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Hey guys. Ive finally decided to get myself a decent toolbelt. Cheap ones just aren't set up right for a sparky. Any recommendations as to which one to get?

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Guest123

I got a DeWalt electricians pouch, had it for ages still going strong.
 

gaffer

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Ive got a CK one and Im well happy with it.Do a search on Google and the americans do some awesome ones with little pockets for everything.
 
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Tin

I have a CK Sparkys toolbelt, I think its the best one by far
 
i have a ck one i got of ebay for under £35, i would be lostwith out it......i would recomend this on but iv only had a cheap one before this so i dont konw what makita and dewalt are like, but when i was buying this one i thought it was the best, have a look through ebay as they do a lot of different types
 
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footballhead

yep ck for me plus the breif case sort of lap top bag thingy
 
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Round Man

The Makita electricians pouch and the Bahco electricians pouch are pretty much the same design.
both very good.
 
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andekoch

if it makes you feel any better I picked up a tool belt today for £2.95 in the wholesales clearance bin. not sure of the make but looks like a clone of the dewalt belt.
 
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hopkins85

I use a snickers rig. Really good and inter changeable for the job in task. Cost a bomb though. I also have a small Kunys electrician belt for smaller jobs.
 

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eskimo39

I use a bosch heavy duty belt with an electricians pouch & hammer loop on one side and a drill holster on the other. Only problem is that it is really clumbersome.

When working at height, i don't use a toolbelt as I wear a petzl harness which restricts where I can fit things so my drill is on a lanyard with a carabiner clip so it hangs at my side and the same with my hammer. Screwdrivers etc just get put in my pockets although on some sites over a certain height I have to have everything on safety lanyards.

I really fancied the snickers tool rig as it looks like it will fit with my harness but is it really worth the money?? It just looks like 2 snickers pockets stitched to a belt & braces combo.
 
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hopkins85

I use a bosch heavy duty belt with an electricians pouch & hammer loop on one side and a drill holster on the other. Only problem is that it is really clumbersome.

When working at height, i don't use a toolbelt as I wear a petzl harness which restricts where I can fit things so my drill is on a lanyard with a carabiner clip so it hangs at my side and the same with my hammer. Screwdrivers etc just get put in my pockets although on some sites over a certain height I have to have everything on safety lanyards.

I really fancied the snickers tool rig as it looks like it will fit with my harness but is it really worth the money?? It just looks like 2 snickers pockets stitched to a belt & braces combo.
It is really good looks alot more rigid in real life. The pockets are a lot more tougher and have more shape to them than the ones they have on there trousers or the flexi pockets you can buy. All the pockets can be moved around to any position and you can get loads of other funky pockets.

The only problem I have with snickers is the time it took from ordering it to having it delivered. It took ages.
 
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hopkins85

This is a good vid about the belt look at 3.22

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OpirJEbFOe8]YouTube - Skillers Workwear & Flexi System[/ame]
 
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SirKit Breaker

I have got lots of pockets:D

No seriously i also use the CK one but i usually end up with the contents of the van in it and it ends up around my bottom.:eek: not a nice sight
 
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The Finch

Used to have one of the bt ones but went missing and can't find replacement now got the ck one does the job
 
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davecann25

Oh what a nightmare,

ive had a dewalt electricians toolbelt and pouch for the past 9 years and it has finaly worn a hole in the bottom.

Worst part is they no longer make it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ive searched and searched but just cant find one i like. I ordered the makita one and now its turnned up i realy dont think it is big enough for what i want.

Ive looked at the recomendations on here and realy like the Occidental Leather ones.

Anyone got anything else to suggest??

Dave
 
CK tool belt system any day,used to have a makita belt system which was brilliant until some scum bag walked off with it !
 
I use the Makita electricians pouch coupled with a hammer and tape holder and it's perfect for the essential bits of kit required for the task, mainly when on a pair of steps. Just need to add a couple of holsters for the cordless drills now.
Before anyone else say's it I don't need spurs or a stetson, yeehahh.. lol :2guns:
 
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fjr1300

I've tried about 6 or 7 belts, not found one yet where it's comfortable, doesn't spill out your tools when you sit down on the floor, and easy to get the tools out. The last two requirements always appear to be at conflict with each other.

I hate having drills/hammers/long items attached as they are heavy and dig into you when you're moving around

Heavy pouches need big wide belts which again are uncomfortable when moving around - great when just standing but I'm always up a ladder then in a low cellar and then crawling around the floor installing sockets

I think I'm looking for the holly grail - might have to get a saddler friend of mine to make me a "special" one.

Lee
 
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Dcf

I've got a AWP harness rig one that i bought in lowes when i was on holiday in florida a few years back.it is huge but quite comfy with the shoulder straps spreading the weight about a bit.soon as u put it on the customers are always"christ this guy knows what he is doing!"the subterfuge doesn't last tho! i think u can get a similar bucket boss one from rutlands that is quite good as well. i find sticking drivers in the stanley knife holster things stops the holes getting poked through for awhile
 
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fjr1300

Just seen this on the Screwfix site - I think I'd fall over will all this lot - although it would all spill out on the floor so you could get up again


Lee
 
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crooky-spark

Why not get yourself a pair of the Snickers Duratwill trousers with pouches. Think the part number is 3312. I don't think I would ever wear anything else. Thats about 4 years I have been wearing them. Still have my first pair as well. Very very hardwearing. Great buy.
 
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hopkins85

I've tried about 6 or 7 belts, not found one yet where it's comfortable, doesn't spill out your tools when you sit down on the floor, and easy to get the tools out. The last two requirements always appear to be at conflict with each other.

I hate having drills/hammers/long items attached as they are heavy and dig into you when you're moving around

Heavy pouches need big wide belts which again are uncomfortable when moving around - great when just standing but I'm always up a ladder then in a low cellar and then crawling around the floor installing sockets

I think I'm looking for the holly grail - might have to get a saddler friend of mine to make me a "special" one.

Lee
Have a look at the toughbuilt stuff looks quite handy. Tempted to make a purchase

http://www.toughbuilt.co.uk/default.asp?p=1

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Geordie Spark

ASDA carrier bag for me :)

Seriously though, I used both a tool vest and/or a CK tool pouch - depending on what I was doing: sparking, plumbing or gas work, but I often found most of the gear ended-up in my trouser pockets or lying on the floor.
 
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sparkyninja

the bacho pouch looks quite good but for now i just went for the Irwin pouch.
 
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Geordiesparkyy

My Dewalt trouser pockets are good for most items. If in an office block or the like when i need a few more tools when up a step, I use a leather deal that I got from a local hardware store.
 
I got the makita drill holder and pouch free with a hedge trimmer a while back. quality bit of kit holds my bosch 14v securely and plenty of room for tools and bits and pieces in the larger pouch. Im gonna get the electricians pouch to add to it for some added but not essential space.
 
Although it's an old post if anyone come here for the suggestion he might get help from here. If you have a big budget you can use Occidental Leather 5590. I am using this tool belt for last 3 months. This belt works fine with my purpose. But when you have less budget you can use TR Industrial 88021.
If want to get a complete guide of best tool belt you can to visit Damntools.
 

Pete999

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Just seen this on the Screwfix site - I think I'd fall over will all this lot - although it would all spill out on the floor so you could get up again


Lee
Reckon I would end up in A&E after wearing that contraption
 

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ssshhh! nobody knows my alter ego is Arnold Layne ( if you're under45, google it ).
Like a bit of Floyd then Tel?

Might make you jealous or might not, as you might have been yourself, I was at the V&A Friday, to see "Their Mortal Remains "...

Pretty damn good it is too!
 
I 2nd toughbuilt just recently bought one were getting along just fine at the minute

I've tried a few tool belt and always ending up shelving them but as the toughbuilt is so easily clipped on or off it's got the edge on competitors and with the possibilty of expanding the set with different pouch's and then with them being really easily interchangeable
 

curly

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I know its an old post however its still relevant,

I have been using this cheapy the last month
mac-allister-electricians-tool-pouch
I really like the size of it however the inserts for the drivers have failed, they should have rubber ends or be open ended or something any ways whats your favourite nowadays ?

The CK has bad reviews
The Mikita looks small
This Mikita looks a bit more like it
Then again am i better with a full belt

What do you like >?
 

Pete E

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I know its an old post however its still relevant,

I have been using this cheapy the last month
mac-allister-electricians-tool-pouch
I really like the size of it however the inserts for the drivers have failed, they should have rubber ends or be open ended or something any ways whats your favourite nowadays ?

The CK has bad reviews
The Mikita looks small
This Mikita looks a bit more like it
Then again am i better with a full belt

What do you like >?
Google "Kuny" tool pouch's..They are basically rebadged CLC stuff..

I have their electricians pouch for when I work up ladders/steps ect.

Kuny's 9 Pocket Electrician Pouch - https://www.angliatoolcentre.co.uk/kunys-electrician-pouch-pid42511.html?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIwOXR0u7F2QIVCrftCh0h8QxqEAQYASABEgJ3ivD_BwE
 

telectrix

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looking around i would go for the CK one. as mi old thing is geting a bit worn, tht's the one i'd replace it with.
 
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