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Old 06-27-2013, 10:22 AM   #1
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Tool bag (not for motorcycles, but for hand tools)

I have a basic Husky 10x10 tool bag for my hand tools. It is about a year and a half old and getting pretty beat up. Most of the outer pockets have worn through and will let screwdrivers slip though. It have served me well for the $20 or so I paid for it. I am a maintenance tech and I use this thing daily. It always has the same assortment of screwdrivers/pliers and crescent wrenches in it but depending on what I am doing, I'll pile electrical test equipment in, pipe wrenches, drills, etc... I try to keep it emptied out pretty well because it can be pretty heavy all loaded up and walking up 4 flights of stairs with a 40-50 pound bag kinda sucks.

I been doing some Internet searching for a replacement. I am not sure what more I would want. Maybe a small radio built in? Integrated parts bins may be nice. Maybe more backpack/messenger bag style? Does anyone have a tool bag they really like?
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Old 06-27-2013, 02:53 PM   #2
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I have a basic Husky 10x10 tool bag for my hand tools. It is about a year and a half old and getting pretty beat up. Most of the outer pockets have worn through and will let screwdrivers slip though. It have served me well for the $20 or so I paid for it. I am a maintenance tech and I use this thing daily. It always has the same assortment of screwdrivers/pliers and crescent wrenches in it but depending on what I am doing, I'll pile electrical test equipment in, pipe wrenches, drills, etc... I try to keep it emptied out pretty well because it can be pretty heavy all loaded up and walking up 4 flights of stairs with a 40-50 pound bag kinda sucks.

I been doing some Internet searching for a replacement. I am not sure what more I would want. Maybe a small radio built in? Integrated parts bins may be nice. Maybe more backpack/messenger bag style? Does anyone have a tool bag they really like?
http://www.lewiscontractorsales.com/...FdGd4AodJn0ApQ
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Old 06-27-2013, 04:30 PM   #3
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I've got a military surplus bag like this. It's a little smaller than yours but it's 20 years old at least. It's got my tools in it for when I head out to Pick and Pull.

I also saw some at Duluth Trading Co that looked pretty durable.
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Old 06-27-2013, 04:47 PM   #4
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I've got a military surplus bag like this. It's a little smaller than yours but it's 20 years old at least. It's got my tools in it for when I head out to Pick and Pull.

I also saw some at Duluth Trading Co that looked pretty durable.
Hell yeah, I got one of those. Probably the most durable tool bag I have.
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Old 06-27-2013, 05:26 PM   #5
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http://www.vetopropac.com/

Stuff is $$ but after having one for a few years, I would say worth the cost.


Given your description, I would check out the tech-pac



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Old 06-27-2013, 06:35 PM   #6
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I've got a military surplus bag like this. It's a little smaller than yours but it's 20 years old at least. It's got my tools in it for when I head out to Pick and Pull.

I also saw some at Duluth Trading Co that looked pretty durable.
I keep one of these bags full of tools in each one of my cars. Great little bags.
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Old 06-28-2013, 04:26 AM   #7
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http://www.vetopropac.com/

Stuff is $$ but after having one for a few years, I would say worth the cost.


Given your description, I would check out the tech-pac

That looks like a real nice bag, I think I have seen them on display at the local Johnstone supply, I'll have to check them out in person. I am not opposed to paying $$$ if the bag will hold up.
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I've got a military surplus bag like this. It's a little smaller than yours but it's 20 years old at least. It's got my tools in it for when I head out to Pick and Pull.

I also saw some at Duluth Trading Co that looked pretty durable.

I need something that has interior pockets to keep things somewhat organized.
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Old 06-28-2013, 04:31 AM   #9
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http://www.homedepot.com/p/Husky-10-...9#.Uc1zXny9KSM

Here is my current setup, l think I might get another one for now, gonna be hard to justify the Vertro bag at 10x the price.
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Old 06-28-2013, 09:38 PM   #10
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I like the military bag shown. I also buy used laptop bags at the pawnshop or thrift stores for a couple of $$ and put things like jumper cables and tow straps in them....
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Old 06-29-2013, 04:21 AM   #11
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After doing some more reading on the veto pac, I think I am going to get the backpack. Being able to wear it as a backpack while carrying a ladder and other items in my arms will be very helpful.
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Old 06-29-2013, 04:28 AM   #12
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For working in plant maintenance this is one of the best options I've seen

http://www.mscdirect.com/product/08022097

it's similar to your Home Depot one but being leather it doesn't fall apart.

When you walk up to a machine and set it down your tools don't fall out.

It's not the "black hole" of the military tool pouch where you dig thru everything looking for the small screwdriver on the bottom.

I actually had built my own before these came out, for the amount of time and effort I would have bought it, but mine was custom fit for the tools I carried.
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Old 07-01-2013, 06:13 PM   #13
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I've never been strong enough to carry a Veto-pro bag. have had great success with these, though: http://www.ergodyne.com/products/pag...A=85&ShowPro=1

I keep 3 of the round ones in the truck stashed inside the spare wheel (lays flat in the bed - covered by a cap).

can't go wrong there
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Old 07-02-2013, 03:58 AM   #14
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I've never been strong enough to carry a Veto-pro bag. have had great success with these, though: http://www.ergodyne.com/products/pag...A=85&ShowPro=1

I keep 3 of the round ones in the truck stashed inside the spare wheel (lays flat in the bed - covered by a cap).

can't go wrong there
I noticed the weight of the veto bags, you think that would make much of a difference in a backpack style bag?
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Old 07-02-2013, 04:23 AM   #15
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Dont know if it would fit your purposes but I used to use the BucketBoss. Tool bag fits on a 5 gallon bucket, pockets all around and keeps the bucket open. I was a welder, worked great for keeping my tools, rod, markers and such on the outside and grinders and such on the inside. Was perfect when I had to go in a deep pit or ditch, could lower everything in one shot by a rope instead of having to carry it all down.

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