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#14365 - 09/19/02 09:03 PM Tool Belts
fibes Offline
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I need a good tool belt and would like to know the difference between a leather pouch and belt, and a cordura belt and pouch. What are the pros and cons between the two? And what brand would you suggest? Thanks.

Work Gear for Electricians and the Trades

Work Gear for Electricians and the Trades
Work Gear for Electricians and the Trades
Arc Flash Clothing, Gloves, KneePads, Tool Belts, Pouches, Tool Carriers, etc. etc....

#14366 - 09/19/02 10:37 PM Re: Tool Belts
amp-man Offline

Registered: 06/23/01
Posts: 144
Loc: Sacto, California US of A
Diamondback, out of San Francisco.

They have a set that's incredibly well designed for electricians. Pocket for Wiggy, pouches for wirenuts, just enough room for tools.

If I didn't have the D'backs, I'd try the new Klein bags.

I used to use leather, but I needed more space and I wanted more parts pouches than I could get with a leather tool pouch and a separate leather or nylon bag.

One set up that I haven't tried but looks good is a vest or shoulder yoke that tool pouches hang off of. Weight's off your waist. Made by Skillers, sold by duluth trading company. Find 'em on the web.

All $$$, but worth it.


#14367 - 09/20/02 02:51 AM Re: Tool Belts
sparky Offline

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i suppose it's only a matter of time.......klien will come out with a backpack ......apprentices will then look like sherpas.

#14368 - 09/20/02 06:11 AM Re: Tool Belts
spkjpr Offline

Registered: 12/01/00
Posts: 226
Loc: Sedalia,MO, USA
Sparky, don't laugh but I saw some backpack tool carriers in the new Techni-tool catalog.

#14369 - 09/20/02 07:07 AM Re: Tool Belts
ElectricAL Offline

Registered: 10/10/01
Posts: 615
Loc: Minneapolis, MN USA

I'll second the suggestion of the Skillers workvest system . I got my first one back in the late '80s. I'm using my third, now. I've upgraded as the features and capabilities evolved. This current system is the bee's knees, as far as I'm concerned.

Al Hildenbrand

#14370 - 09/20/02 10:01 AM Re: Tool Belts
fibes Offline
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Does Diamondback have a website? I can't find any information on them. I even tried the San Francisco yellow pages. Where can they be purchased.

#14371 - 09/20/02 04:25 PM Re: Tool Belts
CanadianSparky Offline

Registered: 03/05/01
Posts: 86
Loc: Alberta Canada
I'm on my second Klein Cordura pouch, wore the first one out in about 3 yrs. It sucked having to buy a new pouch but the belt and everything else lasted. But they're just too good to go back to a leather pouch.

#14372 - 09/20/02 07:28 PM Re: Tool Belts
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#14373 - 09/21/02 08:59 PM Re: Tool Belts
Bjarney Offline

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Diamond Back (world's gnarleyest tool belts...) can also be reached at 800 899-2358, or alternately, go to

They are in Greeley Hill now—about 120 miles east of SF. {Hint hint, wink wink.}

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