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  • Premier Icon Suggsey
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    Show me your set ups please as it’s soon to be my birthday and family and I are clubbing together to treat me……bit it won’t be Mac or SnapOn unless I drop lucky on their searches of second hand market.

    I have majority of tools mounted on wall behind workbench. I managed to scrounge for free some drawers like these at work for other tools. Have them below workbench but spose they could be mounted on castors.

    Might be an idea however if looking a tool chest I found the clarke stuff at machine mart to be good.

    trail_rat
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    Depends on what you have the halfords industrial with the tool kit is a pretty good deal atm – thats top and bottom rollcabs and a halfords 170kit for 399

    Or the pro top and bottom for 249 is a good price

    The homak 36″ out of costco for 399 + vat looks a sturdy bit of kit also. , the drawers are a better size without overpowering garages imo – if you have an above average diy tool kit. So much so im considering chopping in for one. Good following on gumtree it would seem that rollcabs of any brand dont seem to lose much dosh.

    Premier Icon postierich
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    Cheap Halfords!

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    WTF
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    One of these from Costco £370

    Better than any other ones I found ,and as good as Snap On ? I`m sure some may argue that.

    HTH

    trail_rat
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    mav12
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    i have the costco one and its well made and whies a ton it was the best out of the halfords machine mart offerings

    ninfan
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    I got one of these from Costco a little while back for £120, and its brilliant – a lot more ‘useable’ than my 5 plus 7 drawer stacking set

    trail_rat
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    ninfan – that looks the bollocks – havnt seen much between – the crappy plasticy sealey cart and MAC/snapon – neither i particularly want – but at 130 that would deal with the extra capacity i need and store most of my common used car tools and free up the roll cab for my bike stuff to be nicely stored instead of in a ramy. – given i work on the drive that would be handy to roll out to the car.

    Premier Icon Suggsey
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    Thanks fellas I had done a search of the site previous to posting 😉
    The costco sold one looks really nice for the money and I do have a couple watching on eBay for Snap on.
    I have looked at the industrial set up on Halfords as a bundle not that I need the sockets set as I already have a full set but it’s very very good value for the money.
    Went in Machine Mart today to have a prod poke and pull at their heavier duty offerings too but I souls say the Halfirds one looks similar quality but way cheaper.
    I will keep on searching……. In the hope I get a ridiculous bargain and can justify getting the On One Evo 456 Ti frame too 😆

    Premier Icon Suggsey
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    Double post!

    jackal
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    The snap on one is 10x better than the cheap halfords one, I’d say get the best you can, secondhand if it needs to be.

    Premier Icon Northwind
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    I don’t know if the Clarke stuff is still as good but my old one is right in the sweet spot of working well without being too expensive- I’ve used Snapon and sure they’re nicer bits of kit but realistically, it doesn’t make the slightest difference, it’s really not a hard job they’re doing.

    Give a bit of thought to the drawer config you want, that’s the only grumble I have about mine, it’s all low drawers so can’t store larger items (and you can’t pile tools in either) But likewise lots fo big drawers will be pretty inefficient for bike tools etc.

    From my Halford days I would avoid the red Halfords tool chests. They came back too often for me to consider buy one. The drawer runners fail. The black industrial chests are great. Never seen one returned. Look for special offers, normally on after the summer hols.

    andyl
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    I was going to suggest the blue one from Costco.

    That black Arcan table looks good though, not spotted that.

    trail_rat
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    My mates snapon chest doesnt hold tools any better than mine – where it succeeds in being better is when he whips out the bottom drawer and uses it as a step to see in the top – hes fair vertically challenged. – you could not do that with my halfords box- but his tools let him make his living – mine are for diy and hobbys.

    The professional boxes runners are fair good and the industrial even better the cheapo red boxes are totally different and are horrible to work with – not smooth at all – the ones i looked at in the shop when i bought mine didnt even open square and would jam.

    Im still taken by that blue arcan though ( its still not in the same league as snapon ) but its better than most folk need.(my self included)

    ninfan
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    The Arcan one has a big opening lid with rams, which makes it like this:

    Costco have this one for about £370 as well:

    Premier Icon Nipper99
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    I still have the snap on chest that i bought s/h as an apprentice 28 years ago – still going strong.

    dirtydog
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    Second hand Snap on, you’ll easily get your money back if you ever come to sell it.

    codybrennan
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    Brother in law has just made me very jealous…..he’s using an ex cardiac arrest trolley. Its absolutely perfect.

    gasgasser
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    The Arcan one looks great but i’m not a Costco member and from looking at their website its £25 to join?

    Anyone have any experience of the US Pro Tools ones going on ebay?

    Thanks

    Premier Icon Suggsey
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    Yeah I know I need one with a cabinet section as some of my larger automotive tools may not fit even in deep drawers. It’s plain scary how much tooling I have for an enthusiastic capable home mechanic. Guess when my neighbour who was a professional mobile mechanic came and borrowed some of my rarer tools and also used to stand over me whilst I was fixing my own and friends and families cars before telling me I could work with him perhaps I could have been a mechanic in another life 🙂

    trail_rat
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    Do you use those bulky tools often ? I put my bulky un often used tools on a shelf. Stuff like rack rod end removal tools , big dirty electric impact driver , the rotary abrasive spanners.

    Premier Icon ndg
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    Cheers for the heads up on the Costco Homak set. My wallet is now £360 lighter (plus membership)! It was entertaing getting it in the car, it didn’t look that big in a giant wharehouse!

    It is however an awesome box that instantly made one mate jealous when he popped round to return my ladders.

    trail_rat
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    Is it on special just now at 360 – was 399+ vat last time i was in 🙁

    Premier Icon righog
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    Right, you will all flame me for this, but in the UK wood is better….Why because in the UK it takes balls to go out into the garage in the winter. Everything you can add to your garage that does not hold the cold is a good thing.

    eskay
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    Nice looking cabinet but it looks like it should contain dead butterflies rather than a lump hammer!

    trail_rat
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    You mean your garage doesnt have heating ?

    Premier Icon bigdean
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    All the old boys at the toolmakers i did my apprenticship at had wood cabinates, felt lined.

    passtherizla
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    I had something very similar to that wooden unit until recently when I had to give up my storage unit. Think not was vickers or a brand beginning with V, was my grandads probably 70-80 years old

    Premier Icon benp1
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    I’ve got some facom units in my garage, though mainly full of mechanic type tools than biking stuff

    Picked them up on ebay secondhand, including a load of tools. Check out secondhand, some bargains to be had

    Premier Icon paulmgreen
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    Loving the wooden tool cabinet. Nice

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