|Mac MB1700 Box with side boxes - the resident land yacht|
|Unidentified Mac Box|
|Mac MB1700 Box with top and side box and side locker|
|Giant toolbox sample drawer = lots of junk, little tools that get used.|
|Snap-On Classic 96 Box - Has not moved in two years|
|Mac Tech 1000 Box|
|Craftsman Pro Box|
Lifetime warranty (shouldn't really need)
Heavy duty drawer slides (Not as important for A&Ps)
The height (45" is 6" taller than most boxes, better for use as a workbench for me as a 6' guy)
The drawer setup (lots of smaller ones with big ones at the bottom)
Heavy duty casters
The 27" deep drawers are great for space, but probably not for you if you have short arms.
It is still easy to move.
Large bottom drawer is perfectly sized for hanging file folders.
First and last box I will ever buy.
What I don't like about it:
The drawer detents (the Snap-On man replaced all of them under warranty, but they just don't work that well, either too stiff, or they have broken again)
Hard to find side box for a 25 year old box
Back of 27" drawers can be a long reach
That is about it.
|Unidentified Waterloo Box|
In summation, I think that any mid-level toolbox will serve well, because we as A&P's aren't in our toolboxes as much as auto and diesel mechanics, and our tools are lighter. The more expensive toolboxes don't, in my opinion, add much value for us as mechanics. Big bottom boxes with lots of drawers and no top box are the best option for aviation.
I would love to hear from you guys what box or boxes you have or had, and what your experience with each was. I am especially curious what works well for auto and diesel mechanics.