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On ‎2018‎-‎12‎-‎13 at 9:55 AM, Nick The Great said:

I have the 41" Husky Combo chest, for 2.5 or 3 years now.

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Husky-41-in-16-Drawer-Tool-Chest-and-Cabinet-Combo-Black-VRC-4116BK/303499569

 

It's awesome.  Way better than the 26" Craftsman it replaced.  Well . . . supplemented.  

 

I agree that the short drawers are nice.  But I really dig the deep drawers on the bottom.  I have circular saws, belt sanders, things like that in them.  They had a wider one, but I had a specific spot this thing was going, so I was limited.

 

I'm impressed with the build quality.  The steel is heavy, the drawers slide well.  Casters are pretty heavy duty.  It's not a Snap On or Matco or anything like that.  But For the $500 I paid, I'm very happy.  

My local HD has the 41" Husky priced $250 less than the similarly sized Costco tool chest.  I prefer the smooth drawer closing of the Kirkland (Costco) and the two extra drawers but the price difference is making this a tough decision!  The Husky on display requires a firm push to close the drawers completely and an equal pull to open.  This does ensure the drawers remain closed  on uneven floors but is I am concerned this feature could be annoying.  Do you notice this as an issue or is it the sort of thing I'd forget about in a day?

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9 hours ago, Donstar said:

My local HD has the 41" Husky priced $250 less than the similarly sized Costco tool chest.  I prefer the smooth drawer closing of the Kirkland (Costco) and the two extra drawers but the price difference is making this a tough decision!  The Husky on display requires a firm push to close the drawers completely and an equal pull to open.  This does ensure the drawers remain closed  on uneven floors but is I am concerned this feature could be annoying.  Do you notice this as an issue or is it the sort of thing I'd forget about in a day?

I've never really thought about it.  Now that you mention it, I feel like it takes a little effort to pull them open, but nothing that's ever annoyed me.  And I'm annoyed by LOTS of things in this world.  :D

 

I think I prefer the drawer openings/closings on the Husky over that of my older Craftsman box.  There's no resistance whatsoever either way, and it seems odd.  

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Yes, you need some resistance or catch.  I have an older Husky cabinet that I use for less commonly used tools.  If I place it on a wall with a slight inward slope on the floor, the drawers will all open and the cabinet will topple. You can guess how I learned this fun fact.  The Kirkland has a spring loaded catch on the handle.  The friction type close on the Husky is effective but probably stirs up some nicely arranged tools inside. ;-)

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Santa bought me the 43" Kirkland!  This a very heavy duty and good looking (imo) tool chest.  I haven't had a chance to transfer all of my tools over but that is part of the fun of a new toolbox!  No need to rush!  The larger 52" Husky was a serious contender but the solid build of the Kirkland won me over. If I can't fit my DIY tools in a 43" combo, then I have too many tools!

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8 minutes ago, Donstar said:

If I can't fit my DIY tools in a 43" combo, then I have too many tools!

Disagree!

Just like fishing lures, never to many.

 

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