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Info and opinions on husky tool boxes #4487388
08/13/17 12:57 PM
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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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Re: Info and opinions on husky tool boxes [Re: ram_man] #4487394
08/13/17 01:03 PM
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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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Re: Info and opinions on husky tool boxes [Re: ram_man] #4487395
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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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Re: Info and opinions on husky tool boxes [Re: ram_man] #4487396
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Have you considered the read boxes from HF?


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Re: Info and opinions on husky tool boxes [Re: ram_man] #4487399
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Flat tops attract cultch. Control it so it's yours and not everyone else's. You'll find coffee cups and other junk there.

Re: Info and opinions on husky tool boxes [Re: ram_man] #4487409
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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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Re: Info and opinions on husky tool boxes [Re: ram_man] #4487452
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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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Re: Info and opinions on husky tool boxes [Re: ram_man] #4487501
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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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Re: Info and opinions on husky tool boxes [Re: ram_man] #4487541
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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.

Re: Info and opinions on husky tool boxes [Re: JHZR2] #4487548
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+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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Re: Info and opinions on husky tool boxes [Re: ram_man] #4487579
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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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Re: Info and opinions on husky tool boxes [Re: ram_man] #4487612
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Re: Info and opinions on husky tool boxes [Re: ram_man] #4487623
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I have two Husky rollers from 1999 that still work great today. Pretty heavily loaded.


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Re: Info and opinions on husky tool boxes [Re: ram_man] #4487716
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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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Re: Info and opinions on husky tool boxes [Re: AntsinmyEyes] #4487757
08/13/17 06:49 PM
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Originally Posted By: AntsinmyEyes


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

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