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Thoughts On Craftsmens Garage Tool Storage & Work Bench Center - March 25, 2011, 05:36 PM

Anyone have opinions or experience w/this tool center?

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April 27, 2011, 06:34 AM

I was going to get that but honestly, you are paying for the color and Craftsman is not what it used to be when I was building things with my dad as a kid. I outfitted my garage with stuff from Lowes and Sam's Club. Saved a ton of cash on a workbench and shelves. If you get it, I suggest you make a quick trip to a Sears (I know there aren't many in our area) to get model numbers and make sure those drawers are the ball bearing type and the doors have sturdy latches. Depending on the model, the stuff can be on the cheep side.


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The craftsman stuff looks nice. I went with the Gladiator stuff. Same basic concept and I am really happy with it.

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April 27, 2011, 06:59 AM

it depends on your garage and/or space. they are OK units... but high use and they will age quickly.

Costco has a really nice steel 5 foot shelf system that i'm tempted to go get. WAY better then crappy plastic ones.


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it depends on your garage and/or space. they are OK units... but high use and they will age quickly.

Costco has a really nice steel 5 foot shelf system that i'm tempted to go get. WAY better then crappy plastic ones.
Exactly why I went with the Gladiator ones.....straight up metal they have held up well in the year and a half I have had them. Heavy bastards when setting up but they take abuse well.


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The craftsman stuff looks nice. I went with the Gladiator stuff. Same basic concept and I am really happy with it.

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i cant wait to have my own man cave garage! nice man!!
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I have the Craftmans 4 draw Project center and love, love , love it. The ball bearing are flawless, the wood top is good for working on things and have tool holders for drills or electric screw drivers.
















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i cant wait to have my own man cave garage! nice man!!
Thanks man, it is absolutely one of my favorite things about having a house. Amazing what a little paint and some organization can do.


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have you check out kobalt organizers? they have them at lowes and pretty solid and I think cheaper
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August 8, 2011, 10:00 PM

Figured I'd bring this back since I'm in the market for a workbench.

Has anyone ever worked on/seen this Kobalt workbench at lowes?
Shop Kobalt 3-Drawer Workbench at Lowes.com=

Seems like a pretty good price for what it is.
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Honestly after three years in a auto shop, as much as I hate to say it harbor freight stocks some really good shit if you are a educated consumer. (you can easily tell the difference from their low end and "premium product" ) We were pretty damn tough on some of their carts and boxes, and they held up far better than most of the snap-on stuff we had.


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Ditto on the Harbor Freight stuff. If you are selective with what you buy there, you can get some solid stuff.

Their chain riveter bent like a pretzel when I used it, though...so you might want to give that a pass...
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HF stuff? if it can be used like a hammer... its safe to buy.

Impact sockets? ok... we've abused the crap out of sets... they did ok. we only broke 1 socket in 10 years.

Torque wrench? fuck no, i wouldnt even trust it to be 80ft/lbs or better for a set of wheels.

their T handle allen set? hell yes... i own tons and when they screw up i throw them away. which i've actually never had to do.

I also have the angle grinder form HF and its worth its weight. they even give you parts to rebuild the electric motor if it craps out on you. it never has and between the CB750/CRX/Jeep... it gets used A LOT.


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