Stanley FatMax Tool Organiser
All in one, great case but....
i'm a service engineer by trade & often need to walk great distances carrying all I need for a job.
I needed something with lots of tool holders, a shoulder strap & free space for some spare parts.
This is ideal, spanners, screwdrivers, hammers, test equipment, it all falls in with space to spare! I've been using it for over a year now & it has stood up to every thing I've thrown at it & still looks as good as new.
It does however have some down points, by the time you load it up, its dam heavy & the shoulder strap adjusts itself out & is a bit thin so cuts into your shoulder. Their is nowhere to store small tools & they work their way to the bottom of the pockets or worse still they disappear under the tool liners. I have yet to find anything that fits into the elastic holders on the lid that doesn't fall out or get pinged off when you flap the lids down. Would I recommend this tool bag to other people? yes, well built, strong & roomy, just don't over load it!!
A neat trip I have discovered with it is I need to get it security x-rayed on some sites & normal bags spill all their tools when you lay them down, you can split this one down the middle & lay it flat, then just pull the handle & it stands up again!
8 Jun 2013
For the past 2 years ive been changing toolboxes and bags more often than socks because there was always too small or too big for what i wanted, I found this thing, thought I gave it a try and im very happy with it. Accomodates my neccesary everyday tools, a cordless drill with 3 batteries and a sandwich, easy to transport and solid as a rock.
18 Jan 2013
I have had this for two years now. Its in and out of the van every day and has taken a lot of punsihment. Everything on it still works as well as the day it was bought. Its expensive and well made. I will buy another when the time comes.
10 Nov 2012
"On the Money"
I have been Using rucksack variant toolbags for years (Plano) which fail due to the non rigid construction and pressure on the zip due to use.
This bag from the Stanley stables is much better constructed with rigid sides and solid bottom. The zips on this bag dont take any pressure from the bag flexing so should last a long time, velcro on top also helps to keep flap shut, this is useful for closing the flap from prying eyes instead of using the zip if the bag is in use. I have managed to so far get over 60 of the most useful tools into my bag (and still pockets to spare) plus my cordless panasonic dril+2 batteries, bosch gsr 10.8 + 2 batteries, a large drill accesory bit set and one of the smaller ones. You can also fit a Small panel saw between the gap in the outside of the bag when it is being carried. Top handle and shoulder strap on my bag coping well with all this and i expect this bag to last for longer than any other tool bag i have owned. I think this style of bag is good value for the money. The only gripe i have with the bag is that for the amount of tooling that can be crammed into the bag there should be some sort of secure way of locking the bag up as it is easy and quick for anyone to get into your bag and make off with your livelyhood. (Hole drilled into all ends of the zip flaps would accomodate x 2 padlocks which may ok, but a bit of a medley.
9 Apr 2010