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06-08-2011 09:48 PM
toolz1175
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Originally Posted by panelwagon62
Yeah i did the comparison and i do love the matco compared to the snap on by far. In your opinion is matco better on all of their boxes compared to snap on?
Dollar for dollar, absolutely. The 5 series Matco was created to compete with Snap-on's top-of-the-line box, and it beats it on every level, at a lower price. The 6 series Matco has no competitor- there's nothing out there to compare it to. It's also expensive. The 4 series Matco is the entry level box, but has most of the features of the more expensive ones, just not all the options and flash. You can get online and design a 6 series to fit your tools and needs- drawer size, color, casters, trim, etc. etc. The options are endless.

Those flashy truck-on-toolboxes pics are kinda cool, and Matco's done them too, but if you figure an empty tandem weighs around 24,000, sitting on 6 tool boxes, that's 4000 lbs per box. They damn well better hold that much, for what they cost.
06-08-2011 08:00 PM
ChevelleSS_LS6
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Originally Posted by panelwagon62
Yeah i did the comparison and i do love the matco compared to the snap on by far. In your opinion is matco better on all of their boxes compared to snap on?
I never got to see a Matco box up close; but I am impressed with how sturdily built the snap ons are. I'm sure Matco are similarly well built.

For the more budget oriented (hobbyist?), take a look into Waterloo (click for catalog in pdf form) . Most (I would say all but I'm not 100% sure) models are made here in the USA. I think they're the best for the money... I know Snap-Ons are great, but who parks a dump truck on their toolbox? Pretty neat test though.

06-08-2011 07:47 PM
panelwagon62
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Originally Posted by toolz1175
The Snap-on classic series is pretty much their bottom-of-the line box. The 78 sells around here for about $3000 new. The 5225R Matco is in the middle of their line, and built much better than the Snap-on. Just open a few drawers and wiggle things around a bit, and you'll see the difference real quick. Thicker metal, better slides, better drawer construction, stronger case. Every area is different as far as what sells the best, but the Matco is a better box.
Yeah i did the comparison and i do love the matco compared to the snap on by far. In your opinion is matco better on all of their boxes compared to snap on?
06-07-2011 04:18 PM
oldschoolrods Snap on's website lists the toolboxes as made in USA
06-07-2011 11:00 AM
ChevelleSS_LS6 Agreed... my new (couple years old) craftsman box is thin stamped sheetmetal, bottom drawer never did close right, slides in crooked then jams. Pulled drawer, reset slides, same thing. Ended up having to kick the edge of the drawer so it closes all the way.

It's proudly made in China. I'm strongly 'buy American' so the crappsman box was a gift.

I think SnapOn/Matco/goodstuff is still made here in the USA... check with the snap on man or look for a label on the shipping box or maybe even the tool box itself.
06-01-2011 09:06 AM
toolz1175 The Snap-on classic series is pretty much their bottom-of-the line box. The 78 sells around here for about $3000 new. The 5225R Matco is in the middle of their line, and built much better than the Snap-on. Just open a few drawers and wiggle things around a bit, and you'll see the difference real quick. Thicker metal, better slides, better drawer construction, stronger case. Every area is different as far as what sells the best, but the Matco is a better box.
05-29-2011 12:18 PM
panelwagon62 Probably china haha. Someone told me all toolboxes are made in the same factory but each company has certain things they put on their boxes. I must say when I got the matco box I put all my tools in it to try it out and I admit I think I like it better then the snap on with size and quality to.
05-29-2011 12:00 PM
oldred
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Originally Posted by Irelands child
Snap-on box is worth more then I paid for it 40 years ago ($65, if I recall correctly).Dave W


My Snap-On is not quite that old, but close to it, and to be honest I really have not looked over the newer Snap-On boxes and can't comment on whether or not the quality is the same. Where are Snap-On boxes made these days?
05-29-2011 06:54 AM
Irelands child To me, the MATCO box appears visually to have more going for it then the Snap-on. My guess is if you HAD to sell one, the Snap-on would sell first and for the most $$$. In this world, the buzz is status/ego and he who owes the Snap-on guy the most bucks ---- wins. I don't do mech work professionally and haven't for 25+ years, but my nice size ancient, top box only, Snap-on box is worth more then I paid for it 40 years ago ($65, if I recall correctly).

I do like what I see in that Extreme website

Dave W
05-28-2011 10:53 PM
panelwagon62 Yeah the are the same depth. Here is my story on these box's. I purchased the snap on about three years ago for around 4,000 from my dealer. I bought the matco for 1,000 off of my wifes cousin. He paid close to 5,000 for it and hardly ever even used it it just sat in his garage and there was no way I was letting it go for that price. I was going to trade both boxes on a snap on tripple bank with a riser but can't really bring myself to spending that kind of cash. Your box doesn't make you money your tools do. I was also looking at extreme tool boxes www.extremetools.net. seems their value is alot better then snap on.
05-28-2011 09:28 PM
matts37chev if they are the same depth
keep the blue one
05-28-2011 09:24 PM
deadbodyman Tell ya the truth ,I'd keep them both...Later in life you'll have even more tools and you'll regret selling it...three boxes is perfect for me ,one for body tools, one for mechanical ,and one for metal working....never sell tools....
05-28-2011 08:00 PM
panelwagon62 This post is for only a matter of opinion, i'm not trying to sell anything on here. Here is the pic both boxes are a little dusty but the both clean up like new.
05-23-2011 09:55 PM
327NUT Yea and I think this belongs in the classified section since all you're really trying to do is sell it.
05-23-2011 04:23 PM
panelwagon62 45 and its yours haha, I will try and get the pics up tonight if not then tomorrow.
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