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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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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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