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#4553180 - 10/24/17 03:03 PM Best wheeled tool cart/chest
TinyVoices Offline


Registered: 09/12/16
Posts: 480
Loc: Vienna, VA
I will be moving to VA here next week, and I will not longer have a garage to work on my cars in. I would like to get a tool cart/chest with a handle so i can wheel it out of my new basement door and around to the driveway to work on things. There are so many options from $100 to thousands. Id like to be somewhere in the $200-$350 range.

I would like one with lots of drawers for storage but also open space on bottom and opening lit up top for sockets.

Would need to hold:
-2 sets of metric and standard sockets (deep and standard)
-6 rachets
-some hammers
-about a dozen screwdrivers
-about 10 pairs of pliers
-cordless drill and impact
-misc electrical stuff and small specialty tools

Space in the bottom would be for stuff like rags, batteries and chargers for electric tools, saws and other bug stuff, etc.

What brands do people own and like?

This is an example of what I am looking for:

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#4553185 - 10/24/17 03:08 PM Re: Best wheeled tool cart/chest [Re: TinyVoices]
TinyVoices Offline


Registered: 09/12/16
Posts: 480
Loc: Vienna, VA
The Harbor Freight one (I believe the pictured one in my first post) seems to have good reviews. Anyone here have one?

This one from Harbor Freight
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#4553206 - 10/24/17 03:34 PM Re: Best wheeled tool cart/chest [Re: TinyVoices]
Ethan1 Offline


Registered: 12/29/14
Posts: 1632
Loc: 'murica
The red HF one has a cult following. The black HF one might be big enough for the tools you described, and it's only $100. It's a big leap in price to Homak, which is $400+

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#4553228 - 10/24/17 03:48 PM Re: Best wheeled tool cart/chest [Re: TinyVoices]
Superflop Offline


Registered: 07/01/09
Posts: 420
Loc: Seattle
Just my .02 but i personally and if i were in your shoes would buy the harbor freight one.
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#4553237 - 10/24/17 03:55 PM Re: Best wheeled tool cart/chest [Re: TinyVoices]
TinyVoices Offline


Registered: 09/12/16
Posts: 480
Loc: Vienna, VA
I think I am leaning towards the HF one, but just wanted to have some other opinions. The other option is a Sunex one like this: Sunex Tool Cart but it doesn't look any better to be honest for the additional cost.
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#4553305 - 10/24/17 04:51 PM Re: Best wheeled tool cart/chest [Re: TinyVoices]
bmod305 Offline


Registered: 06/23/08
Posts: 265
Loc: Minnesota
I have the HF red one-love it. Well built and works great. A few friends also have them and think they are great also.

Dave

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#4553347 - 10/24/17 05:30 PM Re: Best wheeled tool cart/chest [Re: TinyVoices]
Merkava_4 Offline


Registered: 01/30/07
Posts: 17501
Loc: Clovis, CA
That Sunex cart has swivels on all four wheels -- you may or may not want that.

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#4553348 - 10/24/17 05:31 PM Re: Best wheeled tool cart/chest [Re: TinyVoices]
HorseThief Offline


Registered: 10/12/17
Posts: 120
Loc: MI
another vote for the HF cart - I used to have one at my old job for the preventative maintenance people to use. It stood up to the worst of the worst employees and abuse with minimal repairs (riveting the hinges back on mostly). It's overloaded with tools and cleaning supplies and still keeps rolling on like a champ. The only major complaint I have is that the lid support arms are riveted and eventually wear to the point where they can bend backwards when you close the lid, ripping the hinges in the back.

To clarify, this was at a Chuck E Cheese - I guarantee you the dirtballs I had working for me are way harder on tools and equipment than anyone that actually gives a [censored].


Edited by HorseThief (10/24/17 05:31 PM)
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#4553367 - 10/24/17 05:54 PM Re: Best wheeled tool cart/chest [Re: TinyVoices]
Merkava_4 Offline


Registered: 01/30/07
Posts: 17501
Loc: Clovis, CA

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#4553371 - 10/24/17 05:58 PM Re: Best wheeled tool cart/chest [Re: TinyVoices]
GMBoy Offline


Registered: 11/22/04
Posts: 7702
Loc: Texas
That red HF cart is AWESOM. I have 2 of them and the quality is very good. I have also have the cheaper black and it's ok but not as strong as the red one and missing a few nice touches.

Get the red HF - you will be satisfied.

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#4553384 - 10/24/17 06:14 PM Re: Best wheeled tool cart/chest [Re: TinyVoices]
HorseThief Offline


Registered: 10/12/17
Posts: 120
Loc: MI
Can't edit my other post - shoot looks like they now have pistons on the top. I must've had a really old style, because it had the folding supports like the black tool box. Bonus!
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#4553390 - 10/24/17 06:24 PM Re: Best wheeled tool cart/chest [Re: TinyVoices]
cb_13 Offline


Registered: 07/24/11
Posts: 907
Loc: Missouri
In its price range the red Harbor Freight cart is excellent. I have two coworkers that use them as professional technicians. I bought one for my dad to use as his tool storage in a home garage. They all seem to be pleased with them.

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#4553484 - 10/24/17 07:46 PM Re: Best wheeled tool cart/chest [Re: TinyVoices]
Ducked Offline


Registered: 10/25/12
Posts: 4328
Loc: Taiwan
Last UK annual inspection I had done, now over a decade ago, the garage used these



Not so available here, and they have brake-on-grid wheels which are less suitable.

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#4553551 - 10/24/17 08:45 PM Re: Best wheeled tool cart/chest [Re: TinyVoices]
HorseThief Offline


Registered: 10/12/17
Posts: 120
Loc: MI
Originally Posted By: Ducked
Last UK annual inspection I had done, now over a decade ago, the garage used these


Asian women? Why? Is there something special they can do to inspect vehicles?


Edited by HorseThief (10/24/17 08:47 PM)
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#4553784 - 10/25/17 05:21 AM Re: Best wheeled tool cart/chest [Re: HorseThief]
Ducked Offline


Registered: 10/25/12
Posts: 4328
Loc: Taiwan
Originally Posted By: HorseThief
Originally Posted By: Ducked
Last UK annual inspection I had done, now over a decade ago, the garage used these


Asian women? Why? Is there something special they can do to inspect vehicles?


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