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Re: Toolbag or toolbox?
« Reply #10 on: March 05, 2013, 05:29:05 PM »
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Re: Toolbag or toolbox?
« Reply #11 on: March 05, 2013, 10:02:19 PM »
The one I have has pockets inside and out.
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Re: Toolbag or toolbox?
« Reply #12 on: March 05, 2013, 11:24:38 PM »
I used a platt tool box for many years-currently have a Harbor Freight tool box.

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Re: Toolbag or toolbox?
« Reply #13 on: March 06, 2013, 03:39:36 AM »
Open bag with an xcelite roll up tool kit .That way I can do a quick inventory of my tools before I leave the home because most people won't call and say you left a tool behind .In general you leave it you lose it .

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Re: Toolbag or toolbox?
« Reply #14 on: March 06, 2013, 05:05:03 AM »
Been using a case like the Platt for about 20 years, but now i'm getting older i'm leaning more towards using a toolbag to save weight & cutting down on tools I carry in to every call.
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Re: Toolbag or toolbox?
« Reply #15 on: March 06, 2013, 09:10:32 AM »
I have used The Big House tool bag from Duluth Trading for years. I love this thing. All the tools are in individual pockets so they are easy to find and I can tell right away if something is missing. I've carried all kinds of cases and bags and boxes through the years until I developed some kind of elbow problem. This bag has a shoulder strap so it frees up your hands to carry things and open doors.

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Re: Toolbag or toolbox?
« Reply #16 on: March 06, 2013, 09:57:32 AM »
Same here vetto pro, a little expensive, but well worth it!!!

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Re: Toolbag or toolbox?
« Reply #17 on: March 09, 2013, 01:21:21 PM »
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Re: Toolbag or toolbox?
« Reply #18 on: March 09, 2013, 01:33:30 PM »

It's interesting how toolboxes have changed over the years. When I started doing this in 1988 I had a metal toolbox that I glued rubber pads to on the bottom to help keep from scratching up customers floors.


A few years later I was the first tech in the company I worked for to start using a plastic toolbox. The other techs gave me crap about it being my "lunchbox", lol...


The first toolbag I started using got called a "man purse" by a few people.  :2funny:


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Re: Toolbag or toolbox?
« Reply #19 on: March 09, 2013, 01:43:33 PM »
I also started out with a metal tool box. A genuine Maytag Red Carpet Service one, white with the red logo. Trouble was that I had to dig to find anything. The tool I wanted was always in the bottom of the pile. Then I had an aluminum briefcase type. Loved that one. It had slots for all the tools to fit into. I thought it looked professional. But the bags have been the best.

 

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