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Milwaukee Contractor Bag Review

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Review by toolman posted 09-08-2008 10:09 PM 1463 views 1 time favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This review is for the Milwaukee contractor’s bag model number 48-55-3530. The dimensions are 24.5? L x 13? W x 14? H. This bag is made out of 600 denier material, so it is water resistant, not water proof which you don’t want for power tool storage. Never buy an tool bag that is water proof, because your tools will not be able to breath. If your tools can not breath, the moisture will eat away at your tools.

One aspect we liked a lot was all the pockets. On the outside there are plenty of pockets to store hand tools for easy access. The outside also has two hand straps to carry the bag or one large shoulder strap. Once you open the Milwaukee contractor bag, you will notice the large amount of room that fits the Combo, with room left over for other items. On the inside of the tool bag, there are even more pockets to store items. This is a nice feature, now instead of all your tools at the bottom of the bag, you can easily access them. With all the tools from the kit plus any additional hand tools you will be putting in the bag, you might look at a weight of 50lbs. at most. So for our test we wanted to over load the bag and see what happens.

For our power tool test of the Milwaukee contractor bag, we loaded the bag with 2-50lb. salt bags. As a user, I am not sure anyone will be walking around with 100lbs. of tools in this bag, but it would be nice to know if it can handle this amount of wieght. After we loaded the bag with this weight, we just picked it off the ground and moved it up and down to make sure the bottom didn’t break or the handles didn’t snap. We weren’t sure, but the bag was fine and held up. Now some might say why didn’t you swing the bag around and try to get it to break. Our response is if you can easilly swing around 100lbs of power tools or have the need to do this, you might want to think about joing the Olypmic weight lifting team!

-- Toolman - http://www.professional-power-tool-guide.com




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#1 posted 09-10-2008 11:19 PM

Thanks for the review. I was actually getting ready to replace my work bag as the bottom just ripped out of it last week. One question though, are the hardware that connect the shoulder strap and the bag made out of plastic or metal? I have just went through my 3rd Craftsman bag in 2 years and their plastic hardware was a real problem.

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Steve

-- Steve - kingwood, Texas

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#2 posted 09-11-2008 01:26 AM

No these are metal. I see some manfufactures putting plastic on their contractor bags and can not figure out why. Well, I understand it is a cost savings, but the end breaking so quick.

-- Toolman - http://www.professional-power-tool-guide.com

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