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Tool box organizer rant. (Rated R, Parents strongly cautioned)

Discussion in 'Garage / Workshop' started by chris4x4, Jun 23, 2012.

  1. Jun 24, 2012 at 9:21 AM
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    maxamillion2345

    maxamillion2345 Go home if you don't like guns liquor and whores.

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  2. Jun 24, 2012 at 9:35 AM
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    hate companies in this case, sears, where they will buy that 20c draw liner and sell for 20$ because they can and people buy them, simple supply /demand
     
  3. Jun 24, 2012 at 9:51 AM
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    ....OK, lessons learned from this thread.......

    When I meet Chris in person,

    Be sure to admire his 'made in China' socket organizers, check.

    Compare scars and crushed knuckles from automotive mishaps, check.

    Praise Julie for continuing to love and put up with this guy, check.

    Ask to borrow big Army truck for rampage through local town, check.

    Ask for sure-fire ways to drive Curt bananas, check.

    Claim that Arizona heat ain't shit, 'ya'll outta check out Death Valley', check.

    Go to a Diamondbacks game sporting orange and black Giants gear, check.

    Ask to hold the Ban Hammer just once, check.

    Show off pics of Harbor Freight socket organizers, check.
     
  4. Jun 24, 2012 at 9:56 AM
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    Another mishap on Sears. They should have matched the price and then fixed they're shelf.
     
  5. Jun 24, 2012 at 10:00 AM
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    Forgot one--Invent steel toe'd flip flops for when he uses sawzall next to foot.
     
  6. Jun 24, 2012 at 10:04 AM
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    http://www.harborfreight.com/3-piece-metric-socket-trayorganizer-68102.html

    just bought these in metric and standard and there great so far, for $8 1/4",3/8", and 1/2", its kind of had to tell in the pic but each one has a row for standard sockets and a row for deep sockets. after i put everything in there i realized that i had about 6 10mm sockets and a bunch of other duplicates. The only thing you may have a problem with is the 1/2" tray is pretty long ill guess at about 21" so if you get all of them you do need atleast a decent size box
     
  7. Jun 24, 2012 at 10:05 AM
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    Ah, yes, I'm sure there's more, just can't remember them off the top of my head.....oh yeah


    Admire the oven install, check.
     
  8. Jun 24, 2012 at 10:06 AM
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    That was a good one too. I really thought he was going to electrocute himself.
     
  9. Jun 24, 2012 at 10:21 AM
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    We had this discussion on the tool forum. Its actually hard to find USA made organizers. I personaly like the ones at Lowes for sockets because they lock is real nice.

    As far as Hand tools made in the USA you still have few brands

    Craftsmans Raised panel stuff and their pro line is made here. Chrome stuff isn't
    Channellock
    Armstrong - Copperstate has them in stock for a great price
    Some Snap-On Stuff
    and a lots of other brands

    The HF organizers are nice for if you use your sockets every day.
     
  10. Jun 24, 2012 at 11:56 AM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 [OP] With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Thor

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  11. Jun 24, 2012 at 12:02 PM
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    chris4x4 [OP] With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Thor

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    I told the guy that, and he just laughed, and moved the shit to a shelf that didnt have a price listed.

    I've never hit my feet with a saw. :cool:
    me too.....
    I dont like the ones that lock my stuff down. I have my shit prtty much organized as to what part of the vehicle Im gonna work on, so I can just grab a handfull of stuff, throw it in my pocket, and have all the stuff I need at hand. For example, if Im gonna work on shocks, I grab all the shit from the "shock" bin. For spark plugs, I grab the stuff in the "Tune up" bin, etc. I pretty much have about 6 or 7 of each socket size, so its easier for me to organize that way. Then, for the extra sockets I have, I have those organized by size. Kinda the best of both worlds I guess. If Im gonna work on somthing Im not sure what I need, then I grab the box with the individual organized sockets. AND....many Stanley peices are still Made in USA. :)
     
  12. Jun 24, 2012 at 1:48 PM
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    Here is another idea.....

    Buy a bigger tool box.
     
  13. Jun 24, 2012 at 1:58 PM
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    bunch of crap
    u crack me up dude..... me being a mechnic that shits funny. even matco and snap on out source some shit too.....
     
  14. Jun 24, 2012 at 2:12 PM
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    chris4x4 [OP] With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Thor

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    Most of my chest set up is in storage, as I dont have the room for it without a garage. SO.......Im kinda stuck with what I have now, being as I live in a condo.
     
  15. Jun 24, 2012 at 2:13 PM
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    chris4x4 [OP] With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Thor

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    This is the rganizer that I bent over for:

    DSCF0002.jpg
     
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    I do find it funny that a bunch of people from the arguable centre of Capitalism are very up in arms trying to enforce Mercantilism.

    Why would you by a more expensive product, only because it was made closer it home?
    Assuming comparable quality, the Chinese gear is so much cheaper to manufacture, they can even afford to ship it in and still cost less.
    If you want homegrown products to be more appealing, produce them at a lower cost.
     
  17. Jun 24, 2012 at 2:15 PM
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    chris4x4 [OP] With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Thor

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    Yeah, I understand that the lower line shit is outsourced, but c'mon...Drawer organizers?
     
  18. Jun 24, 2012 at 2:40 PM
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    Does anyone still believe that you get what you pay for? If a plastic tray costs $.20 to make and Sears sells it for $20, is that its real value? Those cheap products can be had elsewhere for a lot less. It's hard to imagine the huge profit margins of many major retail stores on that kind of product.

    The store room at Sears looks like a Chinese ship's cargo hold. Not to worry too much about the whole situation because someday it will become necessary to start manufacturing more of our own products again.

    Socket rails are good because you can take the whole thing instead of making many trips to the toolbox, and you can see if any are missing.
     
  19. Jun 24, 2012 at 3:00 PM
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    A little of this and a little of that.
    I was going to say that but Chris explains below.

    Ask for manager and push the point. If it was legitimately in the wrong place they should have honored. it is not your fault it was in the wrong place.
    Interesting. I got mine from Harbor Freight but they are different. How does this thing help you organize? Just curious.
    You are on the tip of what drives the economy as a world economy. Without competition in the economic world would be stale. Buying "American" would triple in price without competition.

    Unfortunately working in an industry that deals with products from China I have seen many changes. China is now dealing with global pressure to be more concerned about the environment. They are slowly and I mean very slowly reducing emissions, creating labor unions, and so on. All at a cost. China has also realized that the US has become dependent on good produced there and are realizing they can charge more. But so long as they keep the edge even within pennies they are still winning the competition.

    Found out last year the Craftsman products are junk now. No longer is the long standing name Craftsman product exclusively at Sears mean anything. Harbor Freight is just as good now for most things. Not all but most.
     
  20. Jun 24, 2012 at 3:38 PM
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    chris4x4 [OP] With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Thor

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    All my tools wrenches, sockets, screw drivers, etc., are loose in my drawers. This helps me keep shit in place, so it doesnt get burried, and I have to search for it.
     
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