View Poll Results: What color do you pick?

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  • Black

    16 22.86%
  • Blue

    9 12.86%
  • Green

    4 5.71%
  • Orange

    3 4.29%
  • Red

    26 37.14%
  • Yellow

    3 4.29%
  • White

    3 4.29%
  • Other

    6 8.57%
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Thread: Your Choice of color, Tool box

  1. #1
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    Your Choice of color, Tool box

    Have noticed Harbor Freight offering their Mechanics Tool Cart in many colors now. Their newest color. White.
    Just for fun, If you were buying a tool box, What color would you pick? (please, No debate on what brand box is better)

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    I'll start.
    I have always liked red for a tool box. Craftsman red

    I do like the blue and orange too.
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    I’ve always been fond of Kennedy brown; I bought this one in the early 70’s. The little boy in the pic is 45 now..
    To pick one from above, I’d go with black or red.
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  4. #4
    I think Id go blue. Maybe green.

  5. #5
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    Red as well. Old tool boxes - seemed you could have any colour you wanted as long as it was red, or maybe grey...
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    To me tool boxes are supposed to be RED. However that blue one looks real good.

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    REAL tool boxes are hammertone grey.

    Now if you are talking about roll arounds, I might have voted differently. I have three red ones (older), and three black newer ones. Getting ready to give the older ones to the son.
    Last edited by Rick Potter; 08-08-2019 at 12:14 AM.
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    Wanted Craftsman red, but the black was on sale (probably because everyone else wanted the red, too) - so I have black.

  9. #9
    Must have bought mine the same time as Gary .

    I bought black and I've always liked it. It shows dust more than the lighter colors.

    I think the blue is also cool.

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    Tool boxes must be brown so that they still look okay when covered with sawdust . The base cabinets are from 1983 and the uppers joined them in the 1986 time frame. Have served me well. The base cabinets were purchased for $25 each when the company I worked for was going to shut down, probably the best deal I ever had.

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    Black or maaaaaybe white. Not a fan of brightly colored anything for the most part.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick Potter View Post
    REAL tool boxes are hammertone grey.
    +1. I have a few of these. My favorite color. I'm old though.

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  13. #13
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    Got rid of all my tool boxes a few years ago. If I ever purchased another, I'd choose white to match the cabinets in my shop.

  14. #14
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    I tend to lead towards Red


  15. #15
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    In my mechanic, and metalworking shop, I have different colored tool boxes for different categories. For this one, I'd choose yellow, since it will be used to move tools needed for a particular job close to where the work is. Since it will be in different places, yellow would make it stand maybe a little less of a chance for getting bumped into. I was actually looking at getting one of these just recently, and had decided on yellow, also since I don't have a yellow toolbox.

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