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Old 01-11-2012, 08:35 PM
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Tool box shopping

I just got a new job and I am going to have to have all my own tools. So I am looking for a bigger Tool Box right now. Can't afford the Snap On or Matco stuff, yet. I have been looking at the Kobalt line for a decent middle of the road box. Does anyone have any experience with these boxes???
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Old 01-12-2012, 06:19 PM
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Buddy of mine has a full size kobalt he bought from lowes. Seems to like it ok.


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Old 01-12-2012, 06:24 PM
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I have a Kobalt box from Lowes. Its not the best box in the world but it does its job.

In my area, if you go to the post office and get a change of address packet, inside is a 20% off coupon for Lowes. I use one for every purchase!
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Old 01-13-2012, 05:03 AM
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Check out Harbor Freight and look for coupons on there boxes before you purchase. I bought a 56'' for $700. It doesn't have top box from them but if you've got one from a smaller one you could just add it on top. It's not a ''made in the U.S.A. box but it's better made than the ones Sear's sells for anywhere close. I'd also check Craigslist for a used Snap On and ect. You can find some deals with a little cash in hand.
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Old 01-13-2012, 05:20 AM
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^ Like he said, go check out Harbor Freights "professional" line boxes. I have looked them over at the store and they aren't that bad. They actually have the same drawer slides that my craftsman box has. The only thing I didn't like was the drawer latch was all the way over on the right side of the drawer IIRC. They are a decent entry level box. You pull off the US General emblem and slap on a Snap-On one and I'd bet most average Joe's would never know the difference.

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Old 01-13-2012, 06:13 AM
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Just to tease.
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I started with the smallest snap-on box you can probably get and now 9 years later i've got an investment worth probably triple what my truck is.
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