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Good Toolboxes?

Just a little quick question, my bday is coming up in a day and parents are going to buy me a truck tool box. Sooooo, what are some recommendations for a good box?

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I have a UWS and I like it a lot. They make some pretty nice boxes and the price is reasonable. uwsta.com
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Delta makes a nice box IMO
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I like the Delta boxes also. I had a diamond plate one on my old truck, and have the plastic one on my Ranger.
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I bought a Kobalt one from lowe's for 150. It's not that deep, and has the angled sides.. but for 150 it's nice. I primer'd and painted it gloss black. it looks hella sexy. + it's offset for a lightbar.
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not to hijack - Those UWS's look nice but who knows of a brand that has a decent low-pro black box? I know Kobalt has one but idk how its built.
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Just a heads up, Don't buy from Tractor Supply. A few years ago when we were looking for a box for my dad's truck we went to TSC then to Home Depot and HD had the same box, with a different label on it and a smaller price tag. dunno if its the same now.
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The Kobalt ones are ok, not the greatest strength wise though and the lock is junk. It works good if you just need a pretty basic box though.

UWS and Weathertech are the top
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UWS all the way.
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Love mine . heavy duty . 2 locks and low pro...ps im a ***** with pics.
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i have one from tractor supply and i like it not the best but it works
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Tractor Supply Co. tool boxs
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Got mine from Tractor Supply.
Upon looking inside, there was a tiny label that said "Delta".
The same box at Lowe's was almost $100 more (via special order only), although it did have that valuable "Delta" emblem on the outside.
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The Kobalt ones are ok, not the greatest strength wise though and the lock is junk. It works good if you just need a pretty basic box though.

UWS and Weathertech are the top
x2...I have the $150 Kobalt and its not the srongest thing, but it works good for me because I just wanted to clear some things out of the cab, so it wont see any heavy duty use.
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The only thing I can add is watch the thickness of the metal used.
Some of the boxes are made from .065 Aluminum, that is pretty thin and if you get one you will need to line the whole box.
If possible and if money is available buy one with either a min of .095 or better yet .125 (⅛”) aluminum.
The ⅛” walled metal box will hold up so much better.

I looked around for a box that would fit in the Steppie Bed, finally found one with 1’8” metal, but in the process I found a lot of the less expensive units are really thin metal, so as they say, “LET THE BUYER BEWARE”.

YOUR CALL...
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Love mine . heavy duty . 2 locks and low pro...ps im a ***** with pics.

Get one of these if you want a good toolbox. It is hands down the best toolbox I have ever had or seen. Great quality, and two locks.
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i am glad i got mine from some random dude in Roswell new mexico....lol
my cheap diamond plate people would sit on it and the lid was all bent. the new one 3 people can sit on it and no bends or warps.
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weatherguard's are really nice....Delta are junk IMO...i have one and it works fine but it is definitely not a good quality box.....im constantly having to bend the pins on the lid that go in the latch down because they get bunt up over time from closing...and they arent very strong on top...if u sit on it or any thing it will bend in and possibly leave a big dent in the top...like mine. the whole top is bowed in and collects water. also i belive u could easily get in to it...i havent tried cause i dont want to brake it but i sure feels like u could...also the weatherguards are very hard to get into...look on youtube..there is vids of people trying to get into them and they cant...also highway products and protech make nice boxes.
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not to hijack - Those UWS's look nice but who knows of a brand that has a decent low-pro black box? I know Kobalt has one but idk how its built.
i don't think kolbalt has a black low profile.. or well at least the lowes in maine cant get the black low pro, and i didn't see it on the website. don't quote me on that though.



on another note.. i've heard good things about UWS, i think thats where i'm ordering my box from when i actually pull the trigger on it.
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t5cents is right. Weatherguard is the best toolbox you can buy. They are spendy, however.
I'm an electrician with over 2k in tools that I keep in my toolbox.
Why would I put 2000$ worth of tools in a 100$ box? My tools are my livelihood. Weatherguard are the toughest, strongest built, and safest aluminum boxes.
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Thanks for all the replies so far. I was actually looking into a delta one, but guess ill back away from those. I can get a couple if i order through work from companies for deals. I know one of the brands was weather gaurd so most likely getting that one, (from a place called cap it).

Thanks t5cents, didn't even know they were weathergaurds until looking more into it and good to know they are one of the better ones.

Scrambler82, ill keep the thickness's in mind, got it written down for some notes.

thanks again tho!..am liking the pics too..
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actually i just realized i lied.. i see cap it has weather guard but i was quoted on a different box.. so ill find out the name again and look into the thickness's.

thanks tho so far..

basically between delta or a uws?? Im guessing go for the uws,.. couple ppl mentioned they are decent? If i find more choices ill post but those are the two name brands for now.
Wings lids or the single lid?

Sorry for all the questions just like hearing the options out there..

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I have a Duralast and I think its a great box. Its made well and had held up great.
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I just want a box to get junk off the floor in my back seat.. Like ratchet straps, my hitch, jumper cables, work clothes/rags,be able to toss ammo and possibly guns in it etc.. I got a truck with a back seat so i could carry more people than the ranger......... for a reason.

On that note I don't want a junk box, but at the same time i don't want to break the bank.. The UWS' don't seem too unreasonable, looked like 250.. What do the Weatherguards go for?


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i don't think kolbalt has a black low profile.. or well at least the lowes in maine cant get the black low pro, and i didn't see it on the website. don't quote me on that though.
there's one on display down here

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