My experiences as a locksmith, are much the same.
I used to carry a metal tackle box which weighed
probably 50 pounds. I realized I only used a few
tools consistently. I bought a Walmart tackle box
for a few hand tools. That has served very well.
It slowly grows in weight, as I discover need for
other tools, screws, flat washers, etc.
Christopher A. Young
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I worked as break down maintenance at a large company.
They provided any tool I wanted. In my tool pouch I
always carried a crescent wrench and channel lock pliers.
It save a lot of walking and time as I might be working on
Also was one of the screw drivers that had a hex shaft that
each end held a reversiable bit . One end was two sizes of
phillips and the other end was the regular screwdriver. Also
the shaft made a good nut driver. Not the best tools, but if
you have to carry them around all day, it saves a lot of