My truck-bed toolbox is falling apart. I'd really like to get DECKED, but until I do, I've decided this small toolbox can help me out considerably. I just needed something to hold the smaller items within reach rather than rattling around in the bottom of my large box.
Besides the fact that small tools scatter in the large box, and usually land out of reach, I like the potential to take the tools out of the truck--while maintaining organization. The Tactix toolbox has a latch that could be locked, but for me it's more to secure the lid from accidentally opening while carrying the box.
The top compartment has plenty enough room for the few tools I need it to hold. For me, it holds a hacksaw, some punches, files, screwdrivers, handheld torch, grabber tool, and some miscellaneous small tools. The top latch locks and unlocks the three drawers when it opens and closes. The drawers can be partially closed to avoid locking them in place but they will drift open as I drive if not latched shut.
The drawers slide in and out easily but aren't on ball-bearing slides. The top two drawers are more shallow than the bottom, but still have enough clearance for the sockets I need it to hold. My top drawer holds some combination wrenches and a few adjustable wrenches. The middle drawer holds spark-plug sockets and my crescent sockets. The larger bottom drawer accommodates my pliers, vise-grips, side cutters and wiring pliers.
Unfortunately I didn't notice the damaged corner until I got it full of tools, but the box seems pretty stout, so I don't think I'll have any problems with the durability, or at least not until I get my hands on my own DECKED. I've only used the box for a day, but have no complaints and don't think there should be many problems in the future unless the slides get stuck since they don't use ball bearings. I'll update the post if any problems or suggestions come to mind but meanwhile you can pick one up at your local Murdoch's.