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Old 08-30-2010, 05:05 PM   #1
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Default Craftsman 52" Tool Box

Hello All,

Sears has this on sale...

http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_1...000B?adCell=B8


Anybody have one?

Seems like a good deal

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Old 08-30-2010, 05:24 PM   #2
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it is a good deal but i think a couple of the HF 45" cabinets would be better and would give you more space not to mention they would be a few hundred less. Both are made in china. I'd also check out the Craftsman box for myself to make sure the steel is okay. If its the same thin stuff they use on their smaller do-it-yourselfer boxes i'd steer clear. The HF boxes on the other hand are quite sturdy.
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Old 08-30-2010, 05:28 PM   #3
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I'll echo Skin and stick with my HF boxes as I feel it is better overall quality and bang for my buck.
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Old 08-30-2010, 05:28 PM   #4
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jms 72499, WELCOME TO THE FORUM

not sure where your from but if you have a menards go check there masterforce line, it comes in green only and a 36, 4? (40 something) and 56. nicer then the cman by far and a touch above the HF in my opinion for similar money and what i wish i knew about and had bought instead of the HF bottoms they are very nice BUT i like masterforces drawer layout better
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Old 08-30-2010, 11:07 PM   #5
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Both are made in china.
I would guess made in Mexico just like their 42" Griplatch boxes.
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Old 08-30-2010, 11:55 PM   #6
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I would guess made in Mexico just like their 42" Griplatch boxes.
craftsman 52" box is a griplatch box
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Old 08-31-2010, 12:52 AM   #7
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Default Re: Craftsman 52" Tool Box

I took a close look at this combo a couple months ago and wasn't impressed.

- No full-width drawers
- Drawers only 16 1/2" deep
- Only 70 lb capacity drawers
- The box feels flimsy and cheap

It would be OK (but not great) for a garage box but not for work IMO. After seeing both in person, I'd rather buy the HF boxes.
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I would guess made in Mexico just like their 42" Griplatch boxes.
perhaps formed but i'd question where the hardware [castors, slides, bearings etc..] and steel plate is coming from.
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Old 08-31-2010, 08:51 AM   #9
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Wasn't this thing on sale for $1000 just this past or earlier this month? I was looking at the box too. I wasn't impressed really either. I agree the HF box is a better deal. I would also consider the montezuma boxes from strictlytoolboxes.com if you got $2000 to put into something. I think that 1800 is way to much for that box. I couldn't bring myself to pay the $1000 for it.

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Old 08-31-2010, 09:10 AM   #10
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I own a Craftsman 52" set and sincerely believe that the HF boxes are just flat made better!
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Is this the HF box you guys talk about? $299 seems like a great deal...
http://www.harborfreight.com/red-rol...est-92099.html
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Old 08-31-2010, 11:12 AM   #12
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was referring to the cabinets myself.

http://www.harborfreight.com/13-draw...net-90320.html

couple of those would give more room than the sears box. The one for 299 would be the proper top for it if you wanted, or of course you can purchase that by itself and install it onto a shelf.
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Is this the HF box you guys talk about? $299 seems like a great deal...
http://www.harborfreight.com/red-rol...est-92099.html
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was referring to the cabinets myself.

http://www.harborfreight.com/13-draw...net-90320.html

couple of those would give more room than the sears box. The one for 299 would be the proper top for it if you wanted, or of course you can purchase that by itself and install it onto a shelf.
Could you also use the %20 off coupon on those also???
If so that would be some realy, REALY, great savings!
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Default Re: Craftsman 52" Tool Box

Most of the Craftsman boxes were made by Waterloo, here in the USA. The slides, probably come from offshore, they did in my boxes.


Griplatch box latch from china, the others came from Tawain.
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Could you also use the %20 off coupon on those also???
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was referring to the cabinets myself.

http://www.harborfreight.com/13-draw...net-90320.html

couple of those would give more room than the sears box. The one for 299 would be the proper top for it if you wanted, or of course you can purchase that by itself and install it onto a shelf.
Can You use the 20% coupon on top of that??
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You bet. I just purchased 2 of them a few weeks ago. $349 -20% on each. You might want to bring a friend. They only allow 1-20% off cupon per box at some stores. They could really care less at the HF I went to ;-)

That friend will come in handy when unloading them. They are quite heavy!
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Default Re: Craftsman 52" Tool Box

I find that the 52" comb is not that much better than getting two 26" combo units and bolting them together. Other than the extra storage up top there is no drawer wider than what you would get with the smaller units. I can't see having a chest that wide without it having at least a 41" drawer. I think you would do better with the 41" harbor freight combo or masterforce combo for less $ or a used box for a little more $.
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Can You use the 20% coupon on top of that??
You can use the 20% off coupon on top of sale prices in the store. You're not supposed to be able to stack coupons, so if the price is one of their super coupons, the 20% isn't supposed to be good.

If the internet price is cheaper than the store price and you bring in the internet page they will knock the store price down. When they do this they aren't supposed to allow the 20% off coupon, but some stores do.

There are some people on this board who have had problems with honoring 20% coupons in conjunction with sale prices.

The only definite is that it can vary depening on the clerk/store manager you're dealing with.
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I find that the 52" comb is not that much better than getting two 26" combo units and bolting them together. Other than the extra storage up top there is no drawer wider than what you would get with the smaller units. I can't see having a chest that wide without it having at least a 41" drawer. I think you would do better with the 41" harbor freight combo or masterforce combo for less $ or a used box for a little more $.
Exactly. They managed to make a bigger box without any of the benefits of a bigger box.
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