Dewalt tool set

The primary reason because of which you should opt for a DeWalt tool set is the fact that you’ll get a number of high-quality power tools that all share the same battery. Moreover, buying these tools in a bundle can also save you a lot of money – purchasing them as separate, stand-alone products could take a lot of cash out of your pocket.

Before buying a dewalt tool set, however, there are a couple of things you need to keep in mind if you don’t want to end up disappointed with the number, choice, or purpose of the tools. Here are some of them:

The Number of Tools

Before anything else, you will have to decide on the number of power tools you want your toolset to have. Do you need just a couple of devices, like the standard drill and the impact driver? Or do you, perhaps, need a 7+ piece combo that will replace the worn out and unreliable tools in your garage?

Sometimes, it’s wise to purchase a larger toolset, even if it contains tools that you don’t need at the moment – you just might need that circular saw or the angle grinder for some of your future projects. On the other hand, those who aren’t really interested in the DIY business and only do simple household repairs shouldn’t spend hundreds of dollars on huge kits with tools that they’ll use only once or twice.

The Choice of Tools

Depending on your occupation and interests, you’ll have to decide which power tools you want inside your new DeWalt toolset. For example, if you’re someone who makes his living as a woodworker and works with wood on a daily basis, opting for a larger kit with tools such as impact drivers and reciprocating saws would be a good idea. In case you’re often working at places that are tight and poorly illuminated, make sure to get a kit with a right-angle drill and a working LED light.

However, none of these will be essential if you’re a simple homeowner who just needs to hang a picture here and there – a 2-piece combo with a drill and an impact driver should be more than enough.

Chuck Size

Due to the fact that at least a couple of tools in your kit will use chucks (parts of power tools that house the bits), you’ll have to take their size into consideration too. The size of the chuck can tell you a few crucial things about your power tool.

For example, the size of the chuck shows the upper limit for the bits’ shank size that a particular model can accommodate. Larger bits come with wider shanks; which means that a heavy-duty paddle bit (used for mixing joint compound) can’t fit into a unit with a small chuck. Another important thing here is that the chuck size also tells how powerful and capable a particular power tool is – stronger models have bigger chucks and vice versa. Also, make sure that your chucks are keyless – you’ll be able to change bits without any additional tools.

The Power of Tools

While shopping for a DeWalt toolset, one has to make sure that the power tools are powerful enough for all of his tasks and projects. This means paying close attention to things like torque, RPM (Revolutions per Minute), BPM (Blows per Minute), impact energy (measured in Joules), etc.

In most cases, the higher these ratings are, the faster/more powerful your tools will be. If you’re often dealing with heavy-duty drilling and cutting, make sure to choose tools that are suitable for such jobs.

Ergonomics

Fortunately, the ergonomics are not something to worry about when it comes to tools manufactured by this company. All power tools made by DeWalt have comfortable handles and cause no hand fatigue during long working sessions.

Extra Features

You will want the tools in your DeWalt toolset to feature as many additional features as possible. Even though these features might seem unnecessary at first glance, they can, actually, come in very handy in certain situations. These include things like built-in LED lights, fuel gauges, belt clips, extra bits, etc.

Dewalt tool set


DCK590L2


OUR RATING: 4.9

DeWalt’s DCK590L2 toolset is, in our opinion, an excellent choice for both professional uses and as an average home improvement starter kit. Along with the main tools, which are the hammer drill, impact driver, circular saw, reciprocating saw, and LED work-light, the kit also includes two 20V batteries, a charger, and a handy black & yellow tool bag. The kit comes with a 90-day money back guarantee, 1-year free service contract, and 3-year limited warranty.

The 1/2″ DCD985 hammer drill is one of the best tools in this package. Powered by a beefy 535-watt engine, it can provide the user with a fantastic performance in light to medium drilling tasks. The model works with a ½” chuck and has a superior grip, so there’s no need to worry about slipping. It is one of DeWalt’s best-selling tools, sporting the company’s proprietary 3-speed design and a metal transmission, which makes it around 30% faster than most of the other devices of this type on the market.

The 1/4″ DCF885 impact driver, on the other hand, is more than 40% faster than your standard impact driver – it goes up to 2,800 RPM and is guaranteed to make your life easier. One great thing about this tool is the fact that it’s ideal for the tight spots due to its highly manageable size. It weighs just a bit more than 4 pounds and has an ergonomic design, just like all other DeWalt power tools.

The DCS393 Circular Saw deserves some special attention, too – it is sufficiently robust for all kinds of angle and plunge cutting tasks thanks to its powerful 460-watt motor. Just like we expected, it has a handle that’s been optimized for comfort and can be used with either hand, making it a suitable choice for the left-handed DIY enthusiasts.

The DCS381 reciprocating saw also deserves some words of praise, as it is a remarkably light and very easy to handle in tight spots. It has a design that significantly simplifies the blade changing, as well as the variable speed control that gives more control over each cut. Furthermore, the model has an electric brake and can be used for upside-down cutting.

Another interesting tool in this toolset is the LED work light (DCL040). Although not as important as the other tools in the package, the unit does precisely what it’s supposed to do – it illuminates the surface in front of you and allows working in the dark (or dimly-lit) areas. With 110 lumens of lighting power and an ergonomic design, it’s undoubtedly a welcome addition to this combo kit.

The DCK590L2 is definitely one of DeWalt’s most rounded sets. The fact that it can replace a lot of machines in one’s garage with efficient and long-lasting tools makes it highly appealing to a wide range of users. It’s an all-in-one solution with tools that easily meet requirements demanded by both professionals and novices.CHECK AMAZON PRICECUSTOMER REVIEWSOUR FULL REVIEW

THE SET INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING TOOLS:^

Hammer Drill DCD985^

Impact Driver DCF885^

Circular Saw DCS393^

Reciprocating Saw DCS381^

LED Work Light DCL040

  • DESIGN
  • FUNCTIONALITY
  • PRICE

THE SET INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING TOOLS:^

Drill/Driver DCD771^

Impact Driver DCF885^

Reciprocating Saw DCS381^

Circular Saw DCS393^

Oscillating Multi-Tool DCS355^

Angle Grinder DCG412^

Right Angle Drill DCD740^

LED Work Light DCL040^

Bluetooth Speaker DCR006

  • DESIGN
  • FUNCTIONALITY
  • PRICE

DCK940D2


OUR RATING: 4.7

The combination of eight quality power tools and a Bluetooth speaker is what makes the DeWalt DCK940D2 one of the most appealing combo kits on the market. This package is more than capable of replacing one’s entire set of tools and is, therefore, a great choice if you’re looking to equip your workshop with all the devices you’ll ever need for your DIY projects.

The Drill/Driver DCD771 is probably the main star of this kit – DeWalt is well-known for the efficiency and durability of their cordless drills. It’s an easy-to-use 2-speed model that’s capable of delivering up to 300 inch-pounds of power – this is more than enough for a majority of applications. There are 16 clutch positions on the unit and its clutch collar can switch the tool from drive to drill mode. One particularly noteworthy thing here is that the model’s ½-inch chuck has a very powerful grip – one doesn’t have to worry about losing bits while drilling/driving.

The DCF885 impact driver is just as good – it delivers 1,400 inch-pounds of torque and reaches speeds of up to 2,800 RPM. However, we have to admit that its specifications aren’t as impressive as those of some other units of this type on the market. Still, the DCF885 is more than capable of assisting the user with the completion of every household project, as well as with some minor professional tasks.

The reciprocating saw, on the other hand, possesses qualities such as overall comfort, power, as well as good stroke length. It’s a 6-pound model that provides 3,000 SPM at 11/8″ strokes and features an anti-slip molding (made from rubber) that offers a good grip while you’re cutting thick pieces of various materials. However, one of the best things about this reciprocating saw is that it doesn’t vibrate too much when it’s working at the highest speed – it stays precise and accurate.

The circular saw (DCS393) reaches the speed of up to 5,150 RPM and has a blade that can be angled up to 50°, while the oscillating tool (DCS355) goes up to 20,000 OPM and has a quick-release button that turns the blade changing into an extremely easy process. The 18V grinder is a great tool for tougher jobs as it offers consistent, reliable power, and the 3/8 right angle drill is particularly useful when it comes to creating large-diameter holes in hard-to-reach spaces.

Along with DeWalt’s standard DCL040 LED Light, the package also includes a Bluetooth speaker, which is a pretty interesting addition. It is powered by the battery that’s included in the box and allows one to control music and volume from up to 100 feet away.

A great selection of tools in this combo kit offers enormous value to anyone who’s interested in woodworking or metalworking. It’s a complete replacement for one’s workshop and certainly something worthy of spending money on.

DCK423D2


OUR RATING: 4.5

Unlike the previous DeWalt combo kit we’ve examined, this one contains only four power tools – a drill/driver, a reciprocating saw, a circular saw, and a LED work light. However, these are the most essential tools for most DIY projects, turning this toolset into a fantastic choice for the beginners. Of course, the well-known quality of this company’s products also makes this kit a tempting offer for the professionals who’d like to replace a couple of tools in their workshops.

The DCD780 drill/driver is one of DeWalt’s most well-known products of this type. It’s a medium-sized 20V model whose body is made almost entirely of plastic, which is why it’s very compact and light. When we combine this with the manufacturer’s signature ergonomic design, we get a unit that’s exceptionally easy to operate with – one-handed operation is entirely possible. Of course, the inside of the chuck and the gearbox are made out of metal, so there’s no place for worrying about things like durability or reliability – the drill works just as advertised, which is precisely what one can expect from a brand such as DeWalt.

The next tool in the package is the circular saw (DCS393), featuring the same black & yellow color combination and the maximum no-load speed of 3,700 RPM. The model’s magnesium shoe provides low weight and durability, while the 6-1/2″ stock blade is carbide-tipped and cuts through all sorts of materials without any hassle. The bevel angles of 0-50 degrees are there to allow a lot of flexibility when it comes to angled cutting, while the comfortable handle design enables hours of working without cramps or any unwanted physical consequences.

The DCS381 reciprocating saw deserves words of praise, too – it’s a well-made machine that easily becomes a welcome addition to anyone’s workshop. It sports a variable speed trigger (0-3000 SPM) that allows faster cutting speeds and increased blade control, while the 4-position blade clamp lets the user do flush cutting and makes it easy to change the blades (tool-free). There is also a pivoting adjustable shoe for the control of the cutting depth and a rubber-molded grip for the optimal comfort during work.

The final part of the package is the DCL040 LED work light, whose job is to help the user work in the dark and dimly-lit spaces. Over the years, this model has proven to be very reliable – it is very bright but draws minimal power. Just like the rest of the tools in the kit, the DCL040 also sports an ergonomic design. It is relatively compact and comes with belt hooks for easier carrying.

The rest of the kit consists of a charger, 20V batteries, and the standard DeWalt contractor bag. When combined with a 3-year warranty, the tools inside this toolset become a very tempting offer – they provide efficiency and reliability that’s guaranteed by one of the world’s most famous power tool brands

THE SET INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING TOOLS:^

Drill/Driver DCD780^

Circular Saw DCS393^

Reciprocating Saw DCS381^

LED Work Light DCL040

  • DESIGN
  • FUNCTIONALITY
  • PRICE

THE SET INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING TOOLS:^

Drill/Driver DCD771^

Impact Driver DCF885

  • DESIGN
  • FUNCTIONALITY
  • PRICE

DCK240C2


OUR RATING: 4.5

The next DeWalt toolset we’re going to take a closer look at is DCK240C2, which is a straightforward solution for the needs of both experienced and amateur woodworkers. It’s the most common type of a tool combo kit, consisting of two most essential power tools (drill and impact driver), charger, two 20V batteries, a couple of different sized bits, and a contractor bag for easier transportation and storage of these items.

When talking about cordless power tools, the battery technology is undoubtedly one of the most important things that one should pay attention to. The drill/driver found in this package, DeWalt DCD771, is a part of the company’s new line of 18V power tools. Even though it is powered by the 20V Lithium-Ion battery (two of these are included in the package), it’s real output is 18V. The all-new slide-style batteries come with five cells, each containing 3.6V.

The drill itself is capable of outputting 300 UWO. This stands for “Unit Watts Out” and is a rating that sometimes gives a better indication of a drill’s performance level than its torque rating. In simple terms, the higher this rating is, the faster one can drill with the device. The 300 UWO of DeWalt DCD771 should be more than enough for the typical household jobs, as well as for some minor professional projects.

Another thing worth mentioning about this model is that it sports two speed settings. It delivers up to 450 RPM in the low setting and 1500 RPM in the high one, while also featuring forward/reverse and variable speed switch that allows maximum control over the device. The model accepts 1/2″ bits and has the maximum drilling capacity of 13mm in metal and 30mm in wood. Its automatic spindle lock mechanism will let you open and close its chuck with just one hand.

The other powerful tool in this combo is the DCF885 impact driver, which offers better ergonomics and improved performance when compared to other devices of this type in the same price category. Just like the DCD771 drill, this impact driver also features a small, lightweight design that makes it ideal for people who frequently perform fastening and drilling operations, such as HVAC technicians or steel stud framers.

With the torque of 1,400 in-lbs and the maximum no-load speed of 2,800 RPM, this impact driver will allow you to tackle a myriad of applications. To make sure that it fits in tight spaces, the manufacturer made sure that its chuck can hold 1″ bits, which is a welcome addition. Moreover, the unit has a well-designed belt clip that allows one to wear the driver on either side of it.

While not suitable for heavy-duty jobs, this kit is a combination of two well-made devices that are guaranteed to be of great assistance for the small and medium-sized DIY projects. It is, simply, a combo of dependable tools, and one can expect nothing less from DeWalt.

DCK421D2


OUR RATING: 4.3

Here we have yet another DeWalt power tool combo kit, this time under the name of DCK421D2. The package consists of three quality tools (drill/driver, impact driver, circular saw) and the working LED light, which is a pretty standard deal and one we’ve frequently seen offered by almost all well-known power tool brands. Is it worth the money?

The main star of this toolset is DeWalt’s well-known DCD780 drill/driver, which is a cordless model that sports an ergonomic design and low weight, a combination that makes it an excellent choice for most jobs. Due to its thoughtful design, one doesn’t have to worry about hand fatigue and cramps even if he has to use this unit the whole day. The fact that it comes with high-speed transmission means that it’s easy to achieve speed variations and successfully accomplish all kinds of tasks and projects with it.

The second tool in this combo is the 1/4-in Impact Driver (DCF885), and also one of DeWalt’s best-selling tools of this type. This is a versatile device that can be used for different operations and can be handled with just one hand due to its ergonomics. The model’s 1/4″ hex chuck can accept 1″ bit tips which makes it extremely stable and therefore capable of accomplishing a plethora of tasks.

6-1/2-in Circular Saw (DCS393), on the other hand, comes fitted with a carbide blade, letting the user cut through extremely hard surfaces without any issues. With its 45-degree angle design, the DCS393 is capable of cutting through curved surfaces with just a single pass. Pretty impressive, wouldn’t you say? The unit was manufactured from durable materials, which ensures stability and performance while working on tough materials. It goes without saying, but this circular saw also sports a great ergonomic design, which is the case with most DeWalt power tools.

As we already mentioned, this combo kit also includes a working LED light – its name is DCL040 and it’s there to assist you while working in the dark areas. Its body has been manufactured from scratch-resistant materials and it can produce up to 110 lumens of lighting power, assuring effortless operation in dimly-lit spaces.

Rounding out the set, there are a standard DeWalt black & yellow contractor bag, a charger, and two 20V Lithium-Ion battery packs. Just like many other power tool combo kits of this brand, the DCK421D2 also comes with a standard warranty deal – 90-day money back guarantee, 1-year free service contract, and 3-year limited warranty.

All in all, the DCK421D2 combo kit is yet another great toolset from DeWalt. It sports the right combination of power tools, all of which are essential for productive and comfortable DIY sessions. All of the tools found in the package are well-designed and efficient enough to tackle all kinds of jobs, and the addition of a working LED light increases the productivity even further by allowing one to use these tools in complete darkness. Therefore, the DCK421D2 kit is an excellent choice for DIY beginners, but also for professionals who need quality tools for their daily work.

Best Tool Boxes Reviews

1. Dewalt Tool Box

dealt tool box

First on our list is one of the top-rated and best-reviewed toolboxes. Dewalt is a renowned company in the industry and the Dewalt Tool Box DWST08204 Extra Large Tough System is from a series of carrying cases from the house of Dewalt. The company has a wide range of carrying and storage products from storage to portability.

Top Features:

  • Highly robust built foam-based box with a very large interior storage space and superior durability
  • The vertical internal storage is great for placing hand tools
  • It has a removable tray for hand tools and other misc objects
  • Comes with side latches that let you stack one module over the other thus giving you clear shelf function and also segregation possibility as well.
  • The side handles are smooth and make the carrying it around very easy and let you place a lot of such boxes on the Metal carrier easily
  • Made out of IP65 Integrated water seal outside and inside which will give you greater protection against any moisture or weather ailments.
  • Anti-rust metal latches that are weather friendly
  • Can store up weights till the capacity of 110 lbs easily
  • Has a central locking mechanism which is built to facilitate its stacking on the ToughSystem stacking family
  • Foldable brackets which enable tailored configurations for the metal carriers
  • The foam box wall is about 4 mm in thickness thus gives it a robust quality even if used as a single unit.
  • The vertical compartments are easily interchangeable for the box to be used as one large unit or shelved too.
  • The box is also available in different models and the ToughSystem family is a large suite of storage and movement utilities

Concerns:

  • Though it is portable with the latches and handles, the 110 lbs might not exactly be portable enough for a regular day job toolbox

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2. Jegs Tool Box 

jegs tool box

A toolbox that is straight out from the 80’s model, the JEGS 81400 Black is a 3 drawer professional toolbox. You can have this for your truck, for garage work, for your home usage, car repair, trucks or trailers. A highly reviewed and received product, it is a decent box to store away your utilities easily and for a long time.

Top Features:

  • Has 3 drawers of convenience for storing spanners, screwdrivers, wrenches and other flat long tools
  • The box is entirely made out of high quality 16 gauge steel
  • The drawers can be extended out fully, removed and replaced
  • Glide system of the drawers is ball-bearing based thus it promises smoother movement from a point to another
  • Can be locked and carried too. Includes 2 keys as well in the package.
  • The latches are strong, hold firmly and are rust-resistant in nature
  • Has a black powder coat finish
  • Dimensions of the box are about 20.5 inches in length, 12 inches in height and 9 inches in breadth
  • Very portable thanks to the meagre 17 lbs weight
  • The handles come with JEGS comfort grip handles which are great for lifting and carrying without causing hand bristles

Concerns:

  • Though touted as non-rustic, the outer layer might end up losing the paint if not taken care of and end up causing some rust.

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3. Plano Molding Tool Box

Plano tool box

Much like the heavy foam built grade of the Dewalt, the Plano 823-003 contractor-grade PO series is a 22 inches large Tool Box with black handles and latches. The grey graphite box comes with all there is much like the Jegs box mentioned above but with a robust build, looks and large capacity.

Top Features:

  • Highly reviewed and rated box to store and arrange a wide range of tools
  • Moulded plastic heavy foam built box
  • Sized at 22 inches length, by 13.5 inches height and a 12.5 inches breadth.
  • Plano modelling moulded with high-quality foam and durable build quality
  • Includes two lift-out trays. These trays facilitate deep storage compartments which can let you either store a lot of small tools, a couple of large tools or adjust both large and small tools.
  • The fold-down handle will let you take the toolbox with you wherever you go with great ease.
  • Includes two stove away organizers that will stay in their place securely without any movement or disorganizing.
  • The handles and the latches are reinforced for better durability and strength.
  • Extra deep construction and the easy access to that is an add on feature
  • Comes with a 1-year manufacturer’s warranty from the date of purchase which is a fresh and promising addition to such storage products.

Concerns:

  • None too specific to mention

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4. Stalwart Tool Box 

Stalwart 75

Yet another 22 inches large tool storage box, the Stalwart 75-MJ5051B is a contractor-grade toolbox that comes with a really cool and comfortable and heavy-duty handle that makes the box a highly portable make and build.

Top Features:

  • The heavy-duty build quality of the Stalwart box makes it a great professional-grade toolbox and not just another “for the attic” toolbox
  • It comes with a highly unique cantilevered tray that increases your ability and the reach you need to access the tools stored and also you can easily see through what you need and when.
  • Has a clear-top lid that makes it easier to access the top shelf without needing to open the whole box.
  • The shelves on the top have about 15 removable divisions and 3 parts that are permanently dividable. This increases the stability and avoids any tipping of the box as a whole.
  • The box has a whole dimension of 22 inches length, 10 inches height, 12 inches width exterior. For the interior, it has a total usable 18.75 inches length, 2.25 inches height (compartmentally), and about 9 inches in width
  • Comes with support legs that remove the chance of tipping over
  • The handle is very comfortable to hold near the grip area and the entirety is made out of stainless steel
  • The overall build material is Polypropylene and Stainless Steel
  • Highly portable and has a great value for money

Concerns:

  • None too specific to mention about

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5. Akro-Mils Tool Box 

akro tool box

Next up we have the Akro Mils ProBox, a 14 inches large plastic built toolbox. This red coloured box gives you the vintage feel on as to a professional 70’s toolman. Also, Akro Mills comes with a fantastic 60 years history into building affordable storage equipment.

Top Features:

  • Comes with very large storage space and a total of 14 inches in length
  • Has a quite large removable tray for you to store smaller equipment or tools
  • The box has a very strong steel latch to it. The padlock’s eye is large enough to shut the box close for the better
  • Loaded boxes can be carried around with great ease and comfort as the handle has a very comfortable and highly secure grip to it
  • The outer layer of the box is chemical resistant and as the product is made in the USA, you can rest assured of the quality
  • Affordable pricing and very good  storage capacity

Concerns:

  • Could have had a bit more compartments or shelves for the price

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6. Craftsman Toolbox 

Craftsman toolbox

Yet another red coloured toolbox chest, the Craftsman is a metal chest that comes with 3 drawers. Very sturdy in build, the chest comes with great reviews and ratings to it.

Top Features:

  • Plenty of storage space but has a compact structure to it.
  • The hinges are tight and sturdy in it that can withstand any rough handling
  • The lid might seem a bit chintzy after a while but it does the job
  • The drawers are piano styled and can be pilled out with great ease
  • All while they have a great locking mechanism to them as well.
  • The box’s handle has a rough handle which makes it easier to hang it by just about anything.

Concerns:

  • The paint job on the metal surface could have been a bit better.

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7. Keter Tool Box 

keter tool box

Finally on our list is the Keter Pro Classic toolbox. This toolbox has a robust plastic built body with compact shut case shelves out of durable and rugged quality in total.

Top Features: 

  • Decent 18.99 inches Length whereas 10.24 inches in width and 9.84 inches in height.
  • Made out of high-quality rugged polypropylene resins which promises greater shelf life
  • The interior utility tray is removable and retractable
  • The lid is made out of metal and the stopper can hold the lid still intact while you are working.
  • The padlock has separate storage space for quick access of tools
  • The lid organizers are present on both sides of the handlebar where you can store small tools or spare parts etc.,

Concerns: 

  • None too specific to mention

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8. Stanley STST19410 One-Latch Toolbox

Stanley Toolbox

The next one in our list is from Stanley, a 19-inches large plastic built toolbox. It comes with black handles and a latch that makes it easy to carry and store your utilities easily.

Top Features:

  • Designed with a robust structure with large interior storage space and superior durability.
  • With its extra-wide soft-grip handle, you can easily lift and carry it around to your workplace.
  • It has a removable tray that provides enough space for larger tools to be stored underneath.
  • Sized at 19-inches length, by 9 inches height and 10.25 inches width.
  • Organizers on top lid for small parts storage and convenience to use.
  • It is a one-hand operation latch that allows opening while other hand is occupied and also shuts automatically.
  • Affordable pricing and good storage capacity.
  • It has a black powder coat finish and offers a limited lifetime warranty on any manufacturing defects.
  • It is durable, versatile, and secure that gives the mobile craftsman the versatility they need for the workplace.
  • Made out of high-quality plastic that ensures greater shelf life.

Concerns:

  • It would have a bit more space/shelves for proper storage.
  • Could improve the design of the latch locking system.

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