Momma said if you want to be sure you’ll find what you are looking for, give it a home and return it there when you’re done with it. A safe solid easy-to-use tool storage cabinet is a great place to make a permanent home for our most used and valued tools. Like with tools, tool storage quality can vary, and we want things that do what they are supposed to do and last despite use that may border on abuse. You may assume that means that tool or storage is going to be expensive. Not so! We’re here to say that our experience with this inexpensive U.S. General 26-inch, 16-drawer glossy red roller cabinet combo from Harbor Freight Tools has been a pleasurable one and it will continue. While some may accuse Harbor of producing cheap tools built to fail, that is not the case with this product. This toolbox is heavy-duty, well built, and inexpensive, much like Momma’s son.
The U.S. General 26-inch roller cabinet is solid, and you can feel it. There is weight to the product, lots of steel and aluminum, and no plastic crap that will break off after a few years. The drawers have ball bearing slides that have a nice fluid feel even when carrying a heavy load. All of the drawers come with this durable foam liner that feels like felt. The top compartment closes, locking the drawers while the cabinet rolls on large wheels. To lock the cabinet just close the top lid and use the supplied key. The glossy red powdercoat finish is easy to clean (but may be attacked by some brake cleaner), and the drawers have aluminum pulls that are resistant to grease and solvents (including brake cleaner). The sides are a great place to make notes with a dry erase marker or store that magnetic tray.