3 Excellent Milwaukee Toolboxes for Contractors
Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation was first established in 1924 by A. F. Siebert in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Since then, the company has grown into one of the largest electric tool providers in the US. Milwaukee is a trusted brand by professional construction contractors across the country. Whether you’re a framer, provide drywall installation services, or just do general contracting work, Milwaukee Tool has practically everything you’ll need, from high-capacity toolboxes to versatile hand tools.
In this article, we’ll be covering three storage units perfect for contractors, crafters, or people who need a place to store their tools!
Milwaukee 61-in 11-Drawer/1-Door 22-in D Mobile Workbench with Sliding Pegboard Back Wall
The Milwaukee Mobile Workbench is perfect for the contractor who has a lot of tools and needs a convenient toolbox suitable for travel to multiple job sites. This workbench is an absolute beast of durability. It features a 20-Guage steel frame and a special powder coating to keep it safe from corrosion or staining in even the harshest weather. It has 11, soft-close ball bearing drawers which vary in size (4 small, 5 medium, and 2 large), and it boasts a storage capacity of nearly 24,200 cubic inches. The drawers feature a 3-barrel lock system, so your tools are safe from potential theft. Its 5-in by 2-in casters and a push handle make it incredibly easy to move around and highly portable. Each drawer can hold up to 100 lbs, with a total weight capacity of 2,200 lbs. There are practically no downsides to this toolbox! However, it does weigh around 450 lbs, so you’ll want to be prepared to lift it during the initial setup process!
Overall, the Milwaukee Mobile Workbench is a fantastic investment if you need a well-organized place to store your tools or an easily movable workbench. It’s durable, versatile, and holds a ton of tools—everything you need from a toolbox.
Milwaukee High Capacity 46-in 18-Drawer Tool Chest and Cabinet Combo
Milwaukee’s high-capacity option is an excellent choice for those who have a lot of heavy tools to store, boasting a total weight capacity of 2,500 lbs. The toolbox has 18 drawers in total, with 8 chest drawers and 10 cabinet drawers. Each drawer is soft-closing, holds 100 pounds, and is 22-inches deep, providing an extra 4 inches of depth compared to some other units. The top two drawers are full-width, offering ample space for longer tools. In total, this toolbox provides over 35,300 cubic inches of storage space. The frame is made from 18-Guage steel, with a reinforced 6-Guage iron cabinet base. The frame is also quite durable, capable of surviving in harsh weather. The base features a set of sturdy rolling casters, making it easy to move around a shop or garage. It also comes with a variety of quality-of-life features, including battery charger mounts with built-in outlets, peg wall, 2 J-hooks for cord or hose storage, bottle opener (for cracking a cold one at the end of the day), paper towel holder, and rubber bumpers around the edges to protect from damage.
Overall, the Milwaukee High Capacity Tool Chest and Cabinet Combo is a durable and feature-packed toolbox option. It’s easy to move (though it’s as mobile as previous entry), has an incredible weight capacity, and a lot of storage choices.
Milwaukee High Capacity 56-in 10-Drawer Roller Cabinet Tool Chest
This option is relatively similar to our previous entry, but it does cost less and have some distinct differences. Its 10 soft-close, ball bearing drawers are 22-inches deep and capable of holding up to 150 lbs each. Altogether, the cabinet has a storage capacity of over 23,500 cubic inches and can hold up to 3,000 pounds. The frame is 18-Guage steel, and the base of the cabinet frame has additional 6-Guage iron reinforcement. The cabinet features a modern digital locking system instead of a traditional key-based system, allowing multiple programmed codes. It also includes a 7.5 in folding shelf for storing chargers or bulk items, aluminum edge guards with rubber bumpers, a bottle opener, and built-in outlets for charging batteries. This unit ships mostly pre-installed, with some minor installation required. Remember to have a jack or some friends to help you move it around at first, as it weighs over 400 lbs on its own.
The 56-in 10-Drawer Roller Cabinet Tool Chest is an exceptional storage toolbox for anyone who wants to organize an extensive collection of tools, both heavy and small. Though it’s not quite as versatile as the 46-in Tool Chest and Cabinet Combo, it’s an excellent toolbox choice with a stellar reputation. This cabinet can be used entirely by itself, but it can also be combined with a High Capacity 56-in 8-Drawer Top Chest. The combination effectively pushes the total storage capacity to over 43,600 cubic inches!
Pretty much all of Milwaukee’s toolboxes have glowing reviews. The differences between them vary depending on your specific needs, but they are all useful for contractors, hobbyists, and anyone else who needs a durable place to store and organize their tools!