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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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