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Old 11-22-2010, 09:00 PM   #21
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So, I'm in need of a small reasonably priced roll around tool box. I have no roll around boxes and need to organize my tools. I know the new vs. used, the top of the line/built like a tank vs. cheap/falls apart next year.
I'm going to use at home. I'm not a pro. But I want it to last a few years and not be torture to use. What are the best choices, especially now during the retail selling season. For instance I see a HD Husky top and bottom 26x48x18 8 drawer for $159. http://www.blackfriday.fm/adscan/homedepot

Looking for recommendations for the best price performance ratio that's not junk.

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I have the bottom of that box and its pretty good. I paid somewhere around $220 about 2 years ago. I'd recommend that for home use as I am also considering getting one for my house.(my current box is at work).
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Old 11-22-2010, 09:03 PM   #22
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According to the guy that was helping me they are very recent. I think it's a good consumer box for the price, it's not a pro box like the $1000 sears models or anything but for the price it seemed better than the $300 sears models.
Well I'm wanting to upgrade from my smaller boxes to something a little bigger. I was looking at the 40" full width drawer Craftsman top and bottom with Griplatch and all that. I think those were going to be around $850 or so though. Maybe I will have to make a trip to HD and Sears to decide...
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I have the bottom of that box and its pretty good. I paid somewhere around $220 about 2 years ago. I'd recommend that for home use as I am also considering getting one for my house.(my current box is at work).
I stopped by a HD today to see the fit and finish of their Boxes. They had similar black boxes to the sale one in the BF ad. The bottom box had one more drawer (5), there was a middle box with 4 drawers that was similar to the top box on the sale setup, and the top box had a shaped lid rather than the flat one and 3 full drawers and 3 small ones on top. This is in their catalog with $239, $99 and $149 prices. All 26x12 3/4. The sale box is 26 1/2x18 (deeper) for the bottom box.
I looked at the construction and posts by others are confirmed. I don't have experience to compare except working in a shop with some old Kennedy and unknown makes which were substantially stronger and smoother operating. The sale setup would certainly hold my auto tools and some others too, but I've put an ad on CL looking for old boxes. Lets see what turns up. It's cardboard til then! Anyone here upgrading or getting something for Christmas and wants to sell an old box?

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Old 11-22-2010, 09:26 PM   #24
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Well I'm wanting to upgrade from my smaller boxes to something a little bigger. I was looking at the 40" full width drawer Craftsman top and bottom with Griplatch and all that. I think those were going to be around $850 or so though. Maybe I will have to make a trip to HD and Sears to decide...

If you do go HD, make sure you go to www.homedepotmoving.com and register. They send you a 10% off coupon in your email instantly. I just got mine in case I end up buying something there.
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Old 11-22-2010, 09:45 PM   #25
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If you do go HD, make sure you go to www.homedepotmoving.com and register. They send you a 10% off coupon in your email instantly. I just got mine in case I end up buying something there.
Thanks for the heads up, although I don't think I can use it. I get a 10% discount every day for Active Duty military. Same goes for Lowes and now Sears as well. I doubt they would let me combine the two and I probably wouldn't try anyways.
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How about this used Cman for $175? Owner says 5' tall and 3' deep.



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I'll trade him a tape measure for it...he obviously needs one
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Old 11-25-2010, 10:42 AM   #28
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Also the guy hinted that they may be on sale for black friday, they had 2 in different packaging stored on the top shelf with different skew #'s that even he couldn't bring up with his scanner. He said generally that means they might be on sale for black friday.
Its actually called "sku's". It means stock keeping unit.

Just thought I'd clarify.
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How about this used Cman for $175? Owner says 5' tall and 3' deep.



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Tell him to close the lid and measure again
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where are you?
I have a top and bottom older MAC setup that I will sell for $250

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Old 11-25-2010, 04:34 PM   #31
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Old 11-25-2010, 04:42 PM   #32
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If I were in the market for something small, I would consider this.

It's in the black Friday ad for $159. I've looked at it in the store and it's pretty nice, IMO. Link to the HF ad section.

I have to agree with this. I have this cart and it is great quality. Much nicer than anything you will find at Sears, Lowes or Home Depot.
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I have to agree with this. I have this cart and it is great quality. Much nicer than anything you will find at Sears, Lowes or Home Depot.
Mac tools used to have a tool cart almost identical to the US General tool cart. They are probably made by the same manufacture. No wonder the US General tool cart is so much better than the Sears, Lowes, or Home Depot ones.
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Old 11-25-2010, 05:21 PM   #34
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If I were in the market for something small, I would consider this.

It's in the black Friday ad for $159. I've looked at it in the store and it's pretty nice, IMO. Link to the HF ad section.

That right there is a hell of a deal. The new smooth finish on those is really good. They also have the grip latch drawers. Its a very well made cart.
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Damn I wish I would've known the 5 drawer had grip latch drawers. I picked up the 4 drawer one for $100 a few months back and I'm happy with it so far. Not a fan of the "detents" that keep the drawers closed tho.
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Old 11-25-2010, 06:51 PM   #36
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That right there is a hell of a deal. The new smooth finish on those is really good. They also have the grip latch drawers. Its a very well made cart.
They make these red 5 drawers with a smooth finish now? Are their two different item numbers? I have a gloss finish black 4 drawer HF cart and love it, would like a larger one.
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The ones I'm going to look at tomorrow are these two:
http://bfads.net/Sears-Black-Friday-...000lb-Capacity
http://bfads.net/Sears-Black-Friday-...600lb-Capacity


But, I may wind up buying a nicer one from Grizzly later on after I save some pennies.

http://www.grizzly.com/products/cate...spx?key=159090
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They make these red 5 drawers with a smooth finish now? Are their two different item numbers? I have a gloss finish black 4 drawer HF cart and love it, would like a larger one.
Yes. The HF in Athens, GA has them in stock and on display, along with all their tool boxes and carts. Also, that new 26" top and bottom combo that they have for $399 appears to be as well made as that red tool cart and their 13 drawer roller cabinet, and has the same smooth red finish as the red tool cart. They don't have a pic of it on the site yet, but here's the link.

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Does Costco still carry that tool chest?
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I haven't seen those Home Depot tool boxes anywhere. I've never been impressed with HD's tool boxes though.
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