: looking for a new tool box
Apr 16th, 07, 09:26 AM
Hey guys I started going through all my tools (and the tools my dad left me after he passed). I realized that there are tools I never knew he had and have more than I thought. I have a small craftsman tool box right now and would like to get a bigger box. I would like to buy bigger than I need now because i know that I will still end up buying more tools as time goes on. I was looking to spend less than a $1,000. I have looked for used boxes, but can't find any in my price range (atleast the name brand ones). I am not a big fan of the craftsman boxes and for a bigger box they are expensive. I was hoping someone had a reccomendation of a good size box in my price range.
Apr 16th, 07, 09:36 AM
If you want big and inexpensive, check out www.HarborFreight.com (http://search.harborfreight.com/cpisearch/web/search.do?keyword=tool+box)
If you want something more durable, check out www.northerntool.com (http://www.northerntool.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/NTESearch?storeId=6970&N=0&Ntk=All&Ntt=tool%20box&Nty=1&D=tool%20box&Ntx=mode+matchallpartial&Dx=mode+matchallpartial) or www.toolking.com (http://www.toolking.com/ExpressSearch.aspx?keyword=tool+box)
When I bought my roller, I was a fan of Craftsman (more on their return policy).
I went to my local sears and asked them where they sell the "Scratch and Dent" tool boxes.
I found a very nice roller and mid section for half the sale price, ($300).
....and I can always take it back if a drawer fails.
Apr 16th, 07, 11:11 AM
If there's a Costco near by.....they have a Stainless Steel tool chest with roller style drawers for around $700.00. It's made overseas, but for that price...it can't be beat.
Apr 16th, 07, 11:38 AM
I have heard about the Costco one also but after I had bought A Husky top and bottom box at Home depot for about $900. I don't have one complaint, excellent quality and you can do no interest for 12 months which is also cool.
Sorry about your father by the way.
Apr 16th, 07, 12:07 PM
I concur with Camaro Dave. The toolbox from costco is manufactured in Taiwan by CSPS and can be found at www.cspsmetal.com. Costco asks $699 for a 41" Stainless Steel 17 drawer tool chest. I was checking them out this past weekend and seems pretty sturdy. The keys match both upper and lower chest locks, metal seems thick enough gauge and drawers are on roller bearings. Only downside that I see is that they have a handle that would require gripping the handle with fingers on the top and bottom, rather than craftsman u-type latches that simply pull from underneath. Looks well packaged and requires installing the casters and chest handles for the sides.
I'm leaning towards this chest so far.... considering the price.... I could almost buy two of these for one craftsman.
Apr 16th, 07, 03:10 PM
I purchased the CSPS box from Costco. I really like it. The drawers are smooth and the box seems very sturdy. It rolls very well despite the weight.
It’s stainless steel, which looks great but grabs greasy fingerprints like a crime scene investigator.
I’d love to get CSPS’s matching 72” cabinet. (Thanks for posting the link.)
If I was buying from scratch, I might rethink stainless and go with a powder coated box. (Maybe, I’d have to see them side by side).
Apr 16th, 07, 03:51 PM
I got mine at costco
Apr 16th, 07, 04:51 PM
At work I have the HF one
359 w/ side box.... couldn't pass.
Apr 16th, 07, 06:19 PM
on ebay i bought one for $960 shipped. its considered a chest and not a box cuz it is just the bottom portion. i beleive it is 56"wide x24 deep x about 40 tall. has roller bearing drawers. i beleive it is an International Tool box brand. i've had it for about a year and so far no complaints.
Apr 16th, 07, 08:17 PM
They have a very nice one at Northern Tool, made by Torin, that seems very sturdy and fairly inexpensive to me.
Apr 16th, 07, 09:47 PM
The Costco box is great, you do have to grab with a pinch motion, but the drawers slide very nicely. It was cold when we set it up, and the white plastic covering stuck all over it was very hard to remove. Probably a lot easier in summer...
Apr 17th, 07, 02:50 AM
I am not a fan of the DEEP drawers in costco boxes.......At my home garage I dont need to lock up many items I store on a pegboard wall...........
I would rather have more shallow drawers for more sq inches to lay out all the hand tools......
Just my .02
Apr 17th, 07, 05:19 AM
I bought a really nice pre-owned MAC U & L from my Snap-On rep for $200.00.
Apr 17th, 07, 07:48 PM
I like this one. www.goboxes.com
Saw it at the charlotte autofair this past weekend.
Apr 18th, 07, 07:38 AM
The costco box is a great value. I have the top half and my son has the bottom half..We are both happy.
Apr 18th, 07, 06:24 PM
There are deals to be had on used boxes. I scored this MAC upper and lower box (to the right in the picture) for $800 plus my old craftsman rollaway that i paid about $500 for about ten years earlier. Bought it from an older guy who wanted to downsize.
I see a lot of good deals on Ebay if you can find one locally and dont have to pay shipping.
Look here too.