Snap on tool sets

When asked if Snap On tool sets were worth the price, one customer answered the question by saying, “If you work in a shop that requires moving your box a good deal, I would consider a Snap-On box. They hold up better than most.” In this post, w ewill review the master mechanic tool sets and complete tool box sets below.

“Snap-on has earned all the reputation that they have.” This is a direct consumer quote who is pleased with the quality, warranty, and service that goes along with each Snap-On purchase. The tools are made with premium materials and built to last. Toolboxes that are frequently used result in multiple doors pulls. This causes wear and tear on any chest and with this in mind, Snap-On Toolboxes are designed to hold up under frequent door pulls, and in many cases, longer than other premium tool boxes similarly or lower priced.

Some contend that the brand is “overkill” for the weekend mechanic, but professionals who use their equipment on a regular basis benefit from the exceptional durability. The Snap-On Tool Company has a rich history and has steadily built its reputation for providing high quality, American made automotive tools and accessories for nearly 100 years.

complete tool box sets

 54" 10 Drawer Double-Bank Masters Series Roll Cab

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Snap-On Tools is an automotive tool manufacturing company established in 1920 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. When Joseph Johnson and William Seidemann began the operation, it was known as the Snap-On Wrench Company. They manufactured a set of 10 sockets that snapped on to five interchangeable handles. The innovation was intended to minimize the number of tools needed to do multiple projects and the company slogan “5 do the work of 50” became their mantra.

The company expanded during the post World War II era. Company dealers hired became independent businessmen and authorized dealers of the Snap-On Tools line, establishing driving routes using large walk-in vans to house the inventory of an expanding product line. Visits were paid to mechanics and automotive professionals on sales routes.

The Snap-On Tools plant in Murphy, North Carolina was recognized by Industry Week as one of the top 10 plants in North America in 2011. President Donald Trump toured the Kenosha, Wisconsin plant in April of 2017, guaranteeing additional government contracts for companies keeping their workforce in America. Snap-On has maintained a steady stream of job opportunities for Americans to use their entrepreneurial skills to build their wealth through a stable line of quality, in-demand products. A look at the top five most expensive Snap-On Tools boxes gives us an idea of the value for the cost for frequent users.

Snap on tool sets

5. 84″ 12 Drawer Double Bank EPIQ Series Bed Liner PowerTop™ Roll Cab with PowerDrawer

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Price: $17,055.00

Description

This model is the fifth most expensive Snap-On Tools chest on the market with a retail selling price of $17, 055 from authorized dealers. They’re also available from other vendors including eBay auctions and private parties in used condition for less.

Features and benefits

PowerDrawer

A dedicated drawer for power tools provides space for storage, a power strip with five outlets, and two USB ports allow you to organize, easily access tools and charge them in one convenient location. The power source is integrated for additional power outlet options.

ISO-Ride+ System

This system makes the toolbox roll easily over smooth or rough surfaces with 4- 7 x 2 inch swivel lock mag wheels. The compression suspension makes rolling smooth and the dual brake lever for each wheel safeguards from accidental rolls with a load capacity of up to a ton for each wheel.

InPulse Drawer Action

Drawers pull open and close easily with a flush final design. Drift opening is prevented and the system enhances the life of the drawer action by reducing friction, wear and tear for additional durability by design.

Heavy Duty Construction and Load Weight

The net weight of the toolbox is 1,270 pounds with a load capacity of 8,000 pounds for holding a variety of power and manual tools and equipment. Crafted with corner gussets, extra support on the bottom and top, standing seam construction and side support for additional durability and strength.

The bed liner is designed with a steel work surface featuring a raised edge around the perimeter for keeping all parts in place. The liner is coated with materials used on truck bed liners and the materials are resistant to cracking, peeling, abrasions, chemical spills, and are easy to clean.

Super Cab Drawer System

The top of the roll cab features 2 extra wide drawers for easy access to tools that are used the most. Organization, storage, accessibility and long life are the hallmarks of the EPIQ Series Power Drawers.

4. 84″ 12 Drawer Double Bank EPIQ Series Bed Liner PowerTop™ Roll Cab with PowerDrawer and ECKO Remote Lock

A red 84 inches 12-drawer double bank EPIQ Series Bed Liner PowerTop Roll Cab with PowerDrawer and ECKO remote lock Snap-on tool box.

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Price: $17,715.00

Description

The addition of the ECKO remote lock adds an extra security feature to this version of the 12 Drawer EPIQ Roll Cab with Power Drawer. The features and benefits are identical to its lower-priced version, with the exception of the remote lock for an additional cost of $710 for the feature.

Features and benefits

PowerDrawer

A dedicated drawer for power tools provides space for storage, a power strip with five outlets, and two USB ports allow you to organize, easily access tools and charge them in one convenient location. The power source is integrated for additional power outlet options.

ISO-Ride+ System

Glide the toolbox easily over smooth or rough surfaces with 4- 7 x 2-inch swivel lock mag wheels. The compression suspension makes rolling smooth and the dual brake lever for each wheel safeguards from accidental rolls with a load capacity of up to a ton for each wheel.

InPulse Drawer Action

Drawers pull open and close easily with a flush final design. Drift opening is prevented and the system enhances the life of the drawer action by reducing friction, wear and tear for additional durability by design.

Heavy Duty Construction and Load Weight

The net weight of the toolbox is 1,270 pounds with a load capacity of 8,000 pounds for holding a variety of power and manual tools and equipment. Crafted with corner gussets, extra support on the bottom and top, standing seam construction and side support for additional durability and strength.

The bed liner is designed with a steel work surface featuring a raised edge around the perimeter for keeping all parts in place. The liner is coated with materials used on truck bed liners and the materials are resistant to cracking, peeling, abrasions, chemical spills, and are easy to clean.

Super Cab Drawer System

The top of the roll cab features 2 extra wide drawers for easy access to tools that are used the most. The organization, storage, accessibility and long life are the hallmarks of the EPIQ Series Power Drawers.

Remote Lock System

The toolbox comes equipped with a remote lock system installed at the factory. Two key fobs are included with a set of two regular keys. The toolbox beeps once when locked with the key fob and twice when unlocked. Key fobs may be customized to work with multiple Snap-On Toolboxes. A standard key fob battery is required and the system requires a plug into a standard 110-volt outlet. The range of the fob utility is 75 feet when unobstructed.

3. 144″ 26 Drawer Five Bank EPIQ Series Roll Cab with PowerDrawer

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Price: $26,875.00

Description

This is a larger version of the EPIQ Series Roll Cab with PowerDrawer with 5 banks and 26 drawers for larger operations. The net weight of this system is 1,925 pounds with a load capacity of 16,000 pounds, which is double that of the 84 inch model.

Features and benefits

PowerDrawer

A dedicated drawer for power tools provides space for storage, a power strip with five outlets, and two USB ports allows you to organize, easily access tools and charge them in one convenient location. The power source is integrated for additional power outlet options.

ISO-Ride+ System

This toolbox moves easily over smooth or rough surfaces with 4- 7 x 2 inch swivel lock mag wheels. The compression suspension makes rolling smooth and the dual brake lever for each wheel safeguards from accidental rolls with a load capacity of up to 2,000 pounds for each wheel.

InPulse Drawer Action

Drawers pull open and close easy with flush final design. Drift opening is prevented and the system enhances the life of the drawer action by reducing friction, wear and tear for additional durability by design.

Heavy Duty Construction and Load Weight

The net weight of the toolbox is 1,925 pounds with a load capacity of 16,000 pounds for holding a variety of power and manual tools and equipment. Crafted with corner gussets, extra support on the bottom and top, standing seam construction and side support for additional durability and strength.

Super Cab Drawer System

The top of the roll cab features 3 extra wide drawers for easy access to tools that are used the most. Organization, storage, accessibility and long life are the hallmarks of the EPIQ Series Power Drawers.

2. 144″ 26 Drawer Five Bank EPIQ Series Roll Cab with PowerDrawer and ECKO Remote Lock

A dark blue 144 inches, 26-drawer five bank EPIQ Series Roll Cab with PowerDrawer and ECKO Remote Lock Snap-on tool box.

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Price: $28,160.00

Description

The EPIQ Series Roll Cab with PowerDrawer equipped with 5 banks and 26 drawers. The net weight is 1,925 pounds with a load capacity of 16,000 pounds.

Features and benefits

PowerDrawer

A dedicated drawer for power tools provides space for storage, a power strip with five outlets, and two USB ports allows you to organize, easily access tools and charge them in one convenient location. The power source is integrated for additional power outlet options.

ISO-Ride+ System

This toolbox rolls easily over smooth or rough surfaces with a 7 x 2 inch swivel lock mag wheels. The compression suspension makes rolling smooth and the dual brake lever for each wheel safeguards from accidental rolls with a load capacity of up to 2,000 pounds for each wheel.

InPulse Drawer Action

Drawers pull open and close easy with flush final design. Drift opening is prevented and the system enhances the life of the drawer action by reducing friction, wear and tear for additional durability by design.

Heavy Duty Construction and Load Weight

The net weight of the toolbox is 1,925 pounds with a load capacity of 16,000 pounds for holding a variety of power and manual tools and equipment. Crafted with corner gussets, extra support on the bottom and top, standing seam construction and side support for additional durability and strength.

Super Cab Drawer System

The top of the roll cab features 3 extra wide drawers for easy access to tools that are used the most. Organization, storage, accessibility and long life are the hallmarks of the EPIQ Series Power Drawers.

Remote Lock System

The tool box comes equipped with a remote lock system installed at the factory. Two key fobs are included with a set of two regular keys. The tool box beeps once when locked with thee key fob and twice when unlocked. Key fobs may be customized to work with multiple Snap-On Tool boxes. A standard key fob battery is required and the system requires plug in to a standard 110 volt outlet. The range of the fob utility is 75 feet when unobstructed.

1. 144″ 26 Drawer Five Bank EPIQ Series Bed Liner Top Roll Cab with PowerDrawer

A green colored 144 inches 26-drawer five bank EPIQ Series Bed Liner Top Roll Cab with PowerDrawer Snap-on tool box.

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Price: $29,210.00

Description

The most expensive Snap-On Toolbox is the massive EPIQ Series Bed Liner Top Roll Cab with Power Drawer. It is the most expensive model made by Snap-On at just under $30,000. The EPIQ is made for automotive professionals and mechanics and who require precision organization and fast access to a variety of tools and equipment. This is the heaviest net weight Snap-On Toolbox offered.

Best Tool Boxes Reviews

1. Dewalt Tool Box

dealt tool box

First on our list is one of the top-rated and best-reviewed toolboxes. Dewalt is a renowned company in the industry and the Dewalt Tool Box DWST08204 Extra Large Tough System is from a series of carrying cases from the house of Dewalt. The company has a wide range of carrying and storage products from storage to portability.

Top Features:

  • Highly robust built foam-based box with a very large interior storage space and superior durability
  • The vertical internal storage is great for placing hand tools
  • It has a removable tray for hand tools and other misc objects
  • Comes with side latches that let you stack one module over the other thus giving you clear shelf function and also segregation possibility as well.
  • The side handles are smooth and make the carrying it around very easy and let you place a lot of such boxes on the Metal carrier easily
  • Made out of IP65 Integrated water seal outside and inside which will give you greater protection against any moisture or weather ailments.
  • Anti-rust metal latches that are weather friendly
  • Can store up weights till the capacity of 110 lbs easily
  • Has a central locking mechanism which is built to facilitate its stacking on the ToughSystem stacking family
  • Foldable brackets which enable tailored configurations for the metal carriers
  • The foam box wall is about 4 mm in thickness thus gives it a robust quality even if used as a single unit.
  • The vertical compartments are easily interchangeable for the box to be used as one large unit or shelved too.
  • The box is also available in different models and the ToughSystem family is a large suite of storage and movement utilities

Concerns:

  • Though it is portable with the latches and handles, the 110 lbs might not exactly be portable enough for a regular day job toolbox

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2. Jegs Tool Box 

jegs tool box

A toolbox that is straight out from the 80’s model, the JEGS 81400 Black is a 3 drawer professional toolbox. You can have this for your truck, for garage work, for your home usage, car repair, trucks or trailers. A highly reviewed and received product, it is a decent box to store away your utilities easily and for a long time.

Top Features:

  • Has 3 drawers of convenience for storing spanners, screwdrivers, wrenches and other flat long tools
  • The box is entirely made out of high quality 16 gauge steel
  • The drawers can be extended out fully, removed and replaced
  • Glide system of the drawers is ball-bearing based thus it promises smoother movement from a point to another
  • Can be locked and carried too. Includes 2 keys as well in the package.
  • The latches are strong, hold firmly and are rust-resistant in nature
  • Has a black powder coat finish
  • Dimensions of the box are about 20.5 inches in length, 12 inches in height and 9 inches in breadth
  • Very portable thanks to the meagre 17 lbs weight
  • The handles come with JEGS comfort grip handles which are great for lifting and carrying without causing hand bristles

Concerns:

  • Though touted as non-rustic, the outer layer might end up losing the paint if not taken care of and end up causing some rust.

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3. Plano Molding Tool Box

Plano tool box

Much like the heavy foam built grade of the Dewalt, the Plano 823-003 contractor-grade PO series is a 22 inches large Tool Box with black handles and latches. The grey graphite box comes with all there is much like the Jegs box mentioned above but with a robust build, looks and large capacity.

Top Features:

  • Highly reviewed and rated box to store and arrange a wide range of tools
  • Moulded plastic heavy foam built box
  • Sized at 22 inches length, by 13.5 inches height and a 12.5 inches breadth.
  • Plano modelling moulded with high-quality foam and durable build quality
  • Includes two lift-out trays. These trays facilitate deep storage compartments which can let you either store a lot of small tools, a couple of large tools or adjust both large and small tools.
  • The fold-down handle will let you take the toolbox with you wherever you go with great ease.
  • Includes two stove away organizers that will stay in their place securely without any movement or disorganizing.
  • The handles and the latches are reinforced for better durability and strength.
  • Extra deep construction and the easy access to that is an add on feature
  • Comes with a 1-year manufacturer’s warranty from the date of purchase which is a fresh and promising addition to such storage products.

Concerns:

  • None too specific to mention

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4. Stalwart Tool Box 

Stalwart 75

Yet another 22 inches large tool storage box, the Stalwart 75-MJ5051B is a contractor-grade toolbox that comes with a really cool and comfortable and heavy-duty handle that makes the box a highly portable make and build.

Top Features:

  • The heavy-duty build quality of the Stalwart box makes it a great professional-grade toolbox and not just another “for the attic” toolbox
  • It comes with a highly unique cantilevered tray that increases your ability and the reach you need to access the tools stored and also you can easily see through what you need and when.
  • Has a clear-top lid that makes it easier to access the top shelf without needing to open the whole box.
  • The shelves on the top have about 15 removable divisions and 3 parts that are permanently dividable. This increases the stability and avoids any tipping of the box as a whole.
  • The box has a whole dimension of 22 inches length, 10 inches height, 12 inches width exterior. For the interior, it has a total usable 18.75 inches length, 2.25 inches height (compartmentally), and about 9 inches in width
  • Comes with support legs that remove the chance of tipping over
  • The handle is very comfortable to hold near the grip area and the entirety is made out of stainless steel
  • The overall build material is Polypropylene and Stainless Steel
  • Highly portable and has a great value for money

Concerns:

  • None too specific to mention about

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5. Akro-Mils Tool Box 

akro tool box

Next up we have the Akro Mils ProBox, a 14 inches large plastic built toolbox. This red coloured box gives you the vintage feel on as to a professional 70’s toolman. Also, Akro Mills comes with a fantastic 60 years history into building affordable storage equipment.

Top Features:

  • Comes with very large storage space and a total of 14 inches in length
  • Has a quite large removable tray for you to store smaller equipment or tools
  • The box has a very strong steel latch to it. The padlock’s eye is large enough to shut the box close for the better
  • Loaded boxes can be carried around with great ease and comfort as the handle has a very comfortable and highly secure grip to it
  • The outer layer of the box is chemical resistant and as the product is made in the USA, you can rest assured of the quality
  • Affordable pricing and very good  storage capacity

Concerns:

  • Could have had a bit more compartments or shelves for the price

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6. Craftsman Toolbox 

Craftsman toolbox

Yet another red coloured toolbox chest, the Craftsman is a metal chest that comes with 3 drawers. Very sturdy in build, the chest comes with great reviews and ratings to it.

Top Features:

  • Plenty of storage space but has a compact structure to it.
  • The hinges are tight and sturdy in it that can withstand any rough handling
  • The lid might seem a bit chintzy after a while but it does the job
  • The drawers are piano styled and can be pilled out with great ease
  • All while they have a great locking mechanism to them as well.
  • The box’s handle has a rough handle which makes it easier to hang it by just about anything.

Concerns:

  • The paint job on the metal surface could have been a bit better.

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7. Keter Tool Box 

keter tool box

Finally on our list is the Keter Pro Classic toolbox. This toolbox has a robust plastic built body with compact shut case shelves out of durable and rugged quality in total.

Top Features: 

  • Decent 18.99 inches Length whereas 10.24 inches in width and 9.84 inches in height.
  • Made out of high-quality rugged polypropylene resins which promises greater shelf life
  • The interior utility tray is removable and retractable
  • The lid is made out of metal and the stopper can hold the lid still intact while you are working.
  • The padlock has separate storage space for quick access of tools
  • The lid organizers are present on both sides of the handlebar where you can store small tools or spare parts etc.,

Concerns: 

  • None too specific to mention

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8. Stanley STST19410 One-Latch Toolbox

Stanley Toolbox

The next one in our list is from Stanley, a 19-inches large plastic built toolbox. It comes with black handles and a latch that makes it easy to carry and store your utilities easily.

Top Features:

  • Designed with a robust structure with large interior storage space and superior durability.
  • With its extra-wide soft-grip handle, you can easily lift and carry it around to your workplace.
  • It has a removable tray that provides enough space for larger tools to be stored underneath.
  • Sized at 19-inches length, by 9 inches height and 10.25 inches width.
  • Organizers on top lid for small parts storage and convenience to use.
  • It is a one-hand operation latch that allows opening while other hand is occupied and also shuts automatically.
  • Affordable pricing and good storage capacity.
  • It has a black powder coat finish and offers a limited lifetime warranty on any manufacturing defects.
  • It is durable, versatile, and secure that gives the mobile craftsman the versatility they need for the workplace.
  • Made out of high-quality plastic that ensures greater shelf life.

Concerns:

  • It would have a bit more space/shelves for proper storage.
  • Could improve the design of the latch locking system.

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