Specifications & Dimensions
|Dimensions and Capacity:|
|Capacity cu. in.:||1840|
|Item Weight (lbs.):||23|
|Drawer Slide Type:||Standard steel slide|
|Number of Drawers:||4|
|Materials & Finish:|
Ratings & Reviews
Red 4-Drawer Metal Chest: Classic storage for your tools.
Get ready to work with the Craftsman 4-Drawer Portable Chest. This durable chest gives you heavy-duty storage in a portable design. The top handle makes it easy to carry to the jobsite or around the home. Get quick and easy access to all your favorite tools, which can be organized by use, application or size. Four full-extension compound-action drawers slide open and close easily. They stand up to heavy loads and keep all your tools sorted. Open the lid, and a cover hinge keeps it open for convenient tool access.
The Red 4-Drawer Metal Chest is built for the professional tradesman whose tools are his bread and butter. The classic design, red finish and Craftsman logo are icing on the cake for this heavy-duty toolbox. The outside is constructed with strong metal, and the drawer system opens and closes along reliable stainless steel slides. The lid and drawers lock when not in use, and you can add a padlock for even more security.
- Craftsman 4-Drawer Portable Chest has a comfortable top handle for easy carrying
- Cover hinge keeps lid open for easy tool access
- Drawers lock automatically when lid is closed
- Full-extension compound-action drawer slides open and close easily under heavy loads
- Hasp and staple for padlocks gives extra security
- Heavy-duty draw bolt latches keep lid closed and provide excellent security
- Heavy-duty storage unit built tough with the professional in mind
Added on July 26, 2010
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Most Helpful Reviews
First, I should emphasize that I am not displeased with this product just yet. Purchased only yesterday, it is a replacement for another Craftsman chest that I received as a gift some thirty years ago, and one in which I had a great deal of expectation based upon that history until lining its drawers last evening. I write this review as admonishment to the potential buyer that we are the final quality assurance inspectors, and I fear the manufacturer may be missing something in production.
You see, out of its box and packing, I discovered the left bottom surface of the second drawer rubbed the top of the third beneath it. Closer inspection revealed the drawer, though evidently uneven, was indeed properly aligned on its slides. Following directions provided, I removed the drawer from the chest and found the problem. The track on the left side of the drawer was welded into an uneven position, and not by a small margin. Specifically, I observed that it deviated from the bottom edge of the drawer by as much as 3/16-inch between its rear and front ends, which is a short span of about 7 inches.
The point is that this mistake is just a bit obvious. It is evidenced in the photograph I have attached to this review. It occurred prior to powder-coating, and persisted through assembly and packing. I am convinced that more than one set of eyes missed an opportunity to catch it, and that mass production lends it to being easily reproduced. More importantly, I regret not insisting on opening the box in the store to catch it, myself.
Now, inconvenienced by this oversight, I encourage you to beware for yourself. Open the box and look before you leave the store!
Take note, also, the slides do not include ball bearings in their design, so load weight will quickly work against them. Be mindful to limit the weight you put into each drawer. A little lithium grease might help with wear that is bound to happen over time.
Weighs quite a bit, but it's very solid. The drawers slide nicely and are a good size. I've read other reviews that express a dislike for the catches because they get in the way of the top drawer: easy solution - leave the latches up and the dangly catches don't get in the way!
Granite Bay, CA
I like the 4 drawers; I can separate my 1/2, 3/8, and 1/4 drive sockets into separate drawers. Each drawer will hold a standard and Metric socket rack full of sockets. The top storage holds larger items. And the fourth drawer I use for my ratchets, extensions, etc. All metal and well-built. But the fact that it is all metal adds to the overall weight. And by the time you fill up this box, it becomes too heavy to be easily portable. So either get a 3-drawer, or plastic, or only half-fill this box, or perhaps use it for storage of "light" tools (?). I would not necessarily consider this box "Portable".
Los Banos, CA
Staten Island, NY
North Tonawanda, NY
I just recently bought this tool chest for my husband. He really likes it. I bought it so he had a place to put the too; set that I bought him.
I've owned a similar toolbox (albiet 3 drawer) for over 20 years with no problems. I recently bought my son a toolset, and he chose this 4-drawer tool box. The drawer sizes are the same for 3 and 4 drawer. It has room and is plenty sturdy enough to hold all of the tools that you need for day to day use. We keep the larger, less used wrenches and sockets in a separate tool box. With the 4 drawers, it makes everything easily accessible. We fill one drawer with sockets on racks, and another drawer with ratches, extensions, deep sockets on racks and other socket related tools (adaptors u-joints, etc.). Another drawer holds assorted pliers and screwdrivers. On the top, we put the larger tools and combination wrenches (on a homemade wire holder). And yes, the toolbox gets very heavy, but holds up well under the load.
The tool box is well made and just the right size. This was bought in conjunction with the 4 drawer rolling cabinet which makes a great rolling tool center.
San Antonio, TX
I bought my son several tools for Christmas, as a starter tool set. He doesn't have the room for a roll around tool box, so I bought him the Craftsman 4-Drawer Metal Portable Chest. It was big enough and rugged enough to hold on the tools, no problem. I got my first complete tool set 25 years ago, and it started with a Craftsman Portable Tool Chest which I still have today. I know it will last him a long time.
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