Kobalt 27 inch Tool Chest Review: Features & Specifications
The design of the Kobalt 27 inch Tool Chest is simple and elegant. Its shape resembles a classic wooden chest with rounded corners.
The lid of the tool chest is made from solid aluminum alloy. It measures approximately 24 inches long x 12 inches wide x 7 1/2 inches tall (HxWxD). The top of the lid features a small latch which allows access to the contents of the tool chest. Inside the lid are two compartments; one compartment contains tools such as screwdrivers, pliers, wrenches, sockets set screws etc., while another compartment holds other items like wire cutters, file folders and so on. There is no additional space inside this compartment for storing accessories or extra tools. The tool chest has a flat bottom which prevents it from sliding around when opened. The lid of the tool chest is secured with four latches. These latches allow opening and closing the lid without having to remove any tools or parts of the tool chest itself.
The Kobalt 27 inch Tool Chest comes with a sturdy carrying case made out of black plastic material. It measures approximately 10 inches wide x 18 inches high x 5 1/4 inches deep (HxWxD).
The case has molded in grip handles and can be carried with two hands. The inside of the case is covered by a soft felt lining and comes equipped with two internal plastic tool holders, a side clip, and a small socket tray. The socket tray can be attached to the inside of the lid of the hard case for quick and easy access. The case features fully molded in dual combination locks that are operated by a single key (Included).
The Kobalt 27 inch Tool Chest weighs in at a little over 20 lbs. making it very easy to carry with its molded in top handle or two side carrying handles.
Its small size and weight make it very easy to store most anywhere and perfect for home use.
The Kobalt 27 inch tool chest is made up of a durable high impact plastic. The chest is designed to be water resistant, not waterproof.
The top of the lid is made from metal, not plastic. The Kobalt 27 inch tool chest has no fire retardant qualities. In the event the tool chest is exposed to flames the plastic is likely to melt and stick to the tools inside and the metal latch on top of the chest may deform or melt. This tool chest is not recommended for industrial use.
The Kobalt 27 inch tool chest is a perfect choice for storing hand tools and hardware at home or on the job site. Its size make it convenient to store underneath of most workbenches and the large capacity allows for organization of all your hand tools and hardware.
Kobalt 27 inch Tool Chest Review: Conclusion
The Kobalt 27 inch Tool Chest is a great addition to any workshop and a must have for any do-it-yourself enthusiast or professional. Its small size and weight make it very easy to transport and the included carrying case makes it a breeze to store.
The tool chest features three layers of storage and a flat bottom for added stability while open. The hard plastic shell is strong and durable, but not fire retardant and the top latch is made from metal, not plastic. At under $60 this tool chest is a great deal for the money and includes a limited lifetime warranty.
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