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  • #35013

    cranbrook2
    Pro
    Belgrave, Ontario , Canada

    I have a few belts but when I am framing I use my Makita tool belt the most .It has big pockets and a weight belt to support your back . If I am doing smaller indoor jobs then I have a black suede pouch .

    #35023

    jkirk
    Moderator
    halifax, nova scotia

    nice john, how do you find the makita bag, the one thing i dont like about them and the dewalt cordura bags is how their foam filled.. makes them twice as bulky

    heres a tip, dont fart in a space suit

    #35028

    woodman_412
    Moderator

    That’s a nice looking belt Jeff, where did you pick that up at?

    Dan

    danpattison.com

    #35045

    Jeff that is a great belt – I was hoping you would post pics for us to see! I am curious to hear how it holds up!

    I am also curious how in the world John L managed to snag a makita toolbelt…

    I was a total goon and missed out on getting a hilti toolbelt when I bought my 18v set (impact and drill) literally a few days before they started a promo that included the belt. Silly me 🙁 it looked sharp and since it is Hilti, I bet it was decent

    John S

    #35046
    #35077

    woodman_412
    Moderator

    You would think they would have given you a belt anyway since you bought it so close to the promo John. That’s a bummer when you miss out on deals like that. How long ago did you buy the set?

    Dan

    danpattison.com

    #35091

    Almost two years ago haha… But I still am kicking myself for missing out on that belt! Oh well – I wouldn’t use it that often anyways… not like Jeff and others

    John S

    #35104

    jkirk
    Moderator
    halifax, nova scotia

    the makita belt is actually on sale at home depot right now. i think the version that john has use to be bundled in with their mitre saw and 5 pc cordless kits.

    i have a couple framer buddies that have that toolbelt i just bought, one of them was going through a toolbelt every 8-12 months. mostly kunys/clc ones.. both the black cordura model and hte brown leather component belt.. hes had the task one for almost 3 years now i believe the only isssue hes had is replacing the hammer loop as the leather wore out

    heres a tip, dont fart in a space suit

    #35105

    jkirk
    Moderator
    halifax, nova scotia

    heres my belt that im retiring along with my occidental leather stronghold vest. the vest is awesome but been unbelieveably warm to be wearing right now. but its my trim rig so… gotta do it

    heres a tip, dont fart in a space suit

    #35109

    cranbrook2
    Pro
    Belgrave, Ontario , Canada

    The tool belt I have was well over $ 140.00 but I picked mine up at a wood show for $ 40.00 , They are very tough and well worth the money . There is no foam in mine at all .Makita made a cheaper version of this one a few years after I got mine .I have had this one now for more than 6 years .

    #35134

    woodman_412
    Moderator

    Wood shows are great places to get good deals sometimes. I got my Makita 12″ sliding compound at a wood show and it was a good sale price to start with plus it came with the stand, 2 blades and a laminate trimmer.

    Jeff, you’re right about warm weather and wearing things on your upper body. I find that even my shop apron gets too warm in the summer when it’s hot out. Let us know what you think of your new belt once you’ve put it through it’s paces.

    Dan

    danpattison.com

    #35156

    kurt@welkerhomes.com
    Pro
    Owatonna, MN - Minnesota

    I would say frankenbelt also

    #35158

    Kurt – I have never heard of the frankenbelt….??

    John S

    #35176

    jkirk
    Moderator
    halifax, nova scotia

    the frankenbelt is what i call the older belt thats made up of a mishmash of diferent pouchs.. i rig it up based on what im doing..

    i had to take my suspenders off the belt a few weeks ago as they were too warm to work in outside

    heres a tip, dont fart in a space suit

    #35185

    woodman_412
    Moderator

    Have you been wearing your Blaklader shorts Jeff? I’ve been wearing mine every day since it’s been so hot lately. I’ve found that I don’t need a tool belt or apron when I’m wearing the shorts so it helps to stay as cool as possible.

    Dan

    danpattison.com

    #35188

    jkirk
    Moderator
    halifax, nova scotia

    dan, ive been wearing the shorts a ton actualy as long as their clean.. mostly when im doing trim work to carry my fasteners. i carry all my tools on the vest but dont fit it with a pouch anymore. just one pouch on one side overloads it and makes my back go out of kilter. had the lboxxs not come up on the prize list i was prob gonna get another pair of the shorts especially since i had to throw out another pair of work shorts a week ago from getting torn

    heres a tip, dont fart in a space suit

    #35198

    redwood
    Pro

    I have a really good set of Oxy toolbelt. I won them at a supplier raffle. They are beautiful, but just too heavy. I hardly wear a toolbelt any longer. I just keep my Husky bags nearby for tools, as well as fastners.

    I have something like these with the suspenders

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    Mark E.

    Pioneer, CA

    Working Pro 1972 - 2015
    Member since Jan 22, 2013
    www.creative-redwood-designs.com

    #35205

    parenos
    Moderator
    Honesdale, PA

    Let me know if you are ever looking to unload that Mark That is what I have been looking for, I just cant pull the trigger on a new one ( to much money) I currently used a Dead on set. I like the large belt as it helps with back support.

    #35208

    woodman_412
    Moderator

    That’s a substantial looking belt Mark. How much does the belt by itself weigh?

    Jeff, I got two pairs of the shorts so that keeps me going every day. When one pair is in the wash I’m wearing the other pair. I have two pairs of the pants too so between the pants and the shorts that’s all I wear now. I find that I couldn’t do without them now working in the countertop shop because every pocket holds something specific.

    Dan

    danpattison.com

    #35235

    jkirk
    Moderator
    halifax, nova scotia

    my new toolbelt is heavy compared to the black kunys cordurea one im retiring but oh well

    dan.. yah. i have 2-3 pairs of work shorts and 3 pairs of overalls.. i typically wear them for 2 or 3 days depending on how dirty they get.. but i slack on teh laundry i do it all in one swoop on sundays

    heres a tip, dont fart in a space suit

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