Harbor Freight ICON is Here
When Harbor Freight first announced their line of Icon professional tools, they listed an early price of $2499 for their 56″ x 25″ x 45″ tool cabinet, comparing it to Snap-Ons $6775 price. When fully accessorized with a work center, end locker, and other add-ons, the total price was $7294 compared to $18,125 for Snap-On comparable setup.the 56″ x 25″ cabinet has a $3999 list price. As seen below it toughts 8000 pounds of weight capacity, not sure how that test was done ,but seems high ..
I personally don’t know to many people walking into a harbor freight willing to spend $4000 on tool storage . Aren’t the reason they are there is to spend $1.00 on zip ties or $10 on some deep well sockets . I don’t think this was the right way to go considering there main clientle. I personally think taking there popular U.S. General and Yukon brands and making a solid ,but cheaper alternative to the Snap-ons of the world would be more popular with there customers. Someone leaving H.F with $8,000 less then when they walked in doesn’t seem to logical.