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Old 03-10-2009, 10:29 PM   #1
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Default Who Makes The Best / Most Durable tool bag?

Can someone give me opinions on who they think makes the best tool bags out there?

I saw what snapon had to offer and they didn't seem like anything special to me. Right now I am using a canvas husky bag but the loops are starting to stretch a bit.
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Old 03-10-2009, 10:35 PM   #2
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I've had a Gatemouth for about 10 years now, I've had 50 or more pounds of tools in it at times. Not a lot of bells and whistles, but it's really durable. I've been happy with it and would buy it again.
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Old 03-10-2009, 10:56 PM   #3
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I posted this in the other thread - don't know if you saw it:

http://www.toolpak.com/
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Old 03-10-2009, 11:03 PM   #4
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Veto Pro Pac, but they don't give these away...
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Old 03-10-2009, 11:14 PM   #5
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Those are interesting too.
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Old 03-10-2009, 11:25 PM   #6
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A riggers bag is quite nice and classic to last good one I saw came from Duluth trading. Pops used one quite a lot around the hose for home handy man stuff it must of weighed 40-50lbs and was well over 20 years old. I think my brother has absconded with it. I must get it back as he has not a clue as to which end of a screwdriver is the working end.
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Old 03-11-2009, 02:44 AM   #7
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One of the most durable is something made from hemp fibers, they use it for brush line firefighter gear, no clue if its used to tool bags.
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Old 03-11-2009, 06:31 AM   #8
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I have a smaller nylon Occidental bag that works good (the red one)... eventually it became a bit small for my needs.

I replaced that one with a Klein gatemouth bag with a leather bottom. The interior pockets are a nice touch. This bag is not meant for heavy loading as one of the shoulder strap tiedowns broke- I have not yet attempted to try out the warranty.

The one that works the best for me so far is a plain old heavy canvas masons bag made by Dandux. I have several smaller Klein bags inside with tool groups so *everything* I want to fish for isn't at the bottom. The small Klein bags have the zipper on top vs the Occidental with the zipper on the side.

I am intrigued by some of the Veto offerings, but they charge made in USA prices for Chinese products. No thanks.
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Old 03-11-2009, 09:29 AM   #9
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I saw a leather tool BELT that was quite beat up but structurally very sound. The owner said his father used it for decades before he used it for decades. I wouldn't mind finding a small tool bag made of thick leather.
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Old 03-11-2009, 10:52 AM   #10
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Klein makes leather tool bag Kind of small.I have CLC its OK ,not nearly as pricey as Veto pro it does job...My bigger stuff is in Klein mason style bag with leather bottom They last for years.The open style are a bit of a temptation on job sites where you dont know if there are thiefs about.
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Old 03-11-2009, 11:29 AM   #11
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I posted this in the other thread - don't know if you saw it:

http://www.toolpak.com/
Thats interesting, I sometimes have to climb and carry tools.

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Veto Pro Pac, but they don't give these away...
These are nice bags
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Old 03-11-2009, 01:02 PM   #12
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I saw a leather tool BELT that was quite beat up but structurally very sound. The owner said his father used it for decades before he used it for decades. I wouldn't mind finding a small tool bag made of thick leather.
Both Occidental and Ideal (the electric supply company) offer all leather tool totes that are around 12" square.

Occy's product is USA made and is just north of $100. Ideal offered 2 versions last I looked, with the premium USA one at almost $200 with a lifetime warranty (have not checked recently).

The CLC is a knockoff of the Ideal version.

Occidental makes some of the best tool belts available at any price.
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Old 03-11-2009, 03:50 PM   #13
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VETO propack is my vote for most durable bag. The little square leather bags are cool, but now if you ever work outside.
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Old 03-12-2009, 01:06 AM   #14
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I abused the craftsman bags and can say, they are worth of every cent you spend.
Seems that the Snap-On bag is the same, just more expencive.
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Old 03-12-2009, 07:51 PM   #15
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I have used a few different tool bags over the years. Most recently a Craftsman bag that looks like this:



It has lasted me about a year and a half of pretty heavy use (crawling in attics, under houses and on roofs). The inner supports have pretty much given up and the outer pockets are wearing through on the bottom which is causing my tools to fall through, but I would still a good overall bag for the money.

I decided it was time to step it up to a real bag. I was all set on a Veto Pro Pac until I found out they are made in China. There is no way in hell I am paying that much money for a bag made in China, I'm not going to do it. I have been looking around for something similar that is made in the USA but I haven't come up with much. I wish Klein sold a bag with as many pockets as the Veto.

Good luck and let us know what you end up getting.
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