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Best cheap metal filing cabinets 2019: Reviews and buying advice

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Lorell File Cabinet, Black

$63.99  in stock
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as of November 18, 2019 11:21 pm

Mobile SOHO File Cabinet is the perfect-sized filing solution for a small or home office. It features two locking file drawers with smooth-glide suspension to store your important, frequently used documents. The full high-side drawers accommodate letter-size, hanging file folders. The lock...

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Bottom drawer arrived disconnected; instead of the hassle of shipping it back I'm putting in a few sheet metal screws, but man is this metal flimsy and thin.
Terrible. The metal is extremely cheap. the edges of the metal sheets are still very sharp. Also, my cabinet came damaged. The bottom drawer won't open because the metal sheet which acts as the bottom of the drawer has been bent out of shape. The damage is clearly not the result of a moment of carelessness. Whoever assembled this cabinet had to have forcefully kicked the drawer in despite the damages.
I really love this. I bought this about a month ago and I use the top drawer for my documents and the bottom drawer to store misc. things in. The drawers are actually pretty deep, which is awesome.I didn't put the wheels on it, one reason is because I don't like how it looks and the second reason is because I didn't need them on there.Assembly is extremely easy, just screw on the handles.I'm extremely satisfied with this product.The negative side of this filing cabinet...There is a gap and my folders like to slide and fall down in the gap (I attached a photo). I just put misc. items in front of the drawer to keep the folders back. Not a huge problem, just a bit annoying.

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Calico Designs File Cabinet in Black

$199.99
$113.76  in stock
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Calico Designs' File Cabinet is compact and safe option for business or home offices where space is limited. The full file drawer keeps your documents organized and accommodates letter or legal size files. Two drawers above provide additional storage space. Five wheel casters (one under file...

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I was skeptical about ordering this online, concerned that it would arrive and I'd hate it. Nothing could be further from the truth, I love this mini file cabinet. A lot of attention to detail went into the designing of it. It's well made, quite sturdy, and I get the feeling it will last a long, long time. All I had to do when it arrived was open up the box, slide it out, flip it over, screw the wheels on and flip it right side up and Voila! I'm not physically strong by any means, and I had no trouble or complaints setting it precisely where I wanted.Before I go into why I love this product, I want to talk a little about the packaging. There were actually 3 boxes to open before getting to the cabinet. The cardboard was by far some of the sturdiest I've ever seen. Even empty, these boxes are downright heavy! But that wasn't enough to protect one of the edges from receiving a dent when a careless delivery man dropped it on the edge of a stair. It turned out to be on the back side. It doesn't show, so I'm not worried about it. I left a review with the company, remarking that they really need to come up with something better... heavy duty bubble wrap would have been great.Now for the fun stuff..The cabinet stands 20.5 inches tall without the wheels, and 22.5 inches with them. It functions either way, although it is much more convenient with the wheels. Two of the wheels have a locking mechanism to prevent the cabinet from moving, they release with a simple click. The inner dimensions of top 2 drawers are 12.5 inches across, 17 inches long, 2 inches deep. A ream of paper rests neatly inside with enough room to lay another ream beside it. There is a removable tray that firmly rests in tracks on the top edge of either drawer. This tray can be slid toward the back, or snapped securely into the very front via 2 little tabs. You could leave it in the middle if you wanted: it won't interfere with the drawer closing, it doesn't move unless you move it yourself. It's compartmentalized, perfect for small items like pens, paper clips, elastics, etc. The cabinet has a lock on the top right corner which locks all 3 drawers. Great for general privacy, although a determined thief would be able to pry it open. Two keys are provided.Update, November 2015: I've learned that if the bottom 1 or 2 drawers are not shut completely you can lock the top and those drawers will not be locked. They stay open by a mere 1/4 inch, but it's convenient if you only need the top 1 or 2 drawers locked. I added a photo showing the side view with only the top drawer locked.The casters / wheels are sturdy, they pivot and move easily over medium thickness carpet. The extra wheel under the bottom drawer makes it so that it takes almost no effort to open it: it glides out easily. The tracks are smooth: one little tug and the drawers open without hesitation. Inside the bottom drawer, the tracks are there for hanging file-type folders, with about .75 inch or so clearance over the top, so tabs don't get squished when you open and close the drawer. (See photos) There is a semi-permanent divider -a hard plastic insert- that snaps in wherever you want to place it: there are 8 sets of slots for it to snap into, spaced out at about 2 inch intervals, so you can custom fit the drawer into 2 sections. There are slots on the bottom of the drawer as well as the top, so the divider stays put. The handles are smooth, rounded and comfortable to grip. They do not protrude, they are completely recessed, giving this cabinet a sleek, pleasing, attractive look.The corners and edges of this cabinet are smooth, slightly rounded, so if you accidentally bump into it, it will not break skin. (The Mom in me notices these things.) While the cabinet is a smooth metal, the top is not: its a graded surface, feels much like thick corduroy. There is a .25 inch high, half inch wide lip around the edges, so pens won't roll off if placed there. And... if you spill your coffee on it, it's all contained on top. (It'd be a tough mess to clean between the ridges, but much better than having to clean the coffee from inside your files) There's plenty of real estate on the surface: at 15.75" x 22" it's perfect for placing a printer or fax machine. The dimension is a tad smaller inside the raised, sloped lip: it measures a clean 14x20 inches with a fraction to spare. I have my printer on top, which measures 14.5 inches wide - the feet of the printer were just barely on the edges of the raised lip, so it wouldn't rest flat. I found a double thick slab of cardboard and placed it underneath, which raised up the printer enough so that the feet stay put on the lip, with just a smidgen left on either side. It's perfect! I'm so happy!I did a lot of searching before finding this... I needed the surface to fit my printer. Most file cabinets are only 14.25 inches wide, which wouldn't do. I really lucked out with this one, it's just what I was looking for!
It took me a long time to decide which file cabinet to buy because I wanted something at least a little ascetically pleasing while extremely functional. I have found what I was looking for. It has a strong, metal construction and fits perfectly under my Ikea desk. The file drawer is the appropriate size for immediately putting in folders and storing, while the smaller drawers I use for over-sized files and utensils. The top is just a cheap plastic made to look like a rubber-tractioned surface, but it functions for my menial tasks either way.Nonetheless, I found the small, functional, non-basic file storage of sturdy construction I was looking for.
I must have gone through thousands of photos and specs on different small filing cabinets like this one. I was looking for something that would fit under my home computer desk (a Versa Table, "Versa Center 72 inch" model). This one turned out to be perfect. And it came in at about half the price of similar models out there.There were some key features I was looking for. One was that it had to have 3 drawers. I initially thought I wanted one large height drawer on the bottom, one medium, and one small. This one has one large and two small. When I got it and started filling it up at home, it turned out that I liked having two small drawers instead of one of them being a medium sized one. It worked out pretty well.It also had to have wheels. You think you'll never need the wheels, and it's true you can probably get along fine without them. But, having wheels makes it easier to pull the cabinet out from under your desk so that you can get in there and do stuff. You need to do that sometimes, especially if you've got cables and things to worry about back there.As others noted, the 5th wheel is attached to the lower pull-out drawer itself. So you pull it out, and the wheel comes along with it. That keeps the cabinet from tipping over. That was a great idea, because I've had filing cabinets in the past that have tipped over because of an overloaded drawer. The wheel doesn't add much resistance, either, so it's easy to pull out, even on thick carpets like I have.Another selling point for me was the fact that this product doesn't have the usual metal "lip" along the top and bottom edges. If you don't know what I'm talking about, it's kind of like taking sheet metal and folding it over for an inch all along the top edge. That's how a lot of metal filing cabinets are designed. I don't know what it is about that, but I just don't like it. And they tend to be the first thing to rust out if you've ever seen old metal filing cabinets. Anyway, very happy this cabinet does not suffer from this.Next, the drawer handles on this product are made of plastic and look good. You might like metal handles, but I don't. Metal handles that are built-in and part of the drawer itself just look really cold and impersonal to me. It's the sort of thing you would expect to find in an old office complex or a garage. You especially don't want that in your home office. The plastic handles on this product are oval shaped and smooth. I really like it. It's one of the more visually appealing aspects of this cabinet.On the top of the cabinet is an added perk. The very top surface is made of plastic that has one centimeter high walls around its perimeter. That's actually super useful. This allows you to tuck the cabinet under your desk and use it as another desk top to store things like frequently used items (staplers, pens, paper, clipboards, paper clips, CD's, etc.). You don't have to worry about stuff falling off, because of walls around the perimeter. And because it's tucked under your desk, it hides the clutter. Great idea!That's another reason why I preferred having a small sized middle drawer instead of having a medium or large sized middle drawer. Having a larger middle drawer would mean that the cabinet would have to be taller. And that would give you less (or no) space between to the top of the filing cabinet and the bottom of your desk. In other words, you wouldn't be able to use that convenient top surface at all in that case. It's like getting a 4th drawer for free, basically.On the inside of the large drawer, there is a divider that they included. You can put the divider anywhere you want inside of that drawer (or remove it totally). The divider lets you create two sections inside of the big drawer. That's pretty useful. I have some regular hanging files I want to keep in the first section, and in the second section I just keep miscellaneous items that I toss in.On the inside of the two smaller drawers, there are no dividers. But you can easily add third party drawer dividers to these drawers if you want. The cabinet does come with a small plastic tray that sits on top of any of the drawers, but you probably want to use the top drawer for that. The tray lets you store tiny things like pens, paper clips, erasers, keys, etc. It doesn't interfere with placing stuff underneath it either. And you can still close the drawer when you use it. It's a very nice touch. There are even two notches in the front of the drawer that you can snap the small tray into, and it keeps it in place. But you can place the tray as far back in the drawer as you want and easily remove it to get at what's underneath. It's very useful!The cabinet comes already put together, except for the wheels. You can leave the wheels off, or you can put them on yourself. Each wheel just requires one screw to install. Takes just a few minutes to put them on. Keep in mind that two of the wheels are "locking", and so those you probably want to put on the back. But I just left them in the unlocked position so that I could roll the cabinet out whenever I wanted.One other thing I'd like to mention is the packaging and the condition of the cabinet when I got it. It came in some of the best packaging I've ever seen! It was inside of two big boxes. And then on the outside of that were thick cardboard corner braces. And then around that was a third box. I rarely see that level of protection. There weren't any dents or scratches on the one I received (by UPS no less). Awesome packaging job.Oh, and one other perk for me was that the wheels lined up perfectly for my Versa Tables "Versa Center" desk. That desk is unique in that it has a solid bar that goes across the floor for added stability. The bar is set in from the wall about 6 or so inches. It was just enough space for the back wheels of the cabinet to fit into. And by coincidence, it happens to be the same exact height as the wheels. So the desk's bar didn't interfere with it at all. Obviously, if you don't have a desk like this, you probably don't care about this particular point.Well, I think that covers it. I'm very happy with this cabinet. Looks good. Great price. Very sturdy and useful. No dents or scrapes during shipping. Great find!Hope that helps.

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Lorell 14340 18 Deep 2-Drawer File Cabinet, Putty

$59.99  in stock
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as of November 18, 2019 11:21 pm

Space efficient 2-drawer file cabinet best for home office management or in offices where occasional retrieval is required.

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Very happy with this purchase. But do remember you get what you pay for. A HON or similar quality 2-drawer file cabinet can sell for $200 or more brand new. Even a second-hand dinged-up model can go for $100. But for the money this is a decent buy.Plus:* Good price and free shipping.* Arrived in great shape and on the day after I ordered.* Drawers work fine.* Handles took 5 minutes to attach.* Biggest selling point for me: these files are shorter than your average cabinet which means they can fit under a standard office table. Not all 2-drawer files can do that.* Very lightweight. I could carry two of them up two flights of stairs by myself without huffing and puffing.* They have a working lock.Cons:* They are made of lightweight material, probably aluminum. They could be dented easily if dropped, banged or kicked.* Lock is basically a joke. I used to have a cat who could manage to open my file drawer if I left it even slightly ajar and get at the catnip I stored within. This would stop the cat if I locked catnip into the file. But nothing much else. Will stop your neighbor from snooping if you let him hang out in your office while taking a leak. Nothing much more than that.* Drawers are "only" 18-inches deep. That's shorter than most but I have seen some as small as 12-14". Still holds a fair amount of stuff and, again, if you only have a small space for it, or you want to place it under a standard office table and need space under it behind the file, the 18-inch depth can be a selling point.* The drawer doesn't come out fully so if it's packed you might have a small challenge accessing the files in the very back.* The file can be top heavy if you fill the top drawer first or with heavier materials. The box itself even warns you about tipping it over. Of course, this applies to any file cabinet but heavier ones have more inherent stability than this one.* I wish the handles came attached as it does take about 10 minutes fiddling with a Philips screwdriver to put them on. (I bought TWO of these units.) No big deal. I don't see where others have claimed to had troubles doing it, or that the screws didn't "seat" fully. I had no need for a washer or anything, just a bit of elbow grease and a flashlight.
So far so good...For the money I wasn't expecting much... but then again I don't need "much". I am using the cabinet for a part-time job and it may be opened less than 20 times per week. No need to spend a couple hundred dollars if I can help it. This is where Amazon's reviews are so helpful. So far i can see why this item has so many positive reviews.First impression was that the cabinet is kind of light so I was a little worried about durability. I do not agree with others that the handles were hard to put on... they were somewhat easy imo.What has really impressed me is the smooth glide action of the drawers. I have both drawers filled and they do not get stuck nor feel like they will fall off the tracks. What a pleasant surprise for an item @ $60. Secondly I like to use the hanging folders and they work fine in these drawers. No problems yet with any folders slipping down.All in all this cabinet is a deal. Again, I am using it sparingly as compared to a full time office environment. The only question I have is durability and longevity. Only time will tell. I will certainly post back if I encounter any problems.
This cabinet is pretty nice for the pricepoint. The metal and lock are thin - and probably pretty easy for a bad guy to break into; but it will keep out children and amiable types.You have to install the handles with screws. The screws were difficult to screw in, but manageable. The drawers slide very well - they have been lubricated with a white substance. The bottom lock locks both drawers, but it still opens maybe a quarter of an inch when you try to open the locked cabinet.The color and size are great. I love how it looks; it just feels a little thin (which it is). However, it will most certainly do the job set out for it! And that's the point. Rounded up from 4.2 stars.. It gets 5 stars for the price tag. "Real" thick filing cabinets are $200+ used - if you are really worried about security. If you just need to store files in a household context, this works great from my perspective!We are successfully using Hanging File Folders from Amazon Basics.

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Space Solutions 18" 4 Drawer Metal File Cabinet, Black,

$131.49  in stock
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as of November 18, 2019 11:21 pm

Office Dimensions 18" Deep 4-Drawer Vertical File Cabinet is the perfect design for small office or home office use when occasional file retrieval is required. This cabinet features four high-side drawers which accommodate letter-size hanging files. The drawers can also be the perfect storage...

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This is not a high qualilty file cabinet but I think for the price it does provide value. Keep in mind the drawers do not glide out on a runner like more expensive models. They pull out and have a cheap feeling. I'm going to use at least two of the drawers for plain storage not files. It is also quite top heavy. Make sure you have significant weight in the bottom drawers or this thing will fall over.
Better quality than I expected for the price! Heavy cabinet and the drawers move very smoothly. Perfect for my home office and to store all the family documents.
This file cabinet is the perfect size! Metal is thin and it was already dented when I removed it from the box! The biggest disappointment is the drawers. They have no wheels! It’s metal to metal where they have put some Sort of lube on it that will not last!! Very disappointed!

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DEVAISE Locking File Cabinet, 3 Drawer Rolling Metal Filing Cabinet, Fully Assembled Except Wheels, Black

$141.99
$131.99  in stock
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Features

Brand NameDEVAISE
Item Weight48.1 pounds
Product Dimensions15.3 x 19.7 x 24.4 inches
Item model numberPCA002B1
ColorNew Style -Black
Material TypeSteel
Number of Drawers3
Sheet Size8.5-x-11-inch
Manufacturer Part NumberPCA002B1

Make sure this fits by entering your model number.; This 3 drawer locking file cabinet fits under most desks, add security to your office; Two stationery drawers and one filing drawer for letter size, legal size and A4 hanging file folders; Five casters: include two front lockable casters and one...

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I LOVE the file cabinet. The drawers slide easily, the lock works well (once you get it locked), it rolls easily so if I want it out from under the desk it is no problem, the drawers are adequate size, and it is reasonably (for a file cabinet) attractive. So why 3 Stars? I HATE THE KEY. I need a locking file cabinet and these keys are difficult to use. Plus I want to carry the key with me. But although it comes with 2 keys, but they are funky big plastic things that are NOT easy to carry OR to use and sort of bend in the middle. I'll try to add a photo to show what I mean. I went to 2 Locksmiths and they couldn't duplicate the keys. There is a number on the key, but I can't find replacements online either. If I could BUY plain metal replacement keys I would in a minute and then I'd give it a 5 Star rating. If you don't care too much about this cabinet being locked, then it is a good (if expensive) choice, but if you need to carry the keys with you, they are a pain. If the locking feature is important to you, I'd consider something different. I'd send this back except that it is so big and heavy and, other than the keys, a good choice.
The cabinet came in package with styrofoam and plastic reinforced corners, it held up pretty well. The cabinet looks very solid, looks good and works fairly well, except the locking mechanism is a bit of a joke. The top drawer just opens even when it is locked (but cannot close afterwards). Middle and bottom drawer can be wiggled open. So I would not trust it to secure anything and I hoped to use it to keep chemicals in my garage out of reach of my toddler. I guess I need something better.Update. The seller contacted me with instructions how to adjust the locking mechanism in the cabinet (see attached picture). After adjusting now all 3 drawers stay locked. Adding one star 😉
locks leave are to light as is cabinet . I received an email from these people offering me $ 30.00 to change my review . I don't want their money and my first review is what I meant . The only reason this was not returned was because we were going to leave on vacation . This cabinet is not worth $50.00 if that . Even with the locks engaged you don't need alot of strength to just pull the drawers open . I checked around town at office supply stores and found cabinets this size made of 1/2 plywood veneer ( not particle board ) for just a little over $100.00 . I even bought office wheels for this as I have hardwood floors and could not use them because the wheels that come with it are proprietary .

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