Husky surprised us with the quality and design of their 52" industrial toolbox. The box competes with bigger and more well-known brand names. The drawers slide nice and offer a user to load them up with weight. The box is well thought out with outlets and places to store tools.
If you walk into any Home Depot you will see a wide variety of toolboxes available. With the three major brands being Dewalt, Milwaukee, and Husky. In the past, I was the guy who would walk right past the Husky and not give it a second look. Now, it’s the first box I check out. The main reason is quality vs price. We have owned one of the new styles of Husky tool boxes for a while and you can see a huge improvement over their older models. In fact, I feel the new boxes offer the same quality as the major power tool brands but for less money, so what’s not to love about them? So let’s take a look at the Husky Tool Chest Review.
Husky Tool Chest Review Overview
Husky is an exclusive brand to Home Depot. Ever since 1924, Husky has been dedicated to hand tools. Over the years they have branched out and started to get into other areas like portable storage, lights, and toolboxes. If you are like me, Husky was always a brand I would walk right past and go to a different brand. However the more I am learning about Husky, the more I realize that Husky is a great brand and a brand that I would put against any of the big boys. Just because their prices are lower doesn’t mean the quality is lower. We will be covering more Husky tools in the near future and talking more about the story but for now, let’s focus on the toolbox.
Husky Tool Chest Review Features
The Husky toolbox is a 52″ – 2 piece storage chest and provides 37,421 cu. in of storage.
Like other tool chests, this has a lid that lifts open with a shelf. Sure most people would organize it but after all, this is Dan’s.
One huge feature is the casters. The casters on this box are solid and not cheap. They lock easily and the wheels roll nice, making it easy to move around if needed.
The top lid opens easily and is supported by two gas struts.
On each side of the box, there are two power strips along with USB ports. Personally, I like having them on the inside so I can hook up chargers.
On the back of the box, there is a magnetic back to store tools or you can buy hooks for more organization.
The top box features 6 drawers with one of them being a locking drawer.
The bottom features 9 drawers.
The drawers all come with liners which are thick and offer padding.
The drawer uses a C-Channel as handles and your fingers fit under the handle even with gloves, making it easy to open.
The drawers are all soft close and support up to 120 lbs per drawer.
Husky Tool Chest Review Performance
Here is the deal. I can sit here and tell you how much I love this chest. But you will never really get and feel the quality until you visit your local Home Depot and check it out for yourself. I am not knocking the other brands but once you check this chest out next to the other boxes, you will easily be able to see and feel the quality of this chest.
I love the build quality and how easily the drawers open and close. I love how the drawers open all the way and I can easily see what’s inside, even at the back of the drawer.
Next time you’re at The Home Depot, check out this box and let us know your thoughts. Trust me, you will be impressed.
Husky Tool Chest Review Value
The box retails for about $900 at The Home Depot. While Husky is usually priced cheaper than the competition, this box is right in line with other brands. Considering the quality of the box and the size of the box, I think this is a great value.
Husky Tool Chest Review Final Thoughts
We have looked at a wide variety of tool chests over the years and the Husky is up there with the best. The build quality is top notch, the drawers open and close nicely and the casters are high quality. Again, I could sit here and preach to you but just visit a Home Depot for yourself. The box is high-grade steel that is all welded and topped with a textured black powder coat paint for durability. Let us know your thoughts either below or on our YouTube video.