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Old 09-14-2003, 09:51 PM
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kinda new here but not really. i have been looking around for ever, but i was just curious what kind of boxes yall have and what types of tools you use and about how much you have invested in tools alone.
i have a snap-on clone, its really a blue point with snap-on embelms, top and bottom, and two actual snap-on side boxes.
the tools, well the list could go on and on, but they are all snap-on, matco, and some mac.
i have just under $10,000 in tools (which isn't all that much when it comes to snap-on).

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Old 09-15-2003, 07:33 AM
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we've got a couple of Crapsman boxes, other than that, Dad leaves all my tools all over the workbench
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Old 09-15-2003, 09:05 AM
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I am a Craftsman guy, but I have picked up so many from Snap-On, the Mac truck at work, Home Depot, swap meats. I have a stack on tool box, both are cheap but both hold tools
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Mac box, 2 Snap on tool carts with drawers loaded with snap-on, cornell, assorted craftsmen a Sig and of course the misc tools that were canabilized to do other functions.

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Old 09-15-2003, 10:44 AM
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I doubt I have one complete set of any name brand. I usually end up breaking something at work and replace it with whatever I can find to get me through the job. Originally most of my tools were Proto, but don't buy them anymore. Most of my work tools fall into the range of 3/4" to 2 1/4" and most of the wrenches have been modified to get the correct angles needed to work on the equipment I service. Some wrenches have to be heated and bent just to get them into place, once done I have to heat and bend to get them back out. I have some sockets that I had to extend or shorten, I get some weird looks when I pull out a socket that is 18" long or a socket that is 1/4 of its original length. But once they see how good it works for the repair, I have a hard time keeping hands out of my toolbox.
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Old 09-15-2003, 07:50 PM
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Craftsman box and Craftsman tools along with about 4 other brand of tools.
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Old 09-16-2003, 08:09 PM
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4 Craftsman 2teer rolling cabinets. Ones for 1/2 in drive and wrenches, another for 3/8 drive and screwdrivers and the other for 1/4 ands timing and elect equip.. The last roller is for power tools and pneumatics. There are many kit boxes for doing ball-joints and special pullers and there is a large carry box for dremal. Then oddes and end carry boxes for duplicate wrenches and sockets and vice grips and pliers and one box just for flashlights. I am not terribly organized so once every year I put things back where they belong but only once a year. 2 wall length work benches with sterio on one and test equip and vice and drillpress. 2 compressors and 2 welder's and one plasma cutter. two 3ton jacks, many smaller jacks and jack stands up to truck jack stands. Painting and sanding and cutting equipment. I have my tools insured for $50k add on policy to my household ins. I had to the ins. company would only cover me for $10k even with pictures and invertory so I added the rider policy. Just off the top of my head anyway.





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Old 09-16-2003, 10:12 PM
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I have a cheapo Home Depot Box full of craftsman hand tools. All my pneumatic stuff is campbell hausfeld just because I cant see spending big money on stuff I use so seldom. Also have a Lincoln cracker box welder, Hobart MIG, Victor torch. Got tons of misc. stuff like jacks, stands, saws, drills. Probably would cost 10k to replace it all.

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Old 09-17-2003, 05:20 AM
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Craftsman sockets, wrenches, ratchets. All the rest is misc. stuff picked up at tool shows, etc. Air tools are mostly DeVilbiss. Prybars, hammers, and such are disposables that I pick up at tool shows for $5.99 for a set of 4 or something like that. That is the stuff that get use to do things like push down on something when you are welding and gets splatters on it, gets red hot when you have the torch going....No use putting a lot of money into a universal tool then throw it away when you can get it cheap and ruin it just the same. Long term tools get money put into them. Most of my high dollar tools are at the shop (machinist tools). I have a couple of paint guns that are DeVilbiss but the low end of quality type. These get used for primer. When I get ready to paint I will invest in a good gun (Sata or comparable) and it will only be used for painting. That is on down the road though. Probably next year. I need to invest in a 2 stage compressor and get it set up with a water trap etc. I have a few irons in the fire and when those get pulled out we'll get the compressor and gun.

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Old 09-17-2003, 05:27 AM
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And every, yes EVERY Christmas I get vice grips, tape measure, and screw drivers.

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Old 09-17-2003, 02:12 PM
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tools and stuff

well I got seven boxes one my dads old snapon and they are full of every kind of a do dad you can imagine including some guys car keys and a nice even layer of grinding and bondo dust I used to buy off the truck and then realized that this aint money in the bank and started buying that stuff made in china by slaves and convicts it works and pays the bills and when my brother comes over and borrows my mini grinder , cherrypicker and a box of sockets I dont freak out like I did when it was the good stuff ... Still though I've got more in tools than I do in my home cars and boat ... what with the welders lathe milling machine tube bender brake shears beadrollers jacks paint guns mixing bank ect. ect. but then it took 25 years too...
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Old 09-18-2003, 03:22 PM
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I seriously doubt that I have ever bought a new tool. Most of mine were given to me, including my box or bought at pawnshops, flea markets or swap meets. Every tool I own fits in my flip top, 3 droor craftsman box that is older than I am.

I just realized that I lied...my jewelers lathe won't fit in the tool box, but its pretty small...
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