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Craftsman has announced a new line of V-Series metal storage products that are “built for the Pro” and made in the USA with global materials.
Like the Craftsman V-Series tools that launched in 2021, the new storage products are built for more demanding users.
The new Craftsman V-Series storage products will launch in 3 sizes, starting with a 63-inch mobile workstation and followed by chests and roller cabinets in 41-inch and 52-inch widths.
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Craftsman Design Philosophy
Kelly Domino, Group Product Manager at Stanley Black & Decker, said:
We were very intentional when designing CRAFTSMAN V-Series Tool Storage to ensure we built a high-quality box that delivered everything the Pro needs to make their job easy. From ample storage space to security to integrated power to suspension loaded casters and more, we’ve got them covered.
Craftsman V-Series Storage Features
The first of the new line of Craftsman V-Series tool storage products, a 63-inch mobile workstation, CMSTVS6311BK, is described as being suitable for a master mechanic.
It features (11) full-extension soft-close ball bearing drawers – (9) that can each support up to 150 lbs, and (2) that can support up to 200 lbs.
The top full-width drawer has double slides for up to 200 lbs of load capacity.
The deep bottom drawer has double ball bearing slides for higher load capacity, and can fit bulky tools or equipment. As depicted in the product imagery, it’s a good fit for power tools.
The top worksurface is made from 2/3″ butcher block.
The workstation has (4) 6-inch x 2-inch casters, each with a spring suspension. This is a feature not normally found on consumer tool storage products.
Casters with spring suspensions typically provide for more cushioned rolling over a workshop floor. In my experience, they also provide better support on uneven floors, where casters without suspensions might not all make full contact.
The workstation can support up to 3,000 lbs.
The workstation has a built-in power strip, with (6) AC outlets and (2) USB charging ports.
A keyed tubular locking system helps to keep your tools secure.
The workstation comes with a set of pre-cut embossed drawer liners.
The Full Line of V-Series Storage Products
- 63-inch workstation (CMSTVS6311BK) – available now
- 41-inch chest (CMSTVS4108BK)
- 41-inch roller cabinet (CMSTVS4111BK)
- 52-inch chest (CMSTVS5210BK)
- 52-inch roller cabinet (CMSTVS5212BK)
The 63-inch workstation is available now, and the 41-inch and 52-inch V-series metal storage products will be launching in Fall 2023.
MSRP: $1,799 for the 63-inch workstation, $2,398 for the 41-inch cabinet and chest combo, and $2,798 for the 52-inch cabinet and chest combo.
Craftsman’s V-Series metal storage products feature increased depth compared to their S2000 series line, to 21″. Additionally, it offers higher load capacity, with 150-200 lb drawer slides compared to 100 lb for the S2000 series.
The V-Series storage products are built with I-frame construction and 16/18 gauge steel for the top, bottom, and sides depending on the part and strength required. Steel as thick as 14 gauge is used in the construction.
They also ship fully assembled, which will be appreciated by anyone who has had to install casters to a large roller cabinet or mobile workstation before.
Craftsman highlights that the new V-Series storage products have industrial quality casters and drawer slides, and the increased size and capacity to suit Pro end user needs.