When shopping for a new tool chest workbench, I get lost in all the different features that come along with them. So, finding the perfect workbench is never easy; as our needs continue to change throughout the years, we accumulate more tools and fill out our workspace. Currently, my workspace now has created years of frustration, shuffling tools, and workbench. But having new tools and workbench can produce fresh motivation and give the shop a much-needed makeover. Let’s take a look at the Husky Heavy-Duty 63 in. W 11-Drawer, Deep Tool Chest Mobile Workbench in Matte Black with Flip-Top Stainless Steel Top.
Yes, of course, we can build our workbench, but sometimes it’s best to see what others have in mind in terms of creative space-saving solutions. I may be a DIYer, but that doesn’t mean I want to build everything. I like to pick and choose what I spend my time on. Organizing my workspace has been at the top of my list, but somehow, I always skip over it for other things.
Creating content, and providing a fresh solution for others, is what I’m passionate about. So, I need to get my workspace to a point where it is structured for me as a creator. What may work for me may not be a solution for you, but I love to share some of the features that are in this workbench, which made it the perfect new solution for me.
The most important thing here is the dimensions; I mean, it must fit for one. This one is 63 inches wide by 32.4 inches high by 23 inches deep. If you have space for this, then you’re in luck. One of the coolest things about this workbench is probably one of the biggest headaches I may encounter down the road. What’s that, you may ask? It’s the awesome flip top! Now, I love the idea of storing tools within the top, but if you have a workshop, then you know there’s no horizontal space within the studio that is safe for those tools you want to lay down somewhere.
Speaking from experience, no matter if it’s the table saw or a workbench, everything collects tools, especially when you’re working. So, you can imagine leaving tools on top of the workbench, and oh shucks, I need to get something from underneath the top.
I fell in love with this when I saw it at a Home Depot event earlier this year, and I had to get me at least two of these. Aesthetically, it fits nice in my shop, and I’ve been super excited about them. The nice matted black finish with the stainless-steel top is a cool combo, and it blends in with what the theme I currently have going on.
The biggest challenge I see here is maximizing storage. There is only so much room in here; I did take some time to plan this out. I like the idea of labeling each drawer, so I know what’s where easily, without having to pull this or that draw out.
These workbenches were shipped to me, and I wouldn’t have it any other way. If you have a trailer, then you are good to go pick them up at the store. However, these two boxes are heavy. I’m talking 433 pounds per toolbox. On the plus side, they do come with the casters already installed. All you have to do is remove the shipping crate from under the workbench.
So, let’s dab into what you can expect from this toolbox, and then I’ll go on to explain some of the more in-depth info on this.
- The workbench comes with six casters. Four of them are locking swivels casters “outer ones” and the other two are non-locking swivel.
- The weight capacity on the toolbox is 2500 pounds. So, in theory, you can stack five of these workbenches on top.
- If the holding capacity is something you can visually measure, then for what it’s worth, you get 25,486 cubic inches of space.
- It’s loaded with not one but two power strip, drawer liners, locking keys, and a bottle opener.
- At the top, there are two compartments with stainless steel tops. Each top has two gas struts, a very nice touch.
- 10 large soft-closing drawers for all your storage needs.
- One large drawer off to the left which is perfect for a charging station to charge power tool batteries.
Although these workbenches are on casters, my goal is to find a permanent spot in the shop. One of these will be for my mechanical tools, which I don’t use that often, and the other one will be for my most used machines.
From a personal standpoint, I wish this workbench came with two configurations. Having the drawers flipped. This way, when I place both of them close to each other, I would have a more balanced look. Again, not essential but would’ve been a nice touch.
Let’s take a look inside the top where you see there are two big storage compartments. Both compartments are identical. The gas strut on these makes it super easy to lift and stay up, and I like the convenience of just being able to pull it down without twisting a handle or pressing a button. The locks are a plus, but in my workshop, I don’t lock anything up. So, the last thing I want to do is add another thing to keep up with like keys! Also, very essential with workbench organization is each compartment comes with a tray that allows you to separate smaller pieces.
The depth of 3 ¾ inches in the compartment makes it convenient for me to stand up the socket sets if that ends up being an option after all the workbench will be in a permanent spot. Speaking of socket sets, I picked up a 432-piece mechanical toolset that I think is perfect for this. It’s the biggest one that I was able to find. This socket set doesn’t come with a toolbox, so I wouldn’t feel bad about throwing away a toolbox or carrying case. I’ll touch more of that at the bottom of this post.
As of yet, I haven’t taken the plastic off of the stainless-steel top, so I can’t tell you how hard it will be to upkeep. I am excited about the color tone and how it matches up with the matte black finish on the workbench.
Another feature that I love about the workbench is the charging station; it is a popular thing right now, and having one built right into your workbench is convenient, especially in this tech-savvy world. I’ve been a long-time purchaser of husky products, and over the past 12 years, I can tell you that they are one of the more innovative products that I’ve used. So, it was no surprise to me to see this inside of their workbench.
I have a few drills on hand, so this is not going to solve all my storage space issues, but my goal here is to have things convenient and have quick access to my most used tools. Having a power strip built right into the drawer makes it comfortable to charge your devices and your tool batteries.
You can also store your drills, impact drivers, and your chargers. There’s a special compartment for loose hardware. Besides that, there’s also a screwdriver holder.
With the workbench being made from steel, you can truly maximize the storage area within, versus using thick plywood. Having a metal toolbox means it can be constructed from thinner material. These draws not only offers the most storage capacity, but they also have the upgraded soft-close drawer slides and included drawer liners. The drawers range anywhere from 2.4 inches to 9 inches high.
As time goes on, I will continue to accumulate more tools, and that would be a problem of the future, but for now, I want to be motivated as I am working, and as a creator, this makes me happy being able to stay organized. The Heavy-Duty 63 in. W 11-Drawer, Deep Tool Chest Mobile Workbench is priced at $898 at The Home Depot.
Starting from the top, there is a large 40” x 19” drawer with a depth of 4 inches; this will be perfect for my freehand tools like pliers, hammers, mallet, cable cutter, pry bar, and other essential tools like these.
These will be perfect for my hand tools such as chisels, hand planes, measuring instruments, additional socket sets, drill bits, saw blades, and even router bits.
This is the perfect drawer for all your corded and cordless tools like circular saw’s reciprocating saw’s grinders and other power tools.
I think with some DIY dividers, these are perfect for hardware and other accessories. This can be screws, nuts, bolts, picture hangers, wall anchors, felts pads, electrical tape, and other things along that line.
This is the perfect drawer for my routers.
I own a few sets of mechanical tools. I like to be a proactive person just in case, so having a set in each car at home is my goal. By no means, I am a mechanic, but I do like to try to fix things myself. So, if something breaks, I won’t have to feel bad if I can’t attempt to fix it, due to not having the correct tool or tools.
As I mentioned above, I have the 432-piece husky mechanical toolset. These are tools I expect to have forever because one thing husky does, is give you a lifetime warranty on tools like these, no question asked. So, chances are unless you don’t know, these can be your last set of tools. Fun Fact: show up to Home Depot no receipt required and a new tool at your service!
I couldn’t tell you what else you would need, but I can say that this thing is loaded with all sorts of Sockets ( 6-PT Deep sockets, 8-PT sockets, 12-PT Sockets, 12-PT Deep Sockets), Spark plug sockets, Ratchets, wrenches, Combo wrenches, Bit Sockets, Heck Keys, adapters, bits, and more.
There is 1/4, 3/8 and 1/2 drive ratchets, with pivoting heads up to 180° to ensure you get in those hard-to-reach locations.
The chrome finish provides corrosion resistance and makes it easy to keep your tools clean from oil and dirt.
To see the complete tool list click here.
It’s that time of the year where I begin to think of ways to improve my workspace. How can I be more efficient, and what do I need to do to start the new year with excitement? Or to create an overall new atmosphere for the workshop. I believe adding these workbenches will be the start for me to improve my workflow. I hope this can inspire me into doing a nice shop update that’s always exciting!
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