Kobalt Tool Cabinet and Chest – Product Review

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 Tool Cabinet and Chest Review Video

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

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

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.