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Old 11-20-2014, 02:56 PM   #41
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You gotta realize that there's the black shitty HF boxes, and then there's the boxes that everyone in this thread is talking about.

The black set is ******* awful and i refuse to say one good thing about it.
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You gotta realize that there's the black shitty HF boxes, and then there's the boxes that everyone in this thread is talking about.

The black set is ******* awful and i refuse to say one good thing about it.
I love my black box. Once you go black you don't go back.
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I love my black box. Once you go black you don't go back.

In and around your mouf?
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In and around your mouf?
No because eating a black box would be straight.
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No because eating a black box would be straight.
It is all pink on the inside.
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You gotta realize that there's the black shitty HF boxes, and then there's the boxes that everyone in this thread is talking about.

The black set is ******* awful and i refuse to say one good thing about it.
Not really. Some black boxes are shitty and some black boxes are good.

IMHO i think the "good" ones should be defined by if they have roller bearing drawers or not. The bad / lower end ones do not. A coworker has one without the roller drawers. It functions just fine for him. It hasn't fallen apart yet...
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Not really. Some black boxes are shitty and some black boxes are good.

IMHO i think the "good" ones should be defined by if they have roller bearing drawers or not. The bad / lower end ones do not. A coworker has one without the roller drawers. It functions just fine for him. It hasn't fallen apart yet...

The only black box that HF currently makes that's worth a damn is the 4 drawer tool cart, which is the baby brother to the 5 drawer red tool cart. But when red is $150 with coupon, and black is $100 with coupon, there's not much case for black other than that it's not red. Because red sucks as a color.

All of the other tool storage solutions made by US General worth buying are only currently available in red.
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Hey, don't talk **** about red.

I have the black tool cart from HF too. That's the only reason i brought up the black ones. I like that little tool cart.
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Red sucks dick and i'm qualified to say this as someone who owns 4 red cars.
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Daily reminder that if you don't use a Snap-On aircraft carrier toolbox for your hobbying needs, your life is a disaster.



Only about 50 million dollars which is chump change
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That's smalltime. If you don't own one of these, your life is pointless.

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Daily reminder that if you don't use a Snap-On aircraft carrier toolbox for your hobbying needs, your life is a disaster.



Only about 50 million dollars which is chump change

Right.

Would you believe i got a PM about this thread?

IF YOU DON'T BUY MURICAN YOU'RE A TERRORIST.
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The only black box that HF currently makes that's worth a damn is the 4 drawer tool cart
The 4 drawer black HF cart is the bomb! There's a massive thread on GJ about modding the 4 & 5 drawer carts.

Modifications to the HF 4 and 5 drawer service carts - what changes have you made? - The Garage Journal Board

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This is my main box (generic picture, correct color). KRL 1033





My cart is the ever popular HF red cart (generic picture, again)







The cart is a great start for your home setup. Fill the bottom with greases, lubes, and such, top area for all the sockets, etc. Harbor Freight is really the best bang for you buck, locking drawers with detents or latches are key. I've really liked the Husky brand boxes I've used in the past, but the lack of those latches meant the drawers crept open on sloped surfaces. It's a shame, as the "stainless" finish is damn beautiful. Newer craftsman boxes have the "grip-latch" system, similar to the "Epiq" latches on the new snap-on boxes. Try it before you buy it, I personally don't care for it.


Look at home depot, sears, lowes, etc. Then look on craigslist for used truck-brand boxes. Buy as much box as you can afford.
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Not sure if decent or not, but Sears has a black friday deal for a Craftsman 11 drawer 3 pc for $200: Black Friday Deals: Find Black Friday 2014 Sales at Sears
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Just bought one of these last week. $369 with coupon. I could have saved another $20 by going in on Black Friday, but I'm not an idiot. Pretty impressed so far.
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Those are awful. :( (Sears box)

This bad boy is a steal at $600. 52" double stack Husky. Construction is surprisingly good, the drawers have a catch latch so they won't creep open anymore like they used to, and no matter how you slice it, it's an ASSLOAD of storage for the money. You can't get the HF 44" combo for this price.
Husky 52 in. 18-Drawer Tool Chest and Cabinet Set, Black-HOTC5218B1QES at The Home Depot

If you don't need the big boy, here's the 41" version for $450.
Husky 41 in. 16-Drawer Tool Chest and Cabinet Set-HOTC4016B1QES at The Home Depot


I'm guessing these might both go even cheaper on Black Friday. I've been to three different stores in the last few days, and they all have these stacked up on pallets in the front of the store.
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Yeah, that one would very likely suck. Only their heavy duty ball bearing models are any good.
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Yeah, that one would very likely suck. Only their heavy duty ball bearing models are any good.
The red sears stuff is about on par with the black HF stuff.

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The red sears stuff is about on par with the red HF stuff.
Last time I was looking, they had varying levels of durability regardless of color. Some red ones were crap, some weren't. Maybe it's changed.
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