Sometimes, I think a small four-wheel cart would help me do my job better. I can load up at the truck, wheel in to the building, up the elevatore, and keep it all together.
Now, your basic steel cart can be had for as little as $50. But, thinking to get a "nice" one, I went looking. I found carts with prices as high as $800! Now, there are all four-wheel carts, more or less 30" wide by 40" long by maybe 36" tall.
I like the Rubbermaid® carts, they are more quiet, won't rust or loosen up, plus you can use it to make a concrete form for a pole base or a sidewalk or some other elegant idea....... and I have no idea what they cost, but for something so useful I would spend...."about a hundred dollars",
" of course Judge Wapners on in five minutes"......
Re: How much would you spend for a work cart?#67346 07/02/0606:39 PM07/02/0606:39 PM
Oh, also, look into replacement casters, the ones that come with it aren't great for rough pavement (Broke one crossing street with full load of tools.) or sites where housekeeping is on stike.... Get some larger pneumatic tires for it... Make it look like a 4X4, and gets around the site much easier! i.e. cords on floor, other crap on floor, stop the others in its tracks, an extra $100 in some beefy tires makes a world of difference. Lemmie tell ya....
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Re: How much would you spend for a work cart?#67349 07/02/0607:18 PM07/02/0607:18 PM
I have my doubts about the Milwaukee cart. If it really has a "pipe vise", it would violate the rule against having a vise on the job site. The nice things about carts is that you can modify them. I actually have two carts. The first started out as a $50 Harbor Freight metal cart 2' wide. I flipped the top shelf over and added a slab of plywood which I stained and varnished. I drilled holes for a bench grinder, small drill press and [don't tell] vice. I added two big hooks for an extinction cord. I added a power strip. I added UniStrut brackets on the side to carry a yellow, 7' stepladder [ultimate height[. I upgraded the casters to big, 10" pneumatic tires. I don't recommend them because they slowly leak so you would need a bicycle pump. The other one is a red, three shelf HF model I got on sale for $32 - $3 because the carton was damaged. But still usually only about ~$50. This one is only 16" wide but at least it fits in my vehicle. The only improvement was to add two big "Handy hooks" [$0.97 ea.] to the front for the extinction cord. For rough, not yet civilized job sites, a hand truck would be a better choice along with a selection of milk crates and bungee cords. ~Peter