The Story of my Kobalt Tool Cabinet and Chest - Product Review

Happy New Year! 2016 was a busy year for me and my family. To be honest, I am glad 2016 is behind me and I am looking forward to 2017. My parents visited from Fort Worth, TX for the Christmas holiday. It was a real treat for us and the kids. My Dad helped me build two closets and finish up the mudroom locker cabinet doors. I will do a YouTube video on how I built the locker room built-ins later this year.

Why I Purchased the Kobalt Tool Cabinet and Chest

Over the Christmas holiday break my Dad pointed out to me that my garage had gotten out of control. I had tools everywhere and only I knew the logic of my organization. Dad suggested that I get a tool cabinet and chest. The reason I didn't have one was simple, I didn't want to spend the money on organization, I would rather spend money on tools. This strategy lasted for awhile but as time went on my frustration with finding my tools became more frustrating. Dad was right, I needed a tool cabinet. I went to a few local hardware stores and found a few that I liked but they were all too expensive. I ended up going to Lowes and found a cabinet and chest that I liked, but unfortunately my local Lowes was out of stock. I ended up driving an hour to another city to get the cabinet and had to go to a second city to get the chest.

Kobalt 35.6-in x 27-in 6-Drawer Ball-Bearing Steel Tool Cabinet and Kobalt 17.25-in x 26-in 6-Drawer Ball-Bearing Steel Tool Chest

Kobalt 35.6-in x 27-in 6-Drawer Ball-Bearing Steel Tool Cabinet (Black) Item # 538544 Model # HS27PCRC5D-13

Kobalt 35.6-in x 27-in 6-Drawer Ball-Bearing Steel Tool Cabinet (Black)

Item # 538544 Model # HS27PCRC5D-13

Kobalt 17.25-in x 26-in 6-Drawer Ball-Bearing Steel Tool Chest (Black)  Item # 538541 Model # HS26PCTC6D-13

Kobalt 17.25-in x 26-in 6-Drawer Ball-Bearing Steel Tool Chest (Black) 

Item # 538541 Model # HS26PCTC6D-13

The tool cabinet and chest are not Kobalt's top of the line tool cabinet and chests. I went with the lower end because I didn't need the heavy duty ones for my shop. I believe before you purchase anything for your shop you need to first ask yourself how are you going to use it. In my shop I just needed a place to stool smaller tools and stuff. I was not going to be opening and closing the drawers every day or wheeling the cabinet around.

 

Kobalt Tool Cabinet and Chest Review Video

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