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Old 08-22-2007, 03:38 PM
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I have seen some at pawn shops pretty cheap.
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Old 08-22-2007, 08:39 PM
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I got a .......

Not to go off topic, but I may be doing my signature wrong. Am I supposed to be listing all the repairs I've done to each car?
I guess that's no worse than listing a recumbent bike and tennis shoes......

Oh, and pawn shops around here are usually higher priced than the items are brand new.
I like Rich's idea.
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Old 08-22-2007, 08:58 PM
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Hello Everyone

I use those file cabinets meant for blueprints
Where the drawers are about the same height as a standard toolbox,
but they are 4 fee wide, and 4 feet deep.
Love the things.
And they are cheep!!
A friend bought the ones I have at an auction for $10 each.
They have 7 drawers each.
When stacked 2 high the top is just about the same height as a
kitchen counter.
Makes a great work space on top.
And I added casters to the bottom

Have Fun Everyone !!
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Great idea! I will have to look into this.

I had two sets of Craftsman cabinets the three section ones that came up to six feet. Loved them. Lost them and the tools in the divorce. Maybe I loved them too much
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Old 08-22-2007, 09:27 PM
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Oh, and pawn shops around here are usually higher priced than the items are brand new.
That has my experience also. I don't think I have ever found a "deal" in a pawn shop.
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Old 08-22-2007, 09:33 PM
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Years ago I could root through the tool bins in pawn shops and pull out the Snap-on tools. That time is gone. You have to get real lucky now.
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Old 08-22-2007, 09:56 PM
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Those big rolling chests are hard to roll around. If you have tool storage and need portability, I suggest the rolling carts/workstation/utility cart (with drawers) they are much lighter and manuver eaisy and provide a work surface. Some even have an A/C plug strip (not that you couldn't add your own Put the tools you need for the job on it and roll it up to the car.
Yup, thats just about right. When I was a young lad, I got my first roller chest and top box from Sears, still have it (later on bought a mid box for it), and it has the slider drawers, which do get very tough to slide smoothly as tooling weight builds in the drawers. My main box I now use primarily is a Husky, the big one with top and bottom chests, roller drawers with positive catches to keep them shut. It's spacious and great for holding a lot of things, but as he said, it's also heavy to roll around, and you have to be mindful of every piece of dirt and groove in the floor so you don't tip it over (like riding a motorcycle over a railroad track). I also have one of those small waist height roller carts, got it cheap off the Mac guy, it was scuffed up on the top from him using it as a desk in his truck. It has a lower tray for bigger things, a lockable top work surface that folds open for smaller storage inside, and also a lockable drawer under that. It's great for loading up and running off to the other end of the shop to swap a part or do a service.
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