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#52218 - 05/23/05 10:39 AM Electricians Tool Belt  
Kermit911  Offline
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Im in, NJ, USA
What's in your Tool Belt? Just tring to get an Idea. Thanx :-)

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#52219 - 05/23/05 05:19 PM Re: Electricians Tool Belt  
e57  Offline
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Tool belt? What's that?

In the side pockets of the Skillers, I have a pair of Knipex linemans and small channel locks, insulated phillips and flat head screw driver, and a greenlee level. Oh front pockets: Klien tape measure, fluke volt alert pen, and a calculator. On the belt are the keys to a few tool boxes. Anything more than that will break the camels back.

Mark Heller
"Well - I oughta....." -Jackie Gleason

#52220 - 05/23/05 05:23 PM Re: Electricians Tool Belt  
e57  Offline
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Whats on the cart? Different story.

Mark Heller
"Well - I oughta....." -Jackie Gleason

#52221 - 05/23/05 05:33 PM Re: Electricians Tool Belt  
Bill Addiss  Offline
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If you do a search of the General area here you'll see some previous results from this question.


#52222 - 05/23/05 05:43 PM Re: Electricians Tool Belt  
Alan Belson  Offline
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Posts: 1,803
Mayenne N. France
I got one of those tool belts, in real hide, a present from No 1 son after he saw Norm toting one in the 'NYW'. Couldn't get on with it, dangling round my nethers and getting in the way.
I don't know about you guys, but stuff like my tape, calipers, plane, rule, pliers etc. has started vanishing off the bench and appearing down the other end of the shop when I SWEAR TO GOD I HAVENT MOVED FROM HERE!

I think it's time for my nap!


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#52223 - 05/23/05 08:22 PM Re: Electricians Tool Belt  
Bill Addiss  Offline
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I never got in the habit of actually wearing a Tool Belt. I would usually carry it around slung on my shoulder and put the tools I needed for the job in back pockets and a nail apron (filled with misc. small items needed) in the front.


#52224 - 05/23/05 10:22 PM Re: Electricians Tool Belt  
hypress  Offline
Joined: Jul 2004
Posts: 129
Charleston WV
Linemans pliers dikes (plier type crimper if I am doing controls)5/16" & 1/4" screw drivers Quick wedge screw driver 422 Channellocks 4way level T5 stripers scratch awl and sometimes 4in1 screwdriver.

#52225 - 05/23/05 10:38 PM Re: Electricians Tool Belt  
Peter  Offline
Joined: Jun 2004
Posts: 92
San Diego
Since the great Norm was mentioned, you might notice that he virtualally never uses tools from his toolbelt; he usually picks up a tool from his workbench.
My toolbelt contains an assortment of tools, including ViceGrips 7WR, which allow me to do almost anything. As soon as I get to the work site, I take it off and rest it against my green toolbag. It is merely a means of carrying more weight from my vehicle to the actual working location.
One of my instructors, George Stout, pointed out that for any given task, you only need a very limited number of tools. For instance, pulling wire, I would need my lineman's pliers, wire stripper, number book, black phase tape and gloves. Why would I need to be lugging around nut drivers, RotoSplit, hammer and all the rest of that stuff. People who have three foot diameter tool belts may look impressive but then, that is all the tools they have. I'm beyound that.
Why give up the freedom to wall between studs and past the pretty secretary's desk?
Toolbelts are like pick-up trucks. They are part of the image but not very practical.

#52226 - 05/23/05 10:42 PM Re: Electricians Tool Belt  
e57  Offline
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You drive a pick-up?

You're a hack unless its a 1 ton!

I'm kidding! [Linked Image]

Mark Heller
"Well - I oughta....." -Jackie Gleason

#52227 - 05/23/05 10:56 PM Re: Electricians Tool Belt  
sierra electrician  Offline
Joined: Feb 2005
Posts: 219
North Fork, CA USA
1. Fish Tape pulling Linemans
2. Side cutters
3. Crimper
4. Wire Stripper
5. Needle Nose
6. Scratch Awl
7. Small Phillips
6. Med Phillips
8. Large Plillips
9. Tiney Flat Head
10. Small Cabinet Tip
11. Med Cabinet Tip
12. Large Square Shank Flat Head
13. Large worn out Square Shank Flat Head for chipping Plaster and Concrete
14. Adj End Wrench
15. Slip Joint Pliers
16. Large Hex Key set
17. Small Hex Key set
18. Plaster Saw
19. Torpedo Level
20. Flash Light (Mini Mag)
21. Sharpie
22. Pencil
23. Fluke T600
24. Fluke Tick Stick
25. Misc fittings orentied to the work of the day

I think thats it.

>26. Tape Measure
>28. 1/4" Nut Driver
>29. 5/16" Nut Driver
>30. 3/8" Nut Driver
>31. Razor Knife

Now thats it!


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