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DeWALT Tool Storage – 36″ Roller Cabinet and Top Chest

DeWALT’s 36″ Roller Cabinet and 36″ Top Chest

DeWALT’s 36″ Roller Cabinet model number DWMT73679 and 36″ Top Chest model number DWMT7378 are both eye catchers. Each unit features the bright DeWALT yellow that keeps them visible and prevents traffic from running into them. DeWALT has a couple different metal storage options out there and this unit is build well. The yellow powder coating is bright, thick, and seems to keep the fingerprints at bay. I would place these two units into the nicer homeowner/weekend warrior category. The units are by no means lower quality but it is missing some key features that would take it to the next level.

Both units were extremely well packaged and arrived without damage. There were three assembly steps that need to be taken care of before you can start loading these two units up.

1. Installing the casters

Installing the casters was a breeze. The bolts that were included with the unit have the ability to be tightened with the traditional socket and rachet, wrench, etc but it has integrated allen/hex socket in the middle of the head. This made it possible to use an allen wrench or hex bit in a drill to tighten the bolts. I found that it was possible to secure the bolts with a socket and rachet on the non-swiveling casters. It was the opposite with the swiveling casters, I had to use a long allen wrench to tighten the bolt and then I came back with a wrench to give it a final tightening.

2. Installing the handle for wheel the roller caster around was just as easy. The holes on the handle itself were tapped for threads. This meant the handle needed to be inserted through the slots and the bolts (with washers) were then tightened. The handle was extremely secure and made it very easy to wheel the unit around. The handle was on the swiveling caster side of the unit.

3. The top chest needs rubber feet to protect itself and the top of the roller cabinet. They simply press into holes in the corner of the unit. Unfortunately no pictures were taken of this simple process.

36″ Roller Cabinet model number DWMT73679

The roller cabinet can be used solo or in conjunction with the 36″ Top Chest. The unit features 5 drawers with smooth drawer slides that run the full width of the unit. The top 4 drawers are full extension with a 100 pound weight capacity and the bottom drawer has a 3/4 extension with a 200 pound weight capacity. All the drawers come with a fitting rubber mat that helps prevent the tools/drawer contents from shifting while the drawer is being opened and closed. The unit has 12,986 cubic inches of capacity. This means you can pack this unit full of your tools, supplies, etc. It has a weight capacity of 600 pounds so the four (4) 1,400 pound casters need to withstand the weight of the roller cabinet and the possibility of a full top chest (weight capacity of 600 LBS). All the drawers can be locked with a single locking mechanism. The key inserts very easily and the mechanism is very smooth.

Drawer Dimensions:

  • Top 3 drawers: 31 1/4″ x 15 1/4″ x 2″
  • Second drawer from the bottom: 31 1/4″ x 15 1/4″ x 5″
  • Bottom Drawer: 31 1/4″ x 15 1/4″ x 12″

Specifications

  • Depth: 18 IN
  • Height: 38 IN
  • Width: 36 IN
  • Ball Bearing Slides Size: 45 MM
  • Drawer Depth: 15.25 IN
  • Weight Capacity: 600 LBS
  • Drawer Closures: AUTO RETURN DRAWER SLIDES (Not soft close)
  • Drawer Weight Capacity: 100 LBS and 200 LBS
  • Weight: 135 LBS
  • Four 1,400 LBS casters: 2 non-swiveling, 2 swiveling w/ locking mechanisms

Warranty:

  • 3 Year Limited Warranty
  • 1 Year Free Service
  • 90 Day Money Back Guarantee

36″ Top Chest model number DWMT73678

The top chest can be used in conjunction with the roller cabinet or it can even be placed on a bench or another utility cart. The unit features six (6) drawers with smooth drawer slides that are configured into a two (2) column and three (3) row setup. All six (6) drawers are full extension with a 100 pound weight capacity. All the drawers come with a fitting rubber mat that helps prevent the tools/drawer contents from shifting while the drawer is being opened and closed. The unit has 9,2036 cubic inches of capacity. This means you can pack this unit full of your tools, supplies, etc. It has a weight capacity of 600 pounds.

As you open the lid, you will notice a full length and width rubber mat to protect the top surface of the top chest. You will also notice this unit has POWER!!! I am really excited for this! I am thinking this spot will be a dedicated battery charging station. The six (6) foot power cord connects to a 4 AC and 2 USB outlet power strip and it also has an on/off switch. That will be great as I can turn off the battery chargers when I leave the shop.

The entire unit (including the lid) can be locked by a single locking mechanism. It is a very smooth mechanism and the key inserts easily.

Drawer Dimensions:

DIMENSIONS NEED DOUBLE CHECKING

  • LEFT – Top 2 drawers: 17 3/8″ x 15 7/8″ x 1 5/8″
  • LEFT – Bottom drawer: 17 3/8″ x 15 7/8″ x 3 3/4″
  • RIGHT – Top 2 drawers: 11 7/16″ x 15 7/8″ x 1 5/8″
  • RIGHT –  Bottom drawer: 11 7/8″ x 15 7/8″ x 1 5/8″

Specifications

  • Depth: 16 IN
  • Height: 23 IN
  • Width: 35.75 IN
  • Ball Bearing Slides Size: 45 MM
  • Drawer Depth: 17.75 IN
  • Weight Capacity: 600 LBS
  • Drawer Closures: AUTO RETURN DRAWER SLIDES (Not soft close)
  • Drawer Weight Capacity: 100 LBS
  • Weight: 128.60 LBS

Features:

  • Power strip with four (4) AC outlets and two (2) USB outlets
  • Breakaway key for internal locking mechanism
  • 10 3/8″ deep top lid
  • Gas struts supports to keep the lid open

Warranty:

  • 3 Year Limited Warranty
  • 1 Year Free Service
  • 90 Day Money Back Guarantee

Both units are going to get a workout!

I am extremely excited to have both of these units in my shop. They are going to give me the ability to consolidate my hand tools, power tools, and misc. items that needs a permanent home.

From my last shop to my new shop my organization needs some work. These two units are going to give me exactly that. I am going to store your typical hand tools (screwdrivers, allen wrenches, sockets and ratchets, etc.) in the shallower drawers. The medium depth drawers are going to store some skinnier power tools and maybe even some hand planes (with rust inhibitors of course!). The deeper drawers are going to store larger hand power tools that are used less frequent.

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2 Responses to “DeWALT Tool Storage – 36″ Roller Cabinet and Top Chest”

  1. Gus Cruz #

    I need new locks and instructions how to replace defective locks for a model DWMT73679 as soon as possible please

    March 26, 2019 at 9:44 am Reply
  2. Gus Cruz #

    I need new locks and instructions how to replace defective locks for a model DWMT73679 as soon as possible please……this is the 1st time I’ve posted anything on this issue

    March 26, 2019 at 9:46 am Reply

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