|05-28-2009 01:40 PM|
HI,im not talking about quality,but what are your opinions on the tool boxes that are so high,you have to use a step ladder to see whats in the top box???????????.
|05-28-2009 03:39 AM|
|05-27-2009 01:46 PM|
Powder Coated Gloss TORIN ?????????
There is a man that posted on www.garagejournal.com showing GLOSS finish Charcoal or Black top/bottom TORIN boxes.
From what he said his supplier (??) had the last gloss boxes........
ANYONE have a clue what I'm talking about and INFO on where/who in the USA has the gloss finished 41" or 56" TORIN boxes
I also will consider buying USED 56" wide COMBO used American Boxes located in Pac N.W.
As I'm not a regular here.....I sure would appreciate a courtesy reply at
|02-13-2008 07:17 PM|
Torin makes a good home use box. The only negatives to me is the finish they apply. It has a very rough texture which makes it very hard to keep clean, which is important to me. They have ball bearing slides, which is a must. The plastic sliders are junk, IMHO. For a good home box I would suggest you look at Craftsman, specifically the Viper line they sell. I bought on for the home shop, and it is comparable to my SnapOn at less than 1/3 the price...
They also have a really nice garage set, but seem to have trouble keeping it in stock....
|02-13-2008 07:11 PM|
i like my Torin box. say what you will about its quality, ive been using mine for almost 4 years now (im a mechanic, thats what i do for a living). i havent had problem 1 with it. it hold plenty of weight my lower box is about full to capacity. and im looking to buy the top box in a few weeks. it gets its drawers opened ALOT, as i am one of those guys who never remembers to bring all the tools to the car that i am going to need for the job. if you are in the market for a nice tool box and dont want to pay $5k for a similar sized Mac, Snap-On, or Matco box like me, then this is the ticket.
on a side note, the box i had before this one was a craftsman and it didnt stand up to the beating that i gave it. i have to say that my Torin box has taken a beating unlike any other tool box should, and it has no signs of paint fade scratches or the like. and its in an oustide shop, not enclosed for the weather.
|08-26-2007 01:58 AM|
My craftsman box is fine for home use. I will probably use it for the rest of my mechanicking days (is that a word?). If I were a real mechinic, I would want a better box with bearings on the drawers. They constantly open and close drawers, whereas at home it is just used occasionally.
I have never seen the northern tool boxes in person. I would recommend checking them out well though. I have seen some junk chinese boxes that are just throwing money away.
|08-26-2007 12:30 AM|
They sell the smaller ones at Checker. They are a lower quality made in China box. I would prefer a well used old American made Mac, Snap on, Matco or Waterloo box. Stay away from the Chinese Mac tool boxes. For low budget home use I would stick with Craftsman. While the rollers and slides have plastic in them, replacement parts are available.
|08-12-2007 12:05 AM|
|Poison Heart||I've seen these in their stores and they seem pretty sturdy and at a very reasonably price. I don't see how anyone can afford a Snap-On tool box. Craftsman also has some nice pieces for decent prices.|
|08-11-2007 05:30 PM|
Torin toolbox sold by Northern tool?
Looking at a Northern tool catalog & ran across Torin 56" boxes that sell for about the same price but according to the catalog have 3899 lb bottom & 1288 lb top box capacity. Does anyone have any experience with them? Specifically wondering how it compares to the international in my other post.