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Tool box choice?

Post by oragex » Fri May 08, 2020 7:54 am

Not much to do with Volvo, but which tool box do you guys use? I read comments on newer models and people complain quite a bit about weak hinges, flimsy tray, etc. Any quality brand out there for a plastic portable tool box ?
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Re: Tool box choice?

Post by chris11211 » Fri May 08, 2020 10:30 am

Toolbox? Well I got a channellock 94 piece. Though it isn't enough, it worked through a lot of my jobs on my car.

https://www.amazon.com/Channellock-3907 ... 77&sr=8-33

However I do still wish I would have gotten the bigger versions, or something more expensive since it does leave out a lot of handy tools I could have used, but had to buy seperately.

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Re: Tool box choice?

Post by abscate » Fri May 08, 2020 11:23 am

As I age, most things soften and sag, as my toolboxes turn into bags.

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Re: Tool box choice?

Post by Mike Langlois » Fri May 08, 2020 3:04 pm

I have recently started purchasing the Milwaukee Packout system. These are high quality (and high priced as well) tool boxes and tool storage systems. They come in all shapes and sizes.

https://www.cpooutlets.com/milwaukee-48 ... 28424.html

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Re: Tool box choice?

Post by volvolugnut » Fri May 08, 2020 5:21 pm

My tool box experience comes in two types - Too big and then too heavy to carry and too small to hold everything.

My latest solution is many cheap, clear plastic shoe storage boxes. These are about $1 at dollar store and come with a snap on white lid. I place similar tools in each and reduce the hunting for what I need. These boxes will also stack for reduced storage space. It is not great, but is better than other things I tried for portable tool boxes.
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Re: Tool box choice?

Post by darrylrobert » Fri May 08, 2020 9:45 pm

I assume you mean a large shop one on wheels. I wish i had one in my garage instead of small plastic boxes, working on the floor (killing my back) searching for the correct socket takes longer than using it. But then its portable, i can carry tools out to my parts car in multiple trips.

Even if i had a organised tool box, you have to put tools back in the correct postion as soon as youve used them.

For plastic boxes, kids lunch boxes, food storage boxes, ice cream containers..for other tools i have a wall of office drawers.

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Post by abscate » Sat May 09, 2020 3:50 am

I have two soft bags which I like. One has all of the nand tools and the other is dedicated to socket sets

Hex, Torx, etorx, hex bits,

The soft ones don’t bang up your car or your leg and you can sling carry them too.

All my plastic ones broke so I got rid of those
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Re: Tool box choice?

Post by oragex » Sat May 09, 2020 10:32 am

I too carry a soft grocery bag for gloves, flashlight, rugs.. But also have a tool box for heavier pliers, sockets..
I was thinking of a thing like this, but the quality just doesn't seem there..
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Re: Tool box choice?

Post by kallekula » Sat May 09, 2020 2:54 pm

I bought this toolkit a while ago to have in the car for those impulse visits to the junkyard and roadside repairs. What I like about it is that everything is metric and not 50/50 metric and SAE that you never ever use. Quality is somewhere in the middle, not the best but not HF junk that break off in your hands.
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