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Mac Tools, embracing its role as a NASCAR sponsor, just released a limited-edition Hendrick Motorsports tool box set with racing logos and graphics on the door lids. The set consists of a cart and an MB1000A base box with a newly configured top hutch for added storage — they both feature Casey Mears in the No. 5 Carquest/Kellogg’s Chevrolet; Jeff Gordon in the No. 24 DuPont Chevrolet; and Dale Earnhardt Jr. in the No. 88 AMP/National Guard Chevrolet.

For the diehard NASCAR fan, this is hotness on casters.  But if you just want a sturdy place to keep your tools, or if you’re satisfied with the current setup in your shop that already has 300 logo stickers plastered all over it — you might feel the need to skip this one.  If not, you can call it in and have a truck drop it right at your shop’s door.

Mac Tools [Corporate Site]


10 Responses to Preview: Hendrick Motorsports Tool Box Set And Cart From Mac

  1. Gary says:

    Now if Mac Tools could send a distributor my way to fix the last limited edition box they had (Chip Foose), I might consider it…NOT. Last mac guy lasted about a year, their airbrush decals to peel and fade and their 800 customer support was a joke. All I got was lip service and a district mgr that never helped – but had the nerve to try and recruit me.

    I’ve learned my lesson…if you want to be happy, shop Snappy (Snap-On)

  2. fred says:

    Forget both of them and buy a Lista

  3. Bubba says:

    You mean Mac tools is still in business? Havn’t seen a mac tool person in years! Don’t think i’d want to take a chance anyway since theyre owned by stanley and most of their stuff is probably out of china.

  4. ambush27 says:

    Yeah Mac distributors are hard to find, the problem with snap-on is if you break one they’ll usually claim abuse. The bottom line is unless you need a tool for a really specific task your usually better off buying from craftsman or proto.

  5. GarageMan says:

    ambush27 – I must agree with you. i’ve not seen man man in years and sold most of my tools. i work down the street from a grainger and most of my tools are from proto. it’s almost all made in the usa and i never have a problem with broken replacements. in almost all cases, they have my replacement tool the next day. i also get a discount because our shop has an account with them. as for this tool box, who would want it?

  6. WA MAC says:

    Proto is also owned by Stanley. Most of their tools are made in the same plant as the MAC stuff.

  7. Michael says:

    I had a chance to visit the Proto plant in Dallas during a training seminar and saw that in some cases, the Proto/Mac items are identical – sockets for example. The only difference is the logo, okay, there is a huge price difference too. The employees there were great to explain the process and the folks at Stanley explained the markting concept behind the brands – and the prices. There are also ANSI standards applied to Proto tools that Mac does’t get, yet the Mac name gets a much higher price. They also mentioned plans to introduce the Mac line into unique retail outlets since their mobile sales have been on a steady decline.

  8. JJ says:

    I don’t think I’d by anything from mac anymore. Last mac man was a real slime ball, ended up in the slammer for beating his wife and kids up and selling dope on the side. A year later we get a new guy who lasts about two months…a real creep that ended up being a sex offender. they’ll let just about anyone drive these trucks now…

  9. Jammer says:

    I see a lot of complaints about MAC, in my area I’ve had 3 dealers and they all have been great!! It’s not just the tools but the service. Snap-on and Cornwell on the other hand are charging extream prices!! And Snap-on won’t even warrenty a new socket that broke!!!!

  10. MikeP says:

    Sounds like you had some very srare dealer.

    We just lost another Mac guy. He was great with service but the quality of the product kept him working overtime with repairs and replacements. He finally told us that with the price of gas, steel, and overall inflation, and since Mac corporate folks were not interested in supporting him, he is forced to give up the business. He was the best one we’ve seen in the past 10 years, then again, we’ve had about 5 with months, even over a year without any service. Mac men come and go…as they always say, here today-gone tomorrow. We wish he could have stayed but we’re not getting any pay raises and since he had to raise prices to stay in business, he decided it was time to leave now than go bankrupt. It’s definately not a steady or profitable business I would want to go into.

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