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Old 10-24-2009, 04:59 AM
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Old 10-25-2009, 04:05 AM
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I have bought two rollaround bases from Menards, a side box and a large top box from Menards and am real well satisfied with it. Made from heavy gage steel, BB drawers, etc. Way better than my Crapsman that I have. The only thing about the MasterForce that Menards sells is the green. If you don't like green, well..........you can always paint it. For home I have the large base, side box, and top box and have right at $1000 in it. For work I have just the base and top box and I thing it was a little under $800 on sale.
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Because of this thread I took notice of the boxes at our local Sears yesterday and was surprised to discover that the Craftsman boxes seem to be available in three different grades. These things look as if they range from almost junk to some really nice and reasonably heavy duty units, problem is that most of what counts may not be so apparent to someone that is somewhat unfamiliar with tool boxes/cabinets. Just looking at them the cheapest outfits kind of look cheap and are priced accordingly, they would only be good for very light stuff and much weight at all would break them down quickly. The "middle" grade looks nearly as well built as the their "pro" grade but are priced much cheaper and this could cause a problem in a "pro" work environment. My point is just saying "my Craftsman is the best box I ever bought" or my Craftsman box is junk" don't mean much unless it is pointed out WHICH Craftsman box is being discussed. One thing for sure Craftsman still has some nice (the top grade) tool boxes with heavy (heavier ) metal, ball bearings and decent castors/wheels and the top of the line models are probably as good as a person is likely to find, these days anyway, and for the price they could be a good choice. Personally I would stay away from the cheapest ones because they are really just not good for much of anything.
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craftsman has there tool boxes on sale
http://www.craftsman.com/shc/s/s_101...Cabinet+Combos

I just bought the Craftsman 22-drawer premium heavy duty ball bearing grip latch tool chest for 700 buck. its the top and bottom sections. unpacked and i am very happy with the quality, fit, finish.

i saved a little bit for being a craftsman club member- free to join.
out the door for $752

toolbox I bought

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Old 10-27-2009, 01:21 PM
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THis is the one I got (at least it looks like it) but in black.
http://www.craftsman.com/shc/s/p_101...Cabinet+Combos
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they have this on for sell (member price until the oct. 31) for $999. Was too big for me

http://www.craftsman.com/shc/s/Produ...als_Oct09_prev
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Old 10-27-2009, 06:22 PM
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^those Craftsman boxes are really nice! Wish I had the cash for one in my garage..

Nice finds guys!!
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Husky Tool Chest

I saw a Husky Tool Chest at Home Depot. It was $300 for a basic 12 or 14 drawer tool chest. I didn't see it online, but I'm sure if you go into the store you'll see it.
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Old 10-29-2009, 09:35 AM
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I'm filling the new tool box....The only problem I'm having is that now I'm finding all kinds of tools that were buried in the old box.
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I have the HF top, bottom and side set. I check Craftsman, HD and Lowes boxes and for the money HF cant be beat. They are made of heavier gauge steel, nice rollers, I lubed mine all before I loaded it down with tools. I seldom move mine but I've never had a problem with moving it. The only thing I would change is the crinkle finish, it doesnt hold stickers that well. If you get them on sale with a %20 off coupons you just cant beat the price, then you have all that extra money for more tools! Why pay for a brand name?
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My experience with HF is that their stuff is okay if not used on a frequent basis. I bought husky and its great with complete set of *******. All are stainless with ball bearing glides, 41" wide and about 5' high. I think they run around $500-600. Harbor Freight sells similar chests as a separate units.

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with all the layoffs in the trades ( autodealerships going out ) I have ran across a few deals of guys wanting to get out from the paymentson there boxes , I picked up a 3 bay22 drawer 96" roller cab for 2 grand that when new went for 7k , its only 2 years old and has hardly any scratches on it . I wish the thing had a trailer hitch as it was heavy ( almost 1500 pounds ) I have been a long time buyer of sear pro line stuff but when they took the production to Canada from Iowa ,I couldn't see paying the extra price for stuff thats not built as good as it was , I gave my old roller cabs and boxes to my little brother in trade for a 28" 2 stage snowblower .(5k worth of boxes for a 1200 snow blower who made out ( he had to shovel his driveway the other night )
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I know a few guyss who have that US Gen box from Harbor Freight. Like alll their stuff, its hard to beat the price. The box is actually quite good. Sometimes its hard to justify payin all that extra for a name like Snapon or Matco. What I dont get is some of the new boxes Im seein with builtin refrigeraotrs and boomboxes and lighting. I like it simple I guess.
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What I dont get is some of the new boxes Im seein with builtin refrigerators and boomboxes and lighting. I like it simple I guess.
I don't get that either! If I want a Boombox or Refrigerator, I'll go buy it. I don't want all that in a Tool Chest anyway. It's meant to store tools, not be on the cutting edge of technology.
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