5 Reasons to upgrade your Tool Storage

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  1. Your current toolbox is flimsy and bulging at the seams – it has structural problems

Replacing a toolbox may be more of an investment than a purchase.  High-quality toolboxes that has been constructed with strong materials are a cost consideration. Most toolboxes are made from steel with welded seams; the important thing is to check the steel’s thickness.

In the United States, we measure steel thickness in gauges. The sheet metal thickness is inversely proportional to the gauge number. For example, 12 gauge is thicker than 24 gauge steel. So, the lower the gauge number, the better. It also means that the toolbox is heavier and more robust

2. Its difficult to move your toolbox around – its heavy and has no castors

To get the best performance for the price, make sure to buy a toolbox having certain features that enhance its usability. Simple things such as heavy duty locking wheels or level adjustable legs can have a marked impact on its versatility and usability

3. You don’t have enough storage space for all of your tools

The main reason mechanics buy a tool chest is for its storage space. It is important for the buyer to project his/her needs and estimate what they need now and what they might need in the future, then look for a tool chest with enough storage space.

4. You need a work surface right where your tools are

A generous work surface, able to accommodate a power rail and computer screen at your workstation if you need one is a great asset, The quality of the bench is important to have surfaces that can be readily cleaned and are rated for the kind of weight you plan to put on it. Tool storage in the premium range have features such as an on-board power strip that you can use to power flashlights, charge power tool batteries, or even charge your phone.

5. You need the flexibility to purpose the drawer space according to your needs

Versatility in a toolbox is a must because you will store many kinds of tools. A tool chest can be versatile if it has drawers of different sizes, spaces for smaller components such as sockets or screwdrivers, and other features such durable drawers that won’t fail . For example, you can use boxes with a workbench to perform several operations that a combination toolbox simply could not. A drawer locking system is another example of a desirable feature especially in workshops with multiple users.

If this is your reality, it is time to look at Swivel Solutions Tool Storage

  1. Organized to Reduce clutter – swivel drawers with non-slip inserts
  2. Flexible enough to Allow you to organize your workflow – different modules to fit your space
  3. Versatile enough to be used in a multitude of applications – no matter the application Swivel has a solution
  4. Rugged and robust to contain fire hazards – heavy duty design
  5. Self -contained and designed to prevent safety hazards – power supply to workbench directly for power tools
  6. Sturdy construction to ensure structural integrity – Heavy gauge steel bench work surface

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The Best Mobile Workbench with drawers for 2020

The Best Mobile Workbench with drawers for 2020

**** To be very clear, the workbench below are the top 10 in no specific order. ****  You pick the best of the best, the #1

Every worker has a workstation.  A place where you put your tools and a place where you do your work.  Many times, it is a desk where you use a pen and paper or now your computer, laptop, tablet and phone to do research and accomplish your work.

However, many people work with tools in workshops around the world.  If you work with tools in a workshop, your workspace is often called a workbench.  Over the years, the evolution of the workbench has taken different forms.  Also depending on your work, the workbench is different.  In this comparison, we are comparing the best workbenches for auto or heavy-duty diesel mechanics, metal workers or anyone who works on larger/heavier jobs.

As a busy worker, you need a surface where you can mount a vise and be able to accomplish the task at hand.  Your tools and parts need to be in easy reach to avoid unnecessary steps and save time.

Having your working surface and your tools in one location in a movable workbench on wheels (casters) appears to be a dream, but a few companies have created a mobile workstation with drawers to store your tools and parts needed to accomplish your tasks.  Some of them even offer wheels and legs which allows a mobile workbench to also be as stable to the workbench with no wheels.

Do you want the tools and parts you use at work to be within easy reach and organized in just one spot? Then investing in the best portable workbench is the solution. As a busy worker, you most likely want your tools and accessories to be within your easy reach and in an organized manner.

Organizing such items in the best mobile workbench promotes efficiencies, convenience and saves you time while you are at the worksite, workstation or at your lift/hoist. It is even possible to find portable rolling workbench with a real usable working surface, which comes with wheels and handles, thereby promoting bring everything to one location and even installing a vise to your top.

Several workbenches even feature several drawers and compartments/dividers, so all your tools, parts and accessories will have a home. With all the things it can do to simplify your daily tasks, having a workbench around is a big help whether you are an auto mechanic, contractor, maintenance technician, DIY enthusiast, or any other kind of worker.

However, before deciding to buy a portable workbench or toolbox, it is advisable to scrutinize and analyze all your options. There are many different options and types available. Find the most appropriate one for you through our short review of the top heavyduty steel 60” workbench with wheels today.  These are not the only options, but these are the ones that caught our eye.

Best Portable Workbench Reviews of 2020

1.  Swivel Pro 603512 in Orange (MSRP $4,250)

Swivel Storage Solutions Pro603512
Dimensions:62″ W x 24.25″ D x 39.25″ H
Net Weight:660 Pounds
Number of Drawers:12
Finish Type:Powder-coat
Drawer rating400 pounds
DistributionDealers and www.clamca.com
Cubic IN storage20874
Top type¼ inch cold rolled steel
Caster rating size8000 pounds

The Swivel Storage Solutions 60” Rolling Workbench with 12 drawers has a unique hinge system.  The hinge eliminates the drawer slides and glides which usually cause the trouble in drawers.  It has a ¼“ steel top and very little in extras.  No power, no USB charger, but has legs to set the workbench down and casters to move.  One of the heaviest duty workbench of the batch.  It is not the prettiest or the one with the most frills, but if you are needing a heavyduty workstation, this is the one which leans more towards workbench than toolbox.  Founded in 1981, Swivel Storage solution makes truck box, CNC storage and workbenches based out of Canada.

What We Like

  • Heavy duty ¼” steel top
  • Space to mount a vice or other tools
  • Rocking system to lower workbench on legs
  • Very stable

What We Don’t Like

  • Heavy to move around
  • Limited drawer width
  • No customization available

2. Stor-Loc MM2 Mobile Chest (MSRP $7,000)

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Stor-Loc MM2 MM2
Dimensions:60″ W x 30″ D x 44″ H
Net Weight:about 520 pounds
Number of Drawers:11
Finish Type:Steel
Drawer ratingwe think 400 pounds
Distributionhttp://www.storloc.com/
Cubic IN storage 
Top typeStainless Steel
Caster rating size 

The Stor-Loc MM2 has 11 drawers and has a stainless steel surface.  The riser is designed for tool storage in a workstation application.  Mig welded corners, no frills with solid feel.

Founded in 1982, Stor-Loc’s has a good reputation in the industry and makes modular storage and CNC units.

What We Like

  • Stainless steel top
  • Forklift tubes (cool idea)

What We Don’t Like

  • Limited info on product     
  • Website not very helpful

3. Rousseau Mobile Cabinet (MSRP 5,270)

Rousseau Metal R5GKG-30053682
Dimensions:54″ W x 27″ D x 41 1/2″ H
Net Weight:736 Pounds
Number of Drawers:10
Finish Type:Steel
Drawer rating400 pounds
Distributiondealer
Cubic IN storage ?
Top typeSteel
Caster rating size6″ casters

This Mobile Tool Cabinet has a 400 lb. capacity per drawer.  Drawer open fully to reveal the full contents of each drawer. The full-width handle ensures a smooth and comfortable motion when opening the drawers. Includes 10 drawers of different heights – (6) 4″ (4) 6″. Founded in 1970s and based in Quebec Canada.

What We Like

  • 400 pounds per drawer
  • 1 key locks everything
  • Many options available

What We Don’t Like

  • No large drawers for larger tools

4. Milwaukee – 48-22-8560 – (MSRP $1,200)

Milwaukee 48-22-8560
Dimensions:72″ W x 26″ D x 40″ H
Net Weight:415 Pounds
Number of Drawers:11
Finish Type:Powder coat
Drawer rating100 pounds
DistributionAmazon
Cubic IN storage 24,199
Top type Steel and wood
Caster rating size 

Light gauge top with wood surface.

Lighter gauge workbench with 20 gauge steel.  The workbench is coated with polyurethane which does help with scratches and to avoid rust.  Comes with a pegboard and comes with a 6 outlet power center.  Only 100 pounds per drawer but it is really intended for lighter working environments.

What We Like

  • Decent brand
  • Polyurethane coating
  • Power outlet
  • Price

What We Don’t Like

  • Deep sockets will not fit upright.
  • Questionable durability depending on environment. 

5. Homemade – MSRP ??

Homemade $ ??
Dimensions:60″ x 35″ x 40″
Net Weight:?
Number of Drawers:?
Finish Type:?
Drawer rating?
DistributionGood ideas
Cubic IN storage?
Top type?
Caster rating size?

If you have the skills, time and desire, you can always build your own workbench with wheel.  We have found several DIY build your own workbench on the internet.

https://www.thesprucecrafts.com/free-workbench-plans-1357147

https://www.familyhandyman.com/workshop/workbench/super-simple-workbenches-you-can-build/

https://modelengineeringinthailand.com/guests-models-etc/how-to-make-a-steel-work-bench/

https://www.garagejournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=464

Garage journal has a great community and was helpful in building this list.  I am told to look for the “Steevo” workbench.

What We Like

  • You can build it the way you want
  • Will be the least expensive option
  • Will be as good as your skills can create
  • Will have features you want

What We Don’t Like

  • Can take time
  • The first version is never the best version
  • Materials will cost you

6. Extreme Tools (MSRP $4715)

Extreme ToolsEX7217RCBL
Dimensions:72″ W x 30″ D x 44.8″ H
Net Weight:1275 Pounds
Number of Drawers:17
Finish Type:powder coat paint
Drawer rating 300 & 600 pounds
DistributionAmazon
Cubic IN storage 
Top type16 gauge stainless steel
Caster rating size3500 Pounds

Double wall fronts have been added to add rigidity to the drawers.  11 Ga steel frame makes this workbench very solid.  With 17 drawers of varying size and shape, this workbench offers a spot for most tools.  6 casters make moving the unit easier but make turning more difficult and can leave markers on the floor.  In 2004, extreme tools started focusing on making toolboxes.

What We Like

  • Versatile – drawer design allows the drawer configuration to be rotate
  • Locking safety drawer
  • Good mix of drawer size

What We Don’t Like

  • The drawer slides are a little stiff

7. Strong Hold – (MSRP $3,302)

Strong HoldAmerican Pride Special
Dimensions:60” x 24” x 50”
Net Weight:650
Number of Drawers:8
Finish Type:Powder coated steel
Drawer rating400 pounds
DistributionAmazon
Cubic IN storage 
Top type7GA Steel gauge
Caster rating size3000 lbs. 6″ Casters

Made in the USA with and with a very patriotic look.  Heavy gauge construction all around.  Quality product made by a company that has a history of making good products.  Larger drawers and a useable working surface make this workbench a real option if working and looks is important to you.  Founded in 1955 and making steel cabinet and based in USA.

What We Like

  • 1 key locks all drawers
  • Nice powder coated steel
  • 99-year warranty from factory

What We Don’t Like

  • High to be working on       
  • No smaller drawers

8.  Snap on EPIQ KETN602B7PBO – (MSRP $12,690)

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Snap on KETN602B7PBO$15,165
Dimensions:60” x 30” x 48 9/16”
Net Weight:883
Number of Drawers:10
Finish Type:Steel
Drawer rating500 lbs.
DistributionSnap on
Cubic IN storage39119
Top typeSteel Bed liner
Caster rating size8000 lbs.

The EPIQ Roll workbench from Snap on has nice smooth large drawers at the top and smaller deep and shallow drawers lower.  The bed liner top is surface coated with a substance like the one used on truck bed liners.  The liner makes using this unit as a workbench a real thing if the price is right for you.  Everyone knows Snap-on, but visit their website to learning more about their starts in the 1920s in WI, USA.

What We Like

  • Heavy solid workbench
  • Good service and reputation
  • Good warranty

What We Don’t Like

  • The price… ouch
  • A little high for a workbench

9. 17 Drawer Midnight Pro – (MSRP $3,499)

17 Drawer Midnight Pro Series$3,709
Dimensions:84.5” x 27.5” x 41.5”
Net Weight:1034
Number of Drawers:17
Finish Type:Steel
Drawer rating300 and 100 pounds
Distribution Dragon Fire
Cubic IN storage37926.32
Top type14G STAINLESS STEEL over 1 1/2 of solid wood
Caster rating size 

The Dragon Fire workbench is one of the largest of our review.  It is built with 14 Gauge tubing and drawer fronts.  The workbench is built with the working person in mind and has 6 electrical outlets and 2 USB ports. A good mix of large and smaller drawers.  Some drawers have the double sliders for added weight capacity (300 pounds).  Quality product since 2016 made in PA USA.

What We Like

  • Very heavy solid workbench
  • 14 gauge stainless top
  • Good drawer mix of large and small drawers.

What We Don’t Like

  • Limited colors and models.
  • Casters make the working surface high

10. McTavish Steelworks – (MSRP $3,980)

72” workbench $3980
Dimensions:72” x 27.5” x 41.5”
Net Weight:600 pounds
Number of Drawers:12 (as photo)
Finish Type:Powder coated Steel
Drawer rating300 pounds
DistributionMcTavish direct
Cubic IN storage41475
Top type¼” STEEL  
Caster rating size4400 pounds

The McTavish workbench a solid well built workbench.  A few workbenches on this page makes more efforts on usability and sturdiness with the ability to mount a vice directly on the mobile workbench.  This is more a workbench than a toolbox, offers good value.  Good quality powder paint.  Focuses on workbenches.

What We Like

  • Very heavy solid workbench (mount a vise)
  • All steel with powder coating finish
  • Real quality workbench

What We Don’t Like

  • Limited colors
  • No large drawers
  • Looks a little dated

Final Verdict

The final verdict will be created with feedback from users of the workbench.

The values will be added, and a final winner will be announced on Oct 31th 2020.

The following items will be used to decide the best workbench 2020:

Features,

Gauge of top,

Price

Versatility

Please comment at http://toolboxdistributors.com/category/blog with your suggested winner and why.  Request to add a workbench or make correction can be send and all efforts will be made to correct errors quickly.

Best Portable Workbench Reviews of 2020 (best 5 from a list of 10)

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The Best Mobile Workbench with drawers for 2020

July 2020 by Clamca

So Clamca Toolbox Distributors created a list of top 10 best workbenches with drawers and casters.  We selected what we thought were the top 10 and listed them for people to see, review and vote.  We have chosen the top 5 from the list.  Honestly, we chose the top 4 from that list and by popular demand (more like yelling) we included 1 that really should have been in the top 10 anyway.  The US General from Harbor Freight made our final 5 list and we need a top 3 list.  Clamca Toolbox Distributors needs your help to knock 2 more off the list.  Please add a post on the blog here or send an email.

The remaining 5 workbenches are (in no specific order):

  • Swivel Pro 603512
  • Stor-Loc MM2 Mobile Chest
  • Harbor Freight – US General
  • Snap on EPIQ
  • Dragon Fire – 17 Drawer

Workbenches made from steel with drawers and casters. Here are the best 5 of 2020

1.  Swivel Pro 603512 in Orange (MSRP $4,250)

Swivel Pro603512  
Dimensions: 62″ W x 24.25″ D x 39.25″ H
Net Weight: 660 Pounds
Number of Drawers: 12
Finish Type: Powder-coat
Drawer rating 400 pounds
Distribution Dealers and www.clamca.com
Cubic IN storage 20874
Top type ¼ inch cold rolled steel
Caster rating size 5”

The Swivel Storage Solutions 60” Rolling Workbench with 12 drawers has a unique hinge system.  The hinge eliminates the drawer sliders and glides which usually cause the trouble in drawers.  It has a ¼“ steel top and very little in extras.  No power, no usb charger, but has legs to set the workbench down and casters to move.  One of the heaviest duty workbench of the batch.  It is not the prettiest or the one with the most frills, but if you are needing a heavyduty workstation, this is the one which leans more towards workbench than toolbox.  Founded in 1981, Swivel Storage solution makes truck box, CNC storage and workbenches based out of Canada.

What We Like

  • Heavy duty ¼” steel top
  • Space to mount a vice or other tools
  • Rocking system to lower workbench on legs
  • Very stable

hat We Like

What We Don’t Like

  • Heavy to move around
  • Limited drawer width
  • No customization available

2. Stor-Loc MM2 Mobile Chest (MSRP $7,000)

Stor-Loc MM2  
Dimensions: 60″ W x 30″ D x 44″ H
Net Weight: about 520 pounds
Number of Drawers: 11
Finish Type: Steel
Drawer rating we think 400 pounds
Distribution http://www.storloc.com/
Cubic IN storage  
Top type Stainless Steel
Caster rating size  

The Stor-Loc MM2 has 11 drawers and has a stainless steel surface.  The riser is designed for tool storage in a workstation application.  Mig welded corners, no frills with solid feel.

Founded in 1982, Stor-Loc’s has a good reputation in the industry and makes modular storage and CNC units.

What We Like

  • Stainless steel top
  • Forklift tubes (cool idea)

What We Don’t Like

  • Limited info on product      
  • Website not very helpful

3. Harbor Freight – US General – (MSRP $1,199)

Harbor Freight – US General

Harbor Freight U.S. GENERAL
Dimensions: 76 3/8″ W x 22 3/8″ D x 44″ H
Net Weight: 542 Pounds
Number of Drawers: 18
Finish Type: Powder coat paint
Drawer rating
Distribution Harbor Freight
Cubic IN storage  29,500cu
Top type  Steel
Caster rating size  6” Casters – 6600 pounds

High impact rubber mat on top.  Suspension casters to stabilize while moving over bumpier surface.  Double slides on some drawers. 16-gauge steel on the back, side and drawers of box.  Spring latch to keep drawers closed.  Nice drawer liners.

What We Like

  • Price
  • Raised lip on top
  • Spring casters
  • Often comes on specials.

What We Don’t Like

  • No soft closing
  • 2 key lock design

4.  Snap on EPIQ KETN602B7PBO – (MSRP $12,690)

Snap on KETN602B7PBO $15,165 Dimensions: 60” x 30” x 48 9/16” Net Weight: 883 Number of Drawers: 10 Finish Type: Steel Drawer rating 500 lbs. Distribution Snap on Cubic IN storage 39119 Top type Steel Bed liner Caster rating size 8000 lbs.  

The EPIQ Roll workbench from Snap on has nice smooth large drawers at the top and smaller deep and shallow drawers lower.  The bed liner top is surface coated with a substance like the one used on truck bed liners.  The liner makes using this unit as a workbench a real things if the price is right for you.  Every knows Snap-on, but good read about their starts in the 1920s in WI, USA on their website.

What We Like

  • Heavy solid workbench
  • Good service and reputation
  • Good warranty

What We Don’t Like

  • The price… ouch
  • A little high for a workbench

5. Dragon Fire – 17 Drawer – (MSRP $3,499)

17 Drawer Midnight Pro Series $3,709 Dimensions: 84.5” x 27.5” x 41.5” Net Weight: 1034 Number of Drawers: 17 Finish Type: Steel Drawer rating 300 and 100 pounds Distribution Dragon Fire Cubic IN storage 37926.32 Top type 14G STAINLESS STEEL over 1 1/2 of solid wood Caster rating size  

The Dragon Fire workbench is one of the largest of our review.  It is built with 14 Gauge tubing and drawer fronts.  The workbench is built with the working person in mind and has 6 electrical outlets and 2 USB ports. A good mix of large and smaller drawers.  Some drawers have the double sliders for added weight capacity (300 pounds).  Quality product since 2016 made in PA USA.

What We Like

  • Very heavy solid workbench
  • All steel with powder coating finish
  • Good drawer mix of large and small drawers.

What We Don’t Like

  • Limited colors and models.
  • Casters make the working surface high

Final Verdict

The final verdict will be created with feedback from users of the workbench.

The values will be added, and a final winner will be announced on Oct 31th 2020.

The following items will be used to decide the best workbench 2020:

Features,

Gauge of top,

Price

Versatility

Swivel gets tool storage concept out of box

Hinges on post allow one-handed opening of drawers for full display of heavy-duty content

Swivel’s 60-inch-wide moveable workbench is built strong enough for someone to stand on one of its drawers without damaging it.

The Penner family has been in the metal fabrication business since 1967 and has gone through a succession of tool boxes and work benches. They were disappointed with how many of those boxes and benches simply didn’t last when it came to dealing with heavy tools and a dusty atmosphere, so they decided to create their own boxes.

Not only are Swivel Storage Solution tool boxes and work benches heavy duty, but, as the name indicates, they also feature a swivel hinge rather than the traditional slide-out drawer system.

The swivel hinge is built around a steel post and isn’t bothered by dust or debris. It also allows drawers to be opened with a single hand, and to be opened for full display of everything inside; nothing is hidden in the back recesses.

Swivel boxes are made from fewer parts than traditional tool boxes, but are built strongly enough that someone can stand in a drawer without damage to the drawer or the box.

The boxes are produced in a variety of sizes and setups, from corner units and rolling boxes topped by a work bench surface for use in a garage to units designed to fit into a truck or van.

Depending on the design, 12-, 14-or 16-gauge steel is used. Boxes and drawers are powder-coated. Prices range from $1,000 to $5,000.

For information on Swivel Storage Solutions tool boxes and work benches, visit the www.toolboxdistributors.com website or call (800) 877-3956

Customer added PRO51 to make a complete island..

Swivel Storage Solution Pro 80 and Pr051 heavy duty steel workbench 2

Work still in progress will provide updated, but so far he LOVES all the storage with dedicated drawers for all his small stuff! Customer Quote: “ended up mounting the 51s on the end of the cabinet and it turned out really good. Didn’t want to take up any space on tabletop and had the room. Very happy with this unit it will last me the rest of my life.Thanks so much!”

Truck box how the toolbox are being used.

what clients are staying about the swivel storage toolbox

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How tools are stored in a work truck or work van. Heavy tools are stored in swivel drawers using the Pro363408 work vehicle toolbox. Strong durable orange tool storage to organize your tools. Owner of the toolbox explains how he uses the drawers to store his tools.

Innovation in Tool Storage

2in1 workbench steel with swivel drawers

What is new in Tool Storage?

Whether you are a weekend garage warrior or a Pro shop fabricator you are going to find a storage solution for your tools that you love Mainly so that your tools are easily accessible where you are working at this moment.

Tool storage comes in many different varieties and colors, dictated by your need and budget. From makeshift solutions at the Container Store to high end, unique ergonomic work benches. There is a solution for every imaginable storage requirement.

Heavy duty -benches with built in drawers for tool storage combine a work surface with easy accessibility to your tools, is what you are looking for. Presenting your tools in a well-organized system  allows you to choose the right tool for the job with ease.

 The problem with tool storage

Over time, wear and tear take their toll on storage solutions, the locking mechanisms jam, the ball bearings on the draw slides cease up, the rough handling of tools dent and disfigure the thin steel drawer- most are constructed with 20 – 24 gauge sheet metal, the castor locks do not work adequately leaving the bench to roll around when working on the surface. This leaves you with longevity, durability and functionality issues in your toolbox and you are forced to replace older storage units with newer alternatives.

What you want is to take a close look at the latest innovation in Tool Storage. Engineered from the ground up to provide robustness, durability, and versatility to meet your needs for a workbench and Tool Cabinet in one offering that solves the problems you experience now.

There is innovation in Tool Storage solutions

Built on a sturdy metal bar frame, that can be wheeled on castors to a desired location, lowered onto its legs and have leg levelers to level it exactly to minimize vibration.

A design with multiple different sized drawers for storage of large power tools, small hand tool sets, miscellaneous nuts, and bolts and all neatly categorized for easy organization and access.

Robustness and usability built into the design, the drawers are designed to hold up to 400lbs of weight but open and close easily with minimal applied force. The drawers close positively to ensure they do not open in transit and do not roll out and hang open as soon as you turn your back on the cabinet.

Patented design and engineering solutions present a unique solution, drawers mounted on a single 1” cold rolled steel shaft that is unaffected by dust and debris and with zerk fittings in each drawer to allow occasional lubricating to ensure smooth pivoting action throughout the life of the cabinet. The unique swivel design drawers separated by nylon spacers can handle weight while gliding open and shut with minimal effort. The rare earth magnets on the closing mechanism make for a solid close and the durable solution.

Rubber liners reduce the friction of tools on the 10-gauge steel plates that the drawers are fabricated from and the flat draw bottoms prevent items from getting stuck in the drawers.

The sturdy ¼” steel plate top makes a perfect work surface for mounting a vice or other ancillary equipment.

This innovative Tool Storage unit exists – superbly finished in powdered coated paint it would be an asset in any garage or workshop with different sizes and combinations of storage solutions to meet your specific requirement. Modular in design to allow for customization of storage size to meet your needs. Watch this video to see people’s reactions to the product.

Please visit our web store at http://toolboxdistributors.com/shop and enter discount code swivel20 for 20% off.

Heavy-duty tool storage with patented swivel drawer systems that can hold up to 400lbs. Rolls on heavy duty castors with foot locking break, can be lowered onto metal tube legs. Has a ¼” steel Work surface.

Also, visit www.clamca.com

How supply chain issues have impacted the price of Wood and Steel

Supply chain problems persist, factory floor capacity for steel production remains diminished, consumer needs and spending patterns have changed, and the biggest factor—a once-in-a-century pandemic—remains a potent global force whose resurgence is uncertain and one whose remaining effects have yet to be realized.

The pandemic hit manufacturing hard. One of the first shockwaves stemmed from government categorization of essential and non-essential businesses. Some manufacturers in the latter category were forced to completely shut down or drastically reduce production. Others deemed essential were stretched to the limit trying to keep up with demand. As the pandemic wore on, consumer needs and spending patterns also drastically changed, causing further disruption and response—some experiencing unprecedented demand and success, while others struggled to remain relevant.

The reason

Low interest rates, to nurture the fragile economy, led to a huge boom in the building industry, which quickly sopped up the excess lumber idling in yards because of the pandemic onset. This has led to the demand for lumber increasing rapidly over the past few months, supply has not been able to catch up, resulting in an increase in lumber’s cost to the consumer of 340% or more locations.

Steel is another commodity that has experienced substantial price increases. The state of the steel market is a by-product of several domestic and international events. This is not a Swivel Solutions -only issue, it is more of a global supply problem that every business and every consumer is facing.

The effects

Normal fluctuations of steel prices are around a penny or two (plus or minus) month-over-month, depending on what is taking place in the market. 

  • August, September, and October 2020: The price of steel increased about+7.5%
  • December 2020: The steel price had a major uptick of about +20% from August 2020. 
  • January 2021: The price of steel had jumped up +37% from August 2020.
  • February/March 2021: The price of raw, bare steel is up over +75% from August 2020.

Now that you have some background on the current state of the steel supply shortage and price increase, you might be asking yourself what this means for you, the consumer.

To keep it as simple as possible: It means there is extraordinarily little steel to be had and what can be had is pricey.

Toolboxes are expensive because they are a type of security gadget to protect your tools. For this reason, they are made using high-quality unbreakable materials that come at a premium cost. Most of the toolboxes are manufactured using high-quality steel and this material is even more expensive to buy for the reasons shared above.

Toolboxes are shipped to customers and sales outlets on wooden pallets, which are affected by the price increase and shortage of lumber.

Clamca Toolbox Distributors and Swivel Storage Solution have not increases the prices of the toolboxes in 9 years, but with the increase above, we have put out a new price list.  We the heavy duty steel workbench that serve as 2in1 workbench with swivel drawers, the price support the high quality of the product and our ability to stand behind our limited life time warranty.

Call us or email us to a quote to outfit your garage, work truck, work van or your work station at your factory.

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In North America, we need Mobile Storage Solutions

Work truck tool storage

Trucks keep the economy moving. There are an estimated 15.5 million trucks on the roads. Trucks are utility vehicles with specific purposes, and they have a high demand for uptime and to keep them moving. They are also mechanically complicated and so breakdowns are generally fixed in situ.

Trucks will always need tools whether for their own maintenance or if it is a utility vehicle a toolbox to store the required tools for specific jobs an onboard toolbox is a necessity on a truck of any kind.

 Contractors may need multiple toolboxes to carry their tool assortment for different tasks they may need to perform.

Portability and Accessibility

These are the most important factor for mobile mechanics as they need a portable tool chest or easy access to tools right at the job site. For that purpose, the tool chest needs to be as light as possible; this can be achieved using higher gauge steel. Mobile mechanics may have to compromise on other important parameters such as strength and storage capacity to achieve the required portability.

The ideal mobile storage solution

Swivel Storage offers multiple solutions for mobile storage, whatever your need maybe without compromising the strength and durability of the toolbox.

Let us look at some unique mobile storage options that Swivel Storage offers

Different Sizes, different numbers of drawers, different weatherproofing depending on location, lockable storage for security reasons, ability to mount in the truck storage well or on the back of the bed.

Heavy duty mobile storage toolbox to make your life easier. Secure storage that stands up to hazards of any road conditions. Sealed grease-able drawers to keep all contaminates from effecting the functionality of the toolbox.

Designed to stand up to vibration from mobile service. Dirt or dust will not affect hinge or drawer performance. Low resistance…easy operation even when loaded. Drawers close properly every time with one hand. No binding. Never dig in the back of a drawer again.

Weatherproof

A weather seal on the main door keeps out moisture and dust. Dirt and dust will not affect the drawer performance as the hinges are dust resistant.

The low resistance opening and shutting of the drawers is an easy operation even when loaded and the positive closure of the drawer every time means no flapping drawers spilling out tools. This swivel drawer means you will never dig in the back of the drawer again.

Durable construction

12-gauge frame and 14-gauge drawers that are fully welded give the toolbox its heavy-duty construction. The durable powder coating will protect the exposed steel from oxidation and rusting. The strong T-handle with secure locking system provides security for your high dollar tools and the Anti-skid mats mean tools stay put during transportation. Greaseable fittings in each draw allow easy lubrication access to maintain your mobile storage toolbox

Swivel Storage Solutions provides a solution for every mobile storage need that you may have. Reach out to a Swivel Storage Solutions Representative today to discuss your wants.

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