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Looking for a first year anniversary present for my husband. Thinking of a tool chest since I know he wants one and it would help clean up the garage, so it's win/win. Not sure what to look for other than ball bearing slides... These look like good all-rounder tool chests? He doesn't need anything too specialised, mostly automotive and carpentry stuff. Oh, and I want a good deal. Suggestions?

http://www.costco.ca/Stanley%C2%AE-42-in.-Tool-Chest-Base-and-Top-Combo.product.10360308.html#BVRRWidgetID

http://www.costco.ca/SPG-International-42-in.-9-drawer-Tool-Chest-Base-and-Top-Combo.product.10349038.html
 

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I was at costco today here in BC and they had the first one on display but it came with a full height side locker that looked pretty sweet. Just waiting for my tax return so I can go buy one for work.
 

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Yeah Costco ones are pretty mint for all round use .. I do have a snapon at work but there big $ and I'd rather have a cheaper Costco one
 

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Go find his longest tool LMFAO...like a screw driver or pry bar, and make sure you get one hopefull with drawers long enough to fit it. Levels for carpentry can hang on wall...LOL

The first one pictured is one hell of a nice box for a wife to give a husband! If I was getting a box from my wife that would certainly be a nice one to get!

Good luck and happy Anniversary btw...congratulations on your #1 and your #1!

Al
 

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This will probably get deleted cuz I know it isn't very pertinent for a fab thread... BUT thanks peeps for your help!

Believe it or not, the biggest tools are probably MINE any ways. (And to be clear, I mean a long cat's paw and big ass wrench from when I had my Dakota.)

KBC, can you happen to remember how much the Stanley one was in warehouse? I was hoping to order online since they deliver, I can use my Mastercard for points (screw you Amex), and it would be easier to surprise him if he doesn't have to help me lug it home. But if it's a better deal in store, he is gone from home for a few weeks, I suppose I could swing it.

He also wants a winch, but we just moved here not too long ago so we have no clue where trails are, so I figure a tool chest would get more immediate and repeated use at this time.

Any other suggestions as to where to look for a good chest aside from Crappy Tire and Snears? I'm skipping Princess Auto for this one. And I'm not shelling out for Snap-on, pretty as it may be!

Thanks again!!
 

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I think it was about the same price but it was a different brand. I think it was something like Homak. It looked identical but was red.
 

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Check out international tools two guys at work just bought them and they are sick 799 plus shipping
 

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I have a big stainless steel box from costco, its filled with heavy tools and everything slides fine and i have used it ALOT. Its "mechanics edge" 3'5" wide and 5'2" tall (2 boxes stacked)
 

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wooo, not seen kellykins here in long time
 

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I was at costco this morning so I snapped a pic of the box I was talking about. I'm not a big fan of the colour but it's such a good deal I'll have a hard time not getting it for work when my tax return shows up. The main box is 41" wide plus there's the sweet side cabinet. There's a few shelves in the side cabinet, and another 2 small drawers at the bottom of it.
 

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This will probably get deleted cuz I know it isn't very pertinent for a fab thread... BUT thanks peeps for your help!

Believe it or not, the biggest tools are probably MINE any ways. (And to be clear, I mean a long cat's paw and big ass wrench from when I had my Dakota.)

KBC, can you happen to remember how much the Stanley one was in warehouse? I was hoping to order online since they deliver, I can use my Mastercard for points (screw you Amex), and it would be easier to surprise him if he doesn't have to help me lug it home. But if it's a better deal in store, he is gone from home for a few weeks, I suppose I could swing it.

He also wants a winch, but we just moved here not too long ago so we have no clue where trails are, so I figure a tool chest would get more immediate and repeated use at this time.

Any other suggestions as to where to look for a good chest aside from Crappy Tire and Snears? I'm skipping Princess Auto for this one. And I'm not shelling out for Snap-on, pretty as it may be!

Thanks again!!
No suggestion on the tool box, but like a lot of things, bigger is better ;)

Just out of curiosity, whereabouts in the land of cheese, maple syrup and bad hockey are you? I might be able to suggest something re trails.
 

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I have heard of guys moving tool boxes around the shop and because of the ball bearing drawer slides all the draws came open while turning the box and it fell over dumpimg all the tools and damaging the box!
no.....it wasn't me!!
 

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My wife got me a Mastercraft Professional set from Canadian Tire a few years back. It's really good and solid, has big casters on it and they delivered it to the house.
 
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