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There are many options available for you to store your tools. You can choose between a toolbox, a rotating toolbox, a cabinet, a metal or plastic toolbox, or a tool bag. They are all wonderful options, but many contractors and dealers are choosing to use a tool bag to load all their tools. Let’s look at some advantages of a tool bag over a toolbox or other options.

Weight considerations

The toolboxes are large and bulky, and the tools can be lost depending on the style of the box you choose. Hard plastic tool boxes increase the weight of the total load, and the handles are often very uncomfortable.
A tool bag is light and easy to transport from one area of work to another. Most tool bags are made of durable and durable canvas, so the weight of the tools will not tear or tear with much use.

Compartments and Bags

Bag Tool Box

Some toolboxes have so many latching compartments it makes it difficult to locate the tools if they are not placed in their designated place when you finish using them. An unorganized toolbox without compartments can make it even harder to find the tools you need when you need them.
When placing your tools in your new tool bag, take advantage of the bags. Those bags will allow you to store your tools, so you will never have to stop what you are doing to check everything to find the right screwdriver, key or set of dice. Some of our prettier tool bags have over 20 individual bags inside and outside the tool bag, which makes them very convenient for organizational storage.
The compartments in a toolbox are often closed, which is ideal for transporting tools but not so much to carry them around the workplace. A bag of tools makes it much more convenient to access one of the many bags to retrieve a tool instead of stopping to open boxes.

Versatility

A tool bag can zip and be transported as a normal toolbox or can open it, expanding the amount of interior space. The wide-mouth design allows you to launch your extension cord, some power tools,, and a charged battery in the bag and carry it over your shoulder. The adjustable and padded shoulder straps make them very comfortable.
A toolbox does not offer the ability to expand or the adjustable shoulder strap for easy transport. I would need to juggle the toolbox with other boxes or bags for larger items.

Protect small objects

Bag Tool Box

Many of the tool bags have two elements we could never live with and those are padded spaces for our cell phones and tablets, and D-rings for keys and other small items. We love knowing that it can hook our gloves, water bottles and anything else that us need immediately into the D-ring and, therefore, hung from our bag, where we can easily reach.

Resistant to water and water

If you are worried that moisture or rain will ruin a tool bag, we can assure you that we do sell tool bags that are waterproof and have water-resistant foundations. This means that you never have to stop working because it is raining or muddy. We even carry a tool bag that has its own rain protection similar to a poncho.

Lights

Klein Tools and CLC are among the two companies that make bags of illuminated tools. We all know how inconvenient it is to look inside a dark bag for tools. These guys have made it a lot easier by putting lights in their tool bags. This way, you do not have to search for your flashlight in order to search for your tools.

Speakers

Remember the good old days in the 90s and early 2000s when we took a boombox to the construction site to destroy the cassette tapes while we worked all day? Today’s version of that is using our cell phone or an MP3 player, right? Some of our best tool bags have built-in speakers to connect your cell phone or MP3 player so you can listen to your personalized playlists or Pandora anywhere.

Sizes and styles

The tool bags are available in different sizes and styles and we recommend that you choose the one that best suits your needs. A hand bag with an optional shoulder strap may work well or you may decide that a tool backpack version best suits your needs.

Why should I have more than one bag to store your tools?

Bag Tool Box

The most important factor for completing home improvement projects is having the right tool for the job. It’s that easy. Home improvements are not rocket science, and when you can not complete a task, you generally are not because you are not smart or skilled enough. It’s because you do not have that tool that does what you need to finish the job!
Unfortunately, you can not take the whole workshop with you wherever you go. So my system is this: I have a separate tool bag for different types of work. That way, I can grab one and leave, and be confident that I will have the tools I need for the repair I’m addressing. I recommend you try it; A robust and versatile hand tool like this, from Husky, is affordable enough so you can buy several. And the rotating handle facilitates access to all your things.

This is what I have in my tool bags:

Multi-purpose tool bag

  • Level
  • Tape measure
  • Anchors for drywall
  • Drills
  • Utility knife
  • Dremel oscillating tool
  • Multi-bit screwdriver
  • Adjustable wrench
  • Diagonal cutting pliers
  • Hammer
  • Flashlight
  • Random fasteners
  • Rack loops
  • Circular saw

Power tool bag

  1. Voltage tester
  2. Wire strippers
  3. Lineman’s pliers
  4. Utility knife
  5. Electrical tape.
  6. Lantern or lighthouse
  7. Screwdriver
  8. Marker
  9. Exit plates and switch plates
  10. Assorted wire nuts
  11. Machine screws
  12. A spare outlet and a switch

Plumbing Tool Bag

  • Pipe wrench,
  • Adjustable wrench
  • Chain wrench
  • Washbasin tap
  • Slot seal pliers
  • Locking pliers
  • Hacksaw
  • Lever bar
  • Tube cutters
  • Eye protection.
  • Gloves
  • Teflon tape
  • Utility knife

Bag of paint tools and patches

  1. High-quality brushes
  2. Spackle
  3. Spatula
  4. Painter’s tape
  5. Fall fabric
  6. Brightness pad
  7. Utility knife
  8. Mini foam roller

Now, obviously, this system will not cover it for every repair or project that it assumes. But the idea is that, if you’re doing something electrical, you should be able to grab your electric bag and know that you have almost everything you need. Not only that, but it facilitates storage and organization.


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