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Nice tool set with junky carrying case #5210200 09/11/19 02:56 PM
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I have a nice Craftsman tool set. Problem is, the case it came with is junk. It's all plastic and one of the latches that keeps it closed broke off, as well as one of the hinges. Now I have to carry it like a platter so it doesn't come open or fall apart. I could get a tool bag, but then everything would just be thrown in there and it would be difficult to find what I need. Any ideas on a replacement case?

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Originally Posted by grampi
I have a nice Craftsman tool set. Problem is, the case it came with is junk. It's all plastic and one of the latches that keeps it closed broke off, as well as one of the hinges. Now I have to carry it like a platter so it doesn't come open or fall apart. I could get a tool bag, but then everything would just be thrown in there and it would be difficult to find what I need. Any ideas on a replacement case?


Buy an identical set so you have two of everything and one of the cases is not broken?

Re: Nice tool set with junky carrying case [Re: talest] #5210213 09/11/19 03:07 PM
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Originally Posted by talest
Originally Posted by grampi
I have a nice Craftsman tool set. Problem is, the case it came with is junk. It's all plastic and one of the latches that keeps it closed broke off, as well as one of the hinges. Now I have to carry it like a platter so it doesn't come open or fall apart. I could get a tool bag, but then everything would just be thrown in there and it would be difficult to find what I need. Any ideas on a replacement case?


Buy an identical set so you have two of everything and one of the cases is not broken?

Originally Posted by talest
Originally Posted by grampi
I have a nice Craftsman tool set. Problem is, the case it came with is junk. It's all plastic and one of the latches that keeps it closed broke off, as well as one of the hinges. Now I have to carry it like a platter so it doesn't come open or fall apart. I could get a tool bag, but then everything would just be thrown in there and it would be difficult to find what I need. Any ideas on a replacement case?


Buy an identical set so you have two of everything and one of the cases is not broken?

20mm ammo box. Last forever

Re: Nice tool set with junky carrying case [Re: grampi] #5210226 09/11/19 03:17 PM
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Sell it and get another set where the case isn't broken? The prices get crazy around black friday and even before that. I have a couple of those sets myself. The case is nicer. I have a toolbox where I have all the sockets on clips but I hardly use that one because I have everything in there and it's heavy so it's easier to just carry a smaller case with most of what I need and if I need anything special I just grab it out of the toolbox first.

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Originally Posted by talest
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I have a nice Craftsman tool set. Problem is, the case it came with is junk. It's all plastic and one of the latches that keeps it closed broke off, as well as one of the hinges. Now I have to carry it like a platter so it doesn't come open or fall apart. I could get a tool bag, but then everything would just be thrown in there and it would be difficult to find what I need. Any ideas on a replacement case?


Buy an identical set so you have two of everything and one of the cases is not broken?


Sounds like the case is cheap plastic and will break again.


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Re: Nice tool set with junky carrying case [Re: grampi] #5210237 09/11/19 03:21 PM
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Buy a decent metal tool box. Likely you will add more tools than what came in the initial set. So metal and a little larger.

When that fills, get a rolling cabinet. Then a second rolling cabinet.

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Re: Nice tool set with junky carrying case [Re: talest] #5210243 09/11/19 03:24 PM
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Originally Posted by talest
Originally Posted by grampi
I have a nice Craftsman tool set. Problem is, the case it came with is junk. It's all plastic and one of the latches that keeps it closed broke off, as well as one of the hinges. Now I have to carry it like a platter so it doesn't come open or fall apart. I could get a tool bag, but then everything would just be thrown in there and it would be difficult to find what I need. Any ideas on a replacement case?


Buy an identical set so you have two of everything and one of the cases is not broken?


And then when that case breaks?

Re: Nice tool set with junky carrying case [Re: Yah-Tah-Hey] #5210244 09/11/19 03:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Yah-Tah-Hey
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I have a nice Craftsman tool set. Problem is, the case it came with is junk. It's all plastic and one of the latches that keeps it closed broke off, as well as one of the hinges. Now I have to carry it like a platter so it doesn't come open or fall apart. I could get a tool bag, but then everything would just be thrown in there and it would be difficult to find what I need. Any ideas on a replacement case?


Buy an identical set so you have two of everything and one of the cases is not broken?

Originally Posted by talest
Originally Posted by grampi
I have a nice Craftsman tool set. Problem is, the case it came with is junk. It's all plastic and one of the latches that keeps it closed broke off, as well as one of the hinges. Now I have to carry it like a platter so it doesn't come open or fall apart. I could get a tool bag, but then everything would just be thrown in there and it would be difficult to find what I need. Any ideas on a replacement case?


Buy an identical set so you have two of everything and one of the cases is not broken?

20mm ammo box. Last forever


That leaves me with the same problem as a tool bag. Everything would just be thrown in and nothing would be in order...

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I have two Great Neck socket sets (3/8 & 1/4") in red plastic cases.
They are at least 20 years old and the latches and hinges have all but failed.
Gorilla Tape works wonders for both. I also cut a piece of cardboard to fit
over the tools when closed.


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I’d dig around on eBay. Gotta be something similar that would do the job. Lots of people probably buy those sets and immediately move everyone into their tool boxes/chests.


Whatever's on sale...
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I have a nice Craftsman tool set. Problem is, the case it came with is junk. It's all plastic and one of the latches that keeps it closed broke off, as well as one of the hinges. Now I have to carry it like a platter so it doesn't come open or fall apart. I could get a tool bag, but then everything would just be thrown in there and it would be difficult to find what I need. Any ideas on a replacement case?


Buy an identical set so you have two of everything and one of the cases is not broken?


And then when that case breaks?


Don't break the case? I've had a couple Craftsman cases and they're still intact. Check the warranty maybe it's one year on the case? Maybe use a credit card that doubles the warranty? Sears will probably be out of business soon so maybe now is a good time to get a set although maybe the name will still be around for a while.

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I bough a couple of magnetic socket rail organizers. You can throw them ini a bag or put them in a tool box drawer.
seems work well for me.

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Blow-molded cases are trash and belong in the trash.

By a real toolbox and get organized.

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Shut up people! My case is broken as well, failed at the latches and the hinge.

So I just use them split as "tool trays" looks nasty and redneck.

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Should of went to Harbor Freight.


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