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Old 11-20-2007, 07:41 PM   #1
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Leather or Nylon tool belt?


I would like to here your option on leather or nylon electrician tool belts.

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Old 11-20-2007, 07:56 PM   #2
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Leather is by far, the better looking and more professional tool belt and pouch. It shows the sweat and blood? you've dripped along the way and it documents the many electrical journeys you've been out on over the decades where it's accompaniied you.

Nylon, although somewhat intriguing, just doesn't say "Hey!!! I'm workin' here!"

Whatever you like and think you'll enjoy around your waist is what you should probably get.

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Leather. I find the nylon ones roll up and don't stay flat.
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My vote is leather. I've not had a leather strap, pocket, or snap that broke, pulled through, tore nor wore out on me.

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Old 11-21-2007, 08:54 AM   #5
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Could you post some pictures of tool belts, and/or model numbers so I can get an idea of what tool belt will last.

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Little girls wear nylons...real men wear leather.
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Old 11-21-2007, 06:33 PM   #7
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Good point Andy, I hadnít thought about that. Well thereís a klein 5167 tool belt on ebay Iím going to get. Thanks for the help everyone.
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Old 11-21-2007, 06:46 PM   #8
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Puma, What kind of work do you do? I have a bit more advice in me than snide comments...Long day and I'm in rare form.

When I was wiring houses I wore the AWP Electricians pouch (leather) on one side and an AWP Carpenters pouch (leather with four pocket) on the other side held up with an AWP leather belt. Or is it AWG? Anyway this rig is available at lowes and Home Depot. Leather lasts forever and conforms to your body.

Now I'm on the commercial side and get by with a nail pouch and a small Craftsman pouch on the side.

Two lines of work= two different rigs

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Andy, I do mostly residential / little commercial (Electrical Apprentice ), I do see a 50/50 spilt between leather and nylon belt. I plan on using the klein 5167 on right and a nylon nail pouch on left for wire nuts, staple, and grounding screws.

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Old 11-21-2007, 07:22 PM   #10
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Where do you hang your drill?

Best advice I can give any apprentice is this:

Go to Mikeholt.com and join the code forum. Buy a code book. Even if you have no idea what they are talkin about, every time an article of code is mentioned, look it up and READ THE CODE. Trust me on this.

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Where do you hang your drill?
One the floor.
My pouches weigh 18-20# on any given day. I don't need a 5# drill on there as well.



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BOTH!
Occidental Leather Pro Commercial Belt Set.
Expensive but worth it.
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Speedy, when I was a romex cowboy my Makita was my six shooter. ESPECIALLY ON TRIM OUT.
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Occidental Leather ... Way to go...
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Speedy, when I was a romex cowboy my Makita was my six shooter. ESPECIALLY ON TRIM OUT.
Oh, on trim out I won't be seen without a little Makita impact gun. I just don't usually hang it on me.
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Thanks Speed Petey, those are some nice belts (Occidental Leather) and yes they are expensive. Right now I have to just get by with the essentials, the money I have now (not much) is for books, tools, and materials.

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