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