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pullstart

Wow, so clean and neat!  

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20 minutes ago, pullstart said:

Wow, so clean and neat!  

I try to keep my box at work clean and neat at all times...but my box at my shop...that’s another story...what a mess :lol:

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Mike'sHorseBarn

See I can tell that you are a real mechanic because your tools are nice and neat and organized. While the tools in my shade tree mechanic shop are scattered all over a country mile.  :D 

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The Tool Crib

 It takes me 10 minutes to dig for a socket to fit. Then when I pick one up it's metric there goes another 10 minutes !!

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ebinmaine

Looks good Bryce.

It's a great lives rule to have a place for everything and have everything in its place.

I don't follow it a lot of the time. I'm just saying it's a great rule.:D

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Sparky

  I think the US General boxes are great! Harbor Freight sells a lot of sub-standard tools (in my opinion anyway) but their tool boxes are one of the exceptions.
  This is mine...

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Professor1990
16 minutes ago, Sparky said:

  I think the US General boxes are great! Harbor Freight sells a lot of sub-standard tools (in my opinion anyway) but their tool boxes are one of the exceptions.
  This is mine...

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That’s the exact box I’m going to get when tax time rolls around.

 

On a side note, I love that sign you’ve got hanging above it, that’s one I’ve never seen before 

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tom2p

great looking box !

 

can't have enough tools - or tool chests to store them !

 

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WHX24

Tom @Shynon has got a great setup in his shop with the HF lower boxes. He pulled the wheels off and built a toe kick under them. Then incorporated them into a work bench. Really good idea and I plan to follow suit someday as usually nothing but junk accumulates under the bench anyway. A pic Tom? 

True on the HF tools Sparkeye and just barely ok enough for the hobbyist and cheap... leaves more $$ for tractors!  

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tom2p

HF has some decent tool box shelf liner - similar to Grip-it tool box liner - but better price 

 

I've also used cheap/inexpensive yoga mat material for lower / larger / deeper drawers 

 

 

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WHX24

Anythings gotta be better than the crap I got Tom. Think this was Craftman stuff. Even tried hot gluing it in place with no luck. 

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tom2p
17 minutes ago, WHX24 said:

Anythings gotta be better than the crap I got Tom. Think this was Craftman stuff. Even tried hot gluing it in place with no luck. 

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wait - that stuff looks similar to the Grip-it stuff mesh type liner - but it doesn't look as dense 


hmmm

 

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HF also has another type of liner 

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Professor1990

This new box came with precut drawer liners already installed...my old red one I lined them with non slip cabinet and drawer liner I bought out of the housewares section in WalMart. It also wanted to bunch up at first, so I sprayed the drawers with spray adhesive then pressed it in place, worked pretty good after that

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Shynon

Here's mine , without the galvanized steel top

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cleat

I wonder how spray on bed liner would work as a tool box liner/

 

May need to try some day.

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tom2p
4 hours ago, Shynon said:

Here's mine , without the galvanized steel top

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nice !

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tom2p

wife found work bench someone was throwing out 

 

transformed it into a small tool chest 

 

ideal for storage of small power tools, hammers, crow bars, tire irons, etc.

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tom2p

got this small too chest recently at a flea market 

 

old Stack On - made in USA 

 

surprised - fairly decent quality 

 

gonna clean it up (easy) - then find a spot for it (not so easy  lol)

 

 

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pullstart

I guess I could stand either more tool box drawers or make use of hanging stuff on the wall!

 

 

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JERSEYHAWG /  Glenn

Very nice upgrade. I got a new box myself last year. I will post some pictures of new tool draw organizers I got made/sold by veterans. They sure free up a lot of draw space for more tools. I think there called TOOLBOX WIDGETS... 

 

 

 

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stevebo

I hear you on the upgrade. I had two smaller boxes and wanted a bigger one. I was debating between harbor freight  ew box or used Mac or Snap On. Found this nice Mac box for a few bucks more than new harbor freight. 
 

pa I like that wrench organizer too!

 

 

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Professor1990
2 hours ago, stevebo said:

I hear you on the upgrade. I had two smaller boxes and wanted a bigger one. I was debating between harbor freight  ew box or used Mac or Snap On. Found this nice Mac box for a few bucks more than new harbor freight. 
 

pa I like that wrench organizer too!

 

 

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I picked that up Monday at HF as well. Best 14 dollars I’ve spent in a while. I like the fact that it’s two separate pieces I can move as needed to make everything fit, and the magnetic base keeps it in place even with my drawer liners in place

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tom2p

thought yinz guyz might find this of interest

 

was checking out some tools and tool chests and ran into a guy that was a Snap On tool guy ... 

 

we were discussing tool boxes and chests etc - old and current - and he was really high on the US General boxes / chests 

 

 

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tom2p
On 10/22/2019 at 10:08 PM, tom2p said:

HF has some decent tool box shelf liner - similar to Grip-it tool box liner - but better price 

 

I've also used cheap/inexpensive yoga mat material for lower / larger / deeper drawers 

 

 


 

example of the yoga mat material 

 

24 x 69   4mm thick    $6 

 

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