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Old May 25th, 2013, 06:42 PM   #1
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Picked up one of these at an auction sale today. http://www.amazon.com/Kennedy-Manufa.../dp/B0000WU6G6
I was looking for a good portable box to throw in the truck. It cleaned up really nicely and I figured I would check online to see how old this box was/if it was still being made. The prices of these Kennedy boxes just about blew me away! I didn't think a cantilever box would be so much money. Anyone else have any Kennedy boxes? This one is constructed very well, and I really like it.
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They are made more towards machinists. Very good boxes.
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That's what I've found out online. This box is build like a tank. It's literally twice as sturdy while opened than the similar boxes at the sale.
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My dad has a bunch of Kennedy tool boxes and there awesome better then the newish craftsmen ball bearing bs one we have
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I have seen very old Kennedy boxes that look and function great. The portable boxes were not real common but still built with the same quality of their roll-around box line.

My uncle has a pretty old portable one just like the one shown, damn things are heavy and stout.

I have a big Kennedy with a pull out stereo and 2 Jensen 6x9 speakers built into cabinet on top.
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They are made more towards machinists. Very good boxes.
the only reason machinists use kennedy boxes is because thats what they sell in the equipment catalogs, not because they are a high quality item...with that being said they are not junk they just arent great. They are in fact just maybe a step above craftsmans and by no means near the quality of the cheapest snap-on
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They are in fact just maybe a step above craftsmans and by no means near the quality of the cheapest snap-on
They sure are the same price as a lower end snap on unit. I see Kennedy top and bottom chests for cheap on cl all the time. Decent boxes, but sure don't hold similar values to a snap-on imo.
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the only reason machinists use kennedy boxes is because thats what they sell in the equipment catalogs, not because they are a high quality item...with that being said they are not junk they just arent great. They are in fact just maybe a step above craftsmans and by no means near the quality of the cheapest snap-on
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I have a Kennedy roller, mid box and journeymans box I bought 25 years ago. Still like new. It is actually too full right now. Need more boxes.
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