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Re: tool boxes and chests

Postby 87vette81big » June 1st, 2014, 12:48 pm

That's a Nice Toolbox Phil at a Great Price.
As You grow as a Mechanic , Wait for the scratch & Dent specials from Snap On.
The Tool guy Dude. You can get them at 1/2 off or even 2/3 off from full price.
Ok To Haggle with them .
I do.

That picture of Monster Full set would be around 30K from Snap On.
Its the Mechanics Trained Mind & Skilled Hands that are most important assets.
Toolbox is nothing meaningfull.
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Re: tool boxes and chests

Postby philly » June 1st, 2014, 12:55 pm

thats why i wouldnt buy a massive getup from snap on as its so damn expensive... money better spent on go fast parts or actual tools
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Re: tool boxes and chests

Postby 87vette81big » June 1st, 2014, 12:58 pm

philly wrote:thats why i wouldnt buy a massive getup from snap on as its so damn expensive... money better spent on go fast parts or actual tools

Yes Phil.
You will figure out when to invest & purchase the good stuff.
When starting out its most important to earn $$$&$$.
Learn trade secret shortcuts & done right the 1st time.
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Re: tool boxes and chests

Postby grumpyvette » June 1st, 2014, 1:13 pm

if you keep a sharp eye out on the classifieds and both Craig's list and bargain trader magazines
youll occasionally see estate sales or widows selling the late husbands tool sets
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guys get divorced, fired, injured, businesses fail, guys get sick, guys retired, partnerships break-up, or a business is forced to move out of state for family or tax reasons, etc. most sets you see listed are junk or picked thru before you get there but occasionally youll find huge bargains if you have a few thousand $$$$ in ready cash,
I have knowledge of one guy I know,from a local track, who picked up easily $40-$45K in tools and tool boxes from a shop that closed about 20 years ago, when a guys wife was selling off assets after he got killed in a car accident, he offered her $19k ,(all he had access too)after looking over the shop and list of tooling, he was amazed at the extent of the shop tool list, and it included, lots of expensive machine tools, she said because he had not tried to be absurdly low in the cash offer like several other guys , had been before him,not only would she sell him the tools for the 19k, he could take the 7 full new 55 gallon barrels of racing fuel in the shop with the tools. so it obviously pays to both give realistic offers and treat people like you would hope they would treat your wife in a similar circumstance.


personally I think a few skilled helpers in the shop might make things go smoother
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they all look like they have SKILLS TO ME!
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Re: tool boxes and chests

Postby grumpyvette » August 28th, 2014, 10:38 am

I was looking over a different thread on a different site and a guy posted pictures of his tool chest drawers, yes it looks neat, but my first thought was Id need 10-to-12 full size tool chests if I only put that many wrenches or screw drivers in a single drawer, yes the drawers in my tool chest may look a bit stuffed but Id bet I have 100 plus screw drivers or wrenches or sockets or extensions or ratchets in any one tool chest drawer.
and each drawer is labeled as to its contents, most of those drawer's have very little unused space.
it helps to organize and label the drawers
EXAMPLE

screw drivers
Allen keys and torquex bits
drill bits
air tools/air ratchets/impact wrenches
mic stands and bridges, feeler gauges
meters/gauges/mics/precision measurement
stretch gauges & torque wrenches
timing lights,degree wheels timing tape, ignition parts
engine diagnostic tools/inspection/testing ,visual probes
fuses,meters,electrical testing, scan tools , IR temp guns
valve train tools, adjusting and spring measuring
gasket fabrication tools, exacto knives, dremel tools
piston, ring and bearing tools, depth gauges
pliers,dikes,vise grips,cutters, splicers
tubing flare/cutters, benders,and AN tools
BRAKE TOOLS, tubing benders and flare tools
clutch ,bell housing alignment tools
transmission tools/snap ring pliers
gas welding/brazing related and soldering tools
SAE WRENCHES
SAE 1/4" drive sockets
SAE 3/8" drive sockets
SAE 1/2" drive sockets
METRIC WRENCHES
METRIC 1/4" drive sockets
METRIC 3/8" drive sockets
METRIC 1/2" drive sockets
extensions ,swivels ,breaker bars
cam degree tools
gear pullers and presses
suspension tools
TIG & MIG welding related
electrical connectors and testers
clamps,compressor and air tools
hammers , punches and chisels
stamps and dies
taps and dies & easy-outs
sealants/gaskets/scrapers/solvents
brake hones,cylinder hones
files and scrapers


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I FIND THIS IS NEAT< IMPRESSIVE BUT A HUGE WASTE OF SPACE, IF IT WAS MY TOOL CHEST THAT INDIVIDUALLY LABELED DRAWER , AND EVERY OTHER INDIVIDUAL DRAWER ,WOULD LIKELY BE STUFFED WITH IT OWN UNIQUE BUT VERY SIMILAR TYPES OF WRENCHES<OR SCREW DRIVERS OR SOCKETS<, GAUGES<METERS< ETC. 3-to-4 LAYERS DEEP
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Re: tool boxes and chests

Postby philly » August 28th, 2014, 9:19 pm

thats a nice setup and looks similar to what i have going on... i have a place for everything and everything in its place. comparatively tho you are right, it would require alot of boxes to set up all your collection like that. however i find it easier to stash the redundant tools either on the pegboard or create portable tool kits and keep them in the car or in the kitchen where they are handy.
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Re: tool boxes and chests

Postby Indycars » August 29th, 2014, 7:54 am

philly wrote: or in the kitchen where they are handy.


I should try that, sure would free up some room.
Wonder how long that would last! :P
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Re: tool boxes and chests

Postby NOT A TA » August 29th, 2014, 10:02 am

Indycars wrote:
philly wrote: or in the kitchen where they are handy.


I should try that, sure would free up some room.
Wonder how long that would last! :P



I got a good chuckle out of that! So I took this pic. You guys been peeking in my house for ideas?

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Re: tool boxes and chests

Postby Indycars » August 29th, 2014, 10:39 am


Wish I could keep my torque wrenches or maybe metal cutting saw
next to my coffee pot! :D

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Re: tool boxes and chests

Postby grumpyvette » October 24th, 2014, 11:19 am

SEARS JUST ANNOUNCED THEY WILL CLOSE DOZENS OF STORES
AND LAY OFF 5000 employees

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-o ... e21255535/

while that SUCKS it may also indicate there will shortly be SALES on tool chests and tools at bargain price levels, as stores close and inventory may be sold off at a discount, and while I may not be able to swing a great deal personally thats hardly a reason several of you can,t get a good deal,
so if you see sales, INFO please post all related info,ON THE DEALS YOU FIND,
as I'm darn sure many members of the site will benefit from the info posted


http://www.sears.com/tools-tool-storage ... /b-1025212

http://www.strictlytoolboxes.com/?gclid ... 7AodV3kALQ

http://www.searsoutlet.com/52-Inch-12-D ... onType=all

http://www.sears.com/craftsman-42inch-2 ... 929774000P

http://www.sears.com/craftsman-56inch-1 ... ckType=G35

http://www.sears.com/craftsman-56-inch- ... ckType=G24
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Re: tool boxes and chests

Postby philly » October 24th, 2014, 3:24 pm

thats so weird as they were just at the school last week looking to hire people for the automotive service department.
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Re: tool boxes and chests

Postby 87vette81big » October 24th, 2014, 5:43 pm

philly wrote:thats so weird as they were just at the school last week looking to hire people for the automotive service department.

Get hired while you can Phil.
ASE MASTER CERT IN HAND. ALL 8 TESTS.
L1 Comes after.

Master make you worth $18-32 per hour.
Wages paid in Florida simlar here.

Economy still shaky to sum it up.
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Re: tool boxes and chests

Postby philly » October 24th, 2014, 6:34 pm

first ive got to pass all 8 tests...
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Re: tool boxes and chests

Postby 87vette81big » October 24th, 2014, 7:34 pm

philly wrote:first ive got to pass all 8 tests...

You will.
Your Super Intelligent too.
I passed all 8 scoring 94-100 % Correct when I was 28 years old like You.
I never studied.
Just skim read through my old 1970 Pontiac Factory Service Manual before the tests coming next nights.
My Mentor & Teacher had me ready. Taught all on there.
Quizzed me nightly with verbal questions. Only 1 right answer.
Logic used & fundementals known required.
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Re: tool boxes and chests

Postby grumpyvette » December 25th, 2014, 1:43 pm

this is a screaming deal
I got calls from two separate guys I know, wanting to thank me!
while I had VERY LITTLE to do with it," other than answering a question or two,a couple weeks ago when my wife had several of their wifes visit, along with them while I worked on their cars
I got the calls this morning from the guys saying they had their wife's had pleasantly surprised them,this xmass and bought them, this tool chest,deal Id found.
after I suggested it, when their wives asked me what I thought they might like?
I'm always pleased to see active members of the hot rodding community, (especially guys I know well who I work with) make significant upgrades in tools, for their garage
(but then I,m a tool collection addict of sorts, & misery love's company in this hobby)

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Husky-52-in- ... /204825971
$598.00

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Re: tool boxes and chests

Postby grumpyvette » December 28th, 2014, 12:31 pm

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that husky tool box seems to be selling very well, I found several references to it on several sites
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