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Old 01-17-2011, 12:41 AM   #1
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Default Snap-On TUV

Guys- I am in the market for a new tool box. I am very partial to Snap-On, and have been looking on Craig’s list. I was targeting a triple bank KRL, but I happen to run across a TUV, these normally go for over $20K, they are asking ~$6K...more than I would like to spend, but it is a hell of a box. Have any of you seen or used this unit in the field? If so what do you like or dislike about it?

What do you think is a better unit overall a triple bank KRL or a TUV? THanks for your opinion.

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Old 01-17-2011, 01:32 AM   #2
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Guys- I am in the market for a new tool box. I am very partial to Snap-On, and have been looking on Craig’s list. I was targeting a triple bank KRL, but I happen to run across a TUV, these normally go for over $20K, they are asking ~$6K...more than I would like to spend, but it is a hell of a box. Have any of you seen or used this unit in the field? If so what do you like or dislike about it?

What do you think is a better unit overall a triple bank KRL or a TUV? THanks for your opinion.

Here is a picture of the unit:
Neighbor just bought a 2 story brick colonial for less than that!
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Old 01-17-2011, 07:28 AM   #3
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I am pretty sure that is very helpful for the OP

Looking at your location bczygan have you seen these pictures?
http://www.marchandmeffre.com/detroit/index.html

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Old 01-17-2011, 09:12 AM   #4
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I am pretty sure that is very helpful for the OP

Looking at your location bczygan have you seen these pictures?
http://www.marchandmeffre.com/detroit/index.html

Sorry for the jack, bump.
Just hoping the OP will take some meds and come back to some semblance of reality. My brother bought a Piper Cherokee (4 seat Airplane) for the list price of that metal tool storage box (With NO tools in it)!
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Old 01-17-2011, 09:25 AM   #5
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first...will it work for what you want?

next, that seems like a good deal but from what I have seen they are very hard to sell, read that as major discount
to me if it works for you then I would think $5k max

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Old 01-17-2011, 09:35 AM   #6
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I would look at Montezuma tool boxes. You could buy 2 brand new 72" boxes for 6K.
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Old 01-17-2011, 09:43 AM   #7
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That would be a great box, if you are supporting a Top Fuel team, or running NA$CAR!

Seriously, are you needing that big of a box? Thing is, if you needed to sell it sometime, you'd be lucky in this economy to get the discounted price from a buyer. There are alternative boxes out there for less money than that and will provide all the storage and features you are likely to need.

If you simply want the biggest tool box out of everyone you know, that is the box for you.
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Old 01-17-2011, 10:08 AM   #8
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Thats the box I want too. Its too bad ass not to own. I don't care about resale. You can pry it from my cold dead hands.
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Old 01-17-2011, 10:10 AM   #9
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Dunno, to me it's like what if I could get a great deal on a fuel dragster.
Great price, but expensive, and do I NEED a fuel dragster?

Don't buy just because the price is great for what the item is.

2000 bucks would buy a nice used KRL box in my area, and leave a lot to stock the box.

That box is more about portability than about storing tools. You would be paying far more for the amount of storage with portability than the amount of storage with normal casters.
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Old 01-17-2011, 10:12 AM   #10
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i always thought those were the 54"KRL. I didnt realize its the 72" with two 24" side lockers. A KRL-1023 is usually around 5k on CL here so I would say show him 4k cash and a tow truck...At least its a good color!!
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Old 01-17-2011, 10:28 AM   #11
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I am pretty sure that is very helpful for the OP

Looking at your location bczygan have you seen these pictures?
http://www.marchandmeffre.com/detroit/index.html

Sorry for the jack, bump.
acer66,
That is some awesome photography. It almost makes me wish my city had some abandoned ruins like that. Well, maybe not, since it represents lost jobs, revenues, taxes, and population. But great images.
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Old 01-17-2011, 10:36 AM   #12
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Or you could get this many of these (16)!

































OK, I relent, the SO is a work of art, it will make sweet love to you, better than any woman you ever met.............it has wheels and tires but no engine!

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Old 01-17-2011, 10:45 AM   #13
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I would check the local circle track racing forums, or look for makers of racing pit boxes. The TUV is a pit box with Snap on on it. It will command a premium because of the Snappy name. I would look for quality box without Snap on on it for cheaper money. You might be able to have one custom made to your specs for that much cash.
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Old 01-17-2011, 07:09 PM   #14
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You can get a pit cart built for what those cost.

When I worked as a diesal mechanic, a buddy had one. He did'nt like the inflated tires. He had it loaded down with heavy tools. It's a great box if it's what you want.
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Old 01-17-2011, 07:14 PM   #15
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Neighbor has one. Truely is awesome and for 6k a steal in my opinion.
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Old 01-17-2011, 07:22 PM   #16
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I would think you could get one made for less than 5k but im not sure, Here is a link to a thread similar to yours: http://www.garagejournal.com/forum/s...light=pit+Cart
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Old 01-17-2011, 09:21 PM   #17
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Have you considered Lista? I can work with you to create the configuration you want. Are you looking for a pit box with pneumatic tires though? Here's Lista's new industrial toolbox brochure. They've added triple bank to their offerings.

http://roarkindustrialsolutions.indo...-_official.pdf
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Old 01-17-2011, 10:15 PM   #18
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I don't know the fair market used rate for this, but my personal opinion is if this was for a home garage I wouldn't pay that much for a top hutch, I'd want all drawers for the top chest. As I would be paying the premium for maximum tool storage. And just build workbenches, tables, etc to work off of.

I know the hutches work great in a dealership or for a track cart, when a technician needs a complete mobile workspace, or where you have to move around and do bench work by the box as to not walk 100ft and can also lock up what you've got laid out for the job, but at home I wouldn't see the price benefit of the hutch.
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