Reviewing the DeWalt Packout Small Parts Organizer
This review was created as part of a paid affiliate program with the Home Depot.
My first order of business with this and every product review is a disclaimer: I am not an expert… anything really. I am a farmer and a fine furniture maker. When it comes to working on cars, construction, framing, electrical and renovation, I’m a DIYer and weekend warrior. My goal in reviewing tools and products is to provide honest feedback based on my own use and experience with these tools to other regular folks like me- wanting to get their hands dirty, try new things, and get the best value for their hard earned dollars.
This won’t likely come as a surprise to many in my audience, but I’m a bit of a hoarder. I’m sure I’ve always had it in me, but something about living on the farm has really brought it out. The longer I spend living on a farm, the better I’ve gotten at thinking quickly on my feet and solving problems on the fly. When so many things can be fixed with haybale twine, scrap wood and pipes I just find laying around, it’s no surprise it’s getting increasingly difficult to part with anything that is more obviously useful like boxes of nails and screws, of which I’ve amassed quite the collection.
These Dewalt small parts organizers came at just the right time. Doing so many construction projects around the farm this summer; working on the tiny house, the chicken coop, and the metal shop, I was always running back to the house for this or that. I was able to dump a huge collection of assorted boxes of stuff which were formerly clogging the entire surface of my workbench into the organizers in a very (you guessed it) organized fashion. I created an “outdoor construction” box with deck screws, metal roofing screws, fence staples, and other assorted items which I can easily pack to the worksite all together and save myself a few extra trips back to the shop.
In the large organizer, the cups come out individually, so you can grab whatever you need and shut the box to prevent accidental spills and moisture. The small parts organizer has moveable partitions which allow the user to create custom sized compartments.
When all is said and done, the organizers can be clipped together and tossed out of the way. The clear tops make for easy location of different parts. These also incorporate seamlessly with Dewalt’s pack-out system, but these are pretty useful to me as an independent unit.
These organizers retail for $30: Would I buy them?
Absolutely. I love that they are stackable, giving endless opportunity for more organization. At this pricepoint, they are sturdy, versatile, and they got a load of crud off my workbench.