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Old 01-22-2011, 02:36 AM   #1
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What do you guys think or does anyone own one? Saw it at home depot for 30.00

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Old 01-22-2011, 05:33 AM   #2
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So you ask about a bag then do not provide a pic or a link...


I have a red husky bag I carry all my crap in everyday. It has held up well and I am happy with it.

I also want to point out that I use a commercial electric pouch and I actually like it more than the klein leather one I left on top of my service body bed late one night.
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So you ask about a bag then do not provide a pic or a link...

I have a red husky bag I carry all my crap in everyday. It has held up well and I am happy with it.
How do you provide links I'm not sure how to
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http://www.homedepot.com/Tools-Hardw...atalogId=10053
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I worked with a guy that had one of those bags. Seemed solid enough.

30 bucks ain't bad, either.
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I know a guy with one. Loves it because the design keeps keeps it from becoming full of hardware. Like my klien bag !
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It sucks! buy a veto

The carry strap will eventually rip off, the bag changes shape when you load it up, and the pockets suck,

I've got one if you want it
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I have that bag. Seems to be holding up well after 6 months.

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I have the same bag jwjrw posted. It's a good starter bag although when I bought mine I wish I would have seen this one first. http://http://www.homedepot.com/Tools-Hardware-Tool-Storage-Tool-Storage-Workstations/h_d1/N-5yc1vZbtt3/R-202018002/h_d2/ProductDisplay?langId=-1&storeId=10051&catalogId=10053

As far as a Veto goes. I would love to have one, but as my tool collection grows and my wage as a helper goes up, I'll look into getting one.
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I just use my Gatorback belt as a tool bag. It has handles and everything. I still have a toolbox, of course, but I can carry the tools I need for most jobs in the belt with ease.
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I just use my Gatorback belt as a tool bag. It has handles and everything. I still have a toolbox, of course, but I can carry the tools I need for most jobs in the belt with ease.
I actually wear my gatorback...best toolbelt I've ever had. So comfortable.
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I actually wear my gatorback...best toolbelt I've ever had. So comfortable.
I wear it, too, once I start working. I carry it around as my tool bag between my bike and the van, and between the van and the job.

Once I get to the actual job, that belt (and totally uncool suspenders) is on until it's quitting time.

That said, I like my Gatorback because of the comfort, but the hammer loop constantly hits me in the back of the leg, and it has already blown a rivet (On a 157lb man wearing a large size belt, that is total bull****) and the tape falls off every time I put it on or take it off.

Don't get me wrong, it's the only tool belt that holds everything I need and doesn't break my back, but there are some improvements to be made.
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I wear it, too, once I start working. I carry it around as my tool bag between my bike and the van, and between the van and the job.

Once I get to the actual job, that belt (and totally uncool suspenders) is on until it's quitting time.

That said, I like my Gatorback because of the comfort, but the hammer loop constantly hits me in the back of the leg, and it has already blown a rivet (On a 157lb man wearing a large size belt, that is total bull****) and the tape falls off every time I put it on or take it off.

Don't get me wrong, it's the only tool belt that holds everything I need and doesn't break my back, but there are some improvements to be made.

My tools are sitting on the ground for a reason....I don't wear them......
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How do you provide links I'm not sure how to
Copy and paste the address, from the web address on the top of the page.

http://www.google.com/m/search?q=hus...CCEQ7AkwBQ#i=9
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Why do you guys like the veto bags.. I picked one up and it was heavy - without 1 tool in it, and to top it off, it cost an arm and a leg. I dont get it. Is it a status symbol for electricians? because I sure dont see the payback for having one other than a hurt arm and an empty wallet.

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What do you guys think or does anyone own one? Saw it at home depot for 30.00
I bought one five years ago, worked great for all the stuff I didn't want in my pouch everyday but might need, it lasted for about three years and then the bottom finally gave way.... bought a new one and found out they redesigned it, and its a piece of .... I finally got a Kline toolbox instead.
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Because Veto tool bags are built like a tank. I have close to a $1000 of tools in it, so $100 or so for a tool bag doesn't seem bad to me at all. As far as the weight, ya I wished it would weight less. I guess it's the cost of wanted a rugged tool bag that still looks good after a hard first year of work.

I tried the husky bag, bought 2 of the square style totes over the last year as they redesigned them between my purchases. Hated them both. Never held there shape, and would always tip over it the truck.
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This is the best toolbelt I've ever owned. Wish I had one 15 years ago. I've tried everything under the sun,belts, bags, suspenders...etc. This badboy is the easiest thing on your back, the weight distribution is amazing, it almost feels like you have nothing on. And the one thing I love most, you can throw it on right over a jacket with ease and no bunching up. Definitely worth every cent, and the vest tech site, they sell for $250!
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This is the best toolbelt I've ever owned. Wish I had one 15 years ago. I've tried everything under the sun,belts, bags, suspenders...etc. This badboy is the easiest thing on your back, the weight distribution is amazing, it almost feels like you have nothing on. And the one thing I love most, you can throw it on right over a jacket with ease and no bunching up. Definitely worth every cent, and the vest tech site, they sell for $250!

That one is a lot less gay looking then the orange one I saw. .......I still would not wear one. I set my pouch beside me and carry my knipex, a flat screwdriver, and strippers in my front pocket. Razor knife in back pocket. Seems like I use those tools the most. My body loves me for not wearing my pouch.
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Why do you guys like the veto bags.. I picked one up and it was heavy - without 1 tool in it, and to top it off, it cost an arm and a leg. I dont get it. Is it a status symbol for electricians? because I sure dont see the payback for having one other than a hurt arm and an empty wallet.

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They are heavy, I'll give you that, but they really are built like a tank. Mine weighs 34# fully loaded and with the shoulder strap it carries really well.
As far as price goes, they are cheaper in the long run. I can go through two of the $50 bags in a years time, the Veto has a five year warranty, you do the math.

Some people can get by with tools from Wal-Mart, some people want quality tools that will last a long time, it's really no different than that.

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