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Old 10-02-2009, 12:17 PM   #1
 
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A few days ago I ordered some tools from a distributor including some Knipex Plier Wrenches, Knipex Cobras and a Veto Pro Pac.

Getting home today I was happy to find a parcel waiting for me. Opening it was like Christmas day.

I bought the Knipex Plier Wrenches in 250mm, 180mm, and 150mm to replace my old Bahco adjustables and they seem excellent.
The 2 pairs of 250mm Cobras will be used fora big SWA job I have next week, also great quality.

However after playing around for the last 30 minutes I am disappointed with the Veto Pro Pac OT XL. The picture on their site shows all the tools stood up neatly and looking great, in reality you only have enough pockets to get 2/3 rows of tools stood up. To get anything else stood is almost impossible.
I called the company who supplied it and they have arranged for me to get the closed top Pro Pac XL delivered tomorrow and this one picked up.

I am now worried this will be not as good as anticipaited.

Does anyone have one? Are they really as good as they look? Can I fit a 3lb Estwing Lump hammer in it as well as 16oz estwing claw, padsaw and all my other tools?

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Old 10-02-2009, 04:30 PM   #2
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... I am disappointed with the Veto Pro Pac OT XL.
Does anyone have one? Are they really as good as they look? Can I fit a 3lb Estwing Lump hammer in it as well as 16oz estwing claw, padsaw and all my other tools?
You wouldn't have these problems if you would follow my advice:
Hey Bucketheads....

Lookie here:



A lump hammer!
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Old 10-02-2009, 05:15 PM   #3
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Oooo, closed top?

Well, the model you're getting is taller than mine. I have the XXL Framer's bag, and while longer, it can't hold the tall tools like my 12'' channellocks and alligators without laying them down. On the plus side on the opposite side I have one big open compartment big enough to fit a sawzall without the blade installed, amongst other things. Gets pretty heavy, that's for sure.

Remember this bag isn't necessarily made for electrcians. A cluster of screwdrivers and nutdrivers aren't gonna stand so neatly together simply because the way the pockets are designed doesn't separate them enough to keep the handles from turning it into one big cluster f*ck.

I think you just need to try it on for size and see how it goes. I don't work out of my bag so any issues I may have with the bag are easily overlooked.

I am keeping an eye out for a new pouch, though.
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Pics please. I am allready unhappy with my current bag and looking to change again.

I go through toolbags like a women goes through shoes.

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Pics please. I am allready unhappy with my current bag and looking to change again.

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lol, do you keep all the boxes they came in stacked up in your closet?

I would think Ideal and Klein bags would be the best, considering how long they have been in this industry. I have zero experience with bags, so I would have no idea.

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The black nylon Klein bags are great.......the belt that comes with them is f*cking horrid, I've gone through 2 of them in the last 4 years, they completely fall apart.
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The black nylon Klein bags are great.......the belt that comes with them is f*cking horrid, I've gone through 2 of them in the last 4 years, they completely fall apart.
Yeah I used to have the gator bags, but I got klein pouches on both sides of the gator highback belt, best combo so far.
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I have an XL and a XXL, both closed-top.

They are both great bags, the only complaint about the xl is that you can't fit bigger tools in it; I can just barely fit a hacksaw frame in laying down; along with a hammer.

The xxl still won't fit a 2' level however, but has a nifty cutout spot where you can fit the short end of a builder's square on the side with few pockets.

They are good bags, but quite spendy; would consider using a good old fashioned metal box but the veto's shoulder strap makes it a no-brainer for carrying.
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I have been using the Veto LC since January and haven't had any thoughts of changing it out yet and that's a record for me.
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random killer can a hacksaw fit in the LC veto bag ?
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No but it can be hung on the outside with carabiners.
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here is a pic of my xl with a hacksaw frame and hammer.

hopefully that will help you...hammer measures 13.75", hacksaw frame @ 16".
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here is a pic of my xl with a hacksaw frame and hammer.

hopefully that will help you...hammer measures 13.75", hacksaw frame @ 16".

I find the XL too heavy to carry out of the truck all that often.
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I concur, but I'm an apprentice and often work out of a gang box.

Guess I'm not the best guy to hit up for an opinion on issues faced by a service truck driver.
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I concur, but I'm an apprentice and often work out of a gang box.

Guess I'm not the best guy to hit up for an opinion on issues faced by a service truck driver.
I keep the stuff I need in the LC bag and the XL in the truck for the occasionally used tools.
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I need to take a picture of my XXL.

I only take it home on weekends, otherwise I keep little dial locks on side and stuff it in the gang box.
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yeah, woulda put more stuff in it but I'm laid off right now; while I write this I'm busy cleaning and organizing the shop area...since I'm so bored here's a pic of my meager space:
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I wish I resided somewhere permanently so I could have a garage to put all my tools.
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I wish I didn't have to break all this down and move it all 2x in the next year...trying to buy a house and need to move everything soon 'cause the landlord is looking to live alone in the next few months.

If anybody lives in the greater Seattle area, I am looking to get rid of a ton of hi-quality materials; I worked as a stockman and when they told me to throw stuff away I couldn't bring myself to.

/hi-jacking thread...didn't mean to; sorry!
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