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Old 01-17-2010, 11:41 PM   #16
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As for the guy in the picture, I doubt he's really a pro, but rather just some actor they used for the photo. No respectable tradesman would carry a framing hammer on his tool belt..........
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Not only that, but anyone who really does heavy work never wears their pouches in the front like that. Squat down one time, or try climbing a ladder, and you will spill nails all over the place. It may be great for a 'woodworker' standing at a bench, but not for serious construction work.

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The guy looks way to clean to be a rocker. Maybe a banker but defiantly not a drywall hanger/finisher.
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in his defense, I know a lot of rockers that carry a framing hammer with them although they invariably carry it in a loop on their belts in the middle of their back..




he does have on worn shoes and frayed pants. Generally when they grab guys for pics like this that are not real workers, they have on new shiny shoes and creased pants.

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I use a Klein 4 pouch apron all the time when working. I carry anything from screws to conduit fittings in it and never have a problem with stuff falling out. I do have to say I've been poked in the belly a few times with the tip of a screw (which ain;t no fun) but I don't lose stuff out of it.

Oh, and as a commercial/industrial electrician, I do consider myself a serious construction worker.
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Old 01-25-2010, 10:17 AM   #20
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in his defense, I know a lot of rockers that carry a framing hammer with them although they invariably carry it in a loop on their belts in the middle of their back..




he does have on worn shoes and frayed pants. Generally when they grab guys for pics like this that are not real workers, they have on new shiny shoes and creased pants.

and willie T;

I use a Klein 4 pouch apron all the time when working. I carry anything from screws to conduit fittings in it and never have a problem with stuff falling out. I do have to say I've been poked in the belly a few times with the tip of a screw (which ain;t no fun) but I don't lose stuff out of it.

Oh, and as a commercial/industrial electrician, I do consider myself a serious construction worker.
This is similar to what I wore. About thirty pounds, loaded. Buckled it in the front because I got tired of swinging through the braces of a truss only to shower the guys below me with 16d nails. Or squatting to work my way into a cabinet or under a deck, all the while dribbling nails down past my hips.

It got worse when I began using mainly nail guns. Keeping at least a dozen 10" clips in each of your pouches invariably meant getting stabbed in the stomach and also snapping a lot of the clips in half. A real bummer.

My hat's off to anyone who could wear them the way all the pictures show them. I think we had one guy try his new belt that way for about a half a day. By noon, he turned it around.

Yes, on those rare occassions I spent the day standing at a fabrication table, or just installing windows... basically anything where I didn't have to contort myself to crawl through a maze of framing, I might flip one of the pouches around to the front.

One other thing those front pouches always did to me was beat the hell out of my knee with the handle of the hammer when I walked.
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