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    Stolen tool pouch

    My tool pouch/belt was stolen out of my truck a few nights ago. I have had the pouch since I was in high school in the 1970's. I have tried to replace it a few times but always went back to the old one becasue it just worked for me. I had a consistent set of tools. I knew what I had and where it was.

    It was a Craftsman electricians pouch. They haven't made that one in many years so I can't get that one replaced. So now I'm looking at replacing it with a Veto. All those pictures made me think I would like it. I hate being forced into this but it is probably the only way I would change.

    Once of the problems I've hit is the 1/4" drive Craftsman socket sets no longer come in a small metal flip top rack. Now they want to sell a big plastic box that is mostly air. Even with a much bigger tool bag I don't want to fill it with plastic and air. Does anybody know where I can get something like the old Craftsman socket racks?

    Just for reference I have tried the clip-on socket rails. They don't work very well becasue the sockets get pulled off the clip and lost.
    If "I have always done it this way" is a good reason to do it again, how many times do I have to do something wrong - before it becomes right?

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    Is that all they got cx ?




    You have room in a Veto LC to store the crappy spring clip holder and sockets in a viewtainer
    but from the story I doubt you'll like the larger tool bag
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    Quote Originally Posted by cxagent View Post
    My tool pouch/belt was stolen out of my truck a few nights ago. I have had the pouch since I was in high school in the 1970's. I have tried to replace it a few times but always went back to the old one becasue it just worked for me. I had a consistent set of tools. I knew what I had and where it was.

    It was a Craftsman electricians pouch. They haven't made that one in many years so I can't get that one replaced. So now I'm looking at replacing it with a Veto. All those pictures made me think I would like it. I hate being forced into this but it is probably the only way I would change.

    Once of the problems I've hit is the 1/4" drive Craftsman socket sets no longer come in a small metal flip top rack. Now they want to sell a big plastic box that is mostly air. Even with a much bigger tool bag I don't want to fill it with plastic and air. Does anybody know where I can get something like the old Craftsman socket racks?

    Just for reference I have tried the clip-on socket rails. They don't work very well becasue the sockets get pulled off the clip and lost.

    People who steel tools should be treated like horse thief in the old west
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    Quote Originally Posted by fcs View Post
    People who steel tools should be treated like horse thief in the old west
    Amen brother,

    Sorry for your loss.
    You sure are cocky for a starving pilgrim.

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    You could try keeping a small set of 1/4" drive tools in a Klein zippered bag.

    Sorry for the loss.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cxagent View Post

    Once of the problems I've hit is the 1/4" drive Craftsman socket sets no longer come in a small metal flip top rack. Now they want to sell a big plastic box that is mostly air. Even with a much bigger tool bag I don't want to fill it with plastic and air. Does anybody know where I can get something like the old Craftsman socket racks?

    Just for reference I have tried the clip-on socket rails. They don't work very well becasue the sockets get pulled off the clip and lost.
    do you have a napa auto parts near you?

    theyre tools are made by danaher which makes matco, allen, etc. good stuff...
    and they come in a metal box ill post a link.
    Gotta have the right tool for the job!

    Where is all the stuff MADE IN THE USA?

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    Cool

    That really pisses me off. I had some tools stolen off a job a few months ago. Went to lunch came back and they were gone. No other trades saw anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pascone10 View Post
    do you have a napa auto parts near you?

    theyre tools are made by danaher which makes matco, allen, etc. good stuff...
    and they come in a metal box ill post a link.
    That's what I was hoping for! Somebody knew where I could find replacements. I'll hit the NAPA store tomorrow.

    My truck was sitting in my driveway at my house. My driveway is a good way from the street. They only took the tool pouch. There were two Fluke meters and two pipe clamp thermocouple in the tray above the tool pouch that they didn't touch. There were tons of other tools (hammer, BIG crescent, BIG Channel locks, socket set, wrench set, etc.) below the tool pouch they didn't touch. This looks like teenagers or homeless. Anybody else would have taken the other stuff before the tool pouch.

    I've been put out of business twice by theives. I should learn to lock everything, all the time. But I haven't learned yet.
    If "I have always done it this way" is a good reason to do it again, how many times do I have to do something wrong - before it becomes right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cxagent View Post
    Once of the problems I've hit is the 1/4" drive Craftsman socket sets no longer come in a small metal flip top rack. Now they want to sell a big plastic box that is mostly air. Even with a much bigger tool bag I don't want to fill it with plastic and air. Does anybody know where I can get something like the old Craftsman socket racks?
    I'm sorry your tools were stolen. Stuff you've worked with for years gets personal.

    The old Craftsman socket sets in the green metal boxes were made by S-K, they were fine quality tools. S-K still makes very good sets, but as you've noticed they come in big plastic and air boxes. I took a look on ebay and sure enough several people were selling old S-K 1/4 inch sets in very good condition. I'm guessing that the first one is the kind you had, where the second one has a lot more extensions and drivers, but a good bit bigger box. Take a look and see what you think:

    Click here to see the first set.
    Current price: $19.00
    1/4" drive S-K socket set,
    small green metal box,
    9 english (inch) sockets,
    Short extension,
    Rachet handle
    Ebay Item number: 200335760242
    Click here to see the second set.
    Current price: $49.00
    1/4" drive S-K socket set
    slightly larger green metal box,
    9 english (inch) sockets,
    3 different length extensions,
    T-handle
    Breaker bar
    Wobble adapter
    Rachet handle
    Ebay Item number: 300310884
    Hope this helps.
    Dave

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    cx were you looking for that style box or the smaller style that just held a few sockets like the bar you mentioned but with the flip top ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by itsiceman View Post
    cx were you looking for that style box or the smaller style that just held a few sockets like the bar you mentioned but with the flip top ?
    I was looking for the box that held about 7 or 8 sockets - nothing else. The entire set in the box was about 4" long x 3/4" wide x 1" tall. I'm guessing on the dimension since I don't have the set anymore. The sockets went from less than 1/4" to 1/2". I have a set of deep sockets in a similar 'box' I may post a picture of. (No I don't want to carry the deep sockets because they are too big.)

    So that people understand why I am looking for EVERYTHING to be very small, the tool pouch was maybe 10" long x 2" wide x 6" deep. There were also 3 pouches on the outside for pliers. That was the total space I had for all the tools I needed for most initial evaluation and quite a few jobs.

    I appreciate everyones' efforts to help.
    If "I have always done it this way" is a good reason to do it again, how many times do I have to do something wrong - before it becomes right?

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    EXACTLY like the Cornwell. I bet they were the company that made them for Craftsman.
    If "I have always done it this way" is a good reason to do it again, how many times do I have to do something wrong - before it becomes right?

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