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Re: Toolbag or toolbox?
« Reply #20 on: March 10, 2013, 04:11:35 PM »

I prefer an open tool bag, it's too inconvenient to open and close a bag or toolbox every time I have to move it. The problem I have with soft-sided bags is the side with the bigger pockets and heavier tools tends to sag.  I have a CLC bag that two of the big pockets are unusable because of the sagging.  I got a $50 Home Depot gift card for Christmas so I stopped in yesterday. This is what I picked up.  It has rigid vertical sides, a small footprint, lots of pockets and a five year warranty. I haven't swapped my tools over yet, but I think this will be a good bag.

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Re: Toolbag or toolbox?
« Reply #21 on: March 10, 2013, 08:45:17 PM »
I am about to purchase a CLC tool backpack(75 pocket) Cant wait...

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Re: Toolbag or toolbox?
« Reply #22 on: March 14, 2013, 11:45:31 AM »
Just replaced my toolbox with an Eclipse tools Tech bag, brought the weight down to 18.4lb with everything in it. That's 10lb lighter than my tool box :)
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Re: Toolbag or toolbox?
« Reply #23 on: March 14, 2013, 04:02:58 PM »
I think mine has to be at least 50 lbs. I hate to make trips to the truck so my bag is just the right mix of tools [for me] to complete 98 percent of my calls.

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Re: Toolbag or toolbox?
« Reply #24 on: March 15, 2013, 12:16:03 AM »
Maybe we oughta design our own preliminary diagnosis bag. If I has a wish I would want a lightweight circular bag with a ohms meter in the center. Surrounded by essential nut-drivers, Phillips, and flathead's, wire Skinner, and crimper tool.
« Last Edit: March 15, 2013, 12:17:38 AM by JWWebster »
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Re: Toolbag or toolbox?
« Reply #25 on: March 15, 2013, 08:43:33 AM »
I think mine has to be at least 50 lbs. I hate to make trips to the truck so my bag is just the right mix of tools [for me] to complete 98 percent of my calls.

Hi Bailey: The Test Equipment / Tools in the bag cover about 90 - 95 % of all calls, both Domestic / Commercial. The only time I go back to the truck is when I need larger tools or something like a Hammer / Chisel, keeping the weight down is certainly easier on the body.
If I know from the outset that i'm going to need say a bigger spanner then I can drop that in the bag & take it out when I've finished.
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Re: Toolbag or toolbox?
« Reply #26 on: March 16, 2013, 06:58:15 AM »
Maybe we oughta design our own preliminary diagnosis bag. If I has a wish I would want a lightweight circular bag with a ohms meter in the center. Surrounded by essential nut-drivers, Phillips, and flathead's, wire Skinner, and crimper tool.

Hey JW: You volunteering to design a bag for us ? needs room for a decent small torch too.
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Re: Toolbag or toolbox?
« Reply #27 on: March 16, 2013, 07:18:06 AM »
Hay that is an idea!
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Re: Toolbag or toolbox?
« Reply #28 on: March 16, 2013, 07:52:49 AM »
Hey JW: I think we both forgot something ::) what about a set of Linemans pliers ? you can leave those out. With the things you suggested & the Torch / Linemans, I think that would make a good basic carry in kit.
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Re: Toolbag or toolbox?
« Reply #29 on: March 16, 2013, 11:27:00 AM »
I am workin on it now
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Re: Toolbag or toolbox?
« Reply #30 on: March 16, 2013, 01:14:38 PM »
Cool Dude, look forward to seeing how you get on.



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Re: Toolbag or toolbox?
« Reply #31 on: March 17, 2013, 02:24:19 PM »
Hey JW: How are you getting on with your design ?
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Re: Toolbag or toolbox?
« Reply #32 on: March 18, 2013, 02:05:34 PM »
Here is what I have so far:  O0 :rofl: :cheers: Click pix to enlarge:
« Last Edit: March 18, 2013, 02:06:43 PM by JWWebster »
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Re: Toolbag or toolbox?
« Reply #33 on: March 18, 2013, 03:54:39 PM »
Hey JW: Isn't that a standard 5 Gallon bucket tote ? I thought you were talking about something a lot smaller, just for diagnostic essentials.




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Re: Toolbag or toolbox?
« Reply #34 on: March 18, 2013, 04:46:33 PM »
Yep I def need to do coffee can mini bucket version
I can insulate it with a hugger & use the center to hold my beer.
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Re: Toolbag or toolbox?
« Reply #35 on: April 16, 2013, 10:06:56 PM »
I am considering the Veto Pro Pac XLT so I can carry my laptop with my me. My concern is whether the neoprene pockets will hold up without getting stretched out. Does anyone have one with the neoprene? Any input?

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Re: Toolbag or toolbox?
« Reply #36 on: April 21, 2013, 07:10:24 AM »
Veto Pro Pac, Tech LC, quite simply the best.  www.vetopropac.com

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Re: Toolbag or toolbox?
« Reply #37 on: April 21, 2013, 07:12:15 AM »
No Problem with the streching, plus they come with a 5 year warrenty.

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Re: Toolbag or toolbox?
« Reply #38 on: July 27, 2013, 01:53:59 PM »
im just starting out, so i went with this one for now. holds what i need for the everyday repair job.

http://www.harborfreight.com/18-x-13-x-6-aluminum-case-69315.html

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Re: Toolbag or toolbox?
« Reply #39 on: July 27, 2013, 02:23:56 PM »
I used an aluminum case for years and really liked it. As you get a feel for what tools you want to carry, there are some cases with more pallets and pockets. I seemed to wear out the handles. That shoulder strap will be nice.