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Let's see your toolbox...

Discussion in 'Shop Talk' started by RLU_tech, Oct 6, 2017.

  1. RLU_tech

    RLU_tech Well-Known Member

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    Shop box, road box, home box, etc... Post some pics of your toolboxes!
     
  2. Junkyard

    Junkyard Senior Member

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    Nothin fancy. I don't work out of it much lol. My old road box on the other hand....it's seen better days!

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  3. crane operator

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    I still remember being 5 and having a hammer and saw and 2 sisters. I have no idea what my mother was thinking.
     
  4. crane operator

    crane operator Senior Member

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    I actually got this mac this spring, its been sitting in the corner of the shop and has no tools in it yet,

    I use the black husky every day, it and the old red craftsman I've had since high school.

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  5. 92U 3406

    92U 3406 Senior Member

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    No pics of mine on hand, its buried in storage at the shop since I'm in the field. Its a big Tech Series Mac top and bottom box. Painted Hitachi orange w/black trim. Looks damn sharp IMO.
     
  6. Muffler Bearing

    Muffler Bearing Senior Member

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    IMG_6231.JPG My Classic from the days of tall tool boxes, Check out that ghost wrench image on the 65th anniversary addition!
     
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  7. Muffler Bearing

    Muffler Bearing Senior Member

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    ...and just for reference, I do the same job as my buddy in the next bay!
     
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  8. 92U 3406

    92U 3406 Senior Member

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    Digging that KISS decal. Rock on!
     
  9. thepumpguysc

    thepumpguysc Senior Member

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    That's the nice thing about specializing in injection pumps.. a set of Standard & Metric wrenches, a set of sockets of various drives & your off to the races..
    BUT> don't get me started on the "special tools" to do said work.. THOSE ALONE, would fill that "hutch box".. lol
    I'm not a fan of stickers, BUT I WOULD own that KISS sticker..
    My work neighbor only has 1 sticker on his box>> MY BOSS IS AN AS*HOLE.. [minus the asterisk]
     
  10. Crummy

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    I had one of those! I wonder if it's still around somewhere.

    My newest toolbox should be here tomorrow if the guy can figure out how to get it up to me. Good sized one- sitting on the back of a IH 4700.
     
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  12. hvy 1ton

    hvy 1ton Senior Member

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    Here's everything i can cram into a 36" montezuma box. I have all my pliers in a tool bag with my wiring stuff. Might find a new home for the bit socket set (black box under the socket tray) and if i find a good way to organize pilers under the sockets. Need to make a tool roll for my hook and pick set. The plastic tray isn't gonna last much longer bouncing around back here.

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  13. Tractorguy

    Tractorguy Well-Known Member

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    Here’s my setup that was in the shop before I got a truck. Now it just collects dust in the shop at the house : / 07896CB5-4871-4F79-8F03-C27F3DA65848.jpeg
     
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  14. crane operator

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    I've always liked the looks of those montezuma boxes. You can see everything at a glance, and if its all full, you can see if anything is missing. I always thought I'd like one on the flatbed, right beside the extra fuel tank. I don't remember the one I looked at having that flip up tray, with the storage under it.
     
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  15. hvy 1ton

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    I've gotten a lot better about planting tool trees since i started using this 4 years ago. Only thing that's currently missing is both my 5/8" wrenches and my 1/4" sockets have never really been complete. The extra thickness of the Impact sockets make it hard to fit all of them so i'm only carrying up to 1 1/4". That's the plan If i ever get my 77 F250 reliable enough to use every day. I will probably add a 36-48" box behind the motezuma box to give me some more storage. Highway Products makes some neat top open boxes that would match up well. Only the 36" boxes have much for extra storage. The 26" ones the bottom socket tray lifts up and you can put some punches and chisels under it, but that's about it.
     
  16. PJ The Kid

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    Junkyard, I have nearly the identical setup. along with a craftsman bottom chest style and a cornwell service cart.
     
  17. Junkyard

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    I remember when I bought the bottom snap on box. My fiancé at the time just about left me over it! Should have let her.....ah well.
     
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  18. funwithfuel

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    20171010_152636.jpg This is my old girl. Had it since my kids were toddlers. 6 truck shops, 2 heavy equipment shops and a quarry shop. She's been around. Now, all in a truck.
     
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  19. oregon96pd

    oregon96pd Well-Known Member

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    A little bit different.....but it does have wheels and it's my only toolbox.

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  20. PJ The Kid

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    Mine was the same way. She figured it out pretty quick when I asked her which one would help make money. My dad bought a snap on box back in the early 90's, mom got mad that he spent so much so bought furniture the same week. She returned the couch and stuff, dad still works out of the same toolbox