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  1. diyterry
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    diyterry EF Member

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    Something as basic as a toolbox can save time and money during your working day.
    Because I'am a diyer I cover a variety of trades so I need a toolbox to accommodate this. A few years ago I came across the Festool Systainer fitted with a hand tool insert not cheap I grant you but a great bit of kit, handy to have all your commonly used tools to hand.
     
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    Hi bud,in terms of encouraging the tool addiction job...you really have started with Hi purity Crack ;)

    I have used most of their gear,and the most impressive item was a 6" Rotex sander - absolutely awesome.

    I suppose at £30,the boxes are not bad value,a bog standard Stanley organiser being about £15.
     
  3. diyterry
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    I must admit I don't own any of their power tools mostly bosch and makita but the boxes are convenient to use and move about.
     
  4. SWD
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    SWD Gender neutral Electrician's Arms

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    pffff all this fancy nonsense.....

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  5. SWD
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    SWD Gender neutral Electrician's Arms

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    Only kidding, anything stackable is god send and smaller bag with shoulder strap to cart the most used tools around.
     
  6. SWD
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    SWD Gender neutral Electrician's Arms

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    Why am I now looking at Festool boxes, grrrrrr
     
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  7. MarkRibbands
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    Bloody hell, I didn't know Festool made toolboxes.
    But now I do.
    A prime example of how idly browsing internet forums can be expensive. :)
    (Last time I bought their rail saw and vacuum. It was life-changing :))
     
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  8. Strima
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    That is fancy for some of the telecoms 'engineers' I've worked with. One turned up with a screwdriver and a pair of snips in a Tesco carrier bag, he couldn't even make off the CAT5 he was sent to do.
     
  9. SWD
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    SWD Gender neutral Electrician's Arms

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    Life changing as you are now skint :D:p
     
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  10. diyterry
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    Careful it can become addictive. As I said my favourite is the one with a hand tool insert, but the one's with drawers are handy for carrying a small drill with its charger and bits.
     
  11. MarkRibbands
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    It's very important for a professional to have a tool for everything.

    Mine is a 2lb lump hammer.
     
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  12. diyterry
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    diyterry EF Member

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    Your so right, I have a good range of hammers to.
     
  13. sam400
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    I ve got a bit of a fetish for these festool boxes unfortunately.
    you only need to buy one and your addicted.
     
  14. diyterry
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    diyterry EF Member

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    I've got quite a collection now, I blame the local building supply company who had a special offer on Festool boxes.
     
  15. SWD
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    SWD Gender neutral Electrician's Arms

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    Chop chop photos and links to the cheapest sites to buy these...... ;o))))
     
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  16. SWD
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    SWD Gender neutral Electrician's Arms

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    I used to have a proper GPO leather tool pouch somewhere.
     
  17. Sesl
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    Sesl EF Member

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    Stanley STST1-70317 is the best toolbox ive had in years. Best ?£25 I ever spent. Detachable top case is genius.
     
  18. diyterry
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    diyterry EF Member

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    Try anglia tool centre
     
  19. SWD
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    SWD Gender neutral Electrician's Arms

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    I know but we need porn photos of said tool boxes.....
     
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    telectrix Scouser and Proud of It Trusted Advisor

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    got one of them. the organiser on top is awesome. only gripe i have is that one of the catches keeps falling off. think it was £30 (inc. vat) when i bought it.
     
  22. SWD
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    SWD Gender neutral Electrician's Arms

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    Nothing worse then opening one of those and the catches fail and the organiser section becomes disorganised all over the floor, grrrrr did it once with a Halfords 150 piece socket set it was like being 2 again putting it all back in the correct holes.
     
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    telectrix Scouser and Proud of It Trusted Advisor

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    it only falls off occasionally and only when open. once closed it's secure.
     
  24. Sesl
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    That can't happen with that Stanley box, the organiser part is not hinged to the box, only the clear lid is hinged.
    But yeah, hate when crap catches fail and spill your screws and **** all over the floor. That's why I bought this one. Has lasted much longer than I thought it would too.

    For small jobs I just grab the detachable top section and a multimeter rather than haul every hammer, spanner etc stored in the bottom box.

    Scoured Amazon and all the tool sites for a decent toolbox but ended up spotting this in Homebase. They had hundreds of options, could believe my eyes. Toolbox heaven!
     
  25. SWD
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    SWD Gender neutral Electrician's Arms

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    I use the organiser boxes also have my finger resting against the lid when I carry it just in case it "pops" open.
     
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    telectrix Scouser and Proud of It Trusted Advisor

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    that looks like a war memorial for dead tool boxes.
     
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  28. SWD
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    SWD Gender neutral Electrician's Arms

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    Kleenex sales have just sky rocketed.........
     
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    telectrix Scouser and Proud of It Trusted Advisor

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    and endedd up.....

     
  30. diyterry
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    diyterry EF Member

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    Camera bags can be handy for carrying tools about especially if they are fragile.
    I picked up a lovely one at a car boot a few years ago for ten quid, made of leather and canvas. Made by Billingham it lasted me a good few years until my collection of tools out grew it.
     

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