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Old 07-22-2015, 03:44 PM   #1
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Does anyone own a tool backpack? Milwaukee, Klein tools, and veto pro pac seem to be the top ones. I saw the Milwaukee and Klein at HD. Thinking about picking one up. I like the veto but I can't afford it.
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Does anyone own a tool backpack? Milwaukee, Klein tools, and veto pro pac seem to be the top ones. I saw the Milwaukee and Klein at HD. Thinking about picking one up. I like the veto but I can't afford it.
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No interest in tool backpacks, but I suppose if you work for someone else and have a long commute on public transportation or something.
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i have the klein bag. i like it overall, i wasnt to sure if i would but for service work or anytime you gotta walk a mile with your hands full, its great.
one downside is the extra parts i used to have in the bottom of my pouch dont tend to be thrown in as often, which sucks when you're looking for an extra locknut or something.
also great when your van is a mess and your bag tends to tip over and spill everywhere
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Yeah. I have other tool bag too but I need something I can take up and down the ladder. Do u have any pics?
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Does anyone own a tool backpack? Milwaukee, Klein tools, and veto pro pac seem to be the top ones. I saw the Milwaukee and Klein at HD. Thinking about picking one up. I like the veto but I can't afford it.
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We all use the Klein backpacks. They make it very easy to organize and keep everything straight. I found it difficult to change over from my tool belt to the backpack but once I got used to it I like it better.
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How is it better to have your tools on your back when you're at the top of a ladder?
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How is it better to have your tools on your back when you're at the top of a ladder?
That's what back pockets or a nail apron rig is for.
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How is it better to have your tools on your back when you're at the top of a ladder?

What your asking is the same as taking your toolbox to the top of a ladder. The backpack is just to transport the tools to your work area same as a box, bucket or bag, not to work out of.
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I can't imagine fumbling around with a backpack at the top of a ladder. Buy a belt with a tool pouch and a parts pouch. It doesn't kill you. Just put the things in it for the task at hand. If I had a guy working for me screwing around with a backpack on top of a ladder it would drive me bat crazy. Even pockets are better.
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Don't think you are getting the question from the OP. It's not for the top of a ladder. It is just the same as a tool bag, it just frees up your hands to carry more stuff into the work area. Cords, power tools, drop cloths, coils of wire, whatever.
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I'm pretty sure he's not referring to working off a step ladder.

Backpack vs regular bags would really excell if you are accessing rooftops off an extension. Puts all the weight square on the shoulders and frees up your hands. Better than all the weight swinging around on just one shoulder, and also hanging down to snag stuff.

Backpack also zips up if it's raining.
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Okay, if you're going up an extension ladder a backpack makes complete sense. That way both hands are free to hang onto the ladder.
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I switched to a backpack(mine is an AWP) about a month ago and love it. I still have a belt I wear but my backpack holds any hand tool I don't keep on my belt. For me it is just easier to deal with than a traditional bag.
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I use the Milwaukee, great for hand tools but being in automation I use my laptop a fair bit, the Klein looks better for more tools if you need it. I honestly don't see me going back to a bag again
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I still use this...



You can then use both hands to climb a ladder... or wave at girls, talk on the phone etc. Like a gunslinger of the old west the tools are quite handy to get at.
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My Klein Tradesman Pro Organizer Backpack.
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I had the Klein backpack for awhile but was running out of space. I switched over to this CLC and love it.

http://www.amazon.com/Custom-Leather...=clc+back+pack
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I have the klien and it works for me. It's just how I prefer lugging my tools with me. You then just tool up to your tool belt. I got it because I was working on large solar projects and had to walk a half mile or better to start work.
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