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For our Toolmongers to the North: Princess Auto is currently offering this 1,000-pound-rated furniture dolly for just $25 Canadian.  It measures 30″ x 18″ and weighs just 15.3 pounds.  Remember: having a furniture dolly is lots better than not having one.  Sure, you can build a better one on your own.  But why bother at this price?

We’re sorry, by the way, for the spy-camera photo.  Princess Auto is big on discounts, but not big on photos.

1,000 Lb. Platform Dolly [Princess Auto]

 

12 Responses to Cheap-Ass Tools: A Furniture Dolly For C$25

  1. Paul says:

    > Sure, you can build a better one on your own. But why bother at this price?

    Why bother? Because I can’t figure out how to buy it. 🙂 There isn’t a “buy” button or “add to cart” on that page.

    Paul

  2. Stuey says:

    http://www.princessauto.com/_osn.cfm?CTRY=USA&SRCH=1&SRCHAREA=OSN&T1=1,00020LB20PLATFORM20DOLLY

    My typical amazon link for those who hate shipping: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00062NEFU/

    (TM guys – feel free to add your referral tags to any and all amazon links that I post.)

    Anyways, I think that $25 is a fair price and a bit cheaper than it would cost to DIY from new materials. A lot of people have scrap lumber, so for them it’s just the cost of casters which can sometimes be salvaged as well.

  3. James says:

    Paul: That page is actually just an informational popup. The page you’re looking for is here:

    http://www.princessauto.com/_osn.cfm?UM=1&CTRY=CAN&OUTPUT=OSN

  4. ambush27 says:

    its worth noting that their current flyer has some really cool stuff in it, like a tow strap for $20 and some 2 ton jack stands for $12(which btw I didn’t see in store, but all their other jack stands were on sale too).

  5. hiyabba says:

    Harbor Freight has a similar one of these for $18.95

  6. Stuey says:

    http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/displayitem.taf?Itemnumber=38970

    hiyabba’s right – very similar one @ HF for $20, not too bad especially if you’ve got a coupon or it goes on sale.

  7. ivan says:

    I bought mine a couple years ago at Home Depot and have been using it every so often. It’s a nice thing to have around the house and shop.

  8. jeff says:

    I got a 1,500 pound one for $18 at Fleet Farm a couple weeks ago. It was more than worth it even though I’ve only used it once so far.

  9. David says:

    PrincessAuto is the closest thing to HF in Canada, but the price differential varies from an pretty even match (given some minor variation for dollar) to outrageous (a $479 mini mill costs $999). But, better than nothing.

    I wouldn’t mind seeing more Canadian C.A.T. postings, especially from varied vendors (e.g. Canadian Tire, Sears, P.A., Home Depot (probably has different sales than US), etc.)

  10. Teacher says:

    I have two that size from HF and they were worth every penny and more. I’ve moved freezers on mine with no problem. I also made one into a tool cart. I used plumbing pipe for the upright and the dolly for the base. I got the idea from a pic I saw somewhere on the net.

  11. TMIB_Seattle says:

    The one from Harbor Freight is almost always on sale. In this month’s flyer it’s $9.99.

  12. Stuey says:

    Teacher – have you got some pics of your homemade cart? 🙂

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