DEWALT TSTAK Organizer Review
TSTAK Organizers Available In 4 Versions
Tstak Long Handle Toolbox
Model number: DWST17808
Over the last year it seems every tool company has focused on hand tools and storage products. Last summer DEWALT unveiled a new storage system with their new TSTAK Organizers. We got our hands on each of the four new storage unit types and tested them out. Below are our thoughts on this cool new set of storage boxes.
- Flexible platform allows different combinations
- All units can stack on top of the other, connected with durable slide latches
- Removable covered cups for organization of small parts & accessories
- Removable dividers for organization of drills & bits
- Ball bearing slides reliable for heavy-duty loads
- Bi-material handle on top of each unit for easy & comfortable lifting
- Heavy-duty metal latches for rust resistance
- 4 new models to choose from include:
DWST17808 – TSTAK-I Long Handle Stackable Organizer
DWST17807 – TSTAK-II Flat Top Stackable Organizer
DWST17803 – TSTAK III 1 Drawer Tool Case
DWST17804 – TSTAK-IV 2 Drawer Tool Case
Getting Organized Is Getting Easier
Getting yourself organized can be an overwhelming feeling at times. This is especially true with tradesmen that bounce between a shop setting and projects in the “field”. It gets even more complicated when you have tools associated with large volumes of accessories and/or consumables. That’s where the new DEWALT TSTAK Organizers really shine. The four models offered allow tradesmen the ability to easily store and transport tools, accessories and consumables in rugged tool boxes.
The cool part of this system is the ability to inter-lock each of the boxes in any configuration you want. Simply set one of the boxes on top of the other, lift the tab and snap it onto the other box. The boxes are joined at the point and you can lift them as one. The clasp is very secure and easy to use.
As shown below the boxes come with label windows. I love this feature because you can easily label the boxes (something most tool boxes are difficult to accommodate).
The TSTAK I is a tool carrying Box with a medium size interior that you can use with the foam inserts shown above. These are great for sensitive tools like lasers, thermal imagers, distance measuring devices and things of that nature. The top includes a compartment for accessories and consumables. It’s also the only box that has a tall carrying handle and no clasps on top (this box can only be a top unit). The TSTAK I and II are best paired with the III and IV models (tools plus drawers) type of arrangement.
The TSTAK II (shown below) is a great all around open box perfect for pairing up tools. As I’ve done below you can pair cordless tools, you could pair up corded and cordless, the skies the limit. The nice thing here is you can fill it with tools and then pair it with one of the drawer units so you can have both tools and materials for the job.
The TSTAK III offers one deep drawer filled with plastic containers. The containers have lids to keep the contents in them during transport. The containers are great for putting fasteners and small parts in. You can get them to the jobsite, then take a container out and use them. For example, lets say you’re working on a ladder installing some anchors, you could keep them in the containers and take them up on the ladder or lift. This box matches up nicely with the TSTAK II when combined with power tools.
The TSTAK IV is my favorite box. It comes with two full extension drawers with dividers. The drawer glides are just like what you see in cabinets which is quite impressive for a tool box. These boxes are great for bringing all kinds of accessories and fasteners into the field. The box reminds me of a mechanics tool box with nice drawers. This box also goes very well with the TSTAK I and II.
DEWALT TSTAK Video
Below is a quick overview of the TSTAK Organizers.
The DEWALT TSTAK Organizers are a great system of boxes that will help you get organized around the shop and the jobsite. The system offers lots of flexibility as each box is sold separately and they are all interchangeable. The beauty of this system is the fact that it can be used by so many different trades like; carpenters, plumbers, electricians, painters, drywallers, etc.
The system is a great value due to the boxes selling for $25 to $40. Even though many of the components are plastic the boxes are very rugged and well built. The metal clasps and full extension metal drawer glides are heavy-duty and clearly designed for on the job use and abuse.
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