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Old 03-18-2010, 11:22 AM   #1
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Tool Box / Tool Chest

Was thinking of picking this up from Harbor Freight and wanted to pass it on to others who might be in the market for this as well...

I don't know much about it, but it looks fairly decent for the price... Your comments and/or suggestions are welcome....

https://www.harborfreightusa.com/usa/...o?itemid=67421
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...... but when i have problems being able to screw other things i normally tie them up and lube the out of it. dont be afraid do get rough with it. if you cant handle it with the tool you have maybe the task is to hard for you. in which case if could be time for some tag team action and maybe even a foursome...
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I saw that in the flyer I got in the mail a couple days ago. I picked up this up from Sears 2 weeks ago for $230.

https://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_1...l+Chest+Combos

I've heard that the high US General tool chests at HF are quality and I thought about getting just the bottom 42" chest but it was over $500.
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It's a machinist/Kennedy type knock off.

I think you'll find this a bit more practical for bike type tools...

https://www.harborfreightusa.com/usa/...bCategoryName=

I have this in my garage. Just the center bottom chest. Holds all the bike stuff you could need and is well built for the price.
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Old 03-18-2010, 02:46 PM   #4
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^ How much is the above?

I did not want to spend too much money as I don't have a lot of 'quality' tools, just need a place to throw the tools i do have in... So none of you guys would recommend the box i posted above?
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my friend got that box. its bassically the same lay out of the matco/ snan-on boxs'. His drawers broke after a few weeks of use. But then again he is a heavy line tech for ford trans specialist. The side rails were kinda cheap quality. for MC tools it should work fine
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I don't remeber but it was on special or I had a discount coupon and made it under $400. It was cheaper then Craftsman, cheaper that any used MAC, SnapOn etc box of the same size. It's wrinckled finished powder coat, bearing slides, bear casters and wheels. I feel bad because it's made in China but , it is just bent metal and some bearings. Not rocket science.

Anyway, I few years ago I was doing some serious searching for my garage and this is the best/cost effective option I found. Plus I like the flat top with rubber mat as a work surface.

Here are 2 pictures of it in my garage.
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I was at Harbor Freight last weekend and saw both of those tool boxes. They both looked pretty good for the price. One seemed a little better built than the other but I forgot which one it was.
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It's a machinist/Kennedy type knock off.

I think you'll find this a bit more practical for bike type tools...

https://www.harborfreightusa.com/usa/...bCategoryName=

I have this in my garage. Just the center bottom chest. Holds all the bike stuff you could need and is well built for the price.
That's exactly the one that I was thinking about getting but I went with the craftsman cause I didn't want to spend that much and it would take up more room in my tiny 1 car garage.
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how about Excel? https://www.toolboxesdirect.com/tool-...gtoolcombo.cfm
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It's a machinist/Kennedy type knock off.

I think you'll find this a bit more practical for bike type tools...

https://www.harborfreightusa.com/usa/...bCategoryName=

I have this in my garage. Just the center bottom chest. Holds all the bike stuff you could need and is well built for the price.
Ive had this box for over a year, and its held up great.
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Ive had this box for over a year, and its held up great.
As a general rule I don't buy China if I can at all help it or unless I am shopping by price only.

BUT...

That box is built WAY better then anything else you can find new or used at that size for a few hundred bucks.
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to the OP, i have the same chest, though mine is branded as a torin and not a storehouse they are exactly the same. i got mine from northern tool for $350-400 ish.

get it. it does the job. no need for the expensive others are suggesting. save the rest of your money for other tools. i will say that after having it for a few years now my tool collection has grown and i could use a bigger cab or a second one.

i like this one though, in that it is easy to break down and move.
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