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Old 12-20-2011, 11:45 AM
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Has anybody bought a tool box from harbor freight? Looking to buy one for home.PROS CONS. Thanks
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Old 12-20-2011, 12:55 PM
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If you are talking about the #90320, bottom box, I have one and numerous people on the site have them. I believe it actually be one of the best buys in the whole Harbor Freight inventory. I also bought the #90321, side box, also a great buy. Heavy gauge steel, ball bearing drawer slides, and solid construction. If bought on sale and with the use 20% off coupon, its an even better bargain.
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Old 12-20-2011, 01:03 PM
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Ditto. Wish I has room for another one.
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Old 12-20-2011, 01:10 PM
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I bought the black three stack and am super impressed. Well built and heavy guage..
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Bought the big bottom box about 6-7 years ago when it went on sale at our closest HF store 60mi south of us.... I picked mine up... it was without blemish... do not know how it would fare if shipped..... A really well built, solid and rugged box(heavy)... smooth drawer slides even fully loaded.... the only quirk was the strange wrinkle flat red paint... (it grows on ya though).....
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Ditto the above. I want another one.
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Old 12-20-2011, 04:05 PM
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Old 12-20-2011, 07:02 PM
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I'd buy one but I think the nearest store is in Billings Montana, 8 or 9 hours away.
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Old 12-21-2011, 12:10 PM
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I've had the "13 Drawer Red Industrial Quality Roller Cabinet", top chest, and the side chest for maybe 5 years now. I am completely happy with it for the price. The drawer slides work reasonably well even when loaded.

I looked around at other brands/options, but this HF was the heaviest gauge for the lowest price I could find. I mean there were Craftsman units with drawers that felt like they were made of thick aluminum foil and not as large as the HF unit that cost twice as much.

Now the downside I suppose it that it is from China.

Some people have found similarly made boxes at Menards I think they were saying.

When I got the toolchest, the HF associates were very helpful. I couldn't fit it in my station wagon with the wooden packaging in place, so they removed all that for me, and then with a forklift got it even with my tailgate, and then slid it right in. Now getting it out when I got home was a little tricky single handed.
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Now the downside I suppose it that it is from China.

Unfortunately, we have only the Gov't and ourselves to blame. Why did our Gov't give tax credits to companies to move manufacturing job off shore, under the guise of helping to set up a "World Economy". And why did we let them do it. The other side of the coin, if we as a nation stop buying shit, then they will stop shipping shit in, if it doesn't sell, they will stop making it.


Back to the original post, for the money IMO the HF tool box is the best tool box buy available. The old saying is "I can pay more, but can I buy better?"
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