PRO603512 + Pro513009

Heavy duty steel workbench in front of big rig truck.

Ruff Bros trucking added a PRO513009 to a heavy duty steel 2in1 workbench toolbox combo and added much more space for nuts, bolts, washers and other items they needed. In this way, they can bring their workbench to the worksite and bring all their tools and parts which proved to be very efficient at saving time.

Ruff Bros, thanks for the picture.

One Man’s Experience

Went to an auction last week thinking I might be able to pick up some tools and possibly a tool box for the garage. As it turns out I didn’t bid on the box, so I’m still looking. Since most of us here are tool guys, we pretty much know what to expect with tool boxes, on the surface the construction looks pretty much the same, but the details make all of the difference, especially things like drawer slides. Cheap slides can really ruin a box, so, what if you eliminated the slide? How about putting the drawers on a swivel. That’s what happens with these 2 in 1 heavy duty workbenches from Swivel Storage Solutions.

The Penner family has a metal fabrication business located in Canada and after going through a lot of boxes, they decided to build their own. Instead of the usual chest full of drawers on slides, they designed drawers that rotate on a steel post, making it easy to swing it completely open so there’s nothing hiding in the back. The shape of the drawers also makes it easy to fit the box into a corner where a regular tool chest doesn’t work.

They make quite a variety in lots of different sizes. The 12, 14 or 16 gauge metal is powder coated and prices run from $1000 to $4000. I think they look pretty cool and seem like they would be plenty durable. I might have to look these guys up.

Credit the Kneeslider by  Paul Crowe 

Actual Conversation with our customer

He bought a PRO25 from us 4 years ago. He is a very happy customer! 

He used to buy the other brand names and with welding and using self-tapping screws, etc he could barely make those units last 1 season. Now he has had the PRO25 for 4 seasons and other then a bit of faded paint and a small dent the unit is still perfect. It sits on his truck all the time. They use the front Latch to pull the full unit of tools forward so they have to re-bend that latch every so often. But this unit bounces around on his truck all summer long and is still great! One time one worker had forgotten to close the tailgate and the unit went rolling down the road a bunch of times, but no dent. All they had to do was take out the tools so they could lift the unit back on the truck and re-load the tools and they were good to go. He says if we want some competitor advertising he can bring us some old Napa & Snap on Tool boxes that he has used for 6 months that have all kinds of welds on them. He says his PRO25 has been to hell and back at least 10 times and is still good as new. 

Back then he thought $1400 was lots to pay for a unit, but after using it for 4 yrs he realized it was not a high price to pay.

Swivel Storage – How it all started.

The Evolution of the 2 in 1 Heavy Duty Workbench (PRO603512)

As machinists by trade, the Penner family went through toolboxes regardless of how much money they spent on them, the toolbox just would not last. The rollers and bearings would bind after mere months in an environment filled with metal filling dust and debris. They needed something better. 

In the toolbox market, there has always been a need for heavy duty toolboxes and workbenches. All toolboxes have the flaw of roller bearings and sliders that wear out and fail over time. The problem with today’s workbenches is that they just are not built well enough to survive the heavy tools and dusty shop atmosphere. The Penners developed the swivel system to eliminate the rollers, bearings and slides. Swivel has redefined the heavy-duty toolbox.

Swivel starts with a 1” steel rod.  The drawer hinge system is the equivalent of a large church door. It is thousands of pounds and sits on 3 or 4 ½” hinges, yet for the last hundred of years that door has closed perfectly, and it latches with precision to its adjacent strike plate. The hinge system allows low resistance drawers that close properly every time with one hand. Dirt and dust will not affect the strong greaseable hinge, and it will never bind even when fully loaded. 

Then we use 14 gauge drawers that are fully welded steel construction which makes it very durable. Manual welding was good, but the precision required to make the drawer fit was not as consistent as the brand needed, so Swivel storage started using automated robot welders to weld the frame and drawers with precision accuracy. The rod and drawers must fit with precision to ensure that the heavy duty workbench will work in all environments. 

The drawers are powder coated and a steel handle is attached. A rare earth magnet is fastened to the rear of the drawer to secure the door in a closed state until the user opens it.

The drawers are then housed in an all steel 2”x2” frame. The frame allows rigidity for the toolbox, which allows for a 400lb capacity per drawer. This furthers the evolution into a workbench. The drawers are cleaned and an anti-skid mat is placed inside.

The steel frame is then wrapped in a 16 gauge skirt. Five inch vinyl greaseable casters are placed onto the frame and adjustable legs are inserted for uneven floors. So now you have a moveable tools storage system. Add a ¼” steel top with a backsplash and it revolutionizes the toolboxes into a 2 in 1 toolbox and workbench, a workbench that moves to where your project is. Because our leveling legs are on the outside of the casters, it creates a table-like sturdiness to the workbench – a workbench that allows you to take your tools with you. A patented foot lever system allows you to move the 2 in 1 toolbox and workbench easily to your project. Repetitive.

All this allows one of the strongest tool storage and workbench combination. You have probably heard how there is a toolbox out there that you can stand in, well, that’s us.

Once you add things like the optional dividers and push-pull handles, you have a complete work area that you can move anywhere in your shop. 

BROCHURES

Price list

  

Workbenches Tool Storage

Model Description List price 

Pro303507 Workbench – 7 drawers $2,750.00 

Pro603512 Workbench – 12 drawers $4,250.00 

MAX603510 Workbench – 10 drawers $2,956.25 

Pro222405 Benchtop storage – 5 drawers, Pro80 drawers $2,117.50 

Pivot 500 Bottom unit of Pivot $1,949.00 

Pivot 550 Top unit of Pivot $1,799.00 

Combo Top and bottom pivot  $3,748.00 

Corner Storage

Model Description List price 

Pro506011 Corner / Workstation Storage – 11 drawers $6,787.00 

Pro513009 Benchtop / Wall-mount Workstation Storage – 9 drawers $1,475.00 

Service Body/Van tool boxes 

Model Description List price 

Pro321804 Service Body / Van Tool Box – 24″ W x 18″ H, 4 drawers $1,345.00 

Pro322405 Service Body / Van Tool Box – 24″ W x 24″ H, 5 drawers $1,550.00 

Pro323408 Service Body / Van Tool Box – 24″ W x 34″ H, 8 drawers $2,370.50 

Pro341804 Service Body / Van Tool Box – 30″ W x 18″ H, 4 drawers $1,500.00 

Pro342405 Service Body / Van Tool Box – 30″ W x 24″ H, 5 drawers $1,875.00 

Pro343408 Service Body / Van Tool Box – 30″ W x 34″ H, 8 drawers $2,552.00 

Pro361804 Service Body / Van Tool Box – 36″ W x 18″ H, 4 drawers $1,480.00 

Pro362405 Service Body / Van Tool Box – 36″ W x 24″ H, 5 drawers $1,755.00 

Pro363408 Service Body / Van Tool Box – 36″ W x 34″ H, 8 drawers $2,580.00 

Pro252305 Road Box – 5 drawers $2,140.00 

Pro18183L Underbody Road Box – 3 drawers, main door & drawers hinged on left side $1,800.00 

Pro18183R Underbody Road Box – 3 drawers, main door & drawers hinged on right side $1,800.00 

Modular storage

Model Description List price 

PB1803604 2.5′ Stationary Workbench with 4 Drawers, Powder Paint Black 7ga. Steel Tbl. Top $2,746.75 

PB2803608 5′ Stationary Workbench with 8 Drawers, Powder Paint Black 7ga. Steel Tbl. Top $4,982.00 

PB3803612 7.5′ Stationary Workbench with 12 Drawers, Powder Paint Black 7ga. Steel Tbl. Top $7,346.50 

PB4803616 10′ Stationary Workbench with 16 Drawers, Powder Paint Black 7ga. Steel Tbl. Top $9,884.25 

PB1813604 Stationary Corner Lazy Swivel w/ 4 Drawers, Powder Paint Black 7ga. Steel Tbl. Top $5,227.25 

Pro803604 Modular Stationary 4 drawer storage unit $2,150.00 

Pro803606 Modular Stationary 6 drawer inline base storage unit $2,650.00 

Pro813604 Modular Stationary 4 drawer corner storage unit $4,350.00 

Pro800801 Modular Stationary 1 drawer storage unit $925.00 

PR80LM001 Optional Locking mechanism for Pro80 $195.00 

PR80TC060 60″ Top Cabinet with 2 adjustable shelves (wall mount) $1,485.00 

PR80TC030 30″ Top Cabinet with 2 adjustable shelves (wall mount) $1,045.00 

PR80TS030 30″ Table Support (for use between Modular units to create an open section) $125.00 

PR80TS060 60″ Table Support (for use between Modular units to create an open section) $250.00 

PR80SD030 30″ x 2 Adj. Height Shelves & Mounting Brackets w/ 2 x 15″ Doors (req. base unit on each end) $1,155.00 

PR80ESD30 30″ x 2 Adj. Height Shelves & Mounting Brackets w/ 2 x 15″ Doors (for end run use only) $1,925.00 

PR80SD060 60″ x 2 Adj. Height Shelves & Mounting Brackets w/ 2 x 30″ Doors (req. base unit on each end) $2,090.00 

PR80ESD60 60″ x 2 Adj. Height Shelves & Mounting Brackets w/ 2 x 30″ Doors (for end run use only) $3,025.00 

CNC and Press Brake Storage

Model Description List price 

Pro904505 Press Brake Tooling Storage – 5 adjustable drawers $5,250.00 

PR90020 New Standard Brake Tooling Insert $235.00 

PR90103 American Style Brake Tooling Insert $235.00 

Pro914504 CNC Tool Storage – 4 adjustable height drawers / w tool holders $5,250.00 

PR91C0050 18 CAT 50 Machine Tooling Insert $550.00 

PR91C0040 28 CAT 40 Machine Tooling Insert $687.50 

Table Tops

Model Description List price 

PR80MS030 Single Unit 7 gauge Steel Table Top (2.5′) powder coat black $596.75 

PR80MS060 Double Unit 7 gauge Steel Table Top (5′) powder coat black $682.00 

PR80MS090 Triple Unit 7 gauge Steel Table Top (7.5′) powder coat black $896.50 

PR80MS120 Quadruple Unit 7 gauge Steel Table Top (10′) powder coat black $1,284.25 

PR80MS048 Corner 7 gauge Steel Table Top – for Pro81 only, powder coat black $877.25 

PR80MS080 PRO81, 1 Unit 7 gauge Steel Table Top, powder coat black $1,622.50 

PR80MS105 PRO81, 2 Unit 7 gauge Steel Table Top, powder coat black $1,265.00 

PR80MS136 PRO81, 3 Unit 7 gauge Steel Table Top, powder coat black $1,441.00 

PR80MS001 Single Unit, 1/4” Steel Table Top (2.5′) Powder coat black $682.00 

PR80MS002 Double Unit, 1/4” Steel Table Top (5′) Powder coat black $877.25 

PR80MS003 Triple Unit, 1/4” Steel Table Top (7.5) Powder coat black $1,157.75 

PR80MS004 Quadruple Unit, 1/4” Steel Table Top (10′) Powder coat black $1,545.50 

PR80MS005 Corner Unit, PRO81, 1/4” Steel Table Top Powder coat black $1,050.50 

PR80MS006 PRO81, 1 Unit 1/4” Steel Table Top, powder coat black $1,317.25 

PR80MS007 PRO81, 2 Unit 1/4” Steel Table Top, powder coat black $1,630.75 

PR80MS008 PRO81, 3 Unit 1/4” Steel Table Top, powder coat black $1,878.25 

PR80MS009 Single Unit 3/8” Steel Table Top, powder coat black $1,042.25 

PR80MS010 Double Unit 3/8” Steel Table Top, powder coat black $1,421.75 

PR80MS011 Triple Unit 3/8” Steel Table Top, powder coat black $1,760.00 

PR80MS012 Quadruple Unit 3/8” Steel Table Top, powder coat black $3,520.00 

PR80SS030 Single Unit 7 gauge Stainless Steel Table Top (2.5′) $1,242.50 

PR80SS060 Double Unit 7 gauge Stainless Steel Table Top (5′) $1,855.00 

PR80SS090 Triple Unit 7 gauge Stainless Steel Table Top (7.5′) $2,467.50 

PR80SS120 Quadruple Unit 7 gauge Stainless Steel Table Top (10′) $3,077.50 

PR80SS048 Corner 7 gauge Stainless Steel Table Top – for Pro81 only $2,082.50 

PR80SS080 PRO81, 1 unit Stainless Steel Table Top $2,730.00 

PR80MS105 PRO81, 2 unit Stainless Steel Table Top $3,350.00 

PR80MS136 PRO81, 3 unit Stainless Steel Table Top $4,045.00 

Dividers

Model Description List price 

PRDDG1800 Galvanized drawer divider set for Pro18 & PRO36 Series $62.50 

PRDDG2500 Galvanized drawer divider set for Pro25 Seriess $62.50 

PRDDG3400 Galvanized drawer divider set for Pro34 Series $62.50 

PRDDG3200 Galvanized drawer divider set for PRO32 Series $62.50 

PRDDG5000 Galvanized drawer divider set for Pro50 Series $62.50 

PRDDG5100 Galvanized drawer divider set for Pro51 Series $62.50 

PRDDG8000 Galvanized drawer divider set, PRO80, PRO60 & Max 60 Series $62.50 

PRDDG8010 Galvanized drawer divider set, 5” drawers, PRO80, PRO60 & Max 60 Series $109.00 

PRDDGG2727 Galvanized drawer divider set, Universal $62.50 

PRDDS8000 Stainless steel drawer divider set for Pro 80, PRO60 & Max 60 Series $124.50 

PRDDSS2727 Stainless steel drawer divider set for Universal drawers $124.50 

PRLB03060 Pro30 and Pro60 Series Optional Push / Pull Handle $140.00 

PRD182534 Pro18,25 & 34 Series Dealer Display Stand $1,425.00 

PRDDS1825 Pro18 & Pro25 Series Dealer Display Stand $750.00 

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