As part of their end-of-the-year sale, Lowe’s is slashing 20% off the price on all Kobalt tool chests. With gas-spring supported lids, sturdy ball bearing slides, spacious load-bearing drawers, and a sharp finish, these chests store your tools in style. As a bonus, each well-constructed unit includes no-slip drawer liners and a dust cover.
Kobalt makes its chests and roll-aways with three different drawer sizes:
- 26″ wide, 12″ deep
- 26″ wide, 18″ deep
- 40″ wide, 18″ deep
The 12″ drawers are found in either a three-drawer or six-drawer unit. The six-drawer unit only offers 1/3 more space than the three-drawer unit, but costs 50% more. In light of this, I recommend the three-drawer unit. The gas-spring lid opens to reveal another spacious compartment, so you can think of the three-drawer unit as having four storage compartments.
If you’ve got a moderate budget, a lot of loose tools, and enough space for the larger footprint, you should take a look at the sweet 18″ deep drawer units. One of these five-drawer top boxes will theoretically store a few more tools than two three-drawer 12″ deep units. You can choose between a powdercoated black finish or, for a higher price, stainless steel.
We can’t post all the prices, ’cause there are so many, but Lowe’s is selling the three-drawer, 12″ deep unit for $80 and the five-drawer, 18″ unit for $215. A final note about Lowe’s website: enter your zip code to see the lower prices.