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panelwagon62 05-19-2011 02:06 PM

what tool box to sell??
Hey guys i need some good opinions here. I have two tool boxes one is a Snap on classic 78 series in like new condition and the other is a Matco 5225R also in like new condition. I would like to part with one but not sure which one. What box could i get more for and what box holds its value better? thanks

cranky1 05-23-2011 10:31 AM

The most valuable tool box to me is one that works and holds the tools I have....but, I guess you could look them up on the net and see what ones cost more when new then try and find them for sale on places like Craigslist etc and see what people are asking for them.

eloc431962 05-23-2011 10:40 AM

Post up some pics of the boxes so we can see them might help. :thumbup:

Cole :pimp:

oldred 05-23-2011 11:07 AM

Assuming the boxes are similar and equal in capacity then without a doubt the Snap-On is the most valuable. If the boxes are mostly different and of different capacities then only you can determine their value and how much one would be worth to you vs the other one. Pretty simple really, keep the one you like the best and sell the other one.

If you are wanting to know the $ value of these boxes then maybe someone can shed some light on the question or maybe you might check out E-Bay/Craigslist for some idea.

Of course I am sure that the Snap-On box would be worth at least $50 and me being the generous guy I am I would probably try to help you out and even give you $60. :mwink:

panelwagon62 05-23-2011 03:23 PM

45 and its yours haha, I will try and get the pics up tonight if not then tomorrow.

327NUT 05-23-2011 08:55 PM

Yea and I think this belongs in the classified section since all you're really trying to do is sell it.

panelwagon62 05-28-2011 07:00 PM

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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.

deadbodyman 05-28-2011 08:24 PM

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.... :nono:

matts37chev 05-28-2011 08:28 PM

if they are the same depth
keep the blue one

panelwagon62 05-28-2011 09:53 PM

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 seems their value is alot better then snap on.

Irelands child 05-29-2011 05:54 AM

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

oldred 05-29-2011 11:00 AM


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?

panelwagon62 05-29-2011 11:18 AM

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.

toolz1175 06-01-2011 08:06 AM

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.

ChevelleSS_LS6 06-07-2011 10:00 AM

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. :rolleyes: 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.

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