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    I went out to Horror Fright to buy the typical cheesy band saw and came home with a cheesy rolling tool cabinet instead.

    Maybe the band saw will be in stock next week.

  • #2
    thank you for sharing - did you have a point?

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    • #3
      Maybe the point was they were out of stock, so he blew his money on a box instead?

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Tony Ennis
        I went out to Horror Fright to buy the typical cheesy band saw and came home with a cheesy rolling tool cabinet instead.

        Maybe the band saw will be in stock next week.
        Quit while you are behind

        Horizontal or vertical?
        I bury my work

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        • #5
          Almost impossible to control the urge. But nope, I'm not going to post that.

          Pete

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          • #6
            thank you for sharing - did you have a point?
            None whatsoever.

            But I did need a place to put my tools.

            Horizontal. Typical HSM first bandsaw thingy.
            Last edited by Tony Ennis; 03-12-2011, 08:03 PM.

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            • #7
              Everybody needs a tool box or maybe several tool boxes. Maybe 10 if your like me.
              Last edited by Carld; 03-12-2011, 08:32 PM.
              It's only ink and paper

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Tony Ennis
                Horizontal. Typical HSM first bandsaw thingy.
                Tony, PM me , I have coupon for that at $199 good till 03/31

                Of course any one else as well.

                Ken

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                • #9
                  Thanks Ken, I have the same coupon in my wallet.

                  HF was sold out of saws and have no mechanism to special order one for me. They said that I just had to call weekly to see when the new ones arrive.

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                  • #10
                    Good,
                    I bought a roll around cabinet as well for $199 a couple months back, two weeks later it was further discounted by $30, they refunded the difference with out any hassle or dirty looks, but I could tell she was looking real hard for a reason to deny the refund.

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                    • #11
                      The cabinet I bought was a 3-section roll-around for about $150. Regularly $300. I think it's pretty darn good for the money. The only flaw is that one of one handle's mounting screws has been stripped.

                      The bottom section has 3 drawers and a large open space that's begging for a plywood shelf.

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                      • #12
                        I really try to avoid HF.

                        Back of the car magazines had "buy this box for $250 off, only $349.99". I've been hunting for a used Snap On or Matco at a decent price for a few years. Finally gave up and decided to build my one box (about $500 in materials, using skate wheels for drawer rollers).

                        The was the RED box, 13 drawer one. 7 drawer bolts onto. For $550 ($350 box + $200 for the side cabinet), you are really hard pressed to beat it.

                        I hate HF stuff, but will admit that tool cabinet is a good one.

                        [EDIT.... Box was $350 on sale]
                        Last edited by roundrocktom; 03-25-2011, 10:54 AM.

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                        • #13
                          The brake you used to make that box is probably worth more than all my tools combined, including my lathe.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Tony Ennis
                            The brake you used to make that box is probably worth more than all my tools combined, including my lathe.
                            Every shop needs a nice brake!

                            I do have a nice 48" box and pan brake, as I'm building an airplane. I went with a JET as I can adjust clamping pressure nicely, and the top has a great 1" setback possible (i.e. make a nose bar... flat plate with a 1" rod at the end, so I get a nice 0.5" radius bend.

                            For time and material... that $350 box is a heck of a bargain. I really try to avoid the China stuff, but one too many idiots trying to sell a snap on box with the "I paid $7000 for it, it is worth $5000" drove me over the edge. Sigh, I feel sorry for the kids who pay $7000 for a box with "only $75 a week for two years"...

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