I'm with ya there. I have a collection of old 2 and 4 drawer Steelcase or
equivalent filing cabinets scattered around the basement and the shop. The
have loads of room, and can really take a beating. One holds the hammer
drill, jigsaw, circular saw, another one has all the fasteners, a drawer
here for electrical boxes and wiring stuff, one there for shopvad hoses and
Keeps stuff dust-free and easy to find.
I have an el-cheapo mechanic's tool box which I find perfect for drill bits,
measuring and marking do-dads, and planes and chisels that I want to keep
These are great for portable tools. I remove the hangers and etc and have
two 4 drawer file cabinets full of sanders, drills, saws, air tools, paint
guns and etc.. Rob Mills
PS, Don't get the newer el-cheapo flimsy ones, they won't hold the load.
Also you can remove the lock and take it to any lock shop to have it
re-keyed if needed. I had both of mine keyed the same.
Wed, Oct 26, 2005, 3:45pm (EDT-1) email@example.com (Folklore) asketh:
Can anyone recommend a good mechanics tool chest (roller base & upper)
that can tolerate being in an often dusty woodshop? <snip>
Nope. I figure a mechanics tool chest is for mechanics tools. For
woodworking, I'd make a wood tool chest, it ain't rocket science. I
doubit I'd use slides in it either.
If it ain't broke, don't lend it.
- Red Green
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