sabercabinets.com     06/2013

BRAND & WIDTH

PRICE

GAUGE

WIDTH

DEPTH

HEIGHT
CUBIC
FEET
COST
PER
CUBIC FT
CONSTRUCTION
METHOD
WALL
MOUNT

COMMENTS
STEEL
                   
Saber Classic 48"
$ 555
20 ga
47.25
23.62
80.71
52.1
$ 10.65
Knock Down
Yes
Full Back - Optional Legs
Saber Classic 30"  
$ 455
20 ga
29.53
23.62
80.71
32.6
$ 13.96
Knock Down
Yes
Full Back - Optional Legs
New Age Storage 36"
$ 700
18 ga
36.00
24.00
82.25
41.1
$ 17.03
Welded
No
Full Back - Adjustable Legs
Baldhead Custom 36"
$1,549
18 ga
35.43
23.63
81.89
39.7
$ 39.01
Welded
Yes
Full Back - Kick Optional
Baldhead Ltd.  30"  
$  995
20 ga
29.53
23.62
79.37
32.0
$ 31.09
Welded
Yes
Full Back - Legs
Vault Forged  48"
$1,325
20 ga
48.00
24.00
84.00
56.0
$ 23.66
Knock Down
Yes
Back -  Wall Mount Extra
Geneva Garage 30"
$ 495
22 ga
30.00
18.00
66.00
20.6
$ 23.96
Welded
No
Rollers - No Wall Mounting
Hercke 30"  
$ 477
22 ga
30.00
24.00
54.00
22.5
$ 21.20
Knock Down
Yes
Legs - Wall Mount Extra
Gladiator Premier 30"
$ 364
22 ga
30.00
18.00
66.00
20.6
$ 17.67
Welded
Yes
Wall Mount Extra
ALUMINUM
                   
Moduline  30"  
$ 850
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30.00
24.00
75.00
31.3
$ 27.16
Assembled
Yes
Back - Wall Mount Extra
Brand Comparison Notes
Besides overall cabinet quality, a comparison of the cost per cubic foot of storage is good method to begin
evaluating the relative cost of different brands and sizes.  Below is a table showing storage costs (
in red) for
major cabinet brands.
Cabinet System Cost Comparison - Saber Cabinets * Gladiator * Geneva* New Age * Baldhead Limited
Cabinet Description
Quality Rating
  Saber Cabinets
+ + + + + +
  Gladiator Premier
+ + + + + +
  Geneva Garage
+ + + + + +
  New Age Cabinets
+ + + + + +
  Baldhead Limited
+ + + + + +
   
 
 
 
 
System Configuration
  9 Piece  - 14 Ft
  9 Piece - 13 Ft
  10 Piece - 13 Ft
  9 Piece - 13 Ft
  9 Piece  - 12.5 Ft
Freight
  Ave Ship Cost $477
  Free Shipping  
  Free Shipping  
  Free Shipping
  Free
Total System Cost
  $ 2,715 + $477
  $ 2,999
  $ 3,825
  $ 3,690
  $ 5,705
System Capacity
  145.1 Cubic Ft
  97.2 Cubic Ft
  96.3 Cubic Ft
  138.05
  121.8 Cubic Ft
Cost Per Cubic Foot
  $ 22.00
  $ 30.85
  $ 39.71
  $ 26.72
  $ 46.83
Relative Cost per Cu. Ft.
  100 %
  140 %
  181 %
  121 %
  213 %
                     
Unit Prices
                   
Base - 2 Door
  1 @ $ 215
  2 @ $ 353
  1 @ $ 450
  1 @ $ 380
  1 @ $ 545
Base - 1 Drawer / 2 Door
  1 @ $ 265
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  1 @ $ 430
  1 @ $ 645
Base - 4 Drawer
  1 @ $ 375
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Base - 5 Drawer
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  1 @ $ 445
  1 @ $ 650
  1 @ $ 500
  1 @ $ 745
Upper - 2 Door
  3 @ $ 165
  3 @ $ 184
  2 @ $ 235
3 @ $ 190
  3 @ $ 200
  3 @ $ 445
Storage - 30" Wide
  1 @ $ 455
  2 @ $ 386
  2 @ $ 545
  36" Wide 2 @ $ 700
  2 @ $ 945
Storage - 48" Wide
  1 @ $ 555
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Stainless Steel Work Top
  1 @ $ 355
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  1 @ 545
Maple Top Work Bench
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  1 @ $ 524
  1 @ $ 595
  1 @ $ 380
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Capacity Summary
                   
Tall Storage Cabinets
  84.7 Cu Ft
  41.3 Cu Ft
  41.3 Cu Ft
  82.2 Cu Ft
  64.0 Cu Ft
Base Cabinets
  38.1 Cu Ft
  37.1 Cu Ft
  24.1 Cu Ft
  36.7 Cu Ft
  38.3 Cu Ft
Upper Cabinets
  22.3 Cu Ft
  18.8 Cu Ft
  30.9 Cu Ft
  19.4 Cu Ft
  23.4 Cu Ft
Metal  Thickness
  .0359"  
  .0344"   
  .0299" / .0359"
  .0472"
  .0359"
The table below shows the relative cost and capacity of 5 different metal cabinet brands.   To the extent possible, each cabinet brand has
been configured into comparable systems.  System cost, cost per cubic foot of storage, and overall rating are shown in
red.  Side by side
comparisons demonstrate that Saber Cabinets offer excellent value.
Gladiator Premier Cabinet Line Quality Rating 2 - The Gladiator line is a lower-end, thin-wall metal cabinet line and has the lowest
overall quality than the other cabinets listed above.  Gladiator cabinets were only included in the comparison because many
customers have seen the cabinets at big box retailers and they provide a baseline for comparing other cabinet brands. The door and
drawer panels have a diamond plate finish.   Storage and wall cabinets require special bracket to wall mount and cabinet backs do not
fit flush against the wall.  Overall, the Premier cabinet sizes do not integrate well into a cabinet system.  The storage cabinet is small
and utilizes precious wall space poorly.   As discussed in the FAQ section, we feel that rollers on cabinets is not the best choice for
most individuals.  Drawer slides ratings, hinges, shelf capacities, and metal thickness rate the Premier Line as light to medium duty.

Geneva Garage Gear Quality Rating 3 - With the exception of the cabinet color, the Geneva cabinet size and selection is nearly
identical to the Premier Line and all of the comments above apply equally to Geneva cabinets.  Geneva uses thicker steel and is a
slightly better quality cabinet than Gladiator. Units are rated for medium duty use.

Baldhead Limited Line Quality Rating 6 - Baldhead makes an excellent cabinet with a very nice fit and finish.  Baldhead cabinets
use high quality hardware and are constructed with double wall side and door panels.  The only negative comments on the Baldhead
line is the high cost, only one storage cabinet size, and handles are powder coated - not aluminum.  Baldhead cabinets are rated
heavy duty. Baldhead units are given an extra + rating because of their high quality and units come pre-assembled.

New Age Cabinets Quality Rating 4 - IMPORTANT NOTE - New age offers an 18 gauge (actually it is a little bit thinner 1.2 mm
thickness) and a 24 gauge cabinet (Costco)
.  The 24 gauge units are one-half the steel thickness and should not to be confused with
the 18 gauge cabinets in the comparison chart.
 The 18 gauge New Age units are a welded.  A couple of negative features are; storage
and base cabinets do not wall mount; handles are powder coated - not aluminum; and the door panels use piano/butt hinges.  The pin
on this style of hinge will eventually rust and cause corrosion around the hinge area and this style of hinge does not allow subsequent
adjustment or re-alignment of door panels.   Drawers have full extension slides.

Saber Cabinet Line Quality Rating 5 - With the new upgrades to the line Saber Cabinets are now fairly similar to the Baldhead line.  
The main difference is that all Saber units except the 4 and 6 Drawer Base Cabinets require assembly.  Saber Cabinets have double
wall side panels, reinforced door panels, and all cabinets are wall mount ready.  Saber Cabinets offers the most choices of large
storage cabinets.  With full extension drawer slides, 4 slides on the large drawers, euro-style hinges, 20 gauge steel thickness, and
reinforced shelving/door panels Saber Cabinets are rated heavy duty.
Large Storage Cabinet Cost Comparison