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Old 09-12-2009, 08:08 PM   #1
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Default Toolbox got runover by a John Deere

I am looking for a new toolbox as my old one went to hell on me last week. Ok, it didn't go to hell, it got run over. I used it to hold a small socket set, my meter, my small K.O. set, screwdrivers, channellocks, containers of self tapping screws, etc. Kind of a catch all box that holds everything that I don't have in the sidebags. Well my old one was just that, an old one that isn't made anymore. It was 28" long and fairly deep until the dirt worker backed over it (partially my fault anyway.

Well I have found a couple of equivelants:

http://www.stanleytools.com/default....istant+Toolbox

http://www.pvrdirect.co.uk/productin...ef=IRW10503817

The problem with the Fatmax is that there are probably about 20 of them things running around every jobsite I have been on and I want something that I can see from a distance and say "that one is mine."

The problem with the Irwin is that I can only find it online in the UK. I am in the U.S. and can't seem to find it locally.

Does anyone know where I could find the Irwin one locally (im in Iowa or online from the U.S.) or if there is a third option that would be close? Im willing to spend close to $50.

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Old 09-12-2009, 09:05 PM   #2
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Where is the picture of the flattened box??
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Didn't have a camera at the time.
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I can't believe I even viewed this post.
I'm so ashamed of myself.
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Old 09-12-2009, 10:07 PM   #5
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Lowes has an Irwin toolbox just like that one.
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Old 09-12-2009, 11:29 PM   #6
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http://www.vetopropac.com/
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Old 09-13-2009, 02:13 AM   #7
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i think i just fell in love with a tool box there
http://www.vetopropac.com/scripts/pr...?idproduct=311

i have never seen a toolbox for my laptop and tools......
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Toolbox got run over by a John Deer,
Walking home from our house Christmas Eve.
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Why not a steel box?
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Old 09-13-2009, 10:26 AM   #10
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Where is the picture of the flattened box??
My exact thought.
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I have the veto pro pac XXL-F.

My only complaint is that it's a bit too short to hold long tools upright.

I didn't want to get a closed top bag, but I wanted to keep moisture off my tools, and even more so, sticky hands that I was having issues with on the job. I've gone so far to buy a small lock to place on the zippers.

I think it's too soon to tell, but from what I hear, they last a while. And they're guaranteed for 5 years.
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Here is a link where you can get a replacement tool box. http://www.treats4chicks.co.uk/pinktoolbox.htm
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Here is a link where you can get a replacement tool box. http://www.treats4chicks.co.uk/pinktoolbox.htm
haha. my gf has that tool kit. shes always trying to fix stuff...
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I would never take a women with pink tools seriously.

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I would never take a women with pink tools, seriously.
Why not? She might be able to spank your a$$ with those pink tools.
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Toolbox got run over by a John Deer,
Walking home from our house Christmas Eve.

Shunk, that's the first thing that came into my mind when I read the post title. I was surprised it took as many posts as it did before someone wrote it.
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Why not? She might be able to spank your a$$ with those pink tools.
'Cause she's more worried about expressing her femininity than using proper tools to do a proper job.

Plus, any guy will notices boobs on the job regardless of the color her hard hat or tools are.
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I want something that I can see from a distance and say "that one is mine."
Sounds like you already have that! ... "it's that flattened one over there."

Not sure about toolboxes, but look on the thread of tool bag pics for ideas if you are willing to switch to a bag. I believe there are a few pics of boxes there, too.

Seems like Craftsman used to have some good, heavy duty toolboxes. Not sure what they sell anymore...

...a pic was truly in order.

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any guy will notices boobs on the job regardless of the color her hard hat or tools are.
You know that is right. I love me some boobs now.
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I hate the plastic tool boxes, get a Kennedy.

http://www.kennedymfg.com/whatsnew.htm


http://www.toolboxesdirect.com/tool-...naltoolbox.cfm
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