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Looking for a place to store the handled items in your shop — you know, like your broom, shovel, rake, etc.? Rubbermaid’s Tool Tower fits into a corner and holds up to 30 long-handled tools. And unlike cheap wall-mounts, it won’t eventually rip off the wall — generally when you least want to take the time to re-install it — leaving ugly holes.

Rubbermaid also says it’s balanced and will stand up without tipping. Other than that, details are simple: It’s dark green, it’s 32″ wide by 19″ deep (and 20″ tall), and it’ll set you back about $30. Of course, if you need a mobile version, Rubbermaid offers a taller, narrower model (that doesn’t hold quite as many tools) complete with casters for about $10 more.

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7 Responses to Rubbermaid’s Tool Tower

  1. Yadda says:

    I have a similar rectangular version of this tool tower and I find it frustrating to use. Maximum organization is the key. If you have a mix of long, medium and short handled tools you may find it useful. If you have more than 5 or 6 long handled tools you will probably struggle like I do to get the tools out of the back holes out without removing items from the front. In addition, you should also avoid placing this tool tower anywhere near an overhead light receptacle if you have a low garage or utility room ceiling. Lifting the tool out of the tower requires an 18 to 24 inch vertical space and a little extra to ensure you can easily liberate your tool. My version is over 30 inches tall making it much more difficult to remove tools. Finally, unless it is heavily weighted at the bottom it will tip if you have mostly long handled tools stored in it.

  2. beano_t says:

    Same problems here:
    Tippy
    fussy
    annoying
    dont like.

  3. Brau says:

    I’d use it as a coffee table in the garage, but for tool storage, no.

  4. Shalin says:

    Is it not weighted well at the bottom? This or the rectangular one I would be really handy in my garage…I guess I’d just need to ensure it’s weighed down with some weight plates…

    –S

  5. Bob says:

    Might as well use it laying on it’s side. It will be that way most of the time anyways.

  6. fred says:

    Years ago, I built two matching rectangular grids out of scrap 1x lumber and screwed them (1 low – 1 higher) to the studs at the corner of the garage. They still work well for holding skinny long-handled tools and gardening takes – and they can’t tip over.

  7. Ryan says:

    You are suppose to anchor it to the wall so it does not tip once filled with tools. Read the directions people.

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