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Just got a couple of XL toughcases to hold the various power tools....

For those with toughcases, has anyone noticed a change in quality or design ?

My existing ones had a silicon-ish gasket on them.
These newer ones are different. Spongy is a good word for them.
Something in between a rubber and a synthetic foam.
 

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Sounds like the Stanley-Bostitch case I have. It was not water tight as they claimed.

I made it water tight by pulling up the gasket and laying a bead of geocel down in the groove and putting the gasket back in place. locking the lid and let it sit for a weekend. So far so good.



same box just to give you an idea.
 

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Just got a couple of XL toughcases to hold the various power tools....

For those with toughcases, has anyone noticed a change in quality or design ?

My existing ones had a silicon-ish gasket on them.
These newer ones are different. Spongy is a good word for them.
Something in between a rubber and a synthetic foam.
I had my Tough Box System for a couple of months and they are waterproof. I bought a small box first to try it out. Soaked it with a hose in all directions for a good 10 minutes. Not one drop inside. Now I did not try to submerge it. Did you try to soak them and see if it leaks.
 

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The OP was just to confirm if anyone is seeing a different material on their gasket as opposed to when they originally *launched* in the US a year a a half'ish ago ?
 

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Just bought some of each size within the last couple months. The gaskets on mine all look like solid rubber (or maybe it's silicone as you said) to me. Definitely not foam.
 
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