What do you use as your tool bag, and why?
>>1950639The free soft Ridgid ones I got with my power tools, they kinda suck.I’m thinking about getting a tote bag together. I’m so used to doing everything in my garage, but maybe I’ll get a small trouble bag together when the cat lady a couple blocks away needs help with her curtain rods.
Where I'm from, the first thing you learn to build is your own fucking tool box.
a harbor freight 5 gallon bucket
Depends on what I'm doing. Around the house general work? I usually have enough pockets on my overalls I can fit the specific tools I need excluding power tools. Remote job for work? (IT network dude) 2x standard Dewalt bags that came with other tools, allows enough room for the "I'll need these for sure" and the "I rarely need these but if I do no one else will habe them on hand" toolsIn vehicle tool bag? Large Matco tool bag, fits all standard size 3/8 bits, larger (19mm and up) 1/2 in bits. Miscellaneous torx drivers, straps, 12v crimping tools and accessories, etc. All lower tier stuff since that their home and only get used when needed.
>>1950639...a tool bag, lol. The medium level/size AWP tool bag sold at Lowe’s with the pockets on one side and the shoulder strap. I’m barely a 3rd year spark apprentice and all the crap I carry weighs it down pretty good. The other tards in the program I’m in all seem proud of their tool belts + pouches and I have a pretty nice midsize Klein leather tool pouch but some of these guys carry every single tool they own on their belt. Fuck that shit, I like keeping my back pain to a minimum. I just carry whatever I’m using for the task I’m doing in my pockets like a real boomer, then keep my main tool bag in a safe spot
>>19506395 gallon buckets.I buy used 5 gallon buckets from a Dunkin Donuts facility that the frostings and fillings come in.I then kit them out with various kinds of bucket organizers.
At work I have my tool pouch and a 5 gallon bucket half full of more tools and materials in it. I work multiple jobs/calls a day and i work mostly out of 5 gallon buckets. Each job starts with an empty bucket and the material needed and paperwork goes inside and sits in the shop until needed or its riding in the van. Then they get stacked onto a hand truck or carried to the job. I home i use a klein tool backpack that i tried at work but i didnt like it and i have a few husky tool totes with pockets. The lesser used tools are spread everywhere but im trying to organize them into stackable tote bins. I thought about the milwaukee packout but i dont carry way more material than tools. Emptying the packout bins for everyjob would suck ass. I would get lazy and end up carrying around a bunch a crap i dont need. Also, you cant fit a whole lot into a 5 gallon bucket. Lifting a bucket into the van a few times a day vs. Lifting a heavy packout bin into the van would get old fast.
Dewalt toughsystem. I used to use some toolbags but at this stupid company you never really know what you're going to be doing that day or where you'll be. Mechanical contractor so I gotta carry around a lot of different tools so a bulky packout is kind of necessary.
https://simsupply.com/departments/fire/tools-and-tool-storage/bucket/bucket-boss-bucket-seat-lid-storage-10010cs12f-log-10010cs12fbb/?CATARGETID=120012830001965395&CADevice=c&msclkid=4f4428d64f9010b6dcde77790d437151&utm_source=bing&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=**LP%20-%20Shop%20-%20Tools%20-%20Other&utm_term=4584963492682413&utm_content=LOG-10010CS12FBB%20%7C%20Bucket%20Boss%20Bucket%20Seat%20Lid%20Storage%7C%20%2412.62makes nice seat and in a pinch can stand on it.fully stackable, too. works with bucket-bags. there are other bucket-topper but Boss is only one I like.pro-tip. don't forget about 7gal tall boy and 3 gal shortie buckets.
>>1950673Most plastic toolboxes are made in Israel in case you're a /pol/tard. Check the tags. Chinkshit ones available at Harbor Freight.
>>1950673Just that toolbag set up is about $150. I have a 5 gallon bucket with an apron that cost $10 total and holds my tools just fine. I have a tool apron in the door of my bin, and one in the bucket as well, but thats something different.
pro-tip: its not the box, bag or bucket, its the wheels you use to push them around the job site.steal a baby stroller for loaded 5gal buckets (kids gotta learn to walk anyways, lol)don't think you can carry heavy objects for any distance, even if you can carry heavy object for distance. It will fuck up your shoulder joints. It will take 6 days to start hurting, 6 weeks for you to figure out WTF you doing wrong (no it wasn't that weekend softball game) and 6 months to 6 years for it to stop hurting.
>>1950762I like the plastic tool boxes, will check Harbor F.
>>1950762>>1950764I was going to grab a Husky tote or maybe a Hercules for $25 from HF. The Milwaukee stuff is cool, but I wouldn’t drop the money unless it’s what I really want. I’m going to fuck around and find the right size and see what exactly I can get away with for house calls without carrying 200lbs worth of tools or running back and forth to the garage 10 times.
I was just looking at bucket tool bags because of this thread. I wasnt impressed with the harbor freight one it had. Just had a bunch of small pockets for screwdrivers. I also didnt like everything poking my legs when I carried it. I havent seen this milfaukee one before. I like the zipper pouches and bigger pockets. It's like they actually took some time to think about what they were making.
I tried 5 gallon for awhile and especially with a bucket boss tool apron it got so heavy I hurt my back with it.It would also end up accumulating trash.I have a tool belt with knife, scissors, spudger and voltage detector just for walking around and looking at stuff.I got a bigger tool belt with a tool pouch and a big empty pouch for material.I got a tool bag for opening cable and prepping it, and another for splicing it.I got a tool box for fiber cable prep and splicing since those tools are more expensive.I try to have a toolkit for each task I do
>>1950686are you from 1943? a nice little project but hardly practical.
>>1950639duffel bag. fits all my hand tools and drill set + charger, costs like 40 bucks. I also have a little pouch I carry around with tools I use constantly which also fits in the duffel bag
5 gallon bucket
>>1950673Had this tote for a day before I returned it. Heavy as fuck empty, one side has no pockets, and rounded bottom makes it tip really easy. Buy a veto or occidental leather one instead
>>1950639>What do you use as your tool bag, and why?A 2017 Dodge Promaster van.It's what the company uses. (they're shit vans)
>>1950673a bag + box combo like that is heavy as fuck unless you're only carrying really lightweight stuff
>>1951079I agree, that one looks fuckhueg to carry around without wheels.
>>1950762Yes, watch out for Irwin garbage too, made in USS Liberty land
>>1951146it is, I know a guy at work who has one. it's very durable and "cool" but it's a bitch to actually carry any reasonable distance.
Fits a lot of shit and a rope
>>1951146I had this and got rid of it quickly. I've been using the smaller Husky duffel from home depot and I just got a CLC 1537 that is hopefully better for accessing tools. Next time Veto has a promotion, I'm just going to dump the money on a good bag.
>>1950639Heavy duty canvas duffel bags I found on the curb on trash day in upper-middle suburban neighborhoods. They are nice and they were free.
>>1950639One my old man made back in the 80s. 1/4" steel welded together with a 2" wide shoulder strap
>>1950639Old much heavier duty version of this.
>>1950639A milwaukee backpack plus a plastic dolly for everything heavy.
>>1950639For anything in the shop that I also use in the house. So drills, drill bits, things like that. I also have one for carrying tools from the shop to the house that I don't want my wife to steal.
>>1950639I use your mom and I put my tool in her every night
I enjoy my little 10 dollar canvas shitter from harbor frieght
>>1956622That looks better than most of these
>>1950639I use three of these>one for most common tools + fixings for DIY jobs so I can easily cart it around a house doing bits and pieces>one for extra/more specialist tools and cables>one for whole range of fixings and finishings >why>fit perfectly in the van bed I made for them>5 minutes to set up your workspace at the beginning of the day by carrying in your two boxes of everything you'll need>not kidding yourself that your tools are going to stay neatly in 20 different pockets >don't try to work out of your toolbox (common mistake- instead get them out where you need them ready to use instead and keep them there until you're packing up to leave). I work completely alone though so might not work for contracting.
>>1950639Husky 22in connect rolling system. Life changer for me. I used to carry around a big husky tool bag to jobsites. Heavy and I could never find what I needed when I needed it. Always having to make trips to my car or rummage around in it.I carry everything in here now. It's a little disorganized after a few months use, but I never have an issue finding what I need.
>>1956146Samefag here. I fucking loved this bag. The top front zipper liner tore after YEARS of heavy-duty use. I need to get it repaired, but don't know where to go to do it.Heavy as fuck when you have all your tools in it. Actually, I don't miss this fucker it was too heavy.
>>1950775>>1956829The husky version is only $80 and it's like 80% as good as the Milwaukee version. Get it bro you know you want to.
>>1956829old painting company did a lot with the stanley-branded rollerbox like that. I'd love to have one of my own if I were ever doing stuff like that again.
>>1957128Have you tries dry cleaners? They usually do sewing work like that or could tell you someone local
>>1950639I inevitably collect so much dead weight in any given tool bag or bucket that I'm starting scab-out the work in a whole new way.
>>1950673"Curtain rods" ;)
>>1950762seen one of theseloaded with to the brim with all lengths and sizes of smal stainless machine screws for electronicssomeone picked it up and the handle broke spilling 9000 screws all over the floor. >tfw get a large magnet from the workshop to help the guy that spilled them they were stainless.made in israel
>>1950686oh hey 1860 how you doin? civil war still goin on?
>>1957957Wood workers like to build thingsIf ur buying preffabbed scamazonunism trashWell, ur what u buy
>>1950639Most of my tools are currently scattered around my shed, garage and loft either loose or in plastic buckets. Generally I’m a tidy person, but I’ve been busy.
I get pick related free from drywallers, from what I’ve seen this is pretty universal among sprinklerfitters. All I really need to do is carry my wrenches and it doesn’t matter if they get wet. Works to catch trapped water too.