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Old 08-05-2019, 05:57 PM
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I bought five kennedy boxes on on craigslist for $125 which I thought was a good buy and didn't try to get him lower. The boxes have never been used. The problem was that they were missing 18 pulls which I didn't think was a big deal until I e mailed kennedy and found that they no longer supplied pulls for the older boxes. I asked the lady why a company like Kennedy wouldn't stock pulls that probably cost less than five cents apiece to keep in stock, she said she was sorry but that's the way it is but said that they have a newer style and she sent one to try and if I could get it to work the pulls were $5.56 each. well I had to drill and file but got it to work and was able to get 20% off so I ended up spending $200 for the lot. Oh and they all had keys
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Old 08-05-2019, 05:58 PM
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Old 08-05-2019, 07:10 PM
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Nice score

I’ll throw a you suck on initial purchase.

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Kennedy went through bankruptcy and got new owners a while back,
they are not the same company at all.
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Old 08-05-2019, 11:45 PM
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I’ll agree on the you suck, especially being like new with keys. You’re well under 20% of new price.


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Old 08-06-2019, 06:59 AM
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Old 08-06-2019, 08:13 AM
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I have a Kennedy from my apprentice days...not really impressed.

Buy a mechanics tool chest, only the thinnest of stuff fit's in the Kennedy's.

HF is making some better quality stuff, and Homax has moved to Butler, pa
if you want "Made in ÜSA".
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Old 08-06-2019, 09:36 AM
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I have a Kennedy from my apprentice days...not really impressed.



Buy a mechanics tool chest, only the thinnest of stuff fit's in the Kennedy's.



HF is making some better quality stuff, and Homax has moved to Butler, pa

if you want "Made in ÜSA".

For measuring tools, endmills, reamers and that sort of stuff that machinists use, they work well. For wrenches, hammers, and general tools, the ‘machinists’ boxes suck.


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Old 08-06-2019, 09:53 AM
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For measuring tools, endmills, reamers and that sort of stuff that machinists use, they work well. For wrenches, hammers, and general tools, the ‘machinists’ boxes suck.


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Really ?

Ever try a 1" reamer in the upper drawers ?

"Jewelry Box" comes to mind.
I'm always surprised moosic don't start playing when I open the upper drawers.....

The lowers are filled with the taller stuff.

"Machinist" covers a large swath, even "Tool Maker".

Get a mechanics toolbox, outfit it with plastic dividers/trays/etc.
Much heavy and better built, will last longer.

Oh Looky (taken from PM)
"2019 here. We just bought 4 Kennedy 52611B tool boxes for the shop. Absolute overpriced junk. All 4 of the front slide cover were bent, all the same. The plastic handles, the drawers bind, all 4 locks require jiggling to get the to lock or unlock. Dont fall for the name the history, they are very poor quality. And I just bought a top and bottom box at Looowws that has ball bearing drawer's, huge easy moving wheels, outlet strip with USB ports, and very nice drawer liners for only $100 more on sale, and it is 4 times larger.

I dont understand the idea of the Kennedy. I think it is just a overrated, and bad design besides being cheaply made.

Just had to vent. Hate to see others waste money "
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Really ?

Ever try a 1" reamer in the upper drawers ?

"Jewelry Box" comes to mind.
I'm always surprised moosic don't start playing when I open the upper drawers.....

The lowers are filled with the taller stuff.

"Machinist" covers a large swath, even "Tool Maker".

Get a mechanics toolbox, outfit it with plastic dividers/trays/etc.
Much heavy and better built, will last longer.

Oh Looky (taken from PM)
"2019 here. We just bought 4 Kennedy 52611B tool boxes for the shop. Absolute overpriced junk. All 4 of the front slide cover were bent, all the same. The plastic handles, the drawers bind, all 4 locks require jiggling to get the to lock or unlock. Dont fall for the name the history, they are very poor quality. And I just bought a top and bottom box at Looowws that has ball bearing drawer's, huge easy moving wheels, outlet strip with USB ports, and very nice drawer liners for only $100 more on sale, and it is 4 times larger.

I dont understand the idea of the Kennedy. I think it is just a overrated, and bad design besides being cheaply made.

Just had to vent. Hate to see others waste money "


So don’t buy the jewellry boxes and buy what you want. Nobody is forcing you to buy them.

As to the quality of a ‘new’ kennedy, I have no idea. I have several, at best guess the ‘newest’ is likely 30 years old, at least.

All a toolbox is, is a storage device. If they work for what someone needs to store in them, that’s great.

Oh, and if you think the top drawers of a Kennedy (well, any machinist’s toolbox generally has the same sort of size drawers) try a wooden machinists box. They are even shallower.


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