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September 23, 2021

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Ridgid Stackable Tool Box System

Ridgid Stackable Tool Box Organizer System Offers Functional Versatility

Ridgid has long been known for its high-value mobile tool box storage system and they continue to expand with even more versatile options. Beyond the base Ridgid stackable tool box 3-piece set, the line has a lot to offer folks needing to transport tools and gear. You have everything from open-top boxes to organizers and separate rolling totes.



Ridgid Stackable Tool Box Design

Because this is Ridgid’s modular stackable tool box system, the first thing worth exploring is the way these boxes stack and lock together. Every manufacturer has its own design, most of which work pretty effectively. The Ridgid line also locks solidly in its own right. It uses feet on the bottom of each box that nest into the top of any of the other pieces in the lineup.

Ridgid Stackable Tool Box System Nesting

From there, you can lock them into place using the handle-looking clips on the side of the lid of the base piece. They fold upwards and over the corresponding clips on the bottom of the upper piece, securing the two boxes together.

Ridgid Stackable Tool Box System Lock

Sometimes, boxes can feel brittle, or that there’s not enough structural support to keep them from shattering on any sort of impact. To combat that, the Ridgid stackable tool box lineup is constructed from a high-impact resin. The metal latches snap down securely and confidently, the hinges have a metal post that ties them together and operates as a lid stop, and the boxes that have wheels certainly seem jobsite-ready. Overall, the build quality feels plenty robust enough for any jobsite.

Ridgid Stackable Tool Box System Latch

Most of the boxes in the line include a weatherproof seal in the lid. When you close them, the Ridgid Stackable Tool Boxes protect your tools against water and dust intrusion. Here in Florida—where we’ve literally had showers roll through every hour as I’m writing this afternoon—having that water protection is crucial.

Ridgid Stackable Tool Box System Gasket

What’s more, you can padlock all but the open-top box in the line, keeping your tools and equipment secure inside.

Ridgid Stackable Tool Box Lineup

Ridgid 3-Piece Pro Tool Storage System RIDGIDPRO3PCTSS

Ridgid 3-Piece Cart

Ridgid’s classic 3-piece system has a large rolling box as the foundation, and medium box, and tops off with a small box for the top. The set runs $129, saving you a nice chunk over buying each piece individually. Let’s take a closer look at each box.

Ridgid 22-Inch Pro Gear Cart Tool Box 221734

The largest of the 3-piece set, the Pro Gear Cart is designed for bulk storage and has a telescoping handle with wheels to roll it around easily. It can store multiple large tools, such as a couple of circular saws, or is a great way to carry your 4-piece combo with batteries and chargers. Tools are only the beginning, of course. You can stand up spray cans, haul your extension cords, or whatever you can think of that needs a little more space.

  • Dimensions (HxDxW): 18.9 x 22.2 x 18.31 in.
  • Features: Lid Strike, Lockable, Weather Proof, Wheeled
  • Number of Wheels: 2
  • Number of Trays: None
  • Weight: 17.19 lbs.
  • Weight Capacity: 60 lbs.
  • Price: $74.97

Ridgid 22-Inch Pro Tool Box 221733

Moving from the Pro Gear Cart to the Pro Tool Box, we shift to a medium size box that’s 6 inches shorter and doesn’t have wheels. You can fit smaller power tools in this one, such as your drills, impact drivers, and impact wrenches. It’s large enough to fit an extension cord or two in there as well and includes a tray that’s great for keeping accessories in.

Pro Tool Box
  • Dimensions (HxDxW): 12.2 x 22.2 x 13.78 in.
  • Features: Lid Strike, Lockable, Padded Handle, Weather Proof
  • Number of Trays: 1
  • Weight: 9.7 lbs.
  • Weight Capacity: 50 lbs.
  • Price: $39.97

Ridgid 22-inch Pro Organizer 221735

Ridgid Pro Organizer

The Pro Organizer may be the smallest of the 3-piece set boxes, but we’d hate to be without it. It includes 6 removable trays that work great for screws, anchors, nuts and bolts, washers, and other small items you need to carry plenty of. The lid extends down to make sure the trays don’t let those items travel around during transport. In the middle section, there’s space for hand tools, compact drills/impact drivers, and other smaller tools.

  • Dimensions (HxDxW): 6.5 x 22.2 x 13.87 in.
  • Features: Lid Strike, Adjustable Compartments, Lockable, Weather Proof
  • Weight: 8.37 lbs.
  • Weight Capacity: 25 lbs.
  • Price: $31.98

Ridgid 22-inch Pro 10-Compartment Small Parts Organizer 238093

As we shift away from the boxes in the 3-piece set, we start to see even more specialized boxes. But not to worry, all 3 of these still lock and stack with the other Ridgid stackable tool box models.

Ridgid Small Parts Organizer

The 10-Compartment Small Parts Organizer is exactly what it sounds like. On the surface, it looks like it has 12 compartments. However, a look inside reveals that 2 of them are double the length. Even better, both of them have 2 removable inserts in case you want to divide them up into smaller trays.

Like the Pro Organizer, the lid seats with the trays to keep parts from traveling and a gasket keeps water out. While you can remove trays to make room for larger items, it’s the ability to separate so many different small pieces that makes this tool box so attractive.

  • Dimensions (HxDxW): 5.04 x 13.58 x 22.05 in.
  • Features: Adjustable Compartments, Lockable, Weather Proof
  • Weight: 7.2 lbs.
  • Price: $24.97

Ridgid 22-Inch Pro Box 225905

Ridgid Pro Box

Ridgid’s Pro Box answers the call for bulk open-top storage and offers more airflow than the others boxes. Unlike some open-top boxes, this one can still have other Ridgid stackable tool boxes lock on top of it, so you’re not just limited to one on top of your set.

  • Dimensions (HxDxW): 9.8 x 22 x 12.7 in.
  • Features: Weather Proof
  • Weight: 4.54 lbs.
  • Weight Capacity: 50 lbs.
  • Price: $24.97

Ridgid 28-inch Mobile Job Box 249646

Ridgid Stackable Tool Box System Pro Mobile Job Box

If you were concerned about not having enough space in the Gear Cart, take a look at the Mobile Job Box. At 28 inches, it’s 6 inches longer than the other options in the system. However, it’s still part of the Ridgid stackable tool box system and the 22-inch boxes can lock into the center of it.

Inside, you have a combination of bulk storage with a generous removable organizer tray you can leave in the top. As a base piece for the system, this has two wheels to help you transport it, a collapsable handle, and the highest weight capacity (100 pounds) in the line.

Ridgid Stackable Tool Box System Pro Mobile Job Box
  • Dimensions (HxDxW): 12.44 x 28.5 x 13.78 in.
  • Features: Handles, Lockable, Wheeled
  • Max Handle Length: 18.97 in.
  • Number of Wheels: 2
  • Number of Trays: 1
  • Weight: 13.4 lbs.
  • Weight Capacity: 100 lbs.
  • Material: Polypropylene
  • Price: $55.98

The Bottom Line

The Ridgid stackable tool box lineup does a nice job of bracketing the most common needs for portable jobsite storage. As usual, they deliver products that are highly functional and also offer excellent value. Even if power tools aren’t your primary reason for getting into a modular system, it’s well worth your consideration.

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dpa771

The Ridgid stacking system is the best value. Very durable and functional, yet inexpensive.

John Hopkins

Excellent review. Bought 4 of the boxes and have been more than pleased with them. Thanks

Ben

I used to use these on my job sites (solar installations) for carting my tools all over the roof and the smaller containers for keeping hardware organized for quick access. They would take everything we threw at them and keep going. The seals were great during unexpected weather.

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