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Old 11-25-2011, 07:49 PM   #1
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Default Menards Limited Edition toolbox.

Did anyone see the toolbox in the ad for black friday? I thought it was awesome. It was black and Green.

Here is the ad it was in:

http://www.theblackfriday.com/ads/me...day-ad14.shtml



Click on page 14. I think it looks alot better than what my boyfriend had bought and he has the green one.
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Old 11-25-2011, 09:12 PM   #2
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Default Re: Menards Limited Edition toolbox.

I just bought one for my dad. It's a nice box but personally I own the Harbor frieght 41" set and love it. The one thing I do like better about the Menards are the grip latches> The HF box has rubber detents that dont' work the best when cold.
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Old 11-25-2011, 10:19 PM   #3
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I just bought one for my dad. It's a nice box but personally I own the Harbor frieght 41" set and love it. The one thing I do like better about the Menards are the grip latches> The HF box has rubber detents that dont' work the best when cold.
Nice. I would have got the bottom roller, but I needed a truck! I just think it is awesome looking, plus the limited edition makes it better
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Old 11-25-2011, 10:35 PM   #4
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Default Re: Menards Limited Edition toolbox.

The 36" bottom should fit in a cherokee with the seats down. Maybe just barely, but should.
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Old 11-25-2011, 10:42 PM   #5
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The 36" bottom should fit in a cherokee with the seats down. Maybe just barely, but should.
Thanks, would use boyfriends truck, but he is being a butthead.
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Old 11-25-2011, 10:51 PM   #6
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Default Re: Menards Limited Edition toolbox.

I put a very similar sized box (even has same angled corners) in back of my cherokee. Can't fit a top and bottom though. I had started to load it myself and a stranger helped push it inside.

I used some dolley carts to wheel it over to an awaiting fork lift to unload it, but it might be better to just remove all the drawers, put the wheels on it, and move it empty, and then reassemble.
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Old 11-25-2011, 11:04 PM   #7
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Default Re: Menards Limited Edition toolbox.

It's a nice box, it's been out for a while and has been at that price already this year prior to BF.

I am not personally a fan of the rounded corners.

I bought the 16-drawer (8/8) from HF on Tuesday, really like the quality/etc. for the price point, but the top box could use a bit of depth to some of the drawers.
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Old 11-26-2011, 01:32 PM   #8
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The box looks "stylish" but the big green Masterforce box line seems better built. Then again, I went with a 5 foot long Mac roller, so overkill is a good thing.
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Old 11-26-2011, 02:46 PM   #10
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Default Re: Menards Limited Edition toolbox.

Looks like a great deal.

Craftsman makes a similar looking top as part of their new "Contour" series, but the Craftsman is not as wide and with fewer drawers.
http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_1...4&blockType=G4
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Old 11-26-2011, 02:52 PM   #11
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Default Re: Menards Limited Edition toolbox.

I saw those in the store awhile back and they seemed to be more cheaply made then the older style. Metal seemed thinner and not as well made. I did like the slide lock vs the detents but.would still buy the older style myself.
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Old 11-26-2011, 09:14 PM   #12
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Are they made in USA or China?
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China, like all the Masterforce boxes.
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Are they made in USA or China?
Is there such a thing as a brand new retail 36" box made in USA (not mexico) for less than $1000? Probably lowest price is actually closer to $2000?
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Old 11-27-2011, 05:01 PM   #16
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Default Re: Menards Limited Edition toolbox.

I refuse to even consider ANY product that involves a mail in rebate.

Give me an honest price up front...
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Old 11-27-2011, 05:16 PM   #17
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Default Re: Menards Limited Edition toolbox.

The Menards rebates are pretty good in the sense that you will actually get them. The downside is they are only good at Menards (basicly store credit) which is ok, if you shop regularly there.


In general mail in rebates are a ripoff IMO, especially when they are from Ace hardware .
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They are actually made in Canada. These have been around for a couple of years, although they pulled them from my local store for part of that time. Check this thread http://www.garagejournal.com/forum/s...85#post1788485
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They are actually made in Canada. These have been around for a couple of years, although they pulled them from my local store for part of that time. Check this thread http://www.garagejournal.com/forum/s...85#post1788485
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I knew I should've taken a picture of the box on Black Friday for all to see as I figured this would come up. Clearly said Made in China.
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