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tech69 11-02-2011 08:08 AM

anyone vouch for this craftsman cabinet?
I like it but it has no wide drawers so I'll get a chest with at least one wide drawer. Wondering if anyone has this and what they think about it.

boatbob2 11-02-2011 09:23 AM

Craftsman cabinet.......
Hi,it would be kinda nice if we knew,what you are talking about. what cabinet? new? used? PICTURES would be nice also...

tech69 11-02-2011 07:25 PM


This one. I'm gonna get the cabinet but get another chest that has at least one longer drawer.

ogre 11-02-2011 08:53 PM

i have that same bottom cabinet, bought it in 93. it's a matco brand but the same company makes all of sears and the tool truck boxes. it is a nice box, big enough to hold a lot of tools but not so big you can't move it.

i use to do plant maintenance and had to roll to fix machines. i never bought a top box for it because i liked having the top as a mobile work surface.

lot's of bigger tool boxes on look there before you buy a bigger tool truck box. lots of laid off mechanics looking to raise some cash.

tech69 11-02-2011 09:48 PM

can't find any on there at the moment. I heard people thought the casters would give out or that the metal where the casters go isn't structurally sound. Did you get that feeling? Some of those drawers will have a lot of stuff in them. Ball bearings though so that's good. I think their boxes are priced very good considering strap-on and other brands charge an arm and leg.

NEW INTERIORS 11-02-2011 11:02 PM

I have the bottom box now for about 15 years or better... I like it.. Never really gave me any trouble..... I just never got the top box yet... :D

ogre 11-03-2011 03:31 PM

casters: if you roll it a lot. we would roll ours over a mile a day in a big plant. the company would buy commercial casters and we'd weld up an angle iron frame for the box to sit in. even those would break from a rough floor. they bought my old box because it was a wreck and i bought the one your looking at.

if your just rolling around the shop they're fine. i used mine in a smaller plant with smooth floors and have never had a problem. now it's at home.

we have a tech with one of those big 8ft long snap-on, no top box. it has six 6 inch wheels on it, takes 2 guys to roll that one. his tools are one layer with lots of ''space'', mine is jammed packed shake-the-drawer to get them closed. kids... they think the box makes the tech. he's been paying for that box for years. :spank:

MARTINSR 11-03-2011 05:52 PM

Ok, here is the stupid stuff, if you are a pro in a pro shop you need a SnapOn, Mac or Matco if you want respect, there I said it, sorry.

Is it dumb, yep, but them are the facts. I bought my Mac 1100 something like 20 years ago and have never regretted it. It was $1700 and I am damn glad I bought it. When I knocked it over and bent up some runners and a drawer I had them replaced in days. I will NEVER have to think about buying another box.

They will have used ones for better prices (I always traded in mine and they gave me good money for them).


MARTINSR 11-03-2011 05:57 PM

Here's one Like I have, it's the second one down. MB1100


ogre 11-03-2011 10:21 PM

if you want respect learn to fix cars :nono:

mine is only 19 yrs old. ask me in a yr if it's still working.
20 yrs ago that box was $400, i could have bent the drawers,
bought a new one and still not had the $1700 in it

NEW INTERIORS 11-03-2011 10:28 PM


Originally Posted by ogre
if you want respect learn to fix cars :nono:

mine is only 19 yrs old. ask me in a yr if it's still working.
20 yrs ago that box was $400, i could have bent the drawers,
bought a new one and still not had the $1700 in it

I would have to agree... A waste of money just for respect..... :drunk: There is cheaper ways to get respect.. :D I would never spend that on a box... No need to..And as far as rolling mine around.... only to clean under it... :rolleyes: Maybe Once ever 5 years or so....

MARTINSR 11-03-2011 10:40 PM

I agree with you guys, I said it was stupid. But there once was a time when a Craftsmen box wasn't even close, not even in the same planet as a SnapOn, and they are still viewed that way. I haven't put them side by side so I don't know. I do know that I don't regret spending that money on my Mac box, I have earned a good living and it has more than paid for it's self.


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