I've seen a whole lot of tool boxes over the years. You know me, I like the fancy stuff. In the world of tool boxes the Sonic ones aren't particularly expensive. I never understood why someone would spend $10,000 on a mediocre box. I always thought, "Why in the world would someone spend 25% of their annual income on some so-so stuff?" Before I actually went to Sonic HQ in Auburn, I saw a few of their S11 boxes at Atlanta Motorsports Park. I love the MSS cabinet line but not the tool boxes I saw. I thought, "I'll chase tool boxes from some other company later." When I finally made it to SonicUSA HQ, I asked them to open up one of each of their tool boxes. They were all in a line: S8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, and 15. I got to touch and feel each one of them. It was really obvious to me almost immediately, the S9, 12, and 12xD were legit, but I didn't like any of the other ones.
It's has been on my list for about a year now, but I felt like I needed to get them in my garage to really get hands on to give a solid assessment. So...I bought the three that I liked and had them sent to OGHQ to make sure I was correct, but let's be honest, I just wanted to play with them. After spending a bunch of time rolling around the garage, I like them more than I thought I would. The casters are legit, they are completely compatible with Sonic Foam Inlays for tools, and have usual amazing Sonic fit and finish.
The S9 topbox accompanies the S9 toolbox, creating a smaller and more mobile toolbox. The S9 topbox features four drawers, stainless steel top blade, front centralized safety lock, fully retractable drawers, auto-return ball bearing slides and all the same additional design features as the S9 toolbox. The S9 topbox is available with wheels and handle, or without wheels. The topbox attaches securely to the top of the S9 toolbox.
The 206-piece metric kit is our most basic custom kit designed for the S8, S9 or S10 toolbox. The kit consists of three medium foam inlays, covering essential ratchet, 1/4", 3/8" and 1/2" socket, combo wrenches and screwdriver needs, plus chisels, pliers and hammers.
- Stainless steel top blade
- Front centralized safety lock
- Fully 100% retractable drawers
- Auto return ball bearing slides
The S9 topbox ships on a pallet with plenty of packing around it to protect the edges. The 5-inch casters (two swiveling/locking) also come pre-installed. In less than 10 minutes you can have the shrink-wrap off all four foam tool trays, the towel bar installed, and both can holders mounted to the sides of the toolbox. They will drop-ship from the Auburn, AL warehouse. Depending on where you live, prepare to add about 25% of the cost of the cabinets in shipping. $4000 in cabinets will cost around $1000 to ship. Rather than building shipping into the price and leaving a fudge factor for different parts of the country, I think it's smarter to simply quote you the price it costs with no markup.
- If you know what you want, place your order.
- I will send a separate invoice with shipping cost.