has two layers – a 1/4″ top layer that is heat-laminated to a 1-1/2″ bottom layer. The contrasting colors make it easy to see if any tools are missing.
The tray inserts are made from closed-cell 1.9 lb/cubic foot density polyethylene foam.
Tekton is also offering a couple of different parts tray options.
This 105pc socket set is available separately and as part of the larger tool set shown above.
It features two foam inserts, with the top designed to be easily removed when you need to access a socket from the lower tray.
You can also buy empty L-Boxx tool boxes which can be fitted with parts trays (different from the one shown above or customizable foam.
Tekton’s foam, as shown here, is very different from the spongey foam that used to be available for customizing an L-Boxx tool box. The foam insert has 6 layers, each 15mm thick, that are aligned with foam studs. Hot glue or CA glue can be used for permanent attachment.
The foam can be cut with a knife, with guide marks making it easier to cut along 90° or 45° angles.
Tekton has full country of origin details on their website.
For the 239pc tool set:
Made in Taiwan: Sockets, accessories, ratchets, breaker bar, spinner handle blade, wrenches, L-keys, bits, bit rails, bit driver blade, cutting pliers, long nose pliers, lineman’s pliers, locking pliers, and mini pliers.
Made in USA: Drivers, spinner handle, bit driver handle, slip joint pliers, groove joint pliers, nut jaw pliers, and foam.
Made in Germany: Lid insert, open top drawers, and stacking tool box.
Made in Poland: Stacking drawer racks.
I was lamenting the other day, about how Bosch’s L-Boxx stacking drawers have become hard to find. Little did I know that Tekton was building a new modular tool kit system around them!
This seems like the perfect way to leverage the L-boxx drawer rack system!
If you want to build your own storage solution with empty tool boxes, racks, and drawers, I’d say that Tekton’s pricing seems reasonable, and even very good.
I checked a couple of L-Boxx SKUs, and found Tekton’s rack components to be comparably priced if not less expensive. There are some exceptions – the L-Boxx dolly is less expensive on Amazon.
Tekton also has a deep open tote L-Boxx. I’m not familiar with this style.
It will be interesting to see how Tekton expands this line in the future. There are all kinds of convenient L-Boxx products, such as this tool box with 2 drawers, and accessories.
In my opinion, the L-Boxx is no longer competitive with modern modular tool box solutions for mobile use, but their drawer solution works very well for workshop needs.
Everything I’ve seen so far looks good. I’m excited about this, and also for what we haven’t seen yet.
There is huge potential for Tekton to expand this system. There’s already a world of L-Boxx accessories and integrations that are presently available, with two major downsides – cost and availability.
I also feel that this is a very clever approach. Tekton leveraged the best parts of an aging modular tool box system, and they did so in a way that makes it not only relevant again, but compelling.
Need something Tekton doesn’t offer (yet)?
Tekton’s stacking racks can also fit Gedore’s L-Boxx-compatible drawers and trays.