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 - 05/23/0505:23 PMRe: Electricians Tool Belt
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!
Wood work but can't!
#52223 - 05/23/0508:22 PMRe: Electricians Tool Belt
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 - 05/23/0510:22 PMRe: Electricians Tool Belt
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. ~Peter
#52226 - 05/23/0510:42 PMRe: Electricians Tool Belt
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