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Old 01-21-2014, 10:44 AM   #21
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Some look like they wouldn't last at all. Others look like they might be ok.
Yup.
I've found the plastic ones have to be hinged with plastic, then they work over time, but still can break. Fishing tackle boxes overall are cheap. Heck, even for fishing they aren't that durable. For a lot of tiny pieces for electrical type of work, they could work because a lot of that type work isn't 'hard', so not a lot of abuse.

Stanley makes good 'organizers' and their tool boxes will put any taklebox to shame. I have a sears craftsman 'professional' toolbox that I ran over w/my one ton p/u truck that was left open. It just bent the wire hinge in it. Still works, but need to push it to get the top lined up.
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I'll use heavy duty ones for mechanic's tools. I reorganize small stuff before inexpensive organizers wear out, and I don't think I've ever run over a tool or organizer, so I don't worry about that.

Lighter is better, in my book - I have to lug this stuff around.
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I have a few of the PDY Lift-n-Lok boxes. I really like them. I bought them off of eBay. They are cheaper, but the color isn't that great. I'm not going for a fashion award, so I didn't care. I see PDY has free shipping now, so the price difference isn't that great anyway.

I use them for storing various screws, electrical and plumbing components. I also have a few in the garage for working on my old Bronco. One for tuneup, one for wiring, etc.

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I don't think I've ever run over a tool or organizer
Ya know, I thought the exact same thing! That was for my auto type tools, so yeah, too heavy anyway.

For construction type stuff, I use the fabric ones, the plastic container they came in, or the plastic tool boxes (stanley, workforce). Tackleboxes have never worked for me for tools as they break. For a bunch of little parts they could work, but I don't do stuff that requires that. There are people for that and I ain't it.
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I like steel organiser boxes that come with removeable plastic boxes.
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I use them (plano clear, flat divided box like shown earlier). One is nothing but miscellaneous fasteners I commonly use, another is lock keying / rekeying stuff. I use a tackle box for window repair / reglazing stuff.
I use those too. Small easy to store.


I sold all my FAT MAX stackables. They took up too much room for me.

And yes I have used tackle boxes for storage, in my garage.
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I use Plano boxes for everything.

I used to live next town over from the Plano Molding plant. They have a factory seconds store on site. There is nothing wrong with the "second boxes". They practically have give away prices in there. After seeing those prices I can't bring myself to pay retail at the store.

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Got a bunch (8) of these last time I was there for $10 each. I wish I had bought more.

every time I go back to that area, I always stop in to see what's on sale.

Anyone in the southwest burbs of Chicago should check it out.
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I use Plano boxes for everything.

I used to live next town over from the Plano Molding plant. They have a factory seconds store on site. There is nothing wrong with the "second boxes". They practically have give away prices in there. After seeing those prices I can't bring myself to pay retail at the store.

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Got a bunch (8) of these last time I was there for $10 each. I wish I had bought more.

every time I go back to that area, I always stop in to see what's on sale.

Anyone in the southwest burbs of Chicago should check it out.
What town is it in?
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What town is it in?
Plano Illinois. Just west of Yorkville. Not as far a Sandwich.

On Rt.34 (ogden Ave) across from DMV.
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Buy the Stanley ones from Depot there well worth the few more dollars than the HF ones.The plastic stays clearer longer and is more durable.The latches are a bit better too.I have over 10 of them.I couldn't live without them.Only time i don't like them is when i pick one up without checking if the latches are locked.
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I have a couple of steel cantilever tool boxes that are kind of like tackle boxes on steroids. Waterloo used to make a nice one, but I see there are also some plastic ones out there made by others if you want to go that route. One of mine is probably 25-years old and other than being repainted, is still intact. I remember back when I was a kid all the TV repairmen used this type of tool box to carry their hand tools and boxes of assorted vacuum tubes in.

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Sweet set up here. I'd like it without all of the tools & outfit it myself.

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Sweet set up here. I'd like it without all of the tools & outfit it myself.

http://www.mobile-shop.com

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I have seen that Mobile shop in display at Grainger. The price tag is up above $4000. I can't imagine trying to get that in my truck.
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I have seen that Mobile shop in display at Grainger. The price tag is up above $4000. I can't imagine trying to get that in my truck.
Dam. $4k for that. Better be full of some seriously nice tools for that kind of money.
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Those won't even work for my wife's fishing tackle box.
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Plano Illinois. Just west of Yorkville. Not as far a Sandwich.

On Rt.34 (ogden Ave) across from DMV.
Thanks, my niece lives in Plano, might be time to visit her...
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Those won't even work for my wife's fishing tackle box.

That's OK, I didn't get any for your wife.

That box works well for my uses.

And at $10 a pop (as opposed to $50 or more retail) they suit my needs.

They have plenty more to choose from. Just gotta know what you need and your price point.
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I have seen that Mobile shop in display at Grainger. The price tag is up above $4000. I can't imagine trying to get that in my truck.
I know, I sent them an email to see if they'd sell it without all of the tools since I already own all of the tools I'd like to outfit it with.
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I would be interested to see if they will sell it without the tools and parts. Did you email Grainger of the manufacturer?
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I emailed the manufacturer through their website

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