I spent the whole day driving to and from my parents to pick up my dog....on my way I took a break at the Richmond (Oakland) CA Sears Clearance table in the Tools section...
I just purchased Craftsman small parts bins on clearance for $4.47 (retail price - $10.99), and I only paid $2 and change with extra Shop My Way points. Thats almost free to me...
I have been wanting to get a set of these bins just to compare them with Gladiator bins. The bins are compatable with both the Craftsman Versatrack system and the Gladiator Track/Gearwall system.
The dimensions for an individual bin as stated on the box: 4.5 x 7.5 x 4 inches.
Could not pass up this deal with an extra $2 in Shop my Way Points...sometimes its the little things...
Gladiator bins do have a thicker type of plastic and seem just a little more sturdy although both brands seem very well made for "small parts".
Both bins snap nicely on Gladiator Gearwall
Gladiator bins have indentations on the sides whose purpose I have not figured out yet...they make the sides slightly narrower on the inside but should not really affect function. BTW, Craftsman bins also have a stacking feature.
So what's the verdict: Craftsman Bins or Gladiator? Its a toss up really. If aesthetics play a part in your garage setup, choose the color that goes with your scheme.
One thing to think about: If you have a lot of dark color screws or parts, the Gladiator Grey may be a better option because of the contrast.
If you prefer a thicker, (seemingly more durable?) plastic, I would go with Gladiator. If you want a bin with larger carrying capacity, go with Craftsman.
Sears Retail Price: $10.99
Clearance Price: $4.47 (59% off)
Shop My Way Points: 208 ($2.08)
Final Price plus tax: $2.39.
Approx. 80% off.