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if anyone needs a new tool box, hit home depot

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posted on May, 28 2015 @ 05:19 PM
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i figured this deal was too good to keep to myself.

if youre in the market for a new box i suggest you hit home depot.

i just picked this up today. my craftsman box was kind of beat down.

41 inch, 16 drawers with roller bearings. $498 for BOTH pieces.

thats a great price. just a heads up



you cant get a quality box that cheap anywhere else.
i dont know if this link will show but this is the closest one sears has to it.

this one is 1 inch wider and has 1 more drawer.

regular price is $1800 and its on sale for $1132
the one i got from home depot has roller bearings and top struts just like this one.


www.sears.com...


same one at lowes for $1100.

www.lowes.com...

just wanted to pass on the deal




posted on May, 28 2015 @ 05:22 PM
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a reply to: Mugly

It won't fit in my trunk.



posted on May, 28 2015 @ 05:24 PM
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a reply to: butcherguy

didnt fit in mine either.
i had to make to trips with madre's suv.
i get to do it again tomorrow when i bring the box and all my tools to the shop.

happy day



posted on May, 28 2015 @ 05:24 PM
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I used to build those toolboxes for Waterloo Industries. They make Craftsman, Kobalt, and Husky brands toolboxes. Excellent quality and a better box you would be hard pressed to find.

Grats on your new find!



posted on May, 28 2015 @ 05:32 PM
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a reply to: Mugly

Thanks for the heads up. I've been eyeballing that one at lowes for a while. I'm glad you alerted me to the home depot one .



posted on May, 28 2015 @ 05:41 PM
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occrest, i was going to buy the kobalt box from lowes. i didnt even think depot sold large boxes. i was there today because i needed to bolts and when i walked through the tool aisle i spotted it and did a double take on the price.
i had the guy scan the code and he said that the 498 was for both.
i had him call back to the 'manager' of the department to verify and he said the same thing.

i was on my harley so i told them i would be back in 45 minutes and scooped it up.

legman, you should definitely hit home depot and grab that one.
the kobalt box from lowes looks nice in the stainless finish but this husky box is every bit as quality as the kobalt and it is 600 dollars cheaper.

it came with fitted rubber drawer liners for every drawer too.
has struts under the lid and a heavy duty handle on one said.
there is a perforated circle under the lid that you can punch out to run a chord through then the lid is closed.

its a pretty sweet box.



posted on May, 28 2015 @ 05:41 PM
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You can save even more money up to half. By going to Craigs list and searching for gift cards for sale. Always make sure to check the amount before you purchase. It's easy to check the phone number or website is on the back of the card. If the code numbers on back have already been exposed don't buy it.



posted on May, 28 2015 @ 06:02 PM
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originally posted by: occrest
I used to build those toolboxes for Waterloo Industries. They make Craftsman, Kobalt, and Husky brands toolboxes. Excellent quality and a better box you would be hard pressed to find.

Grats on your new find!


i had a waterloo 'traxx' box about 10 years ago. i paid 900 for it used off the snap on truck.
i didnt know that all those boxes were made from the same company.

im kind of over the whole craftsman thing anyway.
i was at sears last week trying to pick up a few new toys and i was very unimpressed with their stock and their prices.

i dont know how new this line is but theyre pushing this craftsman 'evolv' line pretty hard.
its a step or 2 down from the regular craftsman line.

still lifetime guarantee but you have to produce a receipt.

i get a lot of my tools from the tool trucks. i hold small accounts with 3 of them but i will tell you that lately i have been super impressed with what lowes carries.
the kobalt line is great.

their stores have a huge amount of stock and the prices are well under craftsman and they are lifetime guarantee as well.
the tool department at sears is dinky compared to lowes.

from now on im only going to get tools from the tool trucks or if i need something before i am due to see them again i will be going to lowes.



posted on May, 28 2015 @ 06:16 PM
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a reply to: Greathouse

ive done that too.
a lot of guys get their tools from harbor freight.
i have a few things from them but that is not quality stuff.

if all youre doing is working on your lawn mower every now and then i suppose harbor freight is good enough.
if youre in the shop 8 hours a day like i am putting those tools through it, they will not hold up.

i get the sale ads in the mail and i see the prices and i have to take a moment to remind myself that they are not quality.

i have an oil filter wrench from harbor freight. i have a trouble light but i wouldnt trust them for much else.

i used to be all about the tool trucks and sears but not im going to be done with sears and stick the the trucks and lowes.


hey occrest, do you know who makes the snap on stuff? they probably do it themselves huh. i didnt know if a spot like waterloo made them.

of course snap on is the best there is but the prices are insane.
how much more quality can it be?

i just paid 498 for this husky.

check this out. this a 10 drawer bottom chest only from snap on.
its 5 grand. just for the bottom

store.snapon.com...

thats crazy.
i dont see how much more quality it is over husky or kobalt.
people pay for the name.

maybe people think the better the name the better mechanic they will be.

i didnt know the same company made boxes for sears, lowes, and depot.

occrest, why the price differences? is it because of the name on the box?

i was walking around the mall with my wife and daughter and cruised through sears the other day and i was looking at the boxes.

they had a 25 inch top, middle, and bottom for 350.
i dont get those prices when this husky is 500.

the sears box didnt have roller bearings. it didnt have the top struts. didnt come with liners. didnt have the handle on the side and it had those lame ass bars for a locking mechanism.



posted on May, 28 2015 @ 06:42 PM
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Branding is what causes the price difference. Gotta pay for all the advertising! Also some of the cheaper models are made with thinner material.

I haven't worked at Waterloo since 2003, when they closed up shop in Muskogee, OK after whispers of unionizing started circulating. I have no idea of Snap-on; who makes them, where they are produced, etc...have seen their trucks around a lot tho.



posted on May, 28 2015 @ 06:48 PM
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a reply to: occrest

this is cool. show who makes what

toolguyd.com...

says mac tools are made by stanley. didnt know that

looks like snap on makes their own stuff as well as blue point.
blue point is good stuff. you can get it at sears



posted on May, 28 2015 @ 06:52 PM
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the temper on metal at harbor freight is non existent on their tools. Some of their wood working stuff is passable though



posted on May, 28 2015 @ 07:04 PM
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a reply to: Greathouse

Be careful doing this, people selling gift cards are can be unsavory characters. Go in, steal, return item for gift card, sell gift card. When you use a card that was obtained by ill gotten means you might attract some unwanted attention even if you're not technically doing anything wrong. They're incredibly easy to track with store software/camera system.

Thanks for the tip OP! I'm tempted.



posted on May, 28 2015 @ 07:10 PM
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a reply to: Domo1

do it domo1.
if you have a decent amount of tools i dont think it can be passed up.
500 bucks is a great deal

and youre welcome



posted on May, 29 2015 @ 06:57 AM
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well today is going to suck.
my daughter has been sick and i woke up today super sick too.
its going to be fun moving this big bastard and all my tools to the shop by myself instead of vegging out in bed with meds and netflix.

such is life



posted on May, 29 2015 @ 08:50 AM
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While it's damn cool...the day I spend $500 on boxes to keep tools in, is the day I probably walk to the moon. Seriously, i just keep them in assorted boxes on/near the bench, hanging up on hooks in pegboard, etc. Couple this with a couple of mobile tool boxes, and not really much more is needed.

Doesn't mean I don't envy you though. I'd love to have it, but could never justify the expense (either to myself, or the wife).



posted on May, 29 2015 @ 09:44 AM
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originally posted by: Muglyim kind of over the whole craftsman thing anyway.
i was at sears last week trying to pick up a few new toys and i was very unimpressed with their stock and their prices.


I've noticed the same thing--I wonder if it has something to do with when K-mart bought out SEARS.



posted on May, 29 2015 @ 12:06 PM
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a reply to: Gazrok

i get what youre saying.
when youre in a shop full time it is hard to have your stuff in assorted boxes though.

i feel how you feel about the snap on boxes that cost 6 grand just for the bottom.

ive seen guys in various shops that have 20 grand invested just in the box.

that is something i can not justify.



posted on May, 29 2015 @ 12:09 PM
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a reply to: SlapMonkey

i thought it was sears that bought out kmart.

either way, something happened in the last few years and craftsman is just not what it used to be.

apparently evolv has been around since 08

en.wikipedia.org...

this might be why it has gone down hill

Beginning in 2010, hand tools manufactured for Craftsman by Apex Tool Group such as ratchets, sockets, and wrenches began being produced overseas (mainly in China although some are produced in Taiwan)



posted on Jun, 1 2015 @ 07:25 AM
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a reply to: Mugly

I also thought that Sears bought them out, originally, but I later read it the other way around. It probably was Sears, but I guess it doesn't really matter to my life, as I rarely shop at either anymore.



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