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dawg
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2007 1:44 pm    Post subject: got a new tool box Reply with quote

going through the aisles of Costco.
I found a BIG stainless tool box.
6 ft high and heavy
got to store all my tools my 2 craftman roll around boxes are full
http://www.trinityii.com/


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Brutisgearhead
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2007 2:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thats one NICE box.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2007 2:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I bought one of those a year ago. Great quality for the price.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2007 3:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

now i gotta find some oranizers for it
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2007 4:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I looked at the website and can't pull up much info. No Costco around here either.
I have been looking a LITTLE as I have outgrown the boxes I have. Tools are like HP too much is just right.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2007 8:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a Matco, and a Snap on that believe it or not, I bought at garage sales, But I have used them everyday for many years and they are just flat worn out, so I was looking through the Sunday paper one day and sears was having a half price sale on their high end ball bearing drawer boxes so I got one of those and its been pretty good so far. I think I paid 899.00 for it.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2007 9:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Sears scratch and dent section can be cool. I bought a ball bearing topper box for half price because a drawer appeared to be messed up. The glide had just come out of it's rear clip, 2 minutes worth of investigation and repair once I got home saved me $55 Very Happy . They had another box that was obviously like dropped on a cornwer out of a semi trailer that was only 20% off.
What I really need though is one just like dawg's, the organization it would allow would make every project go quicker.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2007 11:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Knarley Darley wrote:
I have a Matco, and a Snap on that believe it or not, I bought at garage sales, But I have used them everyday for many years and they are just flat worn out, so I was looking through the Sunday paper one day and sears was having a half price sale on their high end ball bearing drawer boxes so I got one of those and its been pretty good so far. I think I paid 899.00 for it.



how can your Snap-On box wear out ? it has lifetime warranty on the drawer guides. i bought a big old Snap-On box years ago and i just replace the guides when they start giving me trouble. those boxes are expensive but well worth it. i weigh 220 and can pull out any drawer to full extension and stand in it. usually the only thing that goes bad with the guides is the plastic inserts that hold the bearings in place.


BTW nice tool box dawg. how wide & deep is it ?

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2007 7:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice box!! Have seen those at Costco and I'm thinking in getting one of those myself... Cool Cool
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2007 10:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

10 sec. If I stood in my tool box the tracks would bend. The whole box has become distorted from various broken spot welds, some drawers dont close all the way, and others need new tracks. The Matco has been retired to my race car trailer because it doesnt see much use their, and while somewhat delapadated is functional. IMO the brand name stuff is way over priced and not that great of quality.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2007 1:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice box. I've seen that box at a few different wholesale places. Seem to be built OK. My experience on boxes is this: if you leave the thing set in one place, you can get by with a lot "less" box verses moving the thing all over the shop. Thats why the big name tool manufactures put suspension on their larger models. Most shops have less than perfect floors and that is what tears them up. Personally I have a big Snap-On in the basement and a med sized Crapsman roller model out in the garage.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 24, 2007 5:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

the box is 4.5 ft wide and 2.5 ft deep
and 78 inches tall or 6 ft 6 inches
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 24, 2007 8:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dawg wrote:
the box is 4.5 ft wide and 2.5 ft deep
and 78 inches tall or 6 ft 6 inches


thats a good ammount of space. should be able to get a lot in it.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2007 4:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yes ill be able to get just about eveything in that box
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2007 11:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was drooling on one of those last weekend at the Redding costco.
The wife said the price seemed high, I reminded her that we paid $100.00 more just for my Snap On top box about 18 years ago & over twice as much for the roll cab 20 years ago. & neather has roller bearings. man there getting UGLY Exclamation Embarassed Embarassed

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