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Old 10-24-2012, 11:07 PM   #16
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I use a maintenance type pouch on one side and a 5 pouch bag on the other. the maintenance pouch is a smaller version of an electricians pouch and I figured out to use this pouch when I thought I was buying a drywall pouch years ago but turned out to be the maintenance pouch, been using it ever since.
Things I carry in or on the maintenance pouch. a multi screwdriver, utility knife, 3/4" chisel, pliers, end snips, tack claw, 22 oz hammer, tape measure, pencils/pens, chalk box.
Things I carry in the 5 pouch tool bag. a vast multitude of fasteners each day, speed square, 2 nail punches, torpedo level, sharpies, sawz all blades, needle nose pliers, cell phone.

I/m always hanging nail guns and trim guns off of my pouches too when I need to free my hands.

if getting the pouch for someone who sweats a lot do not get the dark colored leather pouches because they will seriously stain clothing and skin when in contact with sweat.

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Old 10-24-2012, 11:57 PM   #17
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Thank you all for the comments. I had thought about a custom leather set, I have a friend who does leather work but he says it will be VERY expensive. (And yes, I had considered having The Mr's initials tooled into it lol)

RE: getting a bag that hubby will like. We joked the other day that he should design/create bags/belts and start selling them (since he can't find what he likes). I might use that as a way to find out exactly what he'd prefer.

As far as a gift card, I could do that. I actually have bucket bag that I no longer use...I could give it to him w/a card hidden, as suggested. Other than Occidental Leather (the closet store is 75 miles away, but I will travel if necessary), where would be a good place to get the gift card from? We've been to every big box store around and can't find bags/belt he likes.

I looked at Occidental Leather's site (before posting originally) and found two that I think he might like:

http://www.bestbelt.com/product.php?sku=5191&type=

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http://www.bestbelt.com/product.php?sku=5530&type=

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Old 10-25-2012, 08:01 AM   #18
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My comments stand. There is a huge potential gap between MIGHT LIKE THANK YOU SO MUCH LUV and I WILL WEAR AND USE THIS.

I cannot imagine there is not a responsible merchant on this planet that will not sell you some form of gift card or certificate.
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Old 10-25-2012, 11:41 AM   #19
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I use an electricians linemans belt and i have 2 pouches that i will slide on and off depending on the job im doing. One pouch is just for hand tools and other is for nails screws tape pencil square.
The belt also has a loop on it that comes in handy for your buddy to hold when i hang out the house or a window in a precarious position.
The belt is also wide so it doesnt dig in.

http://equipsol.net/zencart/images/cr-139_lg.jpg
Thats the belt but mine is much thicker and my metal loop can slide back and forth.
And i'd like to add it is used hard every day for the last 17 years and is just breaking in lol
I just buy single pouches when mine wear out.
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Old 10-25-2012, 11:54 AM   #20
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I would not do a 'gift card' per se. Then he is locked into one store.
Make your own that says something to the effect of "this card entitles the holder to one carpenters belt." or something. Then have him find one and you pay for it.
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Old 10-27-2012, 12:09 AM   #21
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Thanks for the great idea, Mae-Ling. I didn't want to lock him in to one certain store with a gift card. That's what I was trying to ask about, lol.

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Old 10-27-2012, 10:13 AM   #22
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I would not do a 'gift card' per se. Then he is locked into one store.
Make your own that says something to the effect of "this card entitles the holder to one carpenters belt." or something. Then have him find one and you pay for it.
I like making your own too since he knows you are good for the money! I don't give store gift cards but was thinking of a loaded gift Visa, Mastercard or Amex card that can be used anywhere. I should have been more clear.
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Occidental Leather:

http://www.occidentalleather.com/

Ready-made set-ups: http://www.occidentalleather.com/pro...-toolbelt.html
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Old 10-27-2012, 11:35 AM   #24
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Visa and Mastercard cost the one you gave the gift to, So I don't use them. No Amex here.
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How in the World did you manage to miss a gift sweater size by two full sizes? In any year? We both know she has at least four closets?
Hmmm....
Me thinks it was NOT an accident.
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Being a west coast framer most of my life i always have my bags custom made but if you are going to go store bought, oxidental leather make the nicest bags you can buy they will last for a long time and you can set them up the way you like they have many options.
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I've been very happy with my cadillac belt. (I think that's the brand name? bought it awhile ago...)

I bought it six years ago, and use it pretty often (carpenter). Indoors and outdoors, rain, etc. No damage or wear tear whatsoever. Has plenty of storage space.. Another good feature of the one I bought it there is no metal on it-so no risk of the pouch scratching any interior surfaces.

The reason I went with the cadillac is because everyone I worked with recommended it. One guy had one for like fifteen years before buying a new pouch. It cost me about a hundred bucks, if I remember correctly.

Edit: yes Cadillac is the line, made by viking leather.

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