Halfords Professional 5 Drawer Ball-Bearing Cabinet
great all rounder
This is a good quality solid tool cabinet. Visually quite appealing.
3 smaller drawers at top are great for easy access to hand tools and 2 deeper ones for bigger, less used items like drills.
Minimal home assembly involves fitting cators (2 lock) and handle (user chooses which side).
A very useful rubber mat on the top to be used as a workspace for tools you're using for a job. Rubber liners for each drawer.
Locking mechanism feels a little flimsy if you are leaving your tools in a public facility but it is sufficient for keeping drawers close in transit.
29 February 2012
5 Drawer Tool Chest
Good solid chest although drawers don't fully close when locked. Good chest for an enthusiast, but in my opinion not quite solid enough for a professional.
I'm happy with it, and would buy more in this range.
Would recommend to a friend
13 May 2012
I've had the cabinet for a full week now and overall i'm very happy with it. It's well built and very robust. It came excellently packaged and only minor assembly of he castors and side handle is required. The roller bearing drawers work well, though aren't quite as free running as some other brands i've tried. But they more than make up for the job. It comes with two keys to lock the unit. You can see a gap in the drawers if you pull at them, and i believe it would be easy for someone to get a crowbar into the gap if hey were desperate to gain access without a key. It was also missing one of the drawer liners too. I'm very satisfied with my purchase however and feel the value negates these last two issues.
05 May 2012
Good quality purchase
Really good value for money. Excellent build quality. The rollar bearing drawers are very smooth and sturdy.
The lock can be opened by people with the same toolbox, as the keys for halfords professional range fit other toolboxes.
I would recommend this to other buyers for home use not factory use!
02 May 2012
Halfords pro rollcab
I've had this item for a few years now so I thought it would be a good time to give a accurate review, this box is a great value for money home use cab, the drawers or of a good size for most tools and take a reasonable load, if you buy one I'd suggest you remove the drawers first and grease the sliders thoroughly as they are a bit dry from factory, mine were sticking abit when opening or sometimes not fully opening, the steel is a ok quality abit flimsy for professional use but plenty for home, the tops of the drawer fronts aren't rolled out so you can still peer and see contents of drawer whilst closed, but everyone knows you get what you pay for anything, as I work professionally I have the benefit of experience with "other brands" now in work I have a Sn*p-on roll cab I see some people are under the illusion that the halfords cabs are of the same quality I can tell you first hand that they are not while they are a great home cab they are no Sn*p-on I could stand in the bottom drawer of my work cab while fully open without the worry of the cab toppling and still have 20kgs to spare I could go on and on about the benefits but no home user wants to spend the high cost involved to have one, overall I give the Halfords a 4 its a great unit but could be made even better, I did also look at the industrial units and while they had some improvements I didn't believe they warranted the extra cost and I thought the plastic drawer latches were a bit tacky if i'm honest
25 March 2012
Great cabinet, but only at sale price
Been looking at getting a cabinet for some time but always thought they were expensive for what they are. When Halfords had a sale on these cabinets I took the opportunity and am very pleased indeed. The drawers seem to get smoother the more you put in so don't be put off when playing with one in store. Mine is sat under my workbench so I haven't fitted the castors or the handle so cant vouch for their quality.
16 January 2012
Great Quality Great Value
I bought this to store my Halfords Professional Tools in. They look like they will give many years of good service even on the farm! Probably as good as Snap On but much better value for money.
13 January 2012
Very hapy with the base cabinet. Its' build quality is great and the drawers feel solid and smooth. I used trhe online reserve and collect service which worked very well.
10 January 2012