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#74344 - 01/20/07 06:14 PM Electrician's Tool Bag
bot540 Offline

Registered: 09/14/04
Posts: 177
Loc: Vernon Hills, IL
I have a Ridgid tool bag that needs to be retired. I really like it and unfortunately I can't find another one. Home Depot discontinued them. What tool bag/box do you own? I may have to find a new favorite.
Jesus may have been a capenter,but God was an electrician.Genesis1:3

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#74345 - 01/20/07 06:38 PM Re: Electrician's Tool Bag
e57 Offline

Registered: 05/27/03
Posts: 2837
Loc: S.F.,CA USA
I have a bunch of these - stackable - rugged... Also has a V-notch that makes it easy to cut conduit on.
Mark Heller
"Well - I oughta....." -Jackie Gleason

#74346 - 01/20/07 07:24 PM Re: Electrician's Tool Bag
RobbieD Offline

Registered: 02/23/03
Posts: 238
Loc: Canada
This is what I use. Its a Home Depot Special (Husky). I like it because my hack saw and large drill bits fit along the side. It has a small storage container inside it for odds and ends. They even throw in a cheap water bottle. lots of room, pockets, and a carrying strap. Not expensive.

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#74347 - 01/21/07 08:11 AM Re: Electrician's Tool Bag
earlydean Offline

Registered: 12/22/03
Posts: 749
Loc: Griswold, CT, USA
Here are three Ridgid Tool Outlets in your area, not Home Depot:

MSC Industrial Supply
4231 Grove Ave -
Gurnee IL 60031

Ferguson Enterprises - 1121
1424 Armor Blvd -
Mundelein IL 60060

Fastenal #LBIL
320 Washington Blvd, Suite 101 -
Mundelein IL 60060

#74348 - 01/21/07 12:33 PM Re: Electrician's Tool Bag
GA76JW Offline

Registered: 03/20/04
Posts: 195
Loc: Suwanee, GA USA
I too like these kind.

I just don't like the fact that you can't get a hacksaw in there without having to break it down.

I tend to use 16" standard toolbags. Really doesn't matter what the brand to me as they all lose their rigidity in about a year's time. Then I go buy a new one.
"If common sense was common, everyone would have it"-not sure, someone here

#74349 - 01/21/07 12:55 PM Re: Electrician's Tool Bag
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Registered: 05/03/03
Posts: 1228
Loc: kamloops BC Canada

#74350 - 01/21/07 08:34 PM Re: Electrician's Tool Bag
ShockMe77 Offline

Registered: 06/11/05
Posts: 823
Loc: Rahway, New Jersey
I prefer used up spackle buckets. It's easy to lug around and my pouch fits in there nice. Tape, bx cutters, and various other "things" that I use often sit at the bottom of the bucket. The bucket also sometimes doubles as a step stool but shh, don't tell OSHA.

Then I have these.

1 for hand tools, testers, hacksaw, and specialty tools.

1 for cable television and telephone/ data tools.

And 1 for for all my drill bits, battery chargers, batteries, flashlights, portable cordless power tools, etc.

It's a PITA lugging all this stuff to and from my personal work truck to the companies work truck. I also have a backup set of hand tools, and pouch, in case something is ever lost or stolen so I am alsways prepared for work.

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#74351 - 01/21/07 10:15 PM Re: Electrician's Tool Bag
e57 Offline

Registered: 05/27/03
Posts: 2837
Loc: S.F.,CA USA
Shock' I too do the same... One for NM work, MC work, EMT work, Phone Data Work, etc. Tools and various mats for each. But mine stack up easy on a two wheeler.
Mark Heller
"Well - I oughta....." -Jackie Gleason

#74352 - 01/22/07 02:09 PM Re: Electrician's Tool Bag
VAElec Offline

Registered: 07/26/05
Posts: 48
Loc: Sterling, Virginia, US

#74353 - 01/22/07 04:05 PM Re: Electrician's Tool Bag
shockedby277v Offline
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Registered: 01/19/07
Posts: 3
Loc: Grand Rapids, MI, USA

This puppy holds everything. My holehawg, band saw, hand tools,lasers,25' 100' 300' tape measures, dewalt set, numerous fish tapes, even hand tools. So much room, even enough for a shovel

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