Anarchist’s 2016 Gift Guide, Day 8: A Trusco Toolbox


I’ve labored out of an 18th-century-style software chest since
1997 or so, however I nonetheless love a very good steel toolbox. They’re
nice for transferring instruments to a jobsite or storing a devoted
set of wrenches or a socket set.

The plastic or sheet-metal toolboxes at house facilities do
nothing for me. The plastic breaks and the sheet steel is
skinny and bends whenever you take a look at it too arduous. This yr I
found the Japanese-made Trusco toolboxes, and I’m in

I’ve a ST-350-B that I exploit for storing the machinist instruments
I want for engaged on my machines at my store in my basement.
It’s a jewel. The translucent blue end is sturdy and
stunning. Every little thing opens and shuts like one thing made
with care 100 years in the past.

And but the
ST-350 is less than $50
. If the worth had been $200, I’d
say: Yup, that value is about proper.

Trusco makes a big line of packing containers, from the large
right down to the lovable
to your automotive’s trunk. They was tough to
discover within the U.S. market, however they’re now changing into extra
frequent. Seize some earlier than everybody else finds out.

— Christopher Schwarz

Learn Day 1 of the present information right here:
Clauss Scissors
Day two on a
Boot Tray for Sharpening
Day three on
humidity monitors
Day 4 on a MWTCA membership is
Day 5 on the
Arno burnisher
Day six on
WoodOwl auger bits
Day seven on the
Veritas spokeshave
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Christopher Schwarz

About Christopher Schwarz

Chris is a contributing editor to Common Woodworking
Journal and the writer at Misplaced Artwork Press. He is a
hand-tool fanatic (although he makes use of energy instruments, too).

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