Harbor Freight 44" Roller Cabinet?

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Forum topic by capturedlive posted 03-27-2013 05:57 PM 10998 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-27-2013 05:57 PM

Up until now I’ve been relying on my cheapo “came-with-the-tract-house” workbench to keep all my tools but I’m about at the end of my rope. It’s a piece of crap. I’ve been looking (a lot) at tool cabinets and I keep coming back to the Harbor Freight 44” model. First of all, for price, and it looks nice. I was wondering if anyone here has one, and what they can tell me (no “HF is junk” comments unless you own this plz). I saw on HF’s blog that they have a coupon on it, and I’m pretty tempted.

Thanks ahead of time.

-- "I'm your huckleberry"

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#1 posted 03-27-2013 06:11 PM

I have the three drawer cabinet,not this one. I wish I had bought the next size up. Been well satisfied and no complaints. I think if you need this big of a cabinet,you will be pleased.

-- Life is good.

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#2 posted 03-27-2013 06:26 PM

I have this one and is has performed FANTASTICALLY! Beats the heck out of other people’s prices. They usually have the one you are looking at, at the store to try out. The drawers are solid. If I had the space or the tools to fill it, I would buy the one you are looking at.

-- Ryan - Bethel Park, PA

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#3 posted 03-27-2013 09:04 PM

I have only seen positive reviews for these tool cabinets.

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#4 posted 03-27-2013 10:11 PM

I have that cabinet and two others. It is well worth the money. My drawers are loaded with all sorts of tools yet the drawers still operate smoothly.
I have these three items:

44 inch roller –
7 drawer end cabinet –
Storage cabinet – can’t find it on their website.

Note: Sorry about the sawdust. I have been a busy guy lately! :-)

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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#5 posted 03-27-2013 10:50 PM

Very nice, MT_Stringer! It looks like you’re getting your moneys worth. :)

-- "I'm your huckleberry"

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#6 posted 03-27-2013 11:47 PM

In my opinion, that cabinet is the best buy you will find anywhere for a solid tool cabinet. I have had mine for approximately 5 years and it is solid as a rock!!


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#7 posted 03-29-2013 02:36 PM

One of those is on my list. I have looked them over and they seem great. IMO the best value item HF offers.

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#8 posted 03-29-2013 04:52 PM

I might be wrong, but the U S General cabinets are actually manunfactured by the Waterloo Tool Company. They do various branding, but all in all they make good cabinets. I suppose it depends if it has ball bearing drawers and such, but should be a decent cabinet.

-- Mike

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#9 posted 03-30-2013 12:58 AM

I checked one out at a buddies shop (older one with textured finish) and IMO it was better quality than the Craftsman Griplatch 42” cabinet I have which cost twice much (I especially liked the full width top drawer that mine does not have).

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#10 posted 03-30-2013 01:11 PM

I have a full set of these cabinets and am very happy with mine. I would buy again.


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