I just want to see wat everyone likes to carry in their toolbelts.
Dead-On toolbelt with 3" AWP leather belt w/ Workhorse 45degre
Pair of Hang-it-up suspenders w/ shoulder pads
Stanley mini pry bar
6-in-1 painters tool
Stanley yellow utility knife
Stanley Fat Max chaulk box
lumber crayon w/ krel (crayon holder) and pencil sharpner on leathe
Stanley nail sets (3)
At Rear in hammer holster:
Douglas 20oz. Framer
Mayes 8" level
Stanley 1" chisel
Swanson Speed Square
Sears Craftsman 30' yellow tape
1 Pair HandMaster carp gloves
Plumb bob w/ 10' +/- string
AllTrade folding mini sa
Likewise. Never saw the point in wearing one in the shop. The workbench is
just a step away. Anything I use allot, a pencil for example I can stick in
my shirt or pants pocket. The rest can sit on the bench.
Now working outside, up and down a ladder is a different thing. No place
handy to set small tools down, so I wear a tool belt.
I hope you have a good back brace, your gonna need it to carry around all
that stuff :) I have a set of suspenders on my belt that helps take some
weight off my hips and puts it on my shoulders. Seems much more comfortable
to split the weight of my rig up.
What I carry is determined by the job at hand. For framing, I carry the
Framing hammer, tape, speed square, cat's paw, chaulk box, utility knife,
several pencils, old chisel, 4 in 1 screwdriver, torpedo level, large nail
set. Anything else is in a toolbox in the truck. Sometimes the toolbelt
sits in a corner and I just carry a tape, pencil, speed square and a utility
When doing finishing work, the big toolbelt stays in the truck. Walking
around someones house with that thing on can cause more damage (hammer loops
scratching door jambs when walking through, etc) so I use a smaller apron.
These aprons are canvas and can be bought at most any home center for $2 or
so. They have two pouches to keep stuff. In there, I keep a 4 in 1 file,
end nips (for pulling nails out through the back of trim), tape, pencils,
small nail set, 4" combo square for marking reveals, and a block plane. The
finish hammer and speed square are nearby, but not carried everywhere. Once
again, the rest of the trim tools are in a toolbox in the truck.
Installing cabinetry requires about the same tools in the pouch as finish
In the shop, I wear a apron to protect the privates and carry a pencil.
If I'm doin' some carpenterin', I have a toolbelt for a hammer,
pencil, tape measure, and various nails or screws depending upon the
job. Anything else is in the carpenter's toolbox in the truck.
jo4hn (aka captain Marvie)
If you're gonna be dumb, you better be tough
XM radio remote
Home surgery kit.
6 cans of Diet Pepsi.
Box of band-Aids.
Trusshauler's phone number.
I wear an apron but I suppose that still counts:
Apron: Basic Duluth Trading green apron with a couple of plastic
quickrelease beltclip things attached to the strings.
lower left pocket: 25 foot fastcap lefty/righty tape measure.
upper left pocket: empty when I'm working, safety glasses when I hang
lower right pocket: Small Veritas Saddle square, Small Veritas
upper right pocket: ZEM Hearing Protectors
left chest pocket: two or three pencils, six-inch scale, maybe a
right chest pocket: dial calipers, sometimes the crank to the router
In every pocket: varying amounts of sawdust.
Other objects as needed.
I seem to carry less and less the older I get.
small glue bottle
a few 8d hand drive finish nails
small nail set
a small compass for a scribe
2 or 3 pencils
a few 4d hand drive finish nails
2 drill bits that I use a lot
If I'm doing a lot of nailing of casings I'll have a bunch of gun
a tri square
a phillips screwdriver
a small level
a stud finder
a chalk line
a folding rule
a radio if there is a big game on
No utility belt, summer attire consists of Shorts, Shoes and assorted pocket
tools. Typically, a 25' Lufkin, screwdriver, utility knife, wire strippers
and sundry fasteners. I used to carry more, but one of the neighbours lost
their site when I was bent over the pond doing some electrical work.
I try to avoid wearing a toolbelt as much as possible . Too hard on
your back and hips as you get older. I can vouch for all the damage
done after years of toolbelts - woking in the field as a construction
electrician. It's easier to just have your toolbucket or toolbelt
nearby and have a couple of tools in your back pockets that you really
need and if you need something else go to toolbucket or toolbelt Time
alone will cause back and hip problems-don't add to the damage by
packing a heavy toolbelt all day.
Geez! I took a second look at your post and wondered why you carry so much
at one time!! Even when I wear a tool belt I just add the specific tools for
that particular job. You carry more in your belt than I own!
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