Tools of the Year 2021: Workbenches & Tool Chests
This is the Workbenches & Tool Chests category of the exclusive Successful Farming "Tools of the Year" program to highlight innovations and must-have tools and shop supplies for your farm operation. These tools will help you get the job done.
Our editor selected one tool as an "Editor's Choice" and other tools as "Recommended" in Power Tools; Hand Tools; Ratchets & Sockets; Metalworking; Shop Supplies; Lighting; Workbenches & Tool Chests; and Shop Essentials.
Here is the list of the 2021 winners in Workbenches & Tool Chests.
Ultimate Heavy-Duty Workbench
Carrying a lifetime warranty and built from an all-welded frame, the Badass 3Bay Workbench offers 10,000 pounds of tool and shop supply holding capacity.
The patented swivel drawers have a rated capacity of 450 pounds each and pivot out on a 1-inch cold rolled steel shaft. Each drawer features a magnetic closure, grease fittings, and heavy-duty rubber mat to keep tools in place.
The 3∕8-inch steel plate is left unpainted for welding. The cabinet stands on 4×4-inch legs utilizing heavy-duty leveling pads, so the user can level the bench on an uneven floor. Two heavy-duty fork tubes welded to the frame allow the workbench to be lifted with a forklift.
The 3Bay Workbench retails from $6,800 to $7,700 (depending on accessories).
Go to badass-workbench.com.
Tall Accessory Storage
The Badass Accessory Cabinet, which mounts to the end of a workbench, offers a 24-inch-wide by 30-inch-deep storage space that is 54 1/2 inches tall to fit in tall tools. The VC24 retails for $2,500. Go to badassworkbench.com.
Tough Tool Backpack
Made with a hard poly base, Crescent’s Tradesman Backpack comes with an adjustable front pocket to hold large items plus four exterior and 34 interior pockets.
The CTB1000 retails for $99.99. Go to crescenttool.com.
Mobile Workstation for Electronics
The CA49-G from Beta Tools functions as a mobile workstation for diagnostic tools, laptops, testers, and battery chargers and features a two-level top shelf.
The CA49-G retails for $996.82. Go to betatools.com.
Perfect for Portable Tool & Parts Storage
Capable of hauling a 50-pound load in tools and parts, Milwaukee’s Packout 3-Drawer Tool Box features drawers that are constructed of impact-resistant polymers that operate with all-metal ball-bearing slides and metal-reinforced corners.
The toolbox retails for $149. Go to milwaukeetool.com.
See all of our categories of Tools of the Year winners:
- Power Tools
- Hand Tools
- Ratchets & Sockets
- Shop Supplies
- Workbenches & Tool Chests
- Shop Essentials
We welcome your feedback, and nominations for 2022!