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HF magnetic tools/aerosol trays --
« on: July 08, 2011, 03:11:13 PM »
While at my local garage this week, temptation got the best of me and I stepped onto a MATCO truck that just happened to make a service call for one of the mechanics. I don't really need any new hand tools, but just for the heck of it I went for a look. First off, I just can't get over the prices anymore. Sure I haven't been on a truck in over a decade, but --WOW!!! the prices are definitely very high.

I looked around a bit and found something I really wanted -- two magnetic tool and spray can trays. For pure organizational value and versatility these things rock. I was ready to buy until I saw the price tag -- $65 for the small one and $78 for the larger spray can tray. A quick inspection showed that these things are PRC sourced and not even MATCO branded -- so they are generic PRC sourced items. I declined to buy.

Glad I didn't buy!!! I checked HF and found almost the exact trays (just a few cosmetic differences) at Harbor Freight for less than $10 each. I know that the  MATCO vendor needs to make a living, but that markup is rediculous. These HF versions are nice. and all three of them were less than $26. Large magnets and good sturdy 20ga steel AND the krinkle finish matches my HF toolbox -- PERFECT!!!

A great deal -- and a "thumbs up" for this HF product. I'll be getting a few more of these ---















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HF magnetic tools/aerosol trays --
« on: July 08, 2011, 03:11:13 PM »

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Re: HF magnetic tools/aerosol trays --
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2011, 05:14:36 PM »
Nice ideas I hadn't seen those before.
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Re: HF magnetic tools/aerosol trays --
« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2011, 05:25:50 PM »
I'm really likin' these rusty. For small parts and tools, these trays can be removed from the box and moved over to a project car in no time. Wish I had purchased a few more. They're certainly cheap enough to keep a few on hand.

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Re: HF magnetic tools/aerosol trays --
« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2011, 07:22:24 PM »
Are the magnets covered with something? I wonder if they would damage the finish if you mounted them on the fender?
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Re: HF magnetic tools/aerosol trays --
« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2011, 07:34:19 PM »
Are the magnets covered with something? I wonder if they would damage the finish if you mounted them on the fender?


Yes, they are covered with a soft polymer material that will protect paint and finish. It's quite a nice setup.

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Re: HF magnetic tools/aerosol trays --
« Reply #5 on: July 08, 2011, 07:50:20 PM »
That is amazing for that price. I'll have to look at the site and see how badly they will hit me for shipping.
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Re: HF magnetic tools/aerosol trays --
« Reply #6 on: July 08, 2011, 08:15:02 PM »
Tool do job=Good tool

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Re: HF magnetic tools/aerosol trays --
« Reply #7 on: July 08, 2011, 08:25:20 PM »
Just now put it on my 'wish list'.

Thanks Rusty.  :billcat:
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Re: HF magnetic tools/aerosol trays --
« Reply #9 on: July 08, 2011, 08:40:53 PM »
I use several different magnetic tray I will not buy a can specif one as I find it wastes so much space.


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Re: HF magnetic tools/aerosol trays --
« Reply #10 on: September 05, 2011, 06:03:38 PM »
Sweet.. that will work with my box