I got a framing nailer for Xmas and I would like to find a plastic carrying
case for it...
I google a bit but havent found much (I found one place but they want like
60$), the box I would need would be app. 15(h) x 22(l) x 7(t). Any one know
where I could find this?
You want cheap?
Go to a thrift store and look at the luggage. A large briefcase will
probably run you $5 to $10. Hot glue in some Styrofoam blocks and you are
Look for the rigid plastic luggage. This will probably outlast the softer
About the time I had mastered getting the toothpaste back in the tube, then
If you can't find one at a thrift shop, how about making one? Get and
aluminum briefcase from Harbor freight, cut styrofoam to fit it and cut
a pattern with a saw tooth knife. Otherwise, use the case, adn 3" foam
and set the nailer in it. The case is usually on sale for about $15.
Hmmmmm... I have one of the HF cases that I use to carry my mics around and
it's been great. Maybe it's not the same one you bought. Mine is about a
foot long or so and about 8 or 9 inches wide. I think it's about 4 or 5
inched deep and is foam filled. I don't think mine has any plywood in it
though. I'm sure I could break it, but then again I could break most of the
cases for tools if I tried. My HF case does a good job of protecting my
mics and that's all I ask of it.
I switched from plastic (& steel) tool cases to fabric (canvas or nylon) tool
They softer & quieter. They don't bounce or slide around in a vehicle &
they're easier to carry. HD has a pretty good selection.
Years ago, when I was using my 35mm camera a lot, I bought one of the
small aluminum suitcases, used foam inserts which I cut for my lenses,
etc. It worked extremely well and offered good protection. Most people
didn't even realize it was a standard (from those years) suitcase I was
using. That it was red helped a bit, perhaps. It was also waterproof
(maybe) because of the sealant on the edges. If you are lucky enough to
find something like that, it will work very well. Mine cost me less than
$10 with the bulk of the price being the foam (packing type, of course).
Perhaps a large cosmetic case would be the right size for your nailer.
Good luck on finding something that is just right. The advantage of a
piece of metal luggage is that those were made for rough handling in
baggage areas and they are lightweight. I found two light blue ones a bit
larger than the one from before with the idea that eventually, I'll have a
use for them for the granddaughters (other than for luggage<g>). When I
can find aluminum luggage that is in top shape for $3 a case, that *is* a
good deal. :-)
This is written with the understanding that aluminum may not be the metal
used, but those of you who have seen them, know what I'm talking about.
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