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  • Tool boxes.

    I've seen a lot of tool cabinet and tool boxes over the years. I've had most of mine from the 70's and 80's. Show us yours.

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    This is the newer style Snap On Epiq series tool box. It features automatic led lighting, stainless steel work top, peg board along the back, torsion suspension wheels, power outlets, and many more features. I have a full cover for it and it's about 12' long. The side cabinets are bolted onto the main unit and also hold a ton of stuff with pull out drawers. The whole set up lists for approx 28K..

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    Henry Ford said
    "It's all nuts and bolts"


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    • Dennis
      Dennis commented
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      Now that's BITCHIN!! Is that a Model A diaper clipped on the end? Thats a good way to store them. I have a stack of them up on one of my cabinets. The stack is shrinking though.

    • Mitch
      Mitch commented
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      That is just a heavy piece of card board to protect the side when someone is on the work bench next to it

    • CarlG
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      Similar to the one my son has. If it weren't for the "pay as you go" plan with Snap-On, he would still be working out of the little blue Kobalt bench I got for him 12-13 years ago when he was just getting started.

      Me, on the other hand, am totally satisfied with my 3 Kennedy chests, all interlocked to look like one.

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    Does that thing have tail lights and a tow hitch? I bought a few houses cheaper than that box.
    Bill
    http://www.brauchauto.com/
    Eastern Connecticut

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    • #4
      28K! Wow. I'll stick with my OG Craftsman top and bottom boxes. Paid 175 bucks for them in 1972. Still stores tools just fine. Sure doesn't have the capacity of that setup, but since I work alone, at home, I can store many more tools/equipment on shelves in the shop without fear of sticky fingers
      Has it ever occurred to you that the sole purpose for your existence might be to serve as a warning to others?

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      • #5
        I have had these since the early 70s, built by Gerstner & Sons in Dayton, Ohio (my home town.) I have a small 7 drawer box with a single door base in walnut, too.
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        • Dennis
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          I always wanted a Gerstner set like yours but I decided I don't have enough room or machinist tools for them. From Dayton OH to Fruita, CO. Wow!!! What a change in scenery! And a lot less people.

        • Mitch
          Mitch commented
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          That is a sharp box. I love the wood

        • Ted Duke
          Ted Duke commented
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          Beautiful

        • pAAt
          pAAt commented
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          Sweet box ! Is that rodent proof wood ?

        • slammin
          slammin commented
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          No, but I have a rodent proofing cat in the shop.

      • #6
        I have the top Gerstner like yours that I restored, It came out so nice that I keep it in the house with my Machinist tools inside.

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        • #7
          I still have Greggs' like new, Snap-On chest. It weighs 550 Lbs, EMPTY! Current new price is $4,595 .00. I also have his HUGE Matco chest & BOTH are PACKED with TOOLS. I'd like to sell them & MOST of MY equipment, for $8,000.00 CASH.---I can't do PICS, you'd have to come LOOK & bring a Flatbed, with a WINCH!
          Bill W.

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          • #8
            Did i win a prize?
            3 ~ Tudor's
            Henry Ford said
            "It's all nuts and bolts"


            Mitch's Auto Service ctr

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            • #9
              Originally posted by Mitch View Post
              Did i win a prize?
              No, but your Snap-on dealer did
              Has it ever occurred to you that the sole purpose for your existence might be to serve as a warning to others?

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              • Mitch
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                :rolling

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              Mitch's snap on guy gets out of the truck dressed like Elvis in his white suit and pink truck.

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              • #11
                I have one drawer solely dedicated to Model A specialty tools.. A screw driver and a hammer
                3 ~ Tudor's
                Henry Ford said
                "It's all nuts and bolts"


                Mitch's Auto Service ctr

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                • BILL WILLIAMSON
                  BILL WILLIAMSON commented
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                  Snap-On screwdrivers are NOT GUARANTEED, if you HAMMER on them!

                • Mitch
                  Mitch commented
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                  I return them all the time after using them for pry bars and chisels

                • Dennis
                  Dennis commented
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                  You have a better dealer than I had in later years... But they usually take better care of those who are current big dollar buyers.

                • Mitch
                  Mitch commented
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                  Haha all i have to do is throw him out of my shop. Then he would lose the sales from all the techs working here, who also buys big ticket items. Catch22

                  Everyone can send me there abused tools, i'll gettem replaced

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                AF35760D-7EDA-475F-B1F5-137DBEF6F402.jpeg Cheap harbor freight on sale last month
                spruced up a little

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                • #13
                  Ummm, I don't see the VFF magnet!
                  You wana look waaay far up da road and plan yer route because the brakes are far more of a suggestion than a command!

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                  • #14
                    I asked someone to send me a couple with my front windshield welt!!

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                    • #15
                      Sure like the Oreo's !! Wife gets me the mint ones
                      Model A's and of course the famous AA's

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                      • #16
                        Well I don’t have a roll away yet, because unfortunately the garage isn’t built yet. But, I work everyday out of 2 Craftsman 3 drawer toolboxes, a Homak cantilever, & a Starrett machinists box. I carry everything in those boxes except the kitchen sink.

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                        • #17
                          My "mechanic toolbox" is the 46" Milwaukee tool box/chest.

                          My woodworking tool cabinet is a hand dovetailed Mahogany and Tigerwood cabinet I built last year. the inside doors with the saws and measuring items open up again and hold my chisels and screwdrivers.
                          Last edited by rrich1; 06-19-2019, 07:17 PM.

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                          • #18
                            Originally posted by rrich1 View Post
                            My woodworking tool cabinet is a hand dovetailed Mahogany and Tigerwood cabinet I built last year. the inside doors with the saws and measuring items open up again and hold my chisels and screwdrivers.
                            We need a pic of that...…...

                            Jon.

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                            • #19
                              Originally posted by pAAt View Post
                              Sure like the Oreo's !! Wife gets me the mint ones
                              I had to look at the pic several times to see the Oreo's. Distracted by the bomb shell...…..
                              Jon.

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                              • #20
                                What bomb shell & what Oreos??

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                                • #21
                                  Originally posted by Jwmckenzie View Post

                                  We need a pic of that...…...
                                  Hmm. They didn't upload. Here you go.
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                                  • #22
                                    NICE !!!

                                    TOB

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                                    • #23
                                      rrich1
                                      3 ~ Tudor's
                                      Henry Ford said
                                      "It's all nuts and bolts"


                                      Mitch's Auto Service ctr

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                                      • #24
                                        rrich1 WOW! I'm impressed! You are a true craftsman.

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                                        • #25
                                          That takes real talent!! You should be very proud of your craftsmanship. Thanks for sharing

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