Dewalt Tough Box Review


We have reviewed a couple different storage systems over the last year.  We have done the L-Boxx, T-Staks and two different Dewalt Tough Boxes (second Article).  So why a third review on the Dewalt Tough System?  Basically Dan has been using this system for a while and I have been using the L-Boxxes.  Recently I have incorporated the Dewalt Boxes into my rotation.  While I still use the Bosch L-Boxxes, the Tough System is different.  I know you’re probably asking which one is better, but if you check out the video below, we did a comparison.  While not a concrete answer to your question, it does give some insight that it really depends upon your need.

I am not going to hit all the stats, you can check out Dewalt for that.  I will let you know Dewalt does offer three different sizes, plus a cart.  So you can find the right solution for your needs.  The boxes are waterproof and very durable.  So let’s jump in and check them out.

There are numerous reasons to love these boxes.  Besides being tough, I love the different options for transporting and setting up these boxes.  If you want to carry one box around, the handle comes in handy.  If you want to carry around two boxes, they stack and lock so you just need one hand instead of having a box in each hand.  Say you want to move more of your boxes and don’t feel like carrying them, then you have the option of using the highly customized cart (dwst08210) for transporting these boxes.  The cart can not only carry your boxes, but if you have heavy items like cement, you can toss that on the bottom platform and move that around with ease.

Dewalt Tough Box 9The Dewalt boxes aren’t just empty boxes, you can customize the boxes to fit your needs.  With the smaller box (dwst08201), you can organize screws or other items in small removable compartments.  You can even unlatch a drop down area to store bits, blades and more. In the larger box (dwst08204) you can store larger items (Obviously), but you can also store screw drivers and more, which is a great feature to help stay organized.

I really like how easy these boxes are to organize and move around, but what I really like is how tough they are and the water protection. When I am going place to place, I sometimes leave tools in the bed of my truck.  I like knowing the fact that when the boxes bounce around or if they get caught in the rain, I know my tools are protected.  I could go on and on about how much I love these boxes and how practical the system is, but I think Dan really covered a lot in his two previous articles, so I won’t bore you.  I do want to let you know if you are looking for tough boxes, then Dewalt hit the nail on the head when they named these.

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The system is great to protect your valuable investment.  Moving tools around is very easy and the customization of the system is probably the best on the market.  I tried to come up with some negatives to these boxes, but I can’t.  They do exactly what I want them to do and more.







  1. I love the last picture. Milwaukee tools in a Dewalt box. This proves you are real guys with real tools taking real pictures. Not some corporate drone working for the man!

  2. I love the tough box especialy since a got 2 box at home for 11.50$ for the small and 14.50$ for the medium the large one was 16.50 but out of stuck . The l-boxx inter locking system is better then the tough box but the tough box are better at everything else. Cant wait to see what Milwaukee is coming up with and have you tryed the 2 drawer tough box ? Is it water proof ?

  3. Great review guys! If at all possible if you guys could do a drop test between the Bosch and Dewalt! That would be great! dewalt has some tough boxes! I cant wait to see what Milwaukee brings to the table!

  4. This time I have to fully agree with Dan, the L-Boxes are total garbage. Bosch makes great tools, but this is a complete joke for they’re line of typical quality. And not only is the warranty on these horrible, most of they’re power tools have a terrible 1 year warranty. If they take such pride in they’re quality then why don’t they back up their products a little better. Spot on review and opinion Dan.

  5. bought the small box to keep my drill,impact,charger and batteries in (and bits in the hidden compartment. and the big box for rest of my 20v set. great boxes, gonna get another one for my hilti impact and rotary hammer. GREAT BOXES, highly recommend. theyve survived rain and crazy wind, see if they survive snow next year. keep up the good work guys


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