TCA Professional Tool Storage?

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May 25th, 2010 1:33am
Hi All,

I am wondering if anyone has any recommendations for a good quality toolbox that is also affordable? I know slap on is the best but seriously havn't got the cash to get something like that, but I don't want to buy crap either. I came across this brand recommended by a friend who went to SEMA 2009 in Vegas last November . He said that they are a new company and won the best new tools

& equipment product. Has anyone heard of these people and know where I can look at one or know if they are any good or where I can get one? Or if you have any other recommendations that would be great. Is waterloo any good?

TY !
May 26th, 2010 12:19am
One thing I have learned over the years, is that needs change. When you're first starting out as an apprentice, many like to think that they need the biggest and the best.

And then find that because of the cyclical nature of the trade, find that they are working here for six months, there for a year and so on. and until a person finds himself in a position where they can feel that they are going to be situated for awhile, it is best to think small.

With the current trend where many older heavy-duty mechanics are considering retiring, a great many tools and tool boxes are becoming more available, and more all the time. While I understand that new tools and new toolboxes are nice to have, I personally would find it hard to pass up bargains that would be available now at $.10 to $.20 on the dollar.

A further advantage for the mechanic that has a spouse at home, there would be far fewer arguments about money being spent on tools.
June 2nd, 2010 1:01am
Waterloo is pretty good. The husky and canadian tire boxes appear to made by waterloo as well. So that can give you an idea of quality. The cheaper tool boxes on the Mac truck (at least some time ago) seemed to be identical as well but were more money.

I work in a large shop with many techs and see a variety of tool boxes. The snap on boxes seem to have sturdier frames in the bottom to which the casters mount to. On the cheaper tool boxes the metal fatigues and bends in the caster area.(can be fixed by making a frame with new casters and setting the box onto it.)The drawers and slide seem to last fine on the other brands.

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