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#4487388 - 08/13/17 01:57 PM Info and opinions on husky tool boxes
ram_man Offline


Registered: 03/15/13
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Loc: southern mo
My health has resumed to being good enough to go back to being an auto mechanic. I had a really old cheap box I bought from the tool guy when I sold back my snap on box and other stuff . I am looking for a new box. nothing fancy just reliable. I don't want to spend what a tool truck tool box requires. That being said I am interested in the husky boxes. Any info or personal experience with them is appreciated. Looking at a flat top model so I have a work area of sorts to.
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#4487394 - 08/13/17 02:03 PM Re: Info and opinions on husky tool boxes [Re: ram_man]
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Registered: 03/11/12
Posts: 1038
Loc: San Antonio, TX
I have a husky box. I'm not a professional but I like it just fine. Had it a few years now. I have the tall one with a lid on top so no experience with a work top version. That's the one I want to get next since I need more room.
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#4487395 - 08/13/17 02:05 PM Re: Info and opinions on husky tool boxes [Re: ram_man]
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Registered: 11/29/08
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Loc: Oshawa, Ontario Canada
I bought one off a kijiji posting two years ago for a good price. Mine is stainless steel. They atr of OK quality.

Check out the boxes at harbor freight as well.
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#4487396 - 08/13/17 02:05 PM Re: Info and opinions on husky tool boxes [Re: ram_man]
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Registered: 09/30/13
Posts: 9651
Loc: Indiana
Have you considered the read boxes from HF?
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#4487399 - 08/13/17 02:08 PM Re: Info and opinions on husky tool boxes [Re: ram_man]
eljefino Offline


Registered: 06/15/03
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Loc: ME
Flat tops attract cultch. Control it so it's yours and not everyone else's. You'll find coffee cups and other junk there.

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#4487409 - 08/13/17 02:18 PM Re: Info and opinions on husky tool boxes [Re: ram_man]
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Registered: 02/17/07
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I saw a couple of different wood top Husky boxes at Home Depot yesterday. They looked good and seemed to be decent quality. I think the Harbor Freight boxes are a much better deal though, especially for storing smaller flat tools like pliers, wrenches and screwdrivers and other tools for mechanic work. Personally I think the Husky boxes have too many big deep drawers for storing bulky tools like circular saws and half inch drills, etc. If I were looking for a good deal on a new box I would buy HF. You might also find a deal on a good used box on Craigs List, if it is not stolen or damaged and is a legit deal.
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#4487452 - 08/13/17 03:09 PM Re: Info and opinions on husky tool boxes [Re: ram_man]
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Registered: 07/03/17
Posts: 122
Loc: New England
Husky used to be made by Waterloo before they started sourcing them overseas. I have a few Waterloo made boxes (one Husky and one Craftsman) and I have no complaints about them.
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#4487501 - 08/13/17 03:43 PM Re: Info and opinions on husky tool boxes [Re: ram_man]
Chris142 Offline


Registered: 06/05/03
Posts: 16516
Loc: Deplorable in apple valley, ca
Ck out the harbor freight boxes. They are very well built,ball bearing slides etc. I used one for several years till I out grew it. Its at home now.


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#4487541 - 08/13/17 04:16 PM Re: Info and opinions on husky tool boxes [Re: ram_man]
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Registered: 12/14/02
Posts: 41412
Loc: New Jersey
I got a super deal on a husky box for the garage a few years ago. I like it. I like my ball bearing craftsman griplatch ones better.

What I don't like about the husky is that it's a friction hold shut, not a physical latching. Id want that plus a good set of locks.

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#4487548 - 08/13/17 04:22 PM Re: Info and opinions on husky tool boxes [Re: JHZR2]
Trav Offline


Registered: 11/20/06
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Loc: MA, Mittelfranken.de
+1 you want draws with ball bearing slides and a mechanical latching. I have seen a few boxes go arse over tea kettle when the draws started coming out, one guy got hurt when a 5 ft long tall box went over that way.
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#4487579 - 08/13/17 04:57 PM Re: Info and opinions on husky tool boxes [Re: ram_man]
ram_man Offline


Registered: 03/15/13
Posts: 3188
Loc: southern mo
I know the harbor freight boxes are good. Very good in fact for the money. I was leaning towards husky because I can get a deal at Home Depot .
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#4487612 - 08/13/17 05:32 PM Re: Info and opinions on husky tool boxes [Re: ram_man]
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Registered: 08/09/15
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Loc: Colorado
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#4487623 - 08/13/17 05:40 PM Re: Info and opinions on husky tool boxes [Re: ram_man]
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Registered: 11/23/16
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Loc: WI
I have two Husky rollers from 1999 that still work great today. Pretty heavily loaded.
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#4487716 - 08/13/17 07:03 PM Re: Info and opinions on husky tool boxes [Re: ram_man]
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Registered: 05/26/07
Posts: 2063
Loc: West Michigan
Bought one 10 years or so ago while working in the skilled trades. Employer sent me on the road traveling and I needed a smaller one to take along. Good box for the money. Good choice for a hobbyist/home owner. It will get you by for a few years or so in a commercial application.
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#4487757 - 08/13/17 07:49 PM Re: Info and opinions on husky tool boxes [Re: AntsinmyEyes]
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Registered: 12/14/02
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Loc: New Jersey
Originally Posted By: AntsinmyEyes


That Yukon box looks pretty decent compared to the Husky...

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