Job boxes: Knaack/Rigid/Site Safe?

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  1. hatidua

    hatidua

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    Does anyone here have any experience with the 'Better Built' "Site Safe" job box (sold at Lowes)?

    They apparently have 14 gauge steel vs. the 16 gauge used in Knaack/Rigid boxes but the lock holes on the front appear different in photos (I've not seen one in person).

    Any feedback would be appreciated.
     
  2. Hartford

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    Is it for the construction site, or home use? Will you be worrying about people trying to get inside? Knaack makes some of the best boxes with rigid right there. I haven't seen either of the better built and site safe boxes on construction sites.
     

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    Knaack makes the Rigid tool boxes for Home Depot,same as a Knaack but painted orange and marked Rigid.
    Knack makes two lines of boxes,the lower line uses 2 locks to secure the lid.
    The Knaack Jobmaster series uses only 1 lock and has a crossbar locking system that is easier to use and is pretty strong.
    If you value your tools,buy a Knaack Jobmaster box.
    You pay more but they are heavier built and will not crack on the corners if you transport your box a lot.
    Also, Knaack boxes withstand the abuse of construction areas much better than all other brands.
    I own 3 of them,will buy another if I need a box!


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  4. bigj480

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    I can't really say which is better, but if you're getting one of the tall boxes I would stay away from the slanted-top units. The two piece folding top units are decent, but I prefer the standard front door type. I see mainly Knaack boxes on the job, by a GOOD margin.
     
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