February 27, 2005thats nice, but I could never spend that much on a damn tool box...its hard to belive how expensive those thigs are! I think I will stick to my little craftsman boxes....lol.
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February 27, 2005If I ever buy a custom box like yours TIPPY, which I won't because its meant to hold tools, not to cost 15k and look pretty. I would get a Mac box, damn near the came thing, just cheaper, and you can get Jesse James boxes.
So, don't go putting down Mac just because they aren't as expensive as Snap-On, like you said, to each his own, and I will stay with Mac.
And to the others, a coimparable box from craftsman was about 1800 plus tax, so I paid a few hundred more, but I got it delivered, and I don't have to bring the box to a Sears place to get anything replaced one it, Skip just brings the piece and even does the work for me. Same with the tools, don't have to send my craftsman tools away and wait for a week before I get a new one, I just get a new tool off the truck.and he goes without a tool for a week instead of me. This way I don't have to worry about being without a tool for when I need it.
I do have some craftsman tools, but in the 3 months I have been in this shop I have broken 3 things, and had to wait for a week for a replacement, I much prefer just getting a new one off of the truck, it works better that way. But craftsman tools are good for just regular garage work, I am not saying they are bad, just have to wait for replacements is all.
I do believe that is all for now. If you have any more questions ask me and I'd be glad to help.
P.S. Someone should start a craftsman truck, I am sure they could make alot of omney off of it, the tools being cheaper and all. People would buy those tols up, then they could just get new toosl off th truck, I am sure it would be a hit. Maybe someone will do it someday?
February 27, 200585BlueBronc,
thats weird, I have never had to wait for a replacment...its not like mac or snapon where you can get a new one off the truck, but I have always went straight to sears and got a new one withen 5 mintues....no questions asked. im no professional mechanic, so I have no need for that big of box, or that many tools...but I like your idea about the craftsman truck, somebody could make alot of money!
February 27, 2005If you're serious about keeping your tools safe you'll spend the extra money on a Snap-on box. The extra 3000 welds on a Snap-on box are worth a couple hundred bucks not to mention the added strength in the box. Not only that the Snap-on box doesnt just take a hammer and punch to get into. When it comes to protecting 10-15 thousand dollars worth of tools the Snap-on box is irresplacible all you have to do is look at how the boxes are made.
February 27, 20053000 Tack welds won't do sheeeeit for stopping someone from getting into a toolbox. And if all someone has is a hammer and a punch to get into a box, they will get into it, no matter what. Whether it be a Snap-On, a Mac, a Craftsman, or some cheap knock-off brand. I truely do not believe any statement in which you state that says Snap-On is tons better than Mac, I won't believe it either, because there is no reason to. If you want to spend all that extra money for 3000 tack welds, then so be it, but I am just fine with my tool box, and unless I leave it down town in the ghetto or Chicago, I am sure that noone will break into it.
So pay the extra money for the tack welds, we all have a lifetime warranty on our boxes, so it doesn't really matter whose box you think is better, because if soemthing breaks on any of them, it will be replaced by the company for free. So whether we get craftsman Mac Snap-On or Matco, it's going to be replaced if we break something, so how can 1 box be considered so much better than the other?
Please keep this "Snap-On is the greatest" crap out of here, not all of us believe that, if you do then good for you, but others don't. As you can see many people use craftsman, and I am sure for those people, they will never have a single problem with their toolbox, which is priced much much less than your Snap-On is.
So I say leave it be, and let people think what they want to think, not what you tell them to think about their choice brand of tool boxes.
February 27, 2005I have a Craftsman box and I leave it open all the time. I ain't in a place where people are around it and if someone takes the time to break into my shed then they are just going to carry the box off anyway.
February 27, 2005WOW!!!! Somebodys a little sensitive here. Everyone is just stating what box they like. you made the quote about "Crap-On" products, so I think the other guys were responding to that.
I use craftsman myself, but I'm not a Mech.
Btw, Blue and Tippy, you both have nice tool boxes
February 27, 2005hey 85.. not to fuel the fire but that mac dealer took you to the cleaners. Ive got the same size/style box from snap on, its even blue, and mine was around 1800 after taxes and what not.
The only difference is your short drawers are on the opposite side..
heres some of my others. the two on the left are snap on, the one on the right is craftsman and long ago met the dumpster..
February 27, 2005http://buy1.snapon.com/catalog/item.asp?P65=&tool=all&item_ID=72741&group_ID=17775&store=snapon-store&dir=catalog
If you think mysnap on guy shaved a bunch off the price, there is a link to the snap on website. Its toolbox # KRA4813
2,095 off the site..
February 27, 2005But, it's only a KRA series, not as strong and big as the KRL. My box can hold 800 more pounds, and has 10,000 more cubis inches then that one, so for the extra few hundred, I got 800 more pounds of holding capacity, and 10,000 more cubic inches. Which I think is quite a good deal.
February 27, 2005I'll agree you got a decent deal on the box but on the other hand I know I would have looked else where. I've seen a mac and Snap-on box side by side and the differences are obvious. Especially when you look at cut-aways of both boxes. The extra welds in the Snap-on box allow it to have few crossmembers and supports and be a more rigid structure. Unlike the mac box a Snap-on box cant be unlocked within seconds using a drill or punch and hammer. Each and every mac box has a small metal plate on the top directly above the lock rail. This plate has 2 rivets holding it on, you wont find anything like that on a Snap-on box. Drill it and lift the bar and you can have anything in the box. Whether you think I'm right or wrong I don't care but sales say everything and Snap-on's number 1 for a reason. Not to mention mac hasn't turned a profit in 10 years and Stanley keeps pumping money into Mac just to keep it going.
February 27, 2005Don't wanna step on any toes but...
Craftsman shouldnt go mobile for a few reasons. Part of what allows people to buy them are they are always at sears. Also craftsman has good product for what they are, but they are not in the same league as Mac, Matco, and Snap-on. Craftsman doesnt make their products... Sears buys them from manufacturers like Danaher. Leave the professional tools for the professional mechanics the quality just isnt there. MAC, Matco, Snapon are franchises how would Sears make money off $10 socket sets on the road?