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ntaylor

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I have a small Craftsman toolbox that is worn out and overflowing. Wife and kids got me this for Fathers Day. It has't arrived yet thought. https://www.homedepot.com/p/Husky-He...15FT/309338952. I am thinking I am not going to like the flip up work bench because it will always have stuff on it and I'll never be able to flip it up to get to anything. I don't really need the workbench space. I am thinking of returning and getting this. https://www.homedepot.com/p/Husky-In...HDV3/309210140. Anythuing else in this price range that is good quality that I should be looking at?
 

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It does take discipline to not use the top of the lid as a work bench. My smaller rolling toolbox/cart that I roll around to the vehicle when I'm working on it has a flip up lid, I have a love/hate relationship with it, as I ALWAYS need more workbench space, so I end up using it that way sometimes. :laughing:
 

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I have a small Craftsman toolbox that is worn out and overflowing. Wife and kids got me this for Fathers Day. It has't arrived yet thought. https://www.homedepot.com/p/Husky-He...15FT/309338952. I am thinking I am not going to like the flip up work bench because it will always have stuff on it and I'll never be able to flip it up to get to anything. I don't really need the workbench space. I am thinking of returning and getting this. https://www.homedepot.com/p/Husky-In...HDV3/309210140. Anythuing else in this price range that is good quality that I should be looking at?

Skip those Husky boxes. Your better off with a HF Us General. The weight rating on the Husky setups are pretty low compared to the rest of the name brands. That 2500lb rating is about half the US generals. Plus there is a lot expandability with the US general line that you don't get with the Husky.
 

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I have been looking at them and heard good things about them. I think I may go that route. Then hopefully when the top box goes on sale pick up that also.

I went that exact route. Grabbed the lower first, then the upper. Im planning to add a side cabinet soon.
 

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Went and returned the Husky to Home Depot and headed over to Harbor Freight to pick up a box. They had to order them so I will have to wait another week or 2. Went with the 44" top and bottom. It should give me plenty of space. If I do run out I can add the side cabinet or locker. Found this video that I thought was a pretty good review of both. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jZl7hVhD3Gw
 

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I really like my US General tool chests. I've got one 44" chest, and a smaller rolling cart I found used. Both are absolutely great. I kind of really like the small rolling cart just for keeping sockets in.
 

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I've got a HF 44" box and honestly it makes me want to give away all my old Craftsman "roller bearing" boxes and get more HF boxes..
 

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I have a 20 yr old husky box. 44" top and bottom. While they hold my tools, they are very low quality. There are 4 drawers that fall off the tracks regularly.

I really want a HF 56" top and bottom. Way better quality.
 

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I've got a 72" bottom, 56" top, and a mechanics toolbox. Big fan of all of them.
 

ntaylor

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Finally got my boxes in last week. Went with the 44". Plenty of space for what I have.

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Commies are happy

Since I work in an American factory, making an America product with my bare hands... let me try to explain it like this-

Imagine most of us on this site drive Z71's. And those Z71's need a 265/70/17.

Now imagine prices vs. what you get----

I make Hooper Tire 265/70 AT's and they're rated 9 out of 10. We sell these for $1125 per tire.

The Hop Sing RoadMurder 265/70 AT's are rated at 8 out of 10. They sell for $185 per tire.



Do we... uh... as a company.... uh.... i dunno.... maybe need to check into that? Because that $900 difference isn't just coming from kid labor.

:confused:
 
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