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    Question Best tool bag??

    I had a great bag for 6 years until it wore out.

    That was two years ago and I have been searching for the perfect bag ever since. I do mostly res and light comm. It seams most bag are way too big or too small with no way to organize my stuff.

    What do you guys use? Does a bag exist for the hvac tech?
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    I don't think such a bag exist.

    I just carry two of them, one for the handtools, one for the meters.

    I use a fieldpiece briefcase for my meters as it padded pretty well & I can bring it in every night.

    I use a CLC zip up type tool pouch for my most used hand tools, by splitting them up it really drops the weight down & saves your back.
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    I have This one, the jailhouse

    So far I really like it... I ordered dad This one, The big house.

    It's a bit bigger, not much difference, but so far I think I wish I had ordered the big house for myself.

    These aren't perfect... but I gotta admit, in my short stint as a service guy, they are on the top of the list and last a long time too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by amickracing View Post
    I have This one, the jailhouse

    So far I really like it... I ordered dad This one, The big house.

    It's a bit bigger, not much difference, but so far I think I wish I had ordered the big house for myself.

    These aren't perfect... but I gotta admit, in my short stint as a service guy, they are on the top of the list and last a long time too.
    Had to retire the big house after about 3 months, got tired of spinning that big guy around all the time.
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    http://www.ridgid.com/Tools/Tool-Carry-All
    this is the one i use i love it

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    Quote Originally Posted by dhvac View Post
    http://www.ridgid.com/Tools/Tool-Carry-All
    this is the one i use i love it
    I like the disclaimer

    "TOOLS ARE NOT INCLUDED"

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    13 months and my "The Big House" tool bag from Duluth Trading Company is still going strong. It is better than the crappy heavy Rigid bag in every way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davidr View Post
    I use a CLC zip up type tool pouch for my most used hand tools, by splitting them up it really drops the weight down & saves your back.
    Sounds like the same bag that I use for my primary bag. I carry my hand tools and a small meter in it and love it. One of the guys had it one day and commented that he didn't like it. I looked it over and remarked that I liked it and at the end of that day it was hanging on my truck mirror empty. He must have really not liked it. Anyway, I have had it for just over a year and still really like it alot. When it does wear out, I will try and replace it with the same thing.

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    Best little bag in the business IMO. http://fastenmsc.stores.yahoo.net/toolpouc28po.html
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    I use the same one as ROGERK. It's perfect size and lighter than some of the other bags I've used. Pretty tough too.

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    Vetopro xl carrys what i need to make life on the roof less of a pain. brfore this i had the clc but got sick of dumping it and tools catching going up suiside ladders.


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    Quote Originally Posted by rogerk View Post
    Best little bag in the business IMO. http://fastenmsc.stores.yahoo.net/toolpouc28po.html
    Dittos. Haven't had any problems going up ladders as I always rope it up. Not too small, not too big. Carries just what I need. I do A little bit of everything; resturant equipment, c-stores, commerical, and light industrial so anthing specialized for the type of work I'm doing that day I usually pull from the truck or garage at home.
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    I try to keep my bag lite and only carry the things I will most likely need, then go back to the truck for whatever else. I also change my bag for the type of job Im working on, if its a PM, or gas,oil,electric service call. also carry different tools for commercial work. Heres a pic of what it looks like. I also carry a small field piecebag with my accessories to my meter. (Sometimes)
    Last edited by weber; 02-04-2008 at 07:59 PM.
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