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I have a pretty nice set up at my house as far as hand tools and box goes. It's a 6' tall Kobalt stainless box, built in radio etc.. I'm setting up another shop a few miles down the road so now I'm assembling another set of tools..and inevitably another box or two. .. I like the one I have but don't really want to spend that much again..I'm looking for a good number of draws and significantly storage. I'm not apposed to two lower type roll chests.. maybe one with a vise bolted to the top of it.. but my thinking is that it may get to be a pita bending over every time I want a tool out of a draw.. ? I'm looking to be sub $1500.00 for whatever box I get..anyone have thoughts or experience with Harbor Freight / Home Depot boxes..good or bad .
 
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I recently bought this large Milwaukee top and bottom combo for about $800. I looked at HF, Craftsman, Kobalt etc. This is better than those. It is actually better quality than my decades-old Craftsman rollaways. It is sold by Home Depot but I had to order it. I got onto it because my son in law in Wyoming had one so I was able to see it and check it out before buying.
 

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Theres a big discussion on the "HF tools that don't suck" thread.. I'm going tomorrow to get the 4 or 5 drawer roll around cart.. along w/ a bunch of other stuff..
 
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I recently bought this large Milwaukee top and bottom combo for about $800. I looked at HF, Craftsman, Kobalt etc. This is better than those. It is actually better quality than my decades-old Craftsman rollaways. It is sold by Home Depot but I had to order it. I got onto it because my son in law in Wyoming had one so I was able to see it and check it out before buying.

How wide is that one a.
 
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I found a top of the line 3 part Craftsman on rollers at a Clearance Sale when my Hometown store closed for 1/4 the original price. It even came with the rubber mats in the drawers.
 
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I picked up the 52" Husky industrial matte black box at Home Depot paid $ 698.00 on sale worth every penny weigh 550+ empty will hold up to 2500 pounds of tools draw mats included.
 
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I have a French cleat wall system along with 1 small roller I can grab a bunch of tools and set them on (kind of like a surgery cart).

I also have a big craftsman cabinet on wheels that is never moved...might as well be bolted to the floor. Yes I hate bending over to get tools out of the lower drawers!
 
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jchonline

thats where a sit down role a round helps with the lower draws (very bad lower back).
 
 
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