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[Recalled] Sidchrome 6 Drawer Tool Chest $99 (Was $269) @ Bunnings

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Update: Product has been recalled. Please visit your local Bunnings for further information and for a product return or replacement.

This Sidchrome tool chest has auto return ball bearing, spring-loaded slides. Even when fully loaded the drawer action is smooth and stable, with 100% drawer extension for full access to your tools. It features heavy gauge steel for extra strength and capacity and is powdercoated with polyester/epoxy hybrid for scratch and UV resistance. The side handles have a comfortable grip and each lid supported by chrome plated lid stays made from heavy gauge steel. It features anodised aluminium drawer handles with provision for inserting labels, and all drawers are fitted with liners. Rubber stops on the top lid protects the chest when the lid is closed. This tool chest fits on top of existing Sidchrome roller cabinets.

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  • +2 votes

    Good price!

  • +2 votes

    I'm a bit of a noob - Sidchrome is meant to be one of the best quality wise right?

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      Also want to know

    • +12 votes

      Sidchrome used to be made in Australia and it was high end quality gear then however now it's out of china so quality wise it's nowhere near as good as it used to be.

      The products now are ok better than the cheap stuff

      • +4 votes

        The majority of tool brands have been sold off like this.

      • +6 votes

        Yes, BuySwapSells comment above is absolutely the case. I have a complete set & cabinet in as new condition from the mid-90s which was one of the last from the 100% Australian made era. I've actually mothballed it about 7 years ago due to it now being quite valuable then purchased a similar new set to replace it. The new set is made up of tools from all over the place and is still very good however nowhere near as tough as the 100% Aussie made set.

    • +1 vote

      sidchrome is of high quality mate.

      edit: but i didnt know about the above comment.

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      @99, for this tool chest, its probably alright. You wont find better at that price.

      But I used a set of their recent versions of a brake line spanner, the one I used simply spread on the fitting and started to slip. Im observant so I didnt let it and ruin the fitting. I later used my own tool which turned the fitting without issues and never looked like spreading. Mine was a KC Tools brand.

      As above they used to be good Aussie made tools, hasnt been so for decades.

  • +2 votes

    It's the same quality now as SP, Kinchrome etc and all the others made in Asia.

    You can still get good stuff from the USA, UK, JAPAN and GERMANY.

    • +1 vote

      If you really want to see some crappy made in China toolboxes visit supercheapauto. Their stuff is of terrible quality.

      • +1 vote

        toolpro stuff is pretty good. most likely cheap chinese rebrands but i've gotten tools from aliexpress too for the same price but the warranty at supercheap would be a lot easier to deal with.

      • +1 vote

        If you can get them at 50% off during their sales I think the value is ok. I bought one and am generally happy. It does what I need it too, but I do treat it with care as I know it won't withstand rough handling.

    • +4 votes

      Then again it's literally a box not really as important as actual tools.

  • +1 vote

    Note the dimensions on the Bunnings website appear to be incorrect. I found the following on the Sidchrome website for the same model:

    Chest
    Width Depth Height
    663mm 335mm 383mm

    Drawers
    …..Width Depth Height
    3 x 170mm 270mm 40mm
    2 x 570mm 270mm 40mm
    1 x 570mm 270mm 60mm

  • +3 votes

    I'm in a pickle. Now I'm not sure whether to get this and a sidchrome 7 drawer cabinet https://www.bunnings.com.au/sidchrome-7-drawer-tool-trolley_... for a total of $498 or pay the extra for the toolpro edge 36inch gear that goes on sale tomorrow for 50% off https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/517523

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      Me too. I think the Toolpro edge one has a gas lift lid which is nicer to use…

    • +3 votes

      I'm in a pickle

      That seems uncomfortable.

      • +2 votes

        That seems uncomfortable.

        Not if your names Rick.

        • -1 vote

          Who said he wasn't uncomfortable as a pickle?
          However, given his other displays of masochism, it probably doesn't matter.

    • +5 votes

      I just went into bunnings today to look at this in person. Very dissapointed with the quality of the sidchrome. I'd suggest going in person and taking a look - not to mention the 36" is muuuch bigger - the 28" toolpro edge might be more comparable

      The opening lid on the sidchrome is cumbersome and not user friendly where as the toolpro edge is very smooth and easy. Also, when the lid was closed on the sidchrome I couldn't open the drawers, I don't know if that's a lock function but it's very annoying.

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        With lid up, see the three vertical bars, those lock the drawers when the lid is closed.

        • +1 vote

          Bugger - given how annoying it is to open the lid up every time

          • +2 votes

            @Sir Flabo: My 42" (Gearwrench) I popped the pins that hold those bars to the lid and I think I zip tied them in the open position. Drawers open fine witht he lid shut. Each of my drawers have release mechanisms in the handles that keep keep them closed anyway.

            edit: come to think of it, I think I added a thicker bolt with bars in the open position so they cant drop back down.

      • +1 vote

        Here at Bunnings now and your correct. The lid is crap and the quality is much lower than I was expecting. I'm very leaning towards the toolpro now. The Kincrome gear has the struts, so I'm surprised they're lacking on the sidchrome.

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          Maybe it's worth buying some struts to install in the lid?

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          First thing I noticed while comparing Bunnings other toolboxes on their website was the (normally) cheaper Redline ones had gas struts but Sidchrome didn't.

          Given the piss poor photoshop job of slapping the brand name on the Redline, I'm guessing they ain't so good though (plus they were $50 cheaper a few days ago).

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        It's an intentional locking mechanism so that draws don't come open when your moving it around - common in almost all tool boxes like this

        • +1 vote

          Makes sense, thanks

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          Nah not really, its how you lock it to keep co workers out of it. The drawer slides usually have a 'notch' at the closing point that holds them closed while wheeling around.

          This is so when the lid is down, and locked with the key, they 'cant' be opened.

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      this and a sidchrome 7 drawer cabinet https://www.bunnings.com.au/sidchrome-7-drawer-tool-trolley_... for a total of $498

      The cabinet alone shows as $569 for me ?

  • +1 vote

    Cheers - I bought the last one in stock at my local.
    -Mine didn't come with the lock cylinder, and was display stock, but that wasn't a problem for me.
    I've never seen it this cheap
    I've had a smaller one for about 5 years, and it's been great.

  • -1 vote

    Potentially Broden worthy

  • +1 vote

    Credit to price hipster?

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    can this be chained down securely? i know its just got a simple lock but i have a rear patio with no garage

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      Not easily - you could run a chain through the handles, but they can be unbolted from the outside

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    I just got one from Campbelltown 2560. There were 2 left plus the display unit but the boxes were in pretty shabby condition (water damaged and years worth of dust on them)

  • +3 votes

    $94.05 with a bunnings powerpass

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    Does this come with any tools or is it just a chest?

  • +1 vote

    My suggestion is to see it in store if possible.

    Some of these toolboxes look big on websites. And even the dimensions can be misleading eg they give you external measurements but not internal etc. And you’ll get to see the depth of each drawer too.

    I know it may not be possible to check them out first but if you can it may influence your decision one way or the other.

  • +1 vote

    Also add 8 Drawer Tool Chest for $199 WAS: $298

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    Credit Price Hipster

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    Told a mate and he just picked up the floor stock model for $30.

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    Is this kinchrome better value at $499 for whole kit https://www.bunnings.com.au/kincrome-9-drawer-chest-and-trol...

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    Picked one up tonite at Blacktown, NSW. $94.05 with power pass. Quality is good.

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    Thanks Op purchased! Great price I just wonder if this was an error and meant to be 4 draw price as that is listed at $149 and more than the 6 draw. Anyway happy I got 6 draw for @$94 :)

  • +1 vote

    Looked at these tonight and quality is terrible. If you absolutely had to get one the $149 one is bigger and worth the extra. I didn't get any.

    • +2 votes

      bullshit. You might be a serious tradie that drives around with it everywhere and very picky in which case ok fair enough, otherwise for a toolbox at home in the shed it's awesome quality

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        Each to their own mate, no need to be rude. In my opinion compared to all the others I seen in bunnings these were poor quality. The metal is thin, the finish looks cheap, the trays do not slide open or closed smoothly and no struts on the lid. Unfortunately Sidchrome quality is getting worse. Most of my hand tools and took boxes are Sidchrome but the last several years my brand loyalty has gone elsewhere due to Sidchrome quality.

        • +2 votes

          Actually , I'm responding to your assessment that it's "terrible quality". It may not live up to your lofty standards for a toolbox but it is NOT terrible quality and I called you out on that. The word "terrible " is not a word that has any interpretation, it's like calling the sky blue on a cloudless day, i either is or it isn't. So your comment that it is "terrible" is an absolute and should not be considered "each to their own " at all. In this regard, what you said is BS because it is not terrible.

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            @powerinnumbers: I bought the 4 draw Sidchrome (read post below), in part because I have Sidchrome tools from a 100+ piece set I bought through an apprentice mate of mine in the early eighties. I think it cost around $500 then - after my mate claimed a tax deduction for it - so it wasn't cheap! Anyway, the irony is the only item that has failed is the original chest it came in. The hinge on the fold up flap on the front (lockable for security) seized up (rust) and some of the ball bearings in the draw runners failed - so I ditched it probably 20 years ago. I should have claimed a replacement under warranty but didn't bother. I don't really see much difference in the quality of the new one to the original. Hopefully it's better and sees me out. If not, I know it's easy to take back to Bunnings and claim under warranty. In the meantime, I've already transferred my tools into it and I'm pleased with my purchase. I like the size and the deep draws (compared to the other options I looked at) and I certainly don't think it's terrible quality. As one of the other posters said, the quality of the tools is more important - the tool chest is only there to house them, and it does the job for me.

    • +2 votes

      Yeah I bought the "$149 one". It's much bigger (>60% larger by volume) and more useful for me - all draws are as deep as the deepest draw on the $99 one and almost 40% greater depth (front to back). I had Bunnings gift cards to use and I have original Sidchrome tools to fill it with so the ToolPro one needed to be better and IMO, it wasn't. I liked the hood on the ToolPro and the hanging space on the sides but the Sidchrome appeared to be slightly better quality IMO, a lower price and has deeper draws.
      It also comes with a lifetime guarantee whereas the ToolPro ones I looked at only had 5 years

  • +1 vote

    Thanks OP, pretty good quality and huge. Now I need to find tools to fill it. 😂

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    Good price but I'll pass. Wider unit is the way to go. And full width draws only, not poverty stricken half width draws like the toolpro. You can always divide a draw, but never maker it wider. And crappy construction uses poor runners and frame that's why the povvo ones don't do full width draws

    Better off getting a good one via gumtree

  • +2 votes

    Thanks OP. I got the last one at my local. Was floor stock so got it for $50. I love ozbargain…

  • +1 vote

    Thanks OP! Got the last one in-store, gave it to me for $80, more than happy with the quality for that price.

  • +1 vote

    Did anyone who bought one find they give you enough rubber mats for the drawers only, but not the top lid section?

    P.s. Thanks Save50, been wanting something like this for years!

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    Thanks OP. Got the last one at 7 Hills which was floor demo for $50 with a new lock thrown in as the keys were missing. Then I see old mate up there gets the floor demo one for $30! Good for him.

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    Good deal thanks for sharing. I bought the 2nd last one at Bunnings Melville. This thing is pretty heavy and looks to be good quality.

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    Still 3 $149 deep 4 draw versions and 2 $99 6 draws at castle hill. 4 draw version is considerably larger then $99 6 draw. Worth the extra $50 to hold more tools imo.

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    Grabbed the second last one from Kirrawee NSW. As mentioned above years worth of dust on the box but well packaged and no damage to the chest inside.

    I too got frustrated at the drawers not opening with the lid down so will give the pin removal thing a try. No need to lock it where It’ll be kept.

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    I just walked into my local store (castle hill) as it was listed as having stock online.
    The guy said sidchrome issued a recall so pulled them all back.