August 1, 2008Hey Stevet,you might try Sams Wholesale, if you have those where your at. I got a stainless 2-piece (top/bottom) at my local Sams, someone bought and returned it, it had a small dent on one of the back corners, I got it for half price. Its huge! The brand is Steel glide, its 41" across and 18" deep.I really do like it.
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August 1, 2008Hey Manny, not bad for the $$$, i''ll have to check them out.
August 1, 2008I looked at alot of boxes last summer when I bought these, and of course love the Macs and Snap-Ons, but I had to be honest with myself and they were too much $$$ for me, the occasional mechanic.
the craftsman in all all honesty just seemed a little thin, not up too what they used to be...not knocking on craftsman (I have alot of their tools) but these Masterhand boxes which seem to be exclusive too TSC are great!
November 19, 2008whatcha do is go to the pawn shop and get a used Mac *or* Snap on. and since it carries their name on it its garanteed forever right? heck of alot cheaper and probably some tools included. i know this 1 guy bought a brandie new one off the truck for over a grand cause he never thought about the warranties and sold his old broken down Snap-on Box to another guy in the shop for a hundred bucks and he talked to the Snap On guy and got the old busted box turned into a brandie new box too cause of their warranty. it was one of those 48 inches long, by 2ft workbench type roll-arounds, and only paid a hundred bucks for it. the other guy was kicking himself for paying over grand.
November 20, 2008Nope, I bet your buddy''''s buddy just got lucky. The warranty is only valid for the original buyer and is non- transferrable. I don''''t know how he managed to get a new box in that way.
Check out the last sentence in the first paragraph under warranty.
November 20, 2008ur probably right, The shop bought alot and he got the hook-up. we were always getting hats and catalogs and calenders for free.
November 25, 2008Steve, I bought a Used Snap On that was advertised on a local online classified, for less than half of the new cost. Pawn shops are another option, but they know what they have and I have found (here in MD anyhow) that you may get a better deal from a private individual. With the economy the way it is right now, I would think there would be a quite a few used boxes for sale.
December 1, 2008Here is a picture of my box, it''s a Snap On that I won.
My Snap On guy had this little promotion. He had 48 leather bomber style jackets, that said snap on on them. He sold them for $200 a piece, and if you bought one you where entered into a drawing to win this tool box. Well I played the odds and I ended up with the box. I think the list price on it was $4,700. But before I won this box I was considering a Kobalt from Lowes. the ones that I was looking at were pretty close in price to Craftsman but the quality seemed to be a bit better. Have you checked Craigslist.com ? There are always tools, and tool boxes on that site.
December 1, 2008http://losangeles.craigslist.org/ant/pts/939887606.html
These are all for sale in the Los Angeles area, and are all 2,000 and under. I wasn''t quite sure what your willing to spend. Also they all have pictures in the adds.
May 22, 2009I would definetly get a high quality box if you use your tools alot. I have most all Craftsman and Craftsman Professional tools but my box was bought off the classified''s for way cheaper than you can buy a new box at sears for. It''s a Blue Point box which is a Snap-On box that may be made outside of the US. My BP box is super heavy and how matter how many tools you stuff in each drawer they roll nice and smooth. I think the Craftsman Pro boxes are nice too but you''ll save some money getting a Snap-on/Blue Point/MAC etc... box used. There are lot''s of guy''s that practice their painting and bodywork skills on refurbing a used tool box.
May 22, 2009I Have the 41" stainless Kobalt from lowes. Got it on sale on black friday for $800, normally the bottom box alone is 600.
Gonna need a bigger one someday. Its full