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#14365 09/20/02 12:03 AM
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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.

#14366 09/20/02 01:37 AM
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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.

Cliff

#14367 09/20/02 05:51 AM
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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.
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#14368 09/20/02 09:11 AM
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Sparky, don't laugh but I saw some backpack tool carriers in the new Techni-tool catalog.

#14369 09/20/02 10:07 AM
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Cliff,

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


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#14370 09/20/02 01:01 PM
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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.
Thanks.

#14371 09/20/02 07:25 PM
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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.

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

They are in Greeley Hill now—about 120 miles east of SF.

www.toolbelts.com/electool.htm {Hint hint, wink wink.}




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