|Review by TechRedneck||posted 01-27-2012 10:58 PM||6154 views||2 times favorited||6 comments|
When I am in the shop, I want to have my essential small tools handy. Pencil, small square, DC Remote, Marker, Marking Gauge, tape measure, Center rule and whatever.
I started with a cheap cotton apron that came over the neck and tied in the back. When I added tools it became a little heavy and dug into the back of my neck. I wanted an apron that came over the shoulders and was easy to put on and take off. This seems to fit my needs with a few exceptions.
Likes: 1. Heavy cotton with plenty of pockets (more than needed) 2. Fairly well made and sturdy. 3. Easy to put on once you get the trick of sliding your arm between the back strap and shoulder. 4. About $18 on amazon.
Dislikes: 1. The lower pockets fill up with wood chips 2. Could use a few more narrow pockets for gauges and markers.
I gave it 4 stars because the pockets seem to catch a lot of chips, however it’s easy to scoop them out just be careful not to toss away a small tool or some screws. I may add some Velcro to close some of the pockets, however this is typical of any apron I have used.
For the price you can’t beat this apron and it will become like a well worn friend in the shop. It keeps the stuff you need right at your fingertips and is very comfortable to wear. I often forget I have it on and sometimes walk upstairs without taking it off.
-- Mike.... West Virginia. "Man is a tool using animal. Without tools he is nothing, with tools he is all.". T Carlyle