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Old 09-23-2018, 08:18 PM   #21
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I threw some tools in it for photos, Satch. More first impressions:

The tool pockets seem a little flimsy but time will tell.

It won't stand up by itself with the main compartment fully open (notice the cable tie on the handle).

My Fluke 325 will fit in the upper compartment.

There is also a laptop compartment next to your back (useless to me).

It won't replace the Veto. It will be used when I am walking around with tools all day.
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Old 09-23-2018, 08:38 PM   #22
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It's for painting adresses on double meter sockets .
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I have tried a number of different backpack tool bags over the years. I have the Veto that I’ve never put tools in. It’s nice and all but just too big IMO. I have Klein’s older backpack and the new larger one. I haven’t used the new one yet but I like the way it’s set up. It has more room for things like meters and a drill or impact. Supposedly Klein has addressed the issue with the zippers also. In my experience, the issue with zippers is associated with overloading.
I also have Milwaukee’s 1st gen backpack. I am eyeing their 2nd gen “ultimate” or whatever it’s called. Looks pretty nice.
As it is I use the older Klein and the Milwaukee depending on what I’m doing. The Milwaukee is much larger. It has two zippered compartments. One for tools and the other for whatever along with a separate sleeve for a laptop or tablet. The Klein only has the one main compartment. It is pretty compact though and holds plenty of tools.
I really need to go to rehab, I believe I have a tool/tool bag addiction.
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Toolpak will be hard to find up here in PN. I included my Klein canvas bucket in the photo, though, Unca Mech. I know that will make you proud .
Best of luck with it, I hope it holds up for a while.

Toolpak will ship worldwide.
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Toolpak will ship worldwide.
We could all chip in for it and send @99cents worldwide.
Maybe @Zog & 99cents need to team up???
(Zog took flying lessons to deliver parts)
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We could all chip in for it and send @99cents worldwide.
Maybe @Zog & 99cents need to team up???
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We could do that!

I can't see that Fluke pack holding up much more than a year
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Wow, their following suit with the veto price guide huh? That Fluke backpack is 200 bucks. I think i need to reconsider here. Thats a little outta hand. I dont mind paying good money for good tools. But DAMM... a 4x mark up is blatantly a rip off. Worried if we do pay this... then whats next? Tool bags will be like new cell phone prices next year. We will be financing and leasing the dam things with 50 dollar monthly payments. Its a nice bag. Well tought out. Well designed. Awesome reputation for meeters.... but.... i would say it carries a value of around 50-75 bucks. Anyone have it?
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Wow, their following suit with the veto price guide huh? That Fluke backpack is 200 bucks. I think i need to reconsider here. Thats a little outta hand. I dont mind paying good money for good tools. But DAMM... a 4x mark up is blatantly a rip off. Worried if we do pay this... then whats next? Tool bags will be like new cell phone prices next year. We will be financing and leasing the dam things with 50 dollar monthly payments. Its a nice bag. Well tought out. Well designed. Awesome reputation for meeters.... but.... i would say it carries a value of around 50-75 bucks. Anyone have it?
The Fluke bag is solid. What I like about it is the hard exterior. It holds its shape and protects what's inside. Like I say, the tool pockets might be a little flimsy but that's only speculation. Time will tell.

I have used it about a week and really like it.

Price is relative. In Canadian dollars, the Klein is $99.00 and the Fluke is $240.00. If you put the two side by side there is no comparison. The Klein looks like a cheap book pack with tool pockets. If the Fluke is expensive so is the Klein.

I have a small Husky tool tote I paid about $20.00 for. It works and it was cheap. You're right about one thing - tool bag prices are all over the place.
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The Fluke bag is solid. What I like about it is the hard exterior. It holds its shape and protects what's inside. Like I say, the tool pockets might be a little flimsy but that's only speculation. Time will tell.

I have used it about a week and really like it.

Price is relative. In Canadian dollars, the Klein is $99.00 and the Fluke is $240.00. If you put the two side by side there is no comparison. The Klein looks like a cheap book pack with tool pockets. If the Fluke is expensive so is the Klein.

I have a small Husky tool tote I paid about $20.00 for. It works and it was cheap. You're right about one thing - tool bag prices are all over the place.
For $40 more dollars you could have bought the Veto. What made you choose the Fluke over Veto?

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For $40 more dollars you could have bought the Veto. What made you choose the Fluke over Veto?

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I never really shopped the Veto but, in Canadian dollars, the difference is probably closer to $150.00. I wouldn't pay that for any backpack, Veto or not. A local supplier had the Fluke so I was able to see it before I bought it. It seems like good value relative to what else is on the market, although Mech's pack looks like the best bang for the buck.
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I never really shopped the Veto but, in Canadian dollars, the difference is probably closer to $150.00. I wouldn't pay that for any backpack, Veto or not. A local supplier had the Fluke so I was able to see it before I bought it. It seems like good value relative to what else is on the market, although Mech's pack looks like the best bang for the buck.
My bad. The kleins I've scene here in the U.S. are also 100 dollars (sold at the depot).
Probably a different model.

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I never really shopped the Veto but, in Canadian dollars, the difference is probably closer to $150.00. I wouldn't pay that for any backpack, Veto or not. A local supplier had the Fluke so I was able to see it before I bought it. It seems like good value relative to what else is on the market, although Mech's pack looks like the best bang for the buck.
I like Veto for tool storage and organization but I wouldn't want to carry that heavy assed pack around.

Might as well strap a 5 gallon bucket with a pocket organizer to your back.
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