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Old 04-28-2009, 03:12 PM   #1
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Default Tool box friction drawer slide retaining clips

FWIW, After hours of research, I've found the mothership for those little flat spring clips which retain the friction drawer slides used on so many boxes; Matco, NAPA, Proto, Craftsman, Lumidor and finally Waterloo. Nearly all the boxes in the US are actually made by Waterloo. go to http://www.waterlooindustries.com/ Service Parts Phone:1-800-833-4405 and they'll sell them direct for $1.09 each plus $2 shipping, so get lots of extras.

They are also available from sears parts direct for twice the price.

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Old 05-10-2012, 04:35 PM   #2
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found this on a search and found it useful. thanks!
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Default Re: Tool box friction drawer slide retaining clips

I also found this via Google search, need a handful for an old MAC box.
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Old 10-02-2012, 07:13 AM   #4
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Great find, I'm much obliged. I need about a dozen of those little guys.
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Old 12-20-2012, 05:48 PM   #5
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thanks so much for your quick response
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Old 12-25-2012, 03:50 PM   #6
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Do you have a part number and or pic?

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Old 12-25-2012, 04:01 PM   #7
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Yes, pt# required, the link goes to Waterloo main page. thx!
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Old 01-26-2013, 12:47 PM   #8
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Do you have a part number and or pic?

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Has anyone come up with the Waterloo part number for the retaining clips?

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Old 01-26-2013, 01:27 PM   #9
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Old 07-05-2013, 12:31 AM   #10
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That part number comes up "No Results Found" on the Waterloo site. Additional searching on the Waterloo site came up with nothing for these clips.

Darn, I thought I'd finally found some for my Matco boxes. I've been looking for about 10 years!!
Every Matco distributor that I've met has said "Sure, I'll get you some. How many do you want?". Then comes a lot of hem-hawing to avoid telling me that they really aren't available.

Apparently they are available from Sears Parts, http://www.ereplacementparts.com/sli...p-1016033.html for $4.39 ea. plus shipping.
Frickin ouch! But, if they"re the only game in town...

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Old 07-05-2013, 02:58 AM   #11
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Call Waterloo - 1-800-833-4405 - I am quite certain they will know what you're talking about and be glad to ship you some.
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Old 07-05-2013, 02:16 PM   #12
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Yep, call waterloo. I ordered a few back in March(?) for an old matco tool box. A little over $1 each, plus $3 shipping on the entire package. Much cheaper than Mac, matco, kennedy and craftsman. While you are on the phone, waterloo also carries most common keys for ~$3. Just FYI if you need one.

Just say "little black slide clip" and they will be like "Yep, you need......" I think they sell a lot of them.
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Old 07-05-2013, 06:50 PM   #13
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I wished I remembered the Matco part #. List price on a bag of 10 was less than $1.
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Just an update for everyone, I just emailed Matco about those clips in hopes that they can point us all in the right direction for some replacements! I'll keep everyone updated!
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Old 04-09-2014, 03:06 PM   #15
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I called Waterloo Customer Service (Main # on their website). Part Number is "Little black clip thingys that attach to friction slides on a tool box".
They know exactly what your talking about and can find them immediately with that part number listed above.

Cost is just barely over $1 each plus $3 shipping. They said I'll get mine in about 3 days.
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Old 04-09-2014, 03:47 PM   #16
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Bad news from Matco guys,

Originally the rep i emailed was going to hook it up big time. Sending me 6 bags of 10 each for FREE.

A few days later he emailed me saying that they no longer get them/manufacturer no longer makes them because they haven't been used on a Matco box for 8 years.

Looks like Waterloo is currently the best option.

Ntrouble, what kind of box do you have? 80s? 90s?

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Old 04-09-2014, 07:42 PM   #17
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Mine was made Jan '77. Model MB920.
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Mine was made Jan '77. Model MB920.
'79 MB920 here. They fit just fine. Don't waste your time with mac or matco, just go straight to waterloo.
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I got the clips yesterday from Waterloo. 3 days shipping and they are exactly the right ones for my MAC box.
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