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Old 12-23-2010, 05:09 PM   #1
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Default Used Snap On Tool Chest worth.........

What do you guys think this set of tool boxes would be worth. Also how old do you think they might be. I'm going to check them out tomorrow.




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Old 12-23-2010, 05:13 PM   #2
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By the looks of it I would say no more than $1700. Kinda of close to my "Pride of America" box.
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Old 12-23-2010, 05:15 PM   #3
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I'd do about 500 and my best guess is around 1985 It's a KR657/637 combo I beleive. Very early model
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Old 12-23-2010, 05:17 PM   #4
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What do you guys think this set of tool boxes would be worth. Also how old do you think they might be. I'm going to check them out tomorrow.




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I'd say $700 + or - $100 assuming it's in very good condition.

I'd guess 70's to early 80's.
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Old 12-23-2010, 05:21 PM   #5
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I'd do about 500 and my best guess is around 1985 It's a KR657/637 combo I beleive. Very early model
i'd say you're about right on the vintage, or even earlier it has the old style emblems.

but the 537 & 637 have a narrow bank of drawers on the right.
i bet this is a 26" wide combo.


i may be wrong, it's been known to hapen before........


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Old 12-23-2010, 05:24 PM   #6
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i'd say you're about right on the vintage, or even earlier it has the old style emblems.

but the 537 & 637 have a narrow bank of drawers on the right.
i bet this is a 26" wide combo.


i may be wrong, it's been known to hapen before........


You are right, Now 300 dollars, lol
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I'd say $700 + or - $100 assuming it's in very good condition.

I'd guess 70's to early 80's.
$500 is a fair price for that vintage, esp. if all the drawers work and it's not dented up. Looks like the standard width, like crewchief said. That style is late seventies.
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i'd want it just for the side cab

befotre i stepped up to a kr550/555 combo, i was considering buying a set like these.

i prefer the drawer layout of the top box to anythingelse ive ever seen.
i hate little drawers for working boxes.
i tolerate them at home in the garage.

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Looks well used, so definitely 3 digits, like $500-$700. Find a bigger one!
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i prefer the drawer layout of the top box to anythingelse ive ever seen.
i hate little drawers for working boxes.
i tolerate them at home in the garage.

I have a top box just like that. I had it for sale, but didn't get anyone serious enough. Now I'm thinking I may just keep it.
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Retired my 35+ year old Craftsman, gray with red sliders and sold my 20+ year old Craftsman, red with dark gray sliders.

Found this mint vintage 1984 Snap-On set, KR527, KR537, KR547, and KR557 plus side fold away tool tray for $750 on CL.

A retired Honda cycle mechanic kept it spotless.

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Old 12-25-2010, 01:11 AM   #12
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Thanks for the replies. I got it for $400.00. Overall, it's in good shape, just needs a paint job. The lid supports are broke, so they will need some attention. Are new ones available? Also, I still need to figure out the trick on removing the drawers. Regards Barry
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they make a metal slim jim tool for the drawer removal. or a hacksaw blade works to get them out.
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Not worth repainting, only if you have a ton of time and energy. You'll see some repainted boxes offered on CL from time to time and unless it was done extremely well, they don't look so hot. Drawer bottoms are probably pretty grimey. Wipe out what you can and just put your liner over it and be done with it.
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Thanks for the replies. I got it for $400.00. Overall, it's in good shape, just needs a paint job. The lid supports are broke, so they will need some attention. Are new ones available? Also, I still need to figure out the trick on removing the drawers. Regards Barry
Use the tool glenmore shows below. If you don't have one, you can either get one from Snap On, or modify a hacksaw blade.

If you need any more help, feel free to PM me.

You did well for $400!
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when I first started in the chevy dealer , all the A techs had that exact box
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Thanks for the replies. I got it for $400.00. Overall, it's in good shape, just needs a paint job. The lid supports are broke, so they will need some attention. Are new ones available? Also, I still need to figure out the trick on removing the drawers. Regards Barry
That was a fair deal. Painting a toolbox is a huge task but if you take your time and use good paint is worth it because in the end you have a nice set of vintage boxes that will mean a lot more than something you just bought. I built my wood tool box and have several 100 hours in it. It's a labor of love that you can't put a price tag on.
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