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  • #35241

    redwood
    Pro

    Brian wrote: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.

    They look too good to get rid of. They just hang on a hook in my trailer. Their not even broken in.

    When I do use a tool belt, I have a decent Cordera one. It’s probably 1/2 the weight and I don’t feel bad about abusing it.

    Mark E.

    Pioneer, CA

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

    #35416

    woodman_412
    Moderator

    Jeff wrote: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

    I find that when I’m working in the shop I can get a week out of a pair of shorts or pants since they usually only get dusty and I blow them off at the end of the day. I guess I’m spoiled though since my wife does my laundry, although I did the same as you when I was still single and saved up all the dirty clothes and did them all at once.

    Dan

    danpattison.com

    #35444

    jkirk
    Moderator
    halifax, nova scotia

    i only get a few days outta them because they get really sweaty right now with all the humidity were having. not to mention im a glue fiend when trimming.. if im going ocd its not uncommon for me to go through 1-2 Litres of glue on a full house being trimmed.. the issue being i wipe the excess off and wipe it on my shorts or pants… i use to wipe it on my toolbelt but it was the leather too stiff and thick

    heres a tip, dont fart in a space suit

    #36495

    DirtyWhiteBoy
    Pro
    Honolulu,, Hi.

    I’ve been using the CLC Cordera bags.

    Dirty

    A Working Pro since 1988!

    Member since January 26, 2013.

    #36502

    what do you like about your cordera bags Dirty?

    John S

    #65919

    DirtyWhiteBoy
    Pro
    Honolulu,, Hi.

    what do you like about your cordera bags Dirty?

    John they are light weight and seem to last a long time for the money they cost. they have a lot of small pockets for the smalls I like to carry around. The thing I like the most is they do wear out then I can toss them and but a new one and I love to have a new set of bags on my waist!

    Dirty

    A Working Pro since 1988!

    Member since January 26, 2013.

    #65920

    DirtyWhiteBoy
    Pro
    Honolulu,, Hi.

    Here’s a pic John……..

    Dirty

    A Working Pro since 1988!

    Member since January 26, 2013.

    #65927

    cranbrook2
    Pro
    Belgrave, Ontario , Canada

    I have a Makita tool belt with a built in weight belt for the back

    #66044

    theamcguy
    Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    Tool Belts are OK but does anyone make a really good tool vest?

    Automotive Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    #66050

    jkirk
    Moderator
    halifax, nova scotia

    bill, occidental leather makes several of them, i have their stronghold suspendavest.. its great for service work and trim installs. but for general carpentry its too awkward as it makes you top heavy and when your climbing around or bending over tools tend to fall out regularly

    http://bestbelt.com/cat.php?cat_ID=4

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    heres a tip, dont fart in a space suit

    #66064

    mattryyc
    Pro
    Calgary, Alberta

    I’ve been using a Milwaukee tool belt for a while now, although most of the time I remove one of the big bags from it to save on weight. I’ve been really happy with it.

    It’s this one I believe:
    http://www.amazon.ca/Milwaukee-49-17-0195-Tool-Belt/dp/B0006H4B3E/

    #66107

    ChadM
    Moderator
    East Palestine, Ohio

    I bought my first Occidental Leather tool belt about 15 years ago – couldn’t see myself wearing anything else now.

    Chad

    A Working Pro since 1993

    Member since 12/07/2013

    #66110

    ChadM
    Moderator
    East Palestine, Ohio

    I have been considering getting a set of Occidental’s nylon bags but I’m partial to my leather bags – nylon just doesnt seem right for some odd reason.

    Chad

    A Working Pro since 1993

    Member since 12/07/2013

    #66118

    jkirk
    Moderator
    halifax, nova scotia

    chad, the nylon ones are lighter and are much better if you work in wet conditions as they dry much faster. i have both leather and nylon, ill be switching to the nylon ones shortly for the winter as snow and salt will wreck the leather

    heres a tip, dont fart in a space suit

    #66124

    ChadM
    Moderator
    East Palestine, Ohio

    The weight of the nylon bags is why I have been considering getting a pair. I haul around enough weight and wouldnt mind lightening up where I can.

    Chad

    A Working Pro since 1993

    Member since 12/07/2013

    #66143

    jim_hunt17
    Pro
    Milwaukee, WI

    I never use a toolbet. I have one from harbor freight and I rarely use it. I feel like the work I do doesnt warrant a tool belt. Maybe I will have to look into some of these on the thread and see if they would be helpful to me while on the job.

    Jim H.
    Milwaukee, WI

    #66166

    svensshutters
    Pro
    Colorado Springs, CO

    I can’t bring myself to wear a tool belt and I think it’s because I have a cheap one that was given to me a couple of years ago. The pockets are too small, and there is no place for my drill. I’ll get it worked out. The stuff you guy’s have presented here I think is way out of my league, but great to know, and food for thought. I like the idea of pouches that I can me added to what I need.

    #66168

    jdw1865
    Pro
    Dewey, OK

    I never use a toolbet. I have one from harbor freight and I rarely use it. I feel like the work I do doesnt warrant a tool belt. Maybe I will have to look into some of these on the thread and see if they would be helpful to me while on the job.

    A lot of the work I do sounds similar to yours and I very seldom wear a tool belt either. I usually pull my needed tools out of storage on the truck and put them in spare bag to haul them in. That is why I am thinking about a backpack bag.

    #66355

    DirtyWhiteBoy
    Pro
    Honolulu,, Hi.

    chad, the nylon ones are lighter and are much better if you work in wet conditions as they dry much faster

    That what I like and with all the animal emphasizers it’s better to stay away from the leather.

    Dirty

    A Working Pro since 1988!

    Member since January 26, 2013.

    #66426

    jkirk
    Moderator
    halifax, nova scotia

    dont get me wrong i like the leather it holds up much better to abrasion and puncture. but the lightweight and drying capability of hte nylon i better suited to wet regions.. i know tim uhler wears the occi lights because hes stated hes lucky if he gets 3 days in a row without rain

    heres a tip, dont fart in a space suit

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