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#74344 - 01/20/07 10:14 PM Electrician's Tool Bag  
bot540  Offline
Joined: Sep 2004
Posts: 174
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.

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#74345 - 01/20/07 10:38 PM Re: Electrician's Tool Bag  
e57  Offline
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Posts: 2,876
I have a bunch of these - stackable - rugged... Also has a V-notch that makes it easy to cut conduit on.
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Mark Heller
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#74346 - 01/20/07 11:24 PM Re: Electrician's Tool Bag  
RobbieD  Offline
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Posts: 231
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 12:11 PM Re: Electrician's Tool Bag  
earlydean  Offline
Joined: Dec 2003
Posts: 751
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 04:33 PM Re: Electrician's Tool Bag  
GA76JW  Offline
Joined: Mar 2004
Posts: 193
Suwanee, GA USA
I too like these kind.

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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 04:55 PM Re: Electrician's Tool Bag  
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kamloops BC Canada

#74350 - 01/22/07 12:34 AM Re: Electrician's Tool Bag  
ShockMe77  Offline
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Posts: 821
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.

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1 for cable television and telephone/ data tools.

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

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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 - 01/22/07 02:15 AM Re: Electrician's Tool Bag  
e57  Offline
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Posts: 2,876
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 06:09 PM Re: Electrician's Tool Bag  
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Posts: 49
Sterling, Virginia, US


#74353 - 01/22/07 08:05 PM Re: Electrician's Tool Bag  
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Grand Rapids, MI, USA
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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 [Linked Image]

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