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I am getting ready to pull the trigger on a Veto XL and MB combo.

However, I can't get rid of the suspicion that a custom solution is lurking in the shadows of my brain, just waiting to be illuminated by sufficient amounts of caffeine.

I like working from an open top tote as I loathe messing with flaps and stuff. However, I also like the protection that zip tops provide against idle hands and g-force related spills.

Have any of you gents ever taken a standard CLC gate-mount style bag and fabbed a pvc / hardboard / cordura organizer for the interior of it?

It seems that would provide great accessibility and organization and sealing it up would be just a zipper pull away. One would probably have to add some snaps or velcro to hold the sides down out of the way.

Your thoughts?
 

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It doesn't have to hold a lot. This stuff plus a few other things, gloves, some T handle hex, etc.

The datacomm stuff could go in separate bag along with the toner (not in picture).

ETA: Also not in the picture: Klein tap tool, outlet tester, line splitter (might go in meter bag), bit holder, box of security bits, two more strippers.

ETA2: It would be nice if a 12V impact driver would fit. Right now, it lives in a separate bag with a 12V drill. The 18V stuff has their own bag. Hack saw is in a bag with a couple of hammers and an assortment of EMT fittings. Big wrenches in a bag. Either dolly or tea cart to tote it depending on which is works best with the floor, ground, etc.
 

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I wish I could trade my XL for a LC or TechLC
You seen one in person? I looked at the Tech LC and LC side by side, assuming I would prefer the Tech. The larger pockets in the tech are much flimsier, i.e., not for sharp tools and seem like they would have a much more limited use.

But if you wanted to carry a bunch of meters around, I agree the Tech is probably the way to go.
 

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It doesn't have to hold a lot. This stuff plus a few other things, gloves, some T handle hex, etc.

The datacomm stuff could go in separate bag along with the toner (not in picture).

ETA: Also not in the picture: Klein tap tool, outlet tester, line splitter (might go in meter bag), bit holder, box of security bits, two more strippers.

ETA2: It would be nice if a 12V impact driver would fit. Right now, it lives in a separate bag with a 12V drill. The 18V stuff has their own bag. Hack saw is in a bag with a couple of hammers and an assortment of EMT fittings. Big wrenches in a bag. Either dolly or tea cart to tote it depending on which is works best with the floor, ground, etc.
I'm liking the cardboard.
 

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You seen one in person? I looked at the Tech LC and LC side by side, assuming I would prefer the Tech. The larger pockets in the tech are much flimsier, i.e., not for sharp tools and seem like they would have a much more limited use.

But if you wanted to carry a bunch of meters around, I agree the Tech is probably the way to go.
I've seen the LC but not a Tech, flimsier pockets are definitely a deal breaker. Thanks for the heads up!
 

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Analysis Paralysis. Can't decide between the XL and the LC.

Unless you always want to use a cart don't go for an XL, it's large to carry around. I kept mine in the van with tools that got little use. The LC with the MB clipped on the side is great for actual worksites. You may like the TP3 or 4 as a task type pouch.
 

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I've seen the LC but not a Tech, flimsier pockets are definitely a deal breaker. Thanks for the heads up!
I wouldn't say that the pockets are flimsy, they're just different. Instead of heavy gauge nylon it's more like a heavy wet suit material. I have meters and a handheld tester that I keep in there with all the cables very secure and snug. There's still room for M 12 brushless impact and stick lite.
 

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It is done. LC and MB should be here Saturday or Monday.

I hope to set up the MB with my Fluke 375, line splitter, flashlight, mini linemans, medium needlenose, and Wiha Driv-Lo screwdriver. A few wire ties, wirenuts, some tape, and I should be to tackle anything short of Fukushima. :thumbup:
 

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It is done. LC and MB should be here Saturday or Monday.

I hope to set up the MB with my Fluke 375, line splitter, flashlight, mini linemans, medium needlenose, and Wiha Driv-Lo screwdriver. A few wire ties, wirenuts, some tape, and I should be to tackle anything short of Fukushima. :thumbup:
You'll like it!:thumbsup:
 

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The LC arrived Saturday. The MB arrived today.

I think I like the LC. It is definitely heavy. That is to be expected a bit as I combined most of two other bags into it plus a few odds and ends.

The MB I am not so sure about. It seems to be too big for the amount of storage it has. I was really looking for something to hold my clamp meter, a pair of pliers, a multi-blade screwdriver, and maybe a stripper and a few wirenuts. It will do that, but there is a lot of wasted space in the compartment where I have the meter. I will have to play with it a bit before deciding to dump it.
 
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