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12-02-2013 07:16 PM

Topic tags/keywords: electrical tool belt tool-belt electricians pouch question tool-pouch help advice

I’ve been working as an electrician for about a year now. I have a “dead on” electricians pouch for my tools. In it I carry my trusty pliers, wire strippers, flat head, 10 in 1, headlamp, sheet-rock knife, pencil, pen, sharpie, 3 different speed bits (1/2” 5/8” 1”), tape measure, and electrical tape. I also leave a spot for my little screw gun. it sounds like a-lot but its really not that bad. Sometimes I carry a hammer in a separate holster but my pliers double as a hammer..

My tool pouch isn’t really the issue..

Here’s where I need some help….

I have a big husky brand pouch that I’ve been using for materials but I feel like it’s too bulky to have on my belt. It’s a real pain when I’m walking around peoples houses or in tight spaces like attics and crawl spaces. I’m afraid that one day I’m going to bump into a table or something and break things. It has one massive pouch i put miscellaneous stuff in depending on what kinda job I’m doing. It also has three smaller pouches. I use one for random connectors, mostly button connectors but also some MC and BX. Another is strictly for staples ( i hate sticking my hand in for a wire nut and getting stabbed by a misplaced staple). The last is for wood screws. I recently went and bought one of those small magnogrip pouches for wire nuts and smaller 6/32 and 10/32 screws. The magnogrip pouch fits nicely into the husky pouch but i think it’s just too much. I’m pretty young and determined to do well in the industry. We mostly do residential but some commercial and industrial too. I just wanna stay as organized and efficient as possible. I’d be willing to carry around a little pail or tool box but my boss really wants me to figure out this pouch situation. Thanks in advance for any advice.

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12-21-2013 04:55 AM

After 45 years of packing tools and material, I’ll say wear a pair of bib overalls. Lots of pockets, forget the belts a pouches. Maybe a small carpenters pouch in front. One of those light cloth ones will not be heavy. Your knees and hips will pay a price for carrying everything you own all day every day!

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