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Gator Built® Roller Cabinets & Tool Boxes
So first off let me give you a little background. I’ve been a mechanic in multiple fields for 11 years. I’ve owned probably 8-10 toolboxes over that time, from U.S. General tool cart to a Snap-On Classic 55”. I’m very OCD about my tools and tool box, and I do a ton of research before I buy anything. Unfortunately I couldn’t find anything about this tool box on the internet, even on the popular GarageJournal.com. But it’s no secret that Strictly Toolboxes and it’s brands put out a quality product for the price they ask, and with rumored quality customer service (which I personally came to experience do to a misunderstanding on my end, yet they still fixed it) I finally decided after hours of research on multiple boxes to take the leap with not only ordering a toolbox that I’ve never seen in person, but buying from Strictly Toolboxes. The shipping was quick for freight to Colorado (less than 10 business days if I recall). The box was packaged very well. Overkill, which is great in my opinion. I highly recommend wearing gloves as they recommend or you’ll cut yourself on the metal tabs, in a rush I didn’t, and cut my fingers a few times. Also recommend at least 1 friend or coworker help you remove box from pallet. Anyway the box arrived undamaged. So I went on to using it for about 2 months now daily in a diesel technician environment. The powder coating seems to be in the higher end of the spectrum, not the strongest I’ve seen, but light years above anything else in the price range. I already have one small chip on front of box due to an idiot coworker letting large axle fall into box. No dent though so that’s good. I’ve easily already opened the top 3 drawers 1000+ times with no signs of any issues to ever happen for a long time. The top drawer has reinforced gussets on the bottom. I think the other 2 long drawers do as well (can’t remember I’m at home and haven’t looked since I bought). The drawer slides are all equal quality to my old snap on box so no complaints their either. The only complaint I have and I plan on warranting the drawers eventually when it gets noticeably worse is the latching system when pulled to open drawers rubs the top rail of the drawer you’re opening and already shows tiny wear/scratch marks. It’s just me being anal but to others who are like me it’ll bother you. I did buy the optional stainless steel too. It’s nice, not magnetic unfortunately like my Snap-On one, but hey it was almost a tenth of the price. I eventually plan on paying to get the top bed lined professionally. I wish they would make the hutch again. I would buy in an instant. Anyway buy the box, it’s awesome for the money, and in my opinion no other brand touches the overall quality, layout, and price.