Stanley FatMax 4-in1 Mobile Work Station for Tools and Parts Review
April 21, 2010
I’m currently working on a larger industrial wiring project where I have to park approximately 1/2 of a mile away and walk almost another 1/2 of a mile on the project. After doing this for the first week and carrying all of my tools, I decided that I needed a better solution for getting my tools back and forth to the pick up daily.
While looking around I found this larger container which was reasonably priced and I initially thought would work well. It was approximately 54 inches long x 36 inches wide x 24 inches tall and only $60.00. I saw the FatMax tool box there as well, but it was only 17 inches long x 22 inches wide x 29 inches tall and $80.00. Then I got to thinking about it, the larger tool box was one larger compartment while the FatMax has 4 plus the middle section can be further divided into 8 more sections, resulting in better organization. Plus if I got the bigger box, I would just fill it and it would be a challenge getting it in and out of the truck each day.
I’ve been using the FatMax tool box for about 2 months now and I like it overall. One of the best features, in my opinion, is the “V” notch in the top cover. This works well and is very stable to set a piece of conduit in and cut it. One thing that I don’t like about it is the tires. They are plastic. I’m going to upgrade mine to rubber with metal rims and bearings. I think this would be a huge improvement.
The Stanley FatMax tool box features 4 storage solutions in one includes toolbox, part bins, portable tray and over sized lower bin for larger items. Patented tiered cantilever multi-level rolling system allows easy access to all 4 storage areas at the same time. Durable Structural Foam construction, telescopic handle for easy maneuvering, easy latch system includes a quick push to close feature, large front latch that locks the entire unit, Ball bearing slides for smooth operation even under heavy load, V-groove on top of lid holds materials such as lumber and pipes in place for cutting. Extra large, heavy duty metal latches with pad lockable eye lets.
I was concerned about the tool box being plastic, but it is holding up just fine on a construction site; including the plastic wheels. They just sound cheap rolling across the concrete floor.
Overall, I recommend this tool box. In the mornings, I throw on my tool bags, grab my benders in one hand and pull the tool box with the other hand. After walking 1/2 to one mile to my work station, I don’t feel like I need a break before beginning work and I’m able to carry a large selections of tools allowing me to complete any task thrown at me.
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