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Craftsman  26'' Wide 4-Drawer Ball-Bearing GRIPLATCH® Middle Chest - Black

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Specifications & Dimensions

Dimensions and Capacity:
Capacity cu. in.: 2,755 cu. in.
Depth (in.): 16
Height (in.): 13.25
Width (in.): 26.5
Product Overview:
General Warranty: 5 year limited
Integrated Lock: Yes
Item Weight (lbs.): 53
Color:
Color Family: Black
Drawer Configuration:
Number of Drawers: 4
Materials & Finish:
Case Material: Steel

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Craftsman Premium Heavy-Duty tool storage is the ultimate storage to organize and protect your extensive tool collections and equipment. Middle chests provide additional storage without taking up more floor space. Drawer Dimensions: (3) 22-3/8""W x 14-1/2""D x 2""H(1) 22-3/8""W x 14-1/2""D x 3-1/8""H

  • 2,755 cubic inches of storage
  • All steel construction for long-lasting strength and durability
  • Craftsman exclusive GRIPLATCH® drawer system securely latches drawers in place and is easy to release - simply lift any section of the drawer pull to easily slide the drawer open
  • Full-extension ball-bearing drawer slides provide optimal drawer operation, holding up to 70 lbs per drawer
  • Drawer dimensions:
  • 3 drawer measures 22 3/8" W x 14 1/2" D x 2" H
  • 1 drawer measures 22 3/8" W x 14 1/2" D x 3 1/8" H
  • Keyed internal locking system secures valuable tools
  • Black in color
  • Also available in red, platinum/black, red/black, midnight blue, stainless steel and traffic yellow
  • 26 1/2" W x 16" D x 13 1/4" H
  • 53 lbs (24 kg)
  • Fully assembled
  • 5 year limited warranty

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Added on February 16, 2009

 

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3 Reviewers (43.0%) would recommend this to a friend.
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toolsinwa
May 15 , 2007
Nice mid box
I needed to add to my tool chest, I put this in-between the top & lower chests. Presto.......Lots of room for more tools. The drawers slide great, and I've owned it for almost a yr now. No problems.
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JNS
May 6 , 2010
Good chest for occasional use.

 

I purchased this set for the number and type of drawers and because of some space limitations in my garage:

  • 59619N 8 drawer bottom chest,
  • 59603 3 drawer intermediate chest,
  • 59618 6 drawer upper chest.

The units stack well and appearance is good, although the frames are spot welded on the corners of the case and both ends of the drawers.  These show through the paint quite clearly. 

The drawers were easily removed and replaced and it did not take long to put everything together.  After shopping around there are some areas these chests could be improved:

  • 1. The sheet metal of the drawer faces and case is thin and yields/bends easily. The drawers do not all close or latch the same across the unit. All the drawers feel fragile.
  • 2. If you put the rated 70 lb in the drawer, the drawer sags and the latching mechanisms do not behave the same anymore. On some drawers you have to fidget with them to get them open.
  • 3. The drawers are not tightly retained by the rails and can be easily moved left and right. The Kobalt chests in Lowe's do not do this.
  • 4. There is a gap between the drawer faces that averages 1/8" to 1/4" when the drawers are closed. This allows dust and material to enter the chest when you blow your shop out with a blower. Drawers in the Kobalt chests in Lowe's push closed to a detent and leave no gaps.
  • 5. Once you buy the Craftsman chests you have to buy drawer liners that cost around $24 for a pack of 6 and they don't fit perfectly. The Kobalt units come with liners that fit perfectly.
  • 6. The Kobalt units came with a cover. It would be even more useful for the Craftsman units with the drawer gaps.
  • 7. The locking system on the bottom chest is not very robust. This characteristic was inherited from earlier units. When you turn the lock to the lock position, it will not go all the way until the rails in the back of the unit can fall down on all the drawers. You have to fidget with the drawers until they all happen to align well enough for the locking rails to fall. The Kobalt units that go to a detent did not have this problem. It can be annoying if you are in a hurry to get the box locked up before you go.
  • 8. On the top box you have to raise the lid to unlock the drawers. It would be nice if the lock would unlock the drawers and lid without having to lift the lid to raise the locking rails in the back.

All in all they are good units IF you don't plan on using them very often.  The material choice in my opinion will not withstand repeated use and abuse of a mechanic's daily use as well as some others on the market.

 

DearbornDave

Moores Hill, IN

Jan 9 , 2013
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Overall
4 Drawer disappointment

Drawers do not slide smoothly. Alignment is also slightly off. Will work for the application but it is lower quality than expected. This was not a scratch and dent item but operates like one.


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minwild

Maple Grove, MN

Nov 1 , 2010
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Great price vs quality vs functionality ratio

This has been a great intermediate tool chest topper for me. I have this on the top of a rollaway from Craftsman (and under a 10 drawer tool chest) for about 3 years now and they have performed flawlessly for me in my garage. One thing to note is that with the these three items stacked on top of each other, the stack start to become pretty high. If your under 6' you will probably not be able to see the top of the cabinet or inside the highest drawers without a foot stool. You can pick up up one of those cheap one step plastic foot stools though to help solve that issue. I use the drawers 2-3 times a week for various projects and have not been disappolinted. It does not have ball bearing slides on the drawers, but I've found I really don't need them. It would be "nice" but not for doubling of the price. It still works fine, the drawers just don't slide out as smoothly. Big deal. And for the amount of use it gets for me, this is just fine. The only things I would change is to have the drawers open a little bit farther so it would be easier to get to items at the very back of the drawer. Minor issue. Bottom line, great tool storage for a great price that still works like new 3 years latter.


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JNS

Wichita, KS

May 6 , 2010
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Good chest for occasional use.

 

I purchased this set for the number and type of drawers and because of some space limitations in my garage:

  • 59619N 8 drawer bottom chest,
  • 59603 3 drawer intermediate chest,
  • 59618 6 drawer upper chest.

The units stack well and appearance is good, although the frames are spot welded on the corners of the case and both ends of the drawers.  These show through the paint quite clearly. 

The drawers were easily removed and replaced and it did not take long to put everything together.  After shopping around there are some areas these chests could be improved:

  • 1. The sheet metal of the drawer faces and case is thin and yields/bends easily. The drawers do not all close or latch the same across the unit. All the drawers feel fragile.
  • 2. If you put the rated 70 lb in the drawer, the drawer sags and the latching mechanisms do not behave the same anymore. On some drawers you have to fidget with them to get them open.
  • 3. The drawers are not tightly retained by the rails and can be easily moved left and right. The Kobalt chests in Lowe's do not do this.
  • 4. There is a gap between the drawer faces that averages 1/8" to 1/4" when the drawers are closed. This allows dust and material to enter the chest when you blow your shop out with a blower. Drawers in the Kobalt chests in Lowe's push closed to a detent and leave no gaps.
  • 5. Once you buy the Craftsman chests you have to buy drawer liners that cost around $24 for a pack of 6 and they don't fit perfectly. The Kobalt units come with liners that fit perfectly.
  • 6. The Kobalt units came with a cover. It would be even more useful for the Craftsman units with the drawer gaps.
  • 7. The locking system on the bottom chest is not very robust. This characteristic was inherited from earlier units. When you turn the lock to the lock position, it will not go all the way until the rails in the back of the unit can fall down on all the drawers. You have to fidget with the drawers until they all happen to align well enough for the locking rails to fall. The Kobalt units that go to a detent did not have this problem. It can be annoying if you are in a hurry to get the box locked up before you go.
  • 8. On the top box you have to raise the lid to unlock the drawers. It would be nice if the lock would unlock the drawers and lid without having to lift the lid to raise the locking rails in the back.

All in all they are good units IF you don't plan on using them very often.  The material choice in my opinion will not withstand repeated use and abuse of a mechanic's daily use as well as some others on the market.


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cargoman

, Monmouth County New Jersey

May 28 , 2009
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Intermediate Chest

It's a great stand alone chest as an alternative to using it as an intermediate Chest. Drawers work well when filled with heavy tools. Fit and finish is excellent, however, the first two that I received were both dented and or defective and had to be returned. Since the shipping cartons were not damaged, I suspect that quality control in the manufacture of this product is not a high priority. Sears customer service was very accommodating for my time spent in receiving and returning two units. I bought this one from stock and inspected it before leaving the store and suggest you do the same when possible.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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JohnL65

Lewisberry, PA

May 20 , 2007
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Intermediate Chest

I wanted more room for tools and had outgrown my previous Sears tool chests that I've owned for over 30 years. The new intermediate unit gives more room for tools and allows me to spread my combination wrenches out in each of the drawers so that they're easy to get to and easy to find the one I need. I got the drawer liners, which is a nice way to keep the tools in place. The ball bearing drawers really work smoothly.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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toolsinwa

, Western Washington State

May 15 , 2007
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Nice mid box

I needed to add to my tool chest, I put this in-between the top & lower chests. Presto.......Lots of room for more tools. The drawers slide great, and I've owned it for almost a yr now. No problems.


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toolsinwa

, Western Washington State

May 15 , 2007
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Nice mid box

I needed to add to my tool chest, I put this in-between the top & lower chests. Presto.......Lots of room for more tools. The drawers slide great, and I've owned it for almost a yr now. No problems.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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