Snap-on Dog Box Models
Blue Point KRDB18 – the smallest cantilever hand box, 18″ length, list price of $250.
Blue Point KRDB24 – medium cantilever tool box, 24″ length, list price of $280.
KRDB265 – 26″ 5-drawer bench box, wagon-style handle, list price of $900.
KRDB269 – 26″ 9-drawer bench box, wagon-style handle, list price of $1200.
The two smaller dog boxes are Blue Point-branded, while the larger bench boxes are Snap-on Industrial models.
- Heavy duty rubber wheel casters (2 fixed, 2 swivel)
- Towing handles: flexible webbing-like and rigid for smaller toolboxes, heavy duty rigid ones for the larger chest-style toolboxes
- Tool boxes can be removed from rolling dollies and used as stationary storage
- Rolling chassis are all available separately
- Handles on the top (smaller boxes) or sides (bench boxes)
More Info(PDF, page 2)
Note: The PDF behaves well with Google Chrome and Firefox browsers, but not IE. If you’re having issues, you can find a digital version here, and downloadable version here, but they might be taken down once the sales flyer’s promotional period ends.
Stuart–Thanks for showing us this; I go to their site frequently to look at new products, but hadn’t seen this yet. Snap-on has some great stuff, but the prices are so high as to stop me (and many others) from buying them. I did note that a lot of them were reduced down to where the common man could actually afford them. Now would be a good time to buy something you really wanted before the prices go back up.
Since I don’t have a Snap-on dealer, I looked at a couple of the socket sets at snapon.com and noticed that they are priced above the list price in the flier posted here – probably due to this being the industrial / government flier.
Not sure of the intended market for these. I would expect that a tool cart would be more useful and you wouldn’t have to bend down to get your tools out. Maybe for a small niche market?
I believe they’re primarily aimed at aviation techs.
Stuart is exactly right….
I’m a line mechanic for a major US airline and space in our shop is limited. These are the perfect size for taking out to the aircraft or just loading up a tool bag.
that is an industrial catalog. i wonder if those sale prices are good on the truck or if you need an industrial account and/or salesman.
The flyer says to contact an Industrial Account Manager or Snap-on’s Industrial Customer Service Center at 1-877-740-1900. Their industrial website (http://www.snapon.com/industrial/) has instructions for online ordering, but it doesn’t look like the site is updated often.
I believe regular (non-industrial) Snap-on dealers *should* be able to order the products as well.
I’d love to own these Snap-on Dog Boxes, but since I’m in the lower middle class my tastes will have to settle with the Kobalt or Craftsman tool boxes. You would think since Snap-on being so expensive they would have their own trade marked color. Just using the basic red tool boxes makes them look like a regular ole Craftsman.(with the exception of the name) Kobalt uses that beautiful blue which is supposed to be cobalt blue.
Snap-on does have their own custom colors for higher-priced tool storage products.
It shouldn’t be too difficult to create a DIY version of these dog boxes using Craftsman or Kobalt tool chests, although heavy-duty tow handles might be challenging to get right.
Where did they get the name ‘dog box’?
Because when towing the tool boxes it almost looks like you’re walking a dog? That’s my best guess.
Our mechanics at the power plant use boxes similar to the 269. They just roll the box to each piece of equipment. It works quite well, they have all the basic tools with them. These boxes won’t hold everything they may need for bigger jobs. They have gang boxes with the large tools they bring in with a forklift for the bigger jobs. Most of the tools at work are Proto because they target industrial users where snap on targets automotive users. These boxes are of little use to automotive guys. I know nothing about aviation mechanics.
Don’t buy the krd24db I bought this for work on the line at a major airline it is unbelievable flimsy and the latches have broken and the hinges for the cantilever trays bend and then the rivets fell out and the hinge came off not to mention it takes on water unbelievably bad through the lid. Buy a Kennedy