|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.
|11-03-2011 10:28 PM|
I would have to agree... A waste of money just for respect..... There is cheaper ways to get respect.. I would never spend that on a box... No need to..And as far as rolling mine around.... only to clean under it... Maybe Once ever 5 years or so....
|11-03-2011 10:21 PM|
if you want respect learn to fix cars
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
|11-03-2011 05:57 PM|
Here's one Like I have, it's the second one down. MB1100
|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).
|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.
|11-02-2011 11:02 PM|
|NEW INTERIORS||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...|
|11-02-2011 09:48 PM|
|tech69||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.|
|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 craigslist.net. look there before you buy a bigger tool truck box. lots of laid off mechanics looking to raise some cash.
|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.
|11-02-2011 09:23 AM|
Hi,it would be kinda nice if we knew,what you are talking about. what cabinet? new? used? PICTURES would be nice also...
|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.