So, I admit it, I'm a bit OCD when it comes to organizing my tools and workbench. Ok, Alot OCD. So I saw this organizer from a firm called HobbyZone in Poland. It looked SWEET, so I looked into ordering one. Nice price, only $47, but he shipping was another $46. Yeeegads. Somehow, I just couldn't justify that. But it does look sweet...
Further searching took me to Micro-Mark, my all around go-to guys for cool tools and such. They have an organizer there that looks remarkably similar the Hobby Zone model. So I ordered one.
Well, it got here the other day, and I have to say, I am not totally impressed. The one from HobbyZone sure looks alot more well constructed. This one is not bad at all, but the finish is wonky, looks like a slap together job. I had to tighten every knob on the drawers, they were loose to the point of falling out.
But... once tightened, the whole unit was not that bad. I am thinking about spray painting it, or maybe even staining it, not sure. But it will surely do what I will ask of it. It's not all that big too, so it fits nicely on the hobby desk.
I am going to have to drill out the holes on the tool holder, way to small for most tools. It is convenient and I'll bet that after a paint job, it will do just fine. It's solid other than the knobs I related already. The drawers are small, but they hold most of the clutter that seems to build up on a hobby desk. I don't use much stuff that is on spools, so that section is kind of useless. I may have to make a drawer to go into the area instead of the spool hanger.
Some close up images follow...
So, all in all, I don't feel ripped off. I think the HobbyZone version looks and might even work better. Certainly the pictures would indicate that. But I am not going to claim foul on this one. If you need an organizer, this one will do.