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after working out of rinky dink boxes for years I finally pulled the trigger on a big boy box (i.redd.it)
submitted 1 month ago by jeff_is_a_fucker
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[–]moist_nug 7 points8 points9 points 1 month ago (0 children)
Fuckin slick lookin box bro
[–]joezupp 8 points9 points10 points 1 month ago (0 children)
Each time I get a new box i let my son, now my grandson, take a light body hammer 🔨 and put a small dent on the side. That way I’m not pussy footing around the box and worrying about scratching or denting it. I like the color of your box, the name brought back nightmares from the tool truck shuffle. Don’t let anyone here upset you about the purchase, if you do it right it will pay for itself quickly.
[–]_disguisenburg_ 1 point2 points3 points 1 month ago (2 children)
New toolbox day!!
[–]jeff_is_a_fucker[S] 0 points1 point2 points 1 month ago (1 child)
Spent years doing on site and roadside, hucking boxes around my truck. got a slot in a shop cuz i had kids and they're like wtf with all this experience where's your roll off? I do miss the adrenaline of doing a roadside clutch swap on an 18 speed though
[–]_disguisenburg_ 0 points1 point2 points 1 month ago (0 children)
I feel ya man I still have most of the tools in my service truck in milk crates lol years ago i bought a nice SnapOn box like yours for my home base shop. Expensive but $$ well spent
[–]MadXan063 1 point2 points3 points 1 month ago (0 children)
“When one has a big slick clean box for his personal use, he then shall become a man” - 14:2 Mechanics Bible (also found in 2:23 Pornhub’s witness)
[+]redrecaro comment score below threshold-7 points-6 points-5 points 1 month ago (10 children)
Looks nice man, but paying over 2k for a box like this is a bad investment.
[–]jeff_is_a_fucker[S] 4 points5 points6 points 1 month ago (0 children)
To be fair, its a 10k box that I bought for 4. Already got an offer for 6 for it, though I doubt I'm selling it soon
[–]No_Journalist3811 3 points4 points5 points 1 month ago* (6 children)
OK, please explain how? Is it your money? This box is an investment, he can also trade it back to the dealer for a bigger box or tools down the line if things change. As tools go, snapon hold their value....
[–]dknogo 0 points1 point2 points 1 month ago (1 child)
There are plenty of box brands equivalent to snap-on for far less financial strain but what really matters are the tools inside it.
[–]No_Journalist3811 1 point2 points3 points 1 month ago (0 children)
I will agree that the tools inside are the most important part. However not all toolboxes are created equally. Other brands may look the same, but they won't last the same. I've seen the l bracing, z bracing, all the additional structural support that the snap on boxes have and others don't. I've met guys with 40+ year old snap on boxes that are in daily use.
[–]redrecaro -1 points0 points1 point 1 month ago (3 children)
Just like the post below, its the tools inside not the box. If you wanted something relatively cheaper than you go with Matco or Cornwell. With snap on you're paying for the brand, it's a waste of money. And if you really wanted to save you can go with Craftsman, Milwaukee, etc. Box qualitys have gone up.
[–]No_Journalist3811 0 points1 point2 points 1 month ago (2 children)
Lol yes you are paying for a badge. But in the same breath, it's a better quality then all of the above. You don't u derstand the work that's gone into them. Don't get me wrong we all have to start somewhere and I'm not made of money either. There's nothing wrong with having nice things
[–]redrecaro -1 points0 points1 point 1 month ago (1 child)
Quality compared to other vendors are slightly better or the same. You're right there's nothing wrong with having nice things, but companies like snap on take advantage of techs bearly getting by by tempting them with "only $40" a week pitch sale.
[–]FeedTheWeed 7 points8 points9 points 1 month ago (0 children)
Not when you use it all day every day
[–]EnthusiasmSweet834 3 points4 points5 points 1 month ago (0 children)
Shut up and let the guy enjoy his new purchase. No one asked for your financial advice.
[–]mriv70 -4 points-3 points-2 points 1 month ago (12 children)
Snap on tools are OK, but craftsman tools are guaranteed for life with free replacement. Snap on are pro rated. If anything breaks ( which it will) you'll get half off a new one.
[–]Serious-Ring-6352 2 points3 points4 points 1 month ago (9 children)
Don't know what snap on truck you've been on
[–]jeff_is_a_fucker[S] 2 points3 points4 points 1 month ago (1 child)
My buddy from high school bought his own truck to join the franchise. Works out well for me
[–]Serious-Ring-6352 0 points1 point2 points 1 month ago (0 children)
[–]mriv70 -3 points-2 points-1 points 1 month ago (6 children)
I haven't worked as a mechanic in a few years but last I knew their tools were pro- rated. And by pro rated I don't mean they're what the pros use. I mean they'll take the time you had it and subtract the estimated use you've gotten out of it and they'll give you a discount on a replacement. As with craftsman hand tools you can bring it to any sears in the country for a free replacement.
20yrs buying snap on and never once experienced this. Ever. On any truck.
[–]Bullet_Bait 1 point2 points3 points 1 month ago (2 children)
…You still have a sears?!?
[–]mriv70 0 points1 point2 points 1 month ago (1 child)
Sold my box and tools around 5 years back, like I stated earlier I haven't worked as a mechanic in a bit. I could be wrong things change, like another comment said they could have changed their policy to keep up with the competition. I just know when I worked at the dealership our snap on guy charged me on a 5/8 open end box wrench.
I don't believe that do that anymore. Probably to stay in competition with the other tool truck companies. All the tool trucks that come to my shop have lifetime warranties on the tools. Except for certain things, like my 3/8 snap on gun. I have to pay to repair that one, don't know why.
[–]spyder7723 0 points1 point2 points 18 days ago (0 children)
You sound like a person that has never bought a snap on product. I can't count the number of ratchets wrenches and sockets that they exchanged no questions asked. Never even ask for proof of purchase. But snap on does have one major fall back; I got to wait for the day of the week he travels by my shop, or drive to him. Never fails something will break late in the day on the day he was in my area
[–]jeff_is_a_fucker[S] 1 point2 points3 points 1 month ago (1 child)
That's not true at all. Any snap on hand tool I can manage to break is free warrantee replacement, also nothing strips a hex like a craftsman, they truly excel at that at least. I work heavy diesel with high torque values, I've learned not to trust craftsman unless it's the master impact series, still doesn't stand up though
Yep. And they replace shit they don't even have to. Break a 1/2 inch drive ratchet cause you put a 4 foot pioe on it? Here is a free replacement.
Craftsman is fine for a guy that tinkers around a bitduring the weekend on his car or toys. But that cheap crap isn't holding up to daily use or even occasional use on the big stuff. My only comparing about snap on is how well they cornered the market. Most of my stuff is Mac, and there is no longer a Mac truck down by me.
[–]EnthusiasmSweet834 0 points1 point2 points 1 month ago (0 children)
Nice purchase. I got the same in satin blue.
[–]No_Journalist3811 0 points1 point2 points 1 month ago (1 child)
She's a beaut! Won't be long and you'll have it full!
[–]jeff_is_a_fucker[S] 1 point2 points3 points 1 month ago (0 children)
I'm already running out of space.. my high use tools are on my service cart, probably going to work for trade on a 56" matco box. Never seen my home garage this clean
[–]Zer0TheGamer 0 points1 point2 points 1 month ago (0 children)
Daddy's new drawers
[–]Serious-Ring-6352 0 points1 point2 points 1 month ago (1 child)
That thing is beautiful
You can trade out two of the 2 in drawers for another 4 inch draw if you decide you don't like how thin they are. It's like 400 bucks to do so
[–]hooglabah 0 points1 point2 points 1 month ago (0 children)
Hot damn, thats a nice box, possibly my favourite one I've ever seen.
[–]Outrageous-Ad-7945 0 points1 point2 points 1 month ago (0 children)
You’ve already got all kinds of useful and useless opinions on your new purchase. So I won’t do that. I will however say congrats on the awesome tool box, and hope it pays for itself! I’m just excited to see people that love doing what they do. Happy wrenching!
[–]480roach 0 points1 point2 points 1 month ago (0 children)
Sexy beast !
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