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I use a "dead on" tool belt. It is full size on both sides. I like to have a decent size belt as I use a variety of tools. I hate this thing. The adjustable belt often expands when it wants to. And the velcro is always failing me. Reccomendations!!!
 

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I use a "dead on" tool belt. It is full size on both sides. I like to have a decent size belt as I use a variety of tools. I hate this thing. The adjustable belt often expands when it wants to. And the velcro is always failing me. Reccomendations!!!
Get a toolbox, or you'll be facing the same as me, I was just diagnosed with a bulging disk. I couldn't figure out why it was so painful to get out of bed. The Dr smiled and said, welcome to asking to much from your back for too long.

Until a year ago, I was the same guy with all the tools one my belt, now I struggle to even pick up the paper every morning.

Just my advice to you. I wish I had listened to all those fine journeymen that I trained under through the years. Hopefully it is heal-able and they caught it in time for me to be able to work in comfort again.

Best of luck on that tool belt idea.
 

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Get a toolbox, or you'll be facing the same as me, I was just diagnosed with a bulging disk. I couldn't figure out why it was so painful to get out of bed. The Dr smiled and said, welcome to asking to much from your back for too long.

Until a year ago, I was the same guy with all the tools one my belt, now I struggle to even pick up the paper every morning.

Just my advice to you. I wish I had listened to all those fine journeymen that I trained under through the years. Hopefully it is heal-able and they caught it in time for me to be able to work in comfort again.

Best of luck on that tool belt idea.

Wear a belt but don't load it right down. I see a lot of guys say they won't wear a belt because it is bad for them. Meanwhile their gut looks like they are smuggling a basketball.
 

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Really?!

It is the stiffest pouch I have ever used. I love it, and all the cool kids are using them.

My klein ones softened up faster.
My screwdrivers and pliers on the outside were near horizontal. I like the belt and suspender system though and I still have the big oxy tool bag for my carpentry hobby.
 

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Get a toolbox, or you'll be facing the same as me, I was just diagnosed with a bulging disk. I couldn't figure out why it was so painful to get out of bed. The Dr smiled and said, welcome to asking to much from your back for too long.

Until a year ago, I was the same guy with all the tools one my belt, now I struggle to even pick up the paper every morning.

Just my advice to you. I wish I had listened to all those fine journeymen that I trained under through the years. Hopefully it is heal-able and they caught it in time for me to be able to work in comfort again.

Best of luck on that tool belt idea.
Did the Dr. Attribute your back condition to the tool belt? I obviously want to protect my body for future use but its highly impractical for me to work without a belt. I guess I'm searching for a modest in-between. Just imagining the Dr saying, "welcome to asking too much of your back" ticks me off. The human body is capable of quite a bit. A propely worn belt should be a burden it can bear. I can deadlift 500 lbs. I imagine I can handle wearing a toolbelt 8 hrs a day. Stretching helps a lot too. Maybe you felt the same though when you were a 27 year old whippersnapper. Get that back better!
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Did the Dr. Attribute your back condition to the tool belt? I obviously want to protect my body for future use but its highly impractical for me to work without a belt. I guess I'm searching for a modest in-between. Just imagining the Dr saying, "welcome to asking too much of your back" ticks me off. The human body is capable of quite a bit. A propely worn belt should be a burden it can bear. I can deadlift 500 lbs. I imagine I can handle wearing a toolbelt 8 hrs a day. Stretching helps a lot too. Maybe you felt the same though when you were a 27 year old whippersnapper. Get that back better!
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Nobody bats an eyelid if I wear a 50kg pack into the bush but god forbid I wear a 5kg toolbelt at work!
 

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I use the Occidental 5500 pouch with their 5035 3" belt. I LOVE it.

When I'm just working service or don't need much on me, I use a Craftsman belt with a Klein 5119 pouch.
 

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My back thanked me when I put suspenders on my tool belt.
 
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Alot of guys wear surplus vietnam era military load bearing suspenders here.
 

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I was designed without much of a butt so I almost have to use suspenders if I'm going to wear a belt for any length of time. I'm impressed with the Occidental belt and suspenders. I prefer leather but I know a lot of guys like the nylon stuff. I'm still using my Klein pouch but the next one will be Occidental. It might be a while though because the Klein is a fairly rugged pouch! I do have a smaller Greenlee pouch that works fine for resi rough-in work.
 

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I use a "dead on" tool belt. It is full size on both sides. I like to have a decent size belt as I use a variety of tools. I hate this thing. The adjustable belt often expands when it wants to. And the velcro is always failing me. Reccomendations!!!
Stop using a tool belt and use your back pockets. This problem will magically go away. :thumbsup:
 

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I highly reccomend a boltbag on your tail, I can carry a 4ft level up a ladder in mine and its great as a parts/trash bag.
 
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