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    WTB: Rolling Tool Cabinet

    I'm looking for a (hopefully Aluminum) rolling tool cabinet that meets these criteria:

    * 4-5 drawers
    * 18-22 inches wide, 12-18in deep, nore more than 31-32 tall
    * Not so heavy

    I've found this: http://www.toolboxesdirect.com/tool-...lercabinet.cfm

    But it seems awfully spendy for a box that's also going to be so heavy I can't personally lift it into the SUV/Truck, etc.

    Thoughts?
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    I find decent selections of these kinds of cabinets at various stores. Harbor Freight has them (cheap both ways) and light, Northern Tool slightly better and more expensive options, and Craftsmen at Sears usually has a good selection, and quality, but I wait for the sales. Your local Costco also always seems to have one or two now, but they are usually the big ones, not cheap, but a decent deal for what you're getting.
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    Thanks.

    I checked both of those out yesterday. Mostly, the smallest sizes are too large, and certainly too heavy. 100+ lbs before tools is common. No way I can dead lift that, which is a requirement.
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    If you modify the chest so that the drawers will come out, then you can remove each drawer before lifting it and lift one drawer at a time.

    Won't a rolling tool chest fit into your enclosed trailer (that you'll be getting)?
    Other options for loading into pickup include lift gate and crane arm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sean Gurevich View Post
    If you modify the chest so that the drawers will come out, then you can remove each drawer before lifting it and lift one drawer at a time.

    Won't a rolling tool chest fit into your enclosed trailer (that you'll be getting)?
    Other options for loading into pickup include lift gate and crane arm.
    Other options: weight room; get his wife to lift it
    Last edited by Josh Henke; 11-10-2013 at 02:51 PM. Reason: Sissy

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    I think it might be tough to find a light one that would last. I would first look into the fabrication of an inexpensive ramp for loading.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Josh Henke View Post
    Other options: weight room; get his wife to lift it
    Yea, yea, bad back and all...
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    Kennedy is one of the top tool box brands

    Just get one of these Jim !



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    Perhaps you should just break down & buy a nice enclosed trailer with a rear ramp door???
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Klindworth View Post
    Perhaps you should just break down & buy a nice enclosed trailer with a rear ramp door???
    And a new vehicle to pull it with...
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