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Easy access and robustness are the key things that tradesmen look for when selecting storage according to recent research by leading tool manufacturer, Stanley.*

David Osborne from Stanley explains: “Our research also revealed that because storage bags and boxes are replaced relatively infrequently, unlike other day to day trade tools, they are seen as real investment pieces for tradesmen. This is why it is vital that storage is robust enough to stand up to everyday use – especially in the current climate when any purchase needs close scrutiny.

“With this in mind we’ve used customer insight, backed up with rigorous testing, to develop our FatMax and XL storage ranges of mobile workshops, bags, boxes and belts, so they incorporate all of the essential criteria - welcome news for professional tradesmen.”

FatMax XL Open Tote
The FatMax XL Open Tote truly boasts robustness, great capacity and helpful design. It has been made using 1200 denier fabric for ultimate strength and has a rigid, waterproof plastic base for durability. In addition, it features a padded shoulder strap so even the heaviest load can be carried comfortably. For easy access to tools, it has a level holder and saw pocket, plus compartments for storing tools in an upright position so you can always find the tool you are looking for. RRP £49.58.

FatMax Tool Organiser
A unique A-frame design means tools are organised in an upright position so you don’t have to rummage around for the tool you need and an innovative roll down side means you have complete visibility of all tools on both sides of the bag. It is made from durable 600 x 600 denier nylon, with extra reinforcement on the friction points and has plastic feet on the bottom of the bag to protect against moisture and dirt when placed on the ground. RRP: £44.39.

FatMax Waterproof Toolbox
The waterproof range has been extended with a new 23” version, to join the already popular 28” waterproof toolbox. The 23” is particularly handy in situations where a more compact size matters, for example when tradesmen are spending a working day across a mix of jobs and need to transport their tools to different places. Like its 28” counterpart, it has an all round water seal to ensure safe and dry storage of tools and materials. It also comes with metal latches and tough, but soft grip, handles that have stood up to an intense ‘toughness’ testing process. Inside there’s loads of storage space for even the most comprehensive tool collection plus a portable tote tray. RRP: £28.50.

Award-winning FatMax Cantilever Rolling Workshop
The workshop has an impressive four separate levels of storage including a giant lower bin ideal for bulky materials and equipment, plus a toolbox with lift out tray and a large adjustable section perfect for screws and nails. Although boasting such giant proportions its innovative design still allows it to be transported and handled comfortably by the user. The telescopic handle and heavy-duty wheels also means it can be manoeuvred easily when it’s packed away too.

An easy-slide mechanism means the workshop can be switched to a working position in one single motion for minimum effort even when fully loaded, allowing access to all four compartments at once. Once in its working position the integral 'V-groove' on the tool box lid enables the user to saw wood slats and tubes.

What’s more it’s won two prestigious international Red Dot Design Awards being praised for its ‘compact and ergonomic’ design. RRP £113.35

FatMax XL Toolbelts
Create your own tool belt with Stanley’s essential trio in the shape of the FatMax XL Drill Holster, FatMax XL Hammer Loop and FatMax XL Tape Holder. It has been produced using strong nylon double stitched thread for extra durability and extra reinforcement thanks to metal rivets and extra leather on friction points; where it is most prone to wear and tear.

The FatMax XL Drill Holster comes with compartments for storage of bits and has an optimum level of padding, as you would expect from a FatMax XL product, to ensure great comfort even after a whole day at work. A Velcro strap also guarantees safe storage of the drill itself. RRP: £20.84.

The FatMax XL Hammer Loop has a handy hinged metal loop enabling the user to simply drop the hammer into place in one easy action - without having to look at it so they can focus on the job in hand. RRP: £ 13.87.
The FatMax XL Tape Holder has similarly well-considered features, such as an easy access metal clip. RRP: £10.66

The Stanley FatMax and XL ranges offer a host of storage options, packed with all the essential features and benefits, whatever your trade or budget. For more information and stockists visit

*Research carried out by B2B Marketing, using a sample of 500 tradesmen across 6 key trades.


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