New tool box!


#1

Finally got a bigger box this weekend, did a little customization, and put about 15 hrs into moving everything from 3 boxes into the new box and cart. I can afford tool truck stuff, but I have 30 yrs worth of craftsman (old USA CRAFTSMAN) and plenty of cheap but adequate HF and others.
I had to order the side lockers, the should be in by Friday!

The new HF boxes are amazing for the price, I had a few of the older smaller ones and they were ok, the old cart was great, but the LOVE the series 2 stuff.

Anyone else a tool junkie or lifetime DIY mechanic?


#2

That’s nice,mine are not all neat and organized like that lol


#3

Mine won’t be after a few weeks! Only like this once! Lol!!!


#4

I can see @squidskc smiling as he seeing these pics! Haha


#5

I love the new color options HF has now!


#6

I’ll pm you my address if you want to come organize my tools! I’m to embarrassed to post a picture lol


#7

An organized tool box is soooo much more efficient. RIIIIIIIIIGHT… until you use it regularly!!! Trust me it’ll be a mess soon🤣


#8

I don’t think our definition of a “mess” would be the same… I would have better luck finding the right tool if I let a train run it over and scattered everything out.


#9

:rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:


#10

I can never keep my tool box looking like that more then 5 uses


#11

Both. I’m a mega nerd when it comes to tools and OCD to boot. If my tool drawers aren’t like this at all times I can’t sleep at night. Lol


#12

You must’ve seen my lunacy here. Lol


#13

@squidskc

You definitely win on the organization!!! I try soooo hard but I just never have the time to keep up!! I spent the last 2 days trying to figure out why my truck won’t start, come to find out it was the plug on the fuel pump control module, 5 min fix, 2 days wasted!!! See what I mean?!?!?


#14

Finished my last small engine of the season thanks to storms today. All new belts and a tune up on a stupid yard machines rider that was on its last leg. Anyway… your socket drawer is prettier than mine.



#15

@squidskc yours looks great! What’s your take on the Yukon stuff? I’ve contemplated bolting tow together for another large workspace, I just wasn’t sure they were heavy enough, but seeing your vice mounted to that one might change my mind


#16

They work great. I have two of them. They don’t make this kind with the drawers anymore. Just the cabinet style.

I wouldn’t use them if I was a mechanic, but fixing a couple things here and there they’re perfectly fine. I read somewhere they’re the husky benches rebranded.


#17

I’m not sure what you did in the navy. But you would have done great in naval aviation.


#18

Looked at them again just a few min ago, one drawer above the cabinets, I may go for it, is your vice bolted just to the wood, or thru the metal top too?


#19

How much was that Yukon? I had a Kennedy just like it ,but they are extremely high.


#20

My rate was aviation ordnance.

The metal top is just sheet metal. You don’t have much choice except to take the top drawer out and bolt it through both.

@Grizz you can get harbor freight coupons for the Yukon cabinet for $199. Stupid cheap, but built surprisingly well.