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HF 5 Drawer Rolling Tool Chest--US General Pro---another HF Gem!

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Review by RibsBrisket4me posted 563 days ago 7309 views 0 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch
HF 5 Drawer Rolling Tool Chest--US General Pro---another HF Gem! HF 5 Drawer Rolling Tool Chest--US General Pro---another HF Gem! HF 5 Drawer Rolling Tool Chest--US General Pro---another HF Gem! Click the pictures to enlarge them

Hello folks. I have not been on here much as work has kept me very busy since the new year. Anyway, I still browsethe HF flyers that are sent my way. I have had my eye on this rolling tool chest for over a year. Regular price is @ $299. Of course we can use a 20% coupon almost any time, but I kept wating to see of this would go on some crazy sale. It has!!!

Just picked this up last week for $169.00 on sale from the current flyer. I did not try to stack the 20% coupon, as I thought this was a super deal as is. I have put it together and have used it and WOW, I am impressed!

First thing I noticed, was the size of the wheels. 5 in casters!!! Very stout! Rolls wonderfully. Drawers are so smoooth. Really nice paint with no scratches or obvious dings of defects. I did need the hlep of my son at the end of the install as you have to lift up the chest and slide it into the rails on the base, then screw it in place. We almost got our fingers caught!

Instructions were pretty good. Pics a bit small, but there is text and it was easy to figure out. Put together in @ 35 mins.

The top has to be open in the “up” position to “unlock” the drawers to open. Also each drawer has a finger slide lock.

I did a net search and found a Grizz model that looked almost exactly the same for $355.

The metal is pretty stout, but of course it’s never as thick as we would like it, HAHA, but for this price it’s great.

This is the best HF purchase I have ever made….check it out.

-- http://www.PictureTrail.com/gid6255915




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Bogeyguy

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#1 posted 563 days ago

You waited a year and didn’t use the 20% off coupon?? Were you feeling sorry for HF. LOL! Still a good buy. I’ve checked them out at the store.

-- Art, Pittsburgh.

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Joe Lyddon

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#2 posted 563 days ago

That’s a pretty good DEAL!

Thank you!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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RibsBrisket4me

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#3 posted 562 days ago

Bogey, I know, it’s just a me thing..I’m just not a “gouge for the last dollar” kind of guy.

I try to support the local businesses , many here are having rough times and to me 20-30 bucks is petty cash.

I rather have the store here than have to drive 30-40 mins to go to the next one if mine closes.

Everyone elses situtation may be different and I understand that.

-- http://www.PictureTrail.com/gid6255915

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treaterryan

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#4 posted 562 days ago

The 20% coupon does not apply to this anyway as the coupon excludes tool storage. I know, I tried with this exact product.

I was wondering, why the 4 star rating? You didnt mention any issues. I have this and it is an absolute fantastic product. I keep all of my “other” tools in it, like automotive tools. I have found no defects with mine after owning it for 6 months now.

-- Ryan - Bethel Park, PA

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RibsBrisket4me

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#5 posted 562 days ago

4 stars because the top has to be open to open the drawers….I don’t like that too much.

Also, if you have been around here long enough, 5 star ratings are ridiculed if one does not own the product for a while before writing the review, i/e longevity of the product.

And thanks for the coupon info…

-- http://www.PictureTrail.com/gid6255915

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poopiekat

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#6 posted 562 days ago

How does this compare to other rolling toolboxes that you’re familiar with?

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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MT_Stringer

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#7 posted 562 days ago

I have the rolling cabinets with add on drawers and tool storage cabinet. They work great – smooth drawer operation.

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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#8 posted 562 days ago

PK, I have experience with Craftsman, Waterloo, and Husky. The HF beats all of them except for the really high end Craftsman boxes.

Of course, the cost of the HF is waaaaay lower than even an average Craftsman rolling tool box, and I’m saying that as a guy who has a ton of Craftsman tools and likes them.

I can’t see a better value out there than this HF, and that is why I wrote this review. Y’all need to take a look at this one while it is on sale.

-- http://www.PictureTrail.com/gid6255915

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RibsBrisket4me

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#9 posted 562 days ago

MT, I have seen the one you have and it is SWEET!!! I just don’t have the room for that monster LOL

-- http://www.PictureTrail.com/gid6255915

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MT_Stringer

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#10 posted 562 days ago

I hear ya Tod. I looked at Kobalt, Craftsman and HF. I was sold on the smoothness of the drawers and the cabinet is well made. And for the price, I couldn’t go wrong. I have the drawers loaded and they work just fine.

Small drawers full of screwdrivers, pliers, scrapers. Larger drawers full of wrenches, sockets, pry bars, hammers, air tools, etc. Storage cabinet full of routers, circ saw, sander, drill/drivers and more.

Some how my drawers are full, not just five tools laid out for pictures. :-)

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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RibsBrisket4me

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#11 posted 562 days ago

HAHA….I am a minimalist at heart!!! I don’t have a fraction of the tools most of you have on this site…LOL

-- http://www.PictureTrail.com/gid6255915

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MT_Stringer

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#12 posted 562 days ago

But I have been hoarding stuff since the mid 60’s! :-)

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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b2rtch

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#13 posted 562 days ago

I have this one for about 8 years, it has been excellent.
The colors on mine are black and gold.
The bottom drawer is loaded with big hammers, pry bars and other heavy stuff, it holds just fine.
One more excellent purchase from HF.
I built shelve and I installed my computer on the top of it.

-- Bert

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RibsBrisket4me

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#14 posted 562 days ago

That’s the beast Bert! That is a ton of mobile storage in a very nice quality chest, for a super price.

-- http://www.PictureTrail.com/gid6255915

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PurpLev

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#15 posted 562 days ago

yup, a great tool cart – nice casters, smooth drawers, and thick (enough) metal. and the price just cant be beat – surprised you didn’t use the coupon as well, but hey, as long as you’re happy about it, it’s all good :)

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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