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Posted: 4/19/2016 3:26:52 PM EDT
Looking for larger sized pelican cases appropriate to put tools in for air travel.

At a guess, 1630, 1650, or 1670.

Does anyone know of a retailer on the North sides of Houston / Conroe / Jersey Village that sells them?

Or how about anywhere in Dallas or Fort Worth?

OKC ?


I'll be driving to OKC, then Denver and flying back.  Last minute trip so no time to order a case off the net.



Also - if any of you have suggestions on other type cases or sizes please jump in.
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 4:13:16 PM EDT
I've never found anyone that beats what I could find on Amazon.

Pelicans are great but they're heavy as f&ck. I don't use them for normal tools.
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 4:27:24 PM EDT
Use a hard side golf club case if you can find one.  The size and weight limits are much higher for "golf clubs" without extra fees.

My scuba gear rides in style in a SKB golf case.
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 4:33:06 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By dillehayd:
I've never found anyone that beats what I could find on Amazon.

Pelicans are great but they're heavy as f&ck. I don't use them for normal tools.
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I know.  I would order from Amazon if I didn't have to be gone by tomorrow evening.  Hence my thought of picking something up in DFW or OKC.

How do you travel with your tools?

I'm not talking about a ton. Electrical diagnostic gear and various hand tools.  Stuff I can't carry on.
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 5:22:37 PM EDT
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I know.  I would order from Amazon if I didn't have to be gone by tomorrow evening.  Hence my thought of picking something up in DFW or OKC.

How do you travel with your tools?

I'm not talking about a ton. Electrical diagnostic gear and various hand tools.  Stuff I can't carry on.
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Originally Posted By TinLeg:
Originally Posted By dillehayd:
I've never found anyone that beats what I could find on Amazon.

Pelicans are great but they're heavy as f&ck. I don't use them for normal tools.



I know.  I would order from Amazon if I didn't have to be gone by tomorrow evening.  Hence my thought of picking something up in DFW or OKC.

How do you travel with your tools?

I'm not talking about a ton. Electrical diagnostic gear and various hand tools.  Stuff I can't carry on.


I use a canvas bag from a cordless drill and put it in a cheap hard-side roller bag. I toss my boots and hardhat in there too.  I'm 99% hand tools, 1% fluke meter.  Never had a problem.
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 5:40:00 PM EDT
Fry's or Altex are the only two places that come to mind, but I don't know that they carry any that big. I need to invest in a good hardside suitcase soon myself. Some of my tradeshow stuff, even if I hand carry it to the event, I fedex or UPS it back home instead of dicking around with the airlines.
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 6:42:51 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By TinLeg:



I know.  I would order from Amazon if I didn't have to be gone by tomorrow evening.  Hence my thought of picking something up in DFW or OKC.

How do you travel with your tools?

I'm not talking about a ton. Electrical diagnostic gear and various hand tools.  Stuff I can't carry on.
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Originally Posted By TinLeg:
Originally Posted By dillehayd:
I've never found anyone that beats what I could find on Amazon.

Pelicans are great but they're heavy as f&ck. I don't use them for normal tools.



I know.  I would order from Amazon if I didn't have to be gone by tomorrow evening.  Hence my thought of picking something up in DFW or OKC.

How do you travel with your tools?

I'm not talking about a ton. Electrical diagnostic gear and various hand tools.  Stuff I can't carry on.


Sent you a PM.
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 7:29:52 PM EDT
Frys in Houston, Arlington, Dallas has some
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 10:13:34 PM EDT
Competitive Camera in Dallas carries Pelican.  Can't promise they have any of the cases you quoted, but they've got some big Pelican cases.
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 11:00:35 PM EDT
Any good big retail camera shop should have some 1600s in stock. Most camera gear is transported in those. You could last ditch effort try Craigslist, but I was just down in Houston and saw nothing worth while.

Those big cases will start pushing you close to the weight limit before you even add tools. Food for thought, because we all like the big cases until you're standing with 85 pound hard case in line.
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 11:20:30 PM EDT
H&H Gun Sales in OKC sells them.   Not cheap though.
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