I work in a factory also they pay half of any tools i buy so heres what i got..
all fluke meters all klien crimpers and cutters a Very large MAC Tool box full of MAC tools and everything else i need the mac guy comes once a week man does my wife hate that.
Iam trading in my tool box for a new 7 foot MAC box that me and the painter are going to customize to a Harley Box with ghost flames and build a top box with display case for little harleys and tools. THe painter has a mac box with a stereo, tv, and playstation in it and a display shelf for his nascars. he built the top box to hold all this and it sets on a 5foot mac bottom box.
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I like and use Snap On tools. Nobody makes a phillips head screwdriver like Snap On. Their magnetic bits will still hold a 3" sht rock screw after years of duty. Like Fluke meters, they are tough and weather resistant. The weather part is important when you work outside in snow and rain Car Mechanics spend thousands on tool boxes, I have a small Snap On roll away and it cost 2000 dollars 10 or 12years ago. They make boxes that cost way over 10,000 bucks now.
I don't like wearing a tool belt, so I use a tool box for most jobs. The one I use is made by Rubermade. It's close to what I want, but I'm never satisfied. I'm considering going to a bucket with one of those tool wraps around it.
Don't wear a tool belt, but do wear overalls, kind of the standard "uniform" in this bisiness. Lots of pockets for all the stuff I carry around. Do most of my work out of the pockets. Most of my hand tools are 1000 volt rated non metallic kevlar tools I bought from a company called "National Electric Gate Co." from GA. Most of my home tools are a mix of Snap on and Craftsman. Once worked at a place that would get weekly visits from 4, count em 4, "toy trucks". Snap-on, Mac,Matco, and Cornwell. I was always in debt. Trainwire
Electric Eagle, I tried the "Bucket Boss". If you live near me, in Tucson Az, I,ll give it to you. I could never find anything and it just turned into a junk collector. I am hard to please with tool boxes too so I made my own custom totes out of pine with plywood dividers and conduit handles. I also use Army surplus canvas bags for my drills and grinder, rotozip etc. Those blow mold cases go in the trash as soon as I get the tool home.
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I'm partial to the 22" Kennedy cantilever box, though I use them for parts. I have three of them, one for telco / cable, one for luminaire parts, one for fasteners and labeling. My trouble shooting and general service / install carry-in is a CLC box shaped tool pouch #1526: this unit has a shoulder strap as well as a center carry handle, 28 pockets and a lower compartment holding a small parts tray. When the job at hand is repetative, I'll switch over to a Skillers vest.
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