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Old 04-28-08, 09:54 AM
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Please find me a tool box. Thanks.

I took inventory of my motley collection of tools, small parts, etc. this weekend and decided it was time for me to get a "nice" tool box. My good tools will go into the new tool box; my old tool box (which is a cheap, old fishing tackle box) will become the Home for Wayward Small Parts.

I've thought about getting one of the Park Tool Sets or even the Nashbar Tool set but I have probably 40% of a good tool set already..I was also tempted by this tool kit from ProBikeKit:

https://www.probikekit.com/display.php?code=T0053

But now I think what I want is a really nice tool box and then I'll fill in the gaps in my tool collection as a I go...

Anybody out there have a specific recommendation on a good tool box? What should I get?


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Old 04-28-08, 12:06 PM
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I ordered some stuff from Nashbar, and they sent it in this nice toolbox.



And see? It even matches the natural cork bar tape in the lower-left corner! What a find!

Stuff I use all the time, like P-handle wrenches, lotions and potions are in the front (right). In the middle are pouches containing my work stand (black pouch), long tools like pedal wrench, chain whip, " breaker bar and cassette tool, and such are in the Thomson seatpost pouch, and smaller tools are in the Niterider pouch. There's even room for some spares in the back!
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Can't beat the price!

Not too far away from my current set-up.

I was thinking more along the lines of:

https://www.amazon.com/Stanley-Consum...m_auto_title_1
or
https://www.amazon.com/Waterloo-Indus...408085&sr=1-17
or
https://www.amazon.com/TB202-Roller-M...9407814&sr=8-9

I've never spent much money on tool boxes but I now have enough parts/tools lying around that it's probably worth pulling it all together so I don't repurchase stuff that I own. I'm trying to figure out what I should "hint at" for a Father's Day present...

If you all want to take up a collection, you can buy me this, for $2500:
https://www.amazon.com/All-Stainless-...409310&sr=1-48


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I'm using a Craftsman tool chest & roller cabinet for most of my bike tools and parts.
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Originally Posted by tsl View Post
I ordered some stuff from Nashbar, and they sent it in this nice toolbox.



And see? It even matches the natural cork bar tape in the lower-left corner! What a find!

Stuff I use all the time, like P-handle wrenches, lotions and potions are in the front (right). In the middle are pouches containing my work stand (black pouch), long tools like pedal wrench, chain whip, " breaker bar and cassette tool, and such are in the Thomson seatpost pouch, and smaller tools are in the Niterider pouch. There's even room for some spares in the back!
Yep, just like mine. I think that might even be my dirty sock!
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Old 04-28-08, 02:20 PM
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Check out Harbor Freight. Nice!

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I used to be a mechanic and have plenty of tools around the garage- the shed- the kitchen- but when it come to bike specific tools- I have them in one small neat toolbox. In theory- they are all kept in this one box and it has a few pull out trays in the front for +the "Odd" small spares that I carry such as spare brake blocks- Cable ends- headset spacers- etc etc etc. Problem is that I have a son-in-law that is also a mechanic but when he comes to us he has no tools. He will use my tools- and leave them somewhere. He does a 5 minute job with my tools- I spend 30 minutes looking for the tools when I next want them.

Beginning to get my own back now though. Whenever I go round to his house to do some gardening- I use his saws to prune the Shrubs- pliers to twist wire into plant holders and hammers to construct some feature in the garden. Just started to notice that he now has new saws- pliers and hammers in his tool box for me to use and lose.
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Check out Harbor Freight. Nice!

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Old 04-28-08, 03:10 PM
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Wait till a little before Father's Day. That's when all the toolboxes are on sale.
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Wait till a little before Father's Day. That's when all the toolboxes are on sale.
In the meantime, start dropping hints.
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Old 04-28-08, 04:25 PM
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how about this one? https://www.gerstnerusa.com/bases/rb-90.htm
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I have this one.https://www.gerstnerusa.com/toolchests/52.htm
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Originally Posted by stringbreaker View Post
Oooh, nice. I'd have to sell one of my kids to afford it, then who would buy me a Father's Day present next year?
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I should have added that I use a semi-nice tool bag for my "most used" household tools, which I really like:

https://www.amazon.com/Custom-Leather...3?ie=UTF8&s=hi

There some really fancy ones that I've been looking at for bike tools...

https://www.amazon.com/VETO-PRO-PAC-O...9424673&sr=1-4
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I was waiting to see yours. I should have guessed!
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No idea how large or small you want, so no specific recommendations. But: don't forget to keep an eye on the Sears ads every week, they just might put a Craftsman toolbox/chest on sale that has your name on it.
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Try Craftsman for assorted sizes and compartments. I have overkill with both my son and I having 3 level roll around mechanics boxes and tools. Too many dirt bikes for me and he went to a technical HS for Auto. At least we have pretty much anything we need. Next will be several Park specialty tools.

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Originally Posted by BengeBoy View Post
Can't beat the price!

Not too far away from my current set-up.

I was thinking more along the lines of:

https://www.amazon.com/Stanley-Consum...m_auto_title_1
or
https://www.amazon.com/Waterloo-Indus...408085&sr=1-17
or
https://www.amazon.com/TB202-Roller-M...9407814&sr=8-9

I've never spent much money on tool boxes but I now have enough parts/tools lying around that it's probably worth pulling it all together so I don't repurchase stuff that I own. I'm trying to figure out what I should "hint at" for a Father's Day present...

If you all want to take up a collection, you can buy me this, for $2500:
https://www.amazon.com/All-Stainless-...409310&sr=1-48
The Stanley one on Amazon is sweet. Similar to the one I have now which is a Task Force roll around from Lowes or Home Depot for around $30 but the Stanley looks better. I really like the fact that you can roll it around and when it is too cold to work in the garage just move to the basement.

When you think about it a complete home bike took kit is not all that space consuming.
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I'm also trying to find a toolbox to organise and clean up my garage, can you guys suggest what is the best tool box in our kind of hobby on this list https://sydneytools.com.au/category/storage.
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I'm also trying to find a toolbox to organise and clean up my garage, can you guys suggest what is the best tool box in our kind of hobby on this list https://sydneytools.com.au/category/storage.
jeez SydneyTools ain't cheap, everything is RRP afaik.. unless you've got trade credentials & can writeoff for tax?

Do you have space to spare in your garage for a toolchest with drawers on wheels... they're the best if you're not planning on mobility. Smaller chests on castors that stand up to waistheight are great too, the top is hand workbench. Bunnings has decent range.

However big bright red/blue/yellow/green toolchests are a huge burglar attraction every time you open your garage door... did you consider that?

Bike tools aren't that big, I'd prefer a smaller box like Stanley dragalong https://www.bunnings.com.au/stanley-...isers_p5563108 or stacker with wheels https://www.bunnings.com.au/stanley-...l-box_p6120461

But if I had the space to dedicate to pushbikes & I had the budget, I'd love this Venzo https://www.cyclingdeal.com.au/buy/v...and/VZ-F33-045

Right now I can only have a portable setup & have to hide everything away between bike projects.
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Toolbox? Bah! You need a proper bike maintenance area, with a workbench and a lot of pegboard for hanging your tools - that way, they are much ore accessible.
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You could always re-mortgage your house and buy Snap On.
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12 year old thread resurrection!!!!

Tool storage isn't cheap. I have a nice Nashbar set, but the inner trays being plastic, are starting to crack, they are 13 years old... I'm planning to build a bench in my basement, for bike stuff and my firearms maintenance. So a locking toolbox is planned. I'm not sure what resources are available to the folks Down Under, but here Harbor Freight is a good resource, the big box home improvement stores too.
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