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Old 08-11-2007, 04:30 PM
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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...
http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_1...?keyword=viper
They also have a really nice garage set, but seem to have trouble keeping it in stock....
http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_1...?keyword=viper
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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
CamarosRus@aol.com

Chuck Sharin
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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.
Like all Craftsman are made in the USA? I have two MasterForce from Menards and they are heavier built than my buddy's Craftsman Griplatch. The metal is thicker, the box is heavier, and all the drawers are ball bearing. Torin is a good box for the money as some of the others. Sure they aren't SO, Mac, and such, but some people today are on a limited budget. I have less than a grand in a 46" roller, top cabinet, and 6 drawer side box.
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tol boxes...

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???????????.
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