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Old 05-14-2018, 05:21 PM   #43
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That is a nice looking box, unfortunately it looks too tall for my basement.
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I use a box without a lid (4 drawers) for most tools, but have sockets in one bag, wrenches in another, cordless in another. When doing a job, I have a collapsible wagon from Costco that I cut a piece of Masonite to fit in the bottom. Load the bags in the wagon (Masonite protects the bottom), roll to job. I used to be able to carry tools to jobs, but found out about a new invention....the Wheel! Plus it has pockets for water/beer/Gatoraide.

When I go to visit family, they always have a list of things to make, fix, repair, build, from brake jobs to framing doors, all because I retired and don't have anything else to do.


I like the wagon idea, I have a small hand truck I carry anyway maybe Iíll get a collapsable bag for it.

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Old 05-14-2018, 10:18 PM   #45
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Good looking box at the price..., what locks drawers? The key or closing the lid?


The drawers are not soft close but do have a detent to keep them from flying open, to lock them itís just the key which I donít mind so I can access the drawers without sliding out the bed trey every time.

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Old 05-14-2018, 10:21 PM   #46
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That is a nice looking box, unfortunately it looks too tall for my basement.


Thanks, yes the dimensions were very hard to find. Maybe a harbor freight tool cart with drawers and removing the legs would work for you.

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I went with this one. I keep it in a tote with drill, saw and a few other tools. If I can't fix it with this I call the mechanic or service guy. First couple years I carried much more but it was just weight I didn't use so left the excess at home. If we go full-time I will go back to carrying more.
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I went with this one. I keep it in a tote with drill, saw and a few other tools. If I can't fix it with this I call the mechanic or service guy. First couple years I carried much more but it was just weight I didn't use so left the excess at home. If we go full-time I will go back to carrying more.


Thatís probably more than most people carry.

I figure I can buy all the tools necessary for the cost of one service call.

I find myself going in the tool box every trip to repair or replace something.

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Old 05-14-2018, 10:35 PM   #49
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Thatís probably more than most people carry.

I figure I can buy all the tools necessary for the cost of one service call.

I find myself going in the tool box every trip to repair or replace something.

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I had a friend tell me this weekend his trailer spun a bearing and he forgot his tools so he called roadside repair at a cost of $670. I couldíve replaced an entire axle assembly with brakes for that price.

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I use a small standard tool box with a center handle now and is is stuffed and too hard to find what I need.

I have a tackle box for electrical items and tools and another husky box for battery powered tools and fasteners.

I would like to combine them all into one organized box with drawers and simply put what I need for each project in a portable bag or box.

Anyone have the perfect set up or concerned about weight? Most boxes Iím looking at only weigh 50 pounds on top of the tools I already carry.

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I purchased the Milwaukee Packout System - Medium Box. The box with the wheels on it did not fit in the basement slide-out tray due to it's height. So I used the medium box and then bought a plastic collapsable hand truck if I want to make it mobile. I chose the Milwaukee because it is a solidly built box and the latching system is very good.
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Old 11-15-2019, 12:29 PM   #51
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I used a tool box I had, put some tracks in a storage space and it extends out nicely for easy access. I might add that in installing the tracks, no holes were drilled, just used a nice snug fit.
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Probably overkill for what you're looking for, but this is my comfort zone...my Snap-on road box. Attachment 200277
Kr650, nice box sold many of them back in the day
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Old 11-17-2019, 01:08 PM   #53
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I used to carry a tool box in the basement, but when I started towing my Avalanche which has a toolbox in the back with anything I would need away from home, or towing my offroad jeep on a trailer which also has every tool plus jacks, I no longer saw the need to tie up a compartment with duplicate tools. Much better this way for me.
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When we where getting ready to go fulltiming a few years ago I decided I didnít need many of my tools . I had a mid size Craftsman base cabinet on wheel & a 3 drawer upper chest .
I kept the upper chest , but I took the lid off because there isnít enough room to open the lid . In all this time I bet I havenít used 1/4 of the tools I still have .
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I have the Craftsman 3 drawer lift top same as Dutch Star Don, works great.
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I Use 5 gal buckets with lids. I buy as many different colors or designs as i can. Lowes, home depot, camping world, Firehouse subs. then add Lowes lids to all. Load in each bucket what you use by projects. Sockets & wrenches; drills & impact guns; extension cords & tapes, velcro, glues; tackle boxes & fishing stiff; liquids and solvent cleaners; way more storage than my 35 year old roll away toolbox. can tell each bucket apart from others by color or design. can take out in rain and stuff stays dry and mini step stool. I even use a lowes bucket in store for shopping. grab one on way in and toss back on pile at checkout. better than a basket or cart.
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