^^ This. Mine's easy to open, too. I keep the registration and insurance in there as well. Sadly, my tools are all missing out of there. May have to throw a 10, 12, crescent wrench, and switchable screwdriver in there
I put brass knuckless and a flame thrower in mine... you know the basics
After many tries I did get it open, and then I checked out the "extensive " (huge) set of tools.
It took a while to get them all back into that bag and then get the bag back into the box, and get the cover back on the box.
I think I've only opened that box two times since haveing my Rebel.
Maybe that box was designed to give us Rebel owners something to do on a rainy day.... Good thing they don't make finding, and opening the tool box part of the MSF training course,,,
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lool ... with reading all the pain you ppl gone through, i think i am no longer interested in the tool box, let rust in its place heheheheheh. actually i tried to give a shot to open it today, but i was lazy enough to give up the idea from the 1st 10 mins