Sold my soul to the SnapOn man - Miata Turbo Forum - Boost cars, acquire cats.

Welcome to Miataturbo.net   Members
 


Insert BS here A place to discuss anything you want

Reply
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 05-23-2008, 02:19 PM   #1
Ben
Supporting Vendor
Thread Starter
iTrader: (33)
 
Ben's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: atlanta-ish
Posts: 12,689
Total Cats: 99
Default Sold my soul to the SnapOn man

But my "new" roll around box is pimptastic. I casually asked him if he happened to have any used or repo boxes on his truck. Sure enough, he had a small roll cabinet with top box. Nice caster wheels, ball bearing drawers, etc etc etc. Typical SnapOn quality. The bottom and top boxes are now mine. 0 interest & $30/week for the rest of my life.
I hate the thought of outstanding debt so to make myself fell better I gave him 1/3 down. At $30/week the payoff is exactly 6 mos. But now I won't have to worry about opening 2 drawers at once anymore (my craftsman box will fall on top of me if I do that).
Ben is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2008, 02:41 PM   #2
Ben
Supporting Vendor
Thread Starter
iTrader: (33)
 
Ben's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: atlanta-ish
Posts: 12,689
Total Cats: 99
Default

Stole this pic from ebay, but it looks almost exactly like it


It's also got individual drawer latches so that you have to push a release to open a drawer. Prevents a drawer from opening when rolling, or from gravity pulling it open. My dad's box has a couple of drawers that will self open because the concrete underneath is ever so slightly uneven.
Ben is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2008, 02:55 PM   #3
Elite Member
iTrader: (12)
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Longs, SC
Posts: 2,583
Total Cats: 13
Default

damn, are those chrome rymz?
icantthink4155 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2008, 02:56 PM   #4
Elite Member
iTrader: (5)
 
Atlanta93LE's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Marietta, GA
Posts: 2,198
Total Cats: 1
Default

Looks like a nice box. What are you going to fill it with?
Atlanta93LE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2008, 03:02 PM   #5
Elite Member
iTrader: (39)
 
Zabac's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: High Point NC
Posts: 4,854
Total Cats: 8
Default

Quote:
(my craftsman box will fall on top of me if I do that).
I was there, i vouch for that, lol.
Zabac is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2008, 03:10 PM   #6
Ben
Supporting Vendor
Thread Starter
iTrader: (33)
 
Ben's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: atlanta-ish
Posts: 12,689
Total Cats: 99
Default

I had to go and look, and thankfully mine does not have the chrome rimz.
Also my top box is a bit smaller in depth and has the flip up locking cover thing.

Ben, I can probably fill this box 75% with my current set of tools. Room to grow is good; there are several things I want to buy still.
Ben is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2008, 03:15 PM   #7
Elite Member
iTrader: (2)
 
Newbsauce's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: NoVA
Posts: 2,304
Total Cats: 2
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ben View Post
Stole this pic from ebay, but it looks almost exactly like it
I'd hit it.
Newbsauce is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2008, 03:45 PM   #8
I haz no trubo
iTrader: (2)
 
Oscar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Bolton, UK
Posts: 3,021
Total Cats: 114
Default

I want one too
Oscar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2008, 04:01 PM   #9
y8s
2 Props,3 Dildos,& 1 Cat
iTrader: (8)
 
y8s's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Fake Virginia
Posts: 19,038
Total Cats: 407
Default

i have a craptsman. it does have the drawer latches and i put enough **** in the bottom so it wont fall over. plus it's about 1/20th the price.

but I do love my snap-on techwrench *****.
y8s is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2008, 04:05 PM   #10
Elite Member
iTrader: (14)
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Edmonton, AB
Posts: 4,921
Total Cats: 0
Default

I've got a Craftsman Pro upper and lower. Love it. If I were making a living with tools I'd probably buy snap on.

Nice score. I don't feel like doing math, what was the total cost of it?
jayc72 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2008, 04:17 PM   #11
Elite Member
iTrader: (12)
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Longs, SC
Posts: 2,583
Total Cats: 13
Default

I gotta admit Im seriously jealous. I live in a tiny apartment, so I dont have any room for something like this. I cant wait to have my own garage to fill with tools and not have to work on my car in a parking lot.
icantthink4155 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2008, 04:18 PM   #12
Ben
Supporting Vendor
Thread Starter
iTrader: (33)
 
Ben's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: atlanta-ish
Posts: 12,689
Total Cats: 99
Default

$1000 + $70 tax. not a steal, but also considering that "truck credit" is 0%, it ends up being OK.
or 2-3x what my current craftsman boxes cost-or a bit less than new equivalent size bb craftsman. but the ball bearing drawers and overall quality is so much better with Snap On (Mac, Matco, etc). Plus if I ever get a 'real' box, then I can remove the upper and use the lower as a true roll around.
Ben is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2008, 04:23 PM   #13
Junior Member
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Western N.C.
Posts: 447
Total Cats: 1
Default

A few pictures of my current box

Note the step in front; itís the only way I can see in the top
Name:  P5230016.jpg
Views: 0
Size:  121.6 KB

Yea I know i need to clean my tools better.
Name:  P5230017.jpg
Views: 0
Size:  138.1 KB
Milton Tucker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2008, 06:57 PM   #14
Elite Member
iTrader: (3)
 
Mach929's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: lansdale PA
Posts: 2,500
Total Cats: 0
Default

i've got the $300 harbor freight box, it's not bad but when i get my own house i'll be buying something much bigger, i have too many tools
Mach929 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2008, 07:02 PM   #15
Boost Pope
iTrader: (8)
 
Joe Perez's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Delicious and Moist.
Posts: 26,326
Total Cats: 1,924
Default

And here I am storing all my tools in an array of small cardboard boxes stacked on a $40 plastic bookcase from Wal-Mart...

That thing is seriously sexy.
Joe Perez is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2008, 07:14 PM   #16
Elite Member
iTrader: (5)
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Canton, Ga
Posts: 1,707
Total Cats: 19
Default

tools are one of the best investments one can make. My tool box is taller than I am...
Stealth97 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2008, 07:19 PM   #17
Elite Member
iTrader: (5)
 
m2cupcar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Atlanta
Posts: 7,244
Total Cats: 291
Default

having personally seen your prior toolbox/cart, I can understand your enthusiasm
m2cupcar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2008, 07:23 PM   #18
Elite Member
iTrader: (13)
 
cjernigan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posts: 8,147
Total Cats: 6
Default

The current place I work at damn near everyone used to be a machinist at one time or another and moved up to be a machine builder later in life. So they all have Kennedy toolboxes, big ugly brown bastards with tons and tons of drawers.


I bet the drawers on that Snap-On feel awesome every time you pull one out. My shitty *** craftmen carry around was over full the day my g/f bought it for me. I need a larger toolbox for realz.
cjernigan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2008, 09:09 PM   #19
Elite Member
iTrader: (24)
 
kotomile's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Monterey, CA
Posts: 7,578
Total Cats: 40
Default

Nice box!
kotomile is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2008, 12:18 AM   #20
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 56
Total Cats: 0
Default

I'm just a tinkerer in my own garage, not a mechanic so I got this last week on sale for $179. http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_1...0B?vName=Tools

It goes right along with this http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_1...+Tool+Cabinets that I got a couple of years ago on sale for $120.

They aren't Snap-On but they beat the crap out of digging in a tool box and a few shelves to find the tool I want. The little one fit in my apartment closet, icantthink4155, if you can't wait. BTW, Costco has a huge (surprise) roll of padded drawer liner for cheap. Ben, the roll would do your entire cabinet for something like $10.

Last edited by cwisenheimer; 05-24-2008 at 12:21 AM. Reason: url typos
cwisenheimer is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Raleigh: Fiberglass headlight scope, 1.6L ECU, AFM, Hardtop latches, more bigmackloud Miata parts for sale/trade 13 09-22-2017 01:34 PM
Back to Stock Part Out!! Turbo Parts, MS2 Enhanced 01-05, Suspension, and MOAR! StratoBlue1109 Miata parts for sale/trade 16 10-02-2015 10:39 AM
Moroso Air Oil Separator Catch Can Aroundcorner Miata parts for sale/trade 2 10-01-2015 04:20 PM
NA Seat Sliders and Seat Belt Receivers skipstr Miata parts for sale/trade 2 09-28-2015 11:53 PM
WTB HPDE miata - Texas Voltwings Cars for sale/trade 0 09-27-2015 07:40 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:57 PM.