Favorite tool bag or box

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Forum topic by Loren posted 07-26-2012 12:09 AM 1624 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-26-2012 12:09 AM

I bought a Veto 25” carpeneter’s tool bag several years back.

The long length and robust build allows it to hold a jack plane
a framing square and a 24” level inside. It holds a ton of other
tools as well.

Darn thing does get heavy… but the shoulder strap is well
padded. The secret to carrying it is to counterbalance on
the other side with something of comparable weight.

It’s a good bag all around, super durable… its downside is
it invites overloading.


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#1 posted 07-26-2012 05:02 AM

It depends on what I’m storing. Tool bags are great for items that you don’t mind being loose or that are on the large side. I have 2 of them in my truck toolbox.

Toolboxes are great for my automotive stuff like wrenches and sockets. I have a stand up floor model and I’ve been looking at ones that you can carry. Never again will I get a plastic toolbox. I have had way too many of those fail at one point or another.

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#2 posted 07-26-2012 06:22 PM

I’m partial to the bucket boss system that slips into a 5 gal pail.

I have two and keep them set up for special purposes….

One is set up with my carpentry hand tools (speed square, framing square, chalk line, chalk, cat’s pawn, flat bar, werecking bar, 16, 20 & 24 oz hammers, stud finder, nail sets, etc….)

The other one is set up with my Timber Framing tools (4” slick, 1.5” & 2” framing chisels, corner chissel, draw knife, etc….) which sadly, I rarely get to use anymore :^(

-- It’s the knowledge in your head, skill in your hands and motivation to create in you heart that makes you a woodworker. - Mainiac Matt

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#3 posted 07-26-2012 06:28 PM

my favorite was/is the dewalt (smaller) 20” contractor bag. its heavy duty cordura with inserts so it keeps its rectangular shape and doesn’t slop which equates to everyting in the bag stays in place and doesn’t get shifted around. has plenty of useable pockets, and can hold numerous powertools with chargers and batteries, or hand planes/hand tools. it has wide handle and straps and is very easy to move from location to location, and because of it’s material its practically stain and dirt resistant.

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