Stanley FatMax 28" Waterproof Tool Box
got this a few years back its brilliant took a lot of punishment and is still in good order fits a lot of stuff definitely recommend
10 Dec 2013
bad tool box
bought this box to replace a cheaper one, first one catch fell off and the other one now wont lock so have to carry it using end moulded handles, in 35 being a joiner its the worst box ever thinking about making a wooden one I had my last one 15 years not like the cheap nasty plastic rubbish Stanley seam to be producing now
14 Sep 2013
This toolbox has some very good points, namely excellent catches combined with a waterproof seal. The box is tough and can be stood on (I am 85kgs). It is sparse inside with only one tray. A good buy at Â£19.99p
14 Aug 2013
The toolbox is very sturdy with strong hinges, catches and a strong handle, so I am confident that nothing will snap when I am carrying it. The tray doesn't cover the entire length of the toolbox. At first I thought this would be a disadvantage, but I like being able to reach some of my larger tools without having to remove the tray. It is a large toolbox, with lots of space, and I have pretty much filled mine. It weighs 22kg.
It's up to you to see if you can lift that with one arm and carry it by your side, and fortunately I can, with some mild discomfort in my obliques (at least now I know I need to do more core work ;))
The water seal is the reason for the 4 star rating. I haven't tested it, but I am confident that if it rains, or a car drives through a puddle when I am walking down the road, no water will damage my tools inside. The problem with the seal, which may be a problem specific to this particular one, is that it doesn't line up with the ridge on bottom part of the toolbox. In fact, it's actually 5mm larger on the top than the bottom. I resorted to measuring it after I couldn't close it and checked for something blocking it e.t.c.
I think that filling it has caused the base to narrow slightly, but after a few days of it being closed with the tools in it, it shuts on the first attempt now and the water seal lines up on the front, but not the back corners.
Overall a great toolbox, just be prepared to wiggle the seal into position the first few times you use it.
19 May 2013