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Gents,

I would love to get a little insight and education.

I currently use a combination of Tstaks and 2 Milwaukee tool boxes.

I had a full set up of Tough systems boxes but found them to be very awkward, heavy and odd sized.( too big for easy portability and too small for things like a recip saw.)

What I am hoping for would be a cross between the Milwaukee style box and Tstak size. With gasket/weather tight.

What do you guys recommend for weather tight solutions?

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Ridgid. They only sell them at home depot though. I have 5 currently. More to come. Love them. I let them sit out in all kinds of weather and mess with no problems.20161013_145254.jpg20161007_190304.jpgIMG_20161003_095242.jpg


How are they weight wise? Size seems a little bigger than a tough box. I like to keep a small box for batteries/charger that I haul in every night and bigger boxes for tools.


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9 hours ago, HiltiWpg said:


How are they weight wise? Size seems a little bigger than a tough box. I like to keep a small box for batteries/charger that I haul in every night and bigger boxes for tools.


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They look bigger, but they are actually smaller and lighter. They also have the handle on the front not the top. I had tough system boxes and thought that they were all I'd ever use but these are cheaper and at least as good.

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I'll second the ridgid boxes, 3 sizes, mix and match, stacking, rolling box if you want, also have an open top crate I believe. 

I got the three different sizes(one is the rolling box) from HD sale for the small box free ($30) 

 

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Wassup folks. I'm conflicted between the Dewalt Tough Boxes and Ridgid Boxes. I own the Large and small Dewalt Boxes. They are top notch. My only complaint is carrying them around. I don't want to buy the expensive dolly for them. I often have to traverse job sites with debris and large cables around so a furniture dolly would be to inconvenient to maneuver around.
I like the Ridgid box with built in wheels. I noticed Dewalt just came out with a large Box with built in wheels as well. DS450. You can stack it up with the other tough Boxes. Anyone have any thoughts on the new Dewalt box with wheels.


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I saw that both the new Dewalt tough boxes with the cart (3 piece) and the ridgid 3 piece box set are about the same price $127.00 & $129.00 at my local Home Depots, something tells me they will be cheaper on Black Friday... 

They both seem like solid box kits. I am also torn on which one to go with...

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I stopped by today to check them out. The handle on the Ridgid seems sturdier to me. Otherwise everything seems identical. I took some measurements. I have a back flip cover on my pickup truck bed so the vertical clearance would not fit either Dewalt or Ridgid so I need to back to the drawing board.


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The Ridgid boxes are the same size as the tough boxes and are $99 for all three during Xmas/fathers day.  I have  one big, two mediums and one small for holding my routers/sanders/planers etc. I also bought the milk crate version to hold all my paint trays, rollers and some plastic sheeting. It lets everything air-dry, don't forget the boxes will hold moisture in too on a rainy day if left cracked.

 

If you are looking for a cheaper option for smaller tools use the Milwaukee small parts organizer and take out the bins, they have the weatherproof seal and do the stacking/opening modular box tricks. They are missing a deep box and a cart. I have all my M12 tools in these, radio, hammer-drill, impact, lantern, multitool, Paslode trim guns with a little customization.

 

My Ridgid large wheeled one won't fit under my truck cover either, perfection is hard to come by. DeWalt has a similar tool box to the big Milwaukee one in the picture with an extendable handle and some tiny wheels....

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