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    Tool Bag Recommendations

    OK, I'm needing some help here guys, I'm in the market for a good quality tool bag. I have been using one I got here for a year or so, and it is falling apart. It was cheap,
    but man it sheds bits and pieces all over the place, not good.


    From the outside it looks OK, but...


    When you open it up, you can see it is falling apart, not what I want to open in front of a client.




    And like I said, it sheds bits of black stuff all over the place.



    I've looked over here and the one I have is about the best I can find, so I'm looking at Amazon.com.

    A couple of things, it needs to be at least an 18" bag, maybe a 20", and I don't want black, stuff goes missing inside a black bag.



    I see the Carhartt bag in brown that looks good....
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    But I was wondering if any of you have a recommendation.

    Thanks
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    For an interim solution, could you peel all the flaky black insides out - it doesn't seem to do much other than hide the tools. The outside of your bag and the inside pockets appear to be in good condition - just the lousy inside layer of the outside of the bag. Of course, a new bag always looks good for a high end contractor like you!
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    I've heard good things about Occidental Leather in the "buy it for life" forums. A bit more pricey but also has a bit of panache that might sell well on the job site?

    https://www.amazon.com/Occidental-Le.../dp/B001E40L5U
    https://www.amazon.com/Occidental-Le.../dp/B0062NRBC4
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan Mooney View Post
    A bit more pricey but also has a bit of panache that might sell well on the job site?
    A bit!?!?!?!?

    WOW. I guess if you're going to use it every day for a long time, quality always pays. But they are expensive!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rennie Heuer View Post
    A bit!?!?!?!?

    WOW. I guess if you're going to use it every day for a long time, quality always pays. But they are expensive!
    I'm really good at spending other peoples money

    See also my reply to your other thread
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan Mooney View Post
    I've heard good things about Occidental Leather in the "buy it for life" forums. A bit more pricey but also has a bit of panache that might sell well on the job site?

    https://www.amazon.com/Occidental-Le.../dp/B001E40L5U
    https://www.amazon.com/Occidental-Le.../dp/B0062NRBC4
    Those are really nice, but I want something that zips up.

    Like this.....
    Veto Pro Pac

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    This is also price, $230 and $90 shipping, but like Charlie said, it looks good when I show up to a client's office or home and I'm organized and my bag is not falling apart.
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    I've used the Veto Pro Pac XL for four years and I wouldn't get anything else. I'll snap some pictures of it tomorrow. I carry a thousand dollars worth of handyman tools in it and it works perfect in keeping everything organized and protected. Only problem is it can get heavy because I keep fitting more things in it.
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    Add a folding collapsing hand cart like the third one at this url they work pretty good up to 150 lbs.

    I've had one for several years purchased it for $20 from Kmart.

    Magna Cart Personal 150 lb Capacity Aluminum Folding Hand Truck

    https://www.amazon.com/s?ie=UTF8&pag...20hand%20carts
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    When I call in vendors to work on the CNC machine in the factory they often times need to fly in from far away. When they show up at the factory their tools are in a rolling case. Some are larger than others but they NEED to have EVERYthing they need. They CANNOT go get something from their shop as that may be thousands of miles away.

    These are smaller less industrial versions of what they use.
    There are MANY many more versions available.


    https://www.amazon.com/Stanley-STST1...obile+tool+bag

    https://www.amazon.com/Husky-14-Roll...obile+tool+bag

    https://www.amazon.com/CasePro-CP-GE...ool+case&psc=1

    https://www.amazon.com/Clipper-Trimm...ling+tool+case

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    Hmm, yeah, what about a Systainer on a hand cart, or a homemade toolbox on a two-wheeled dolly?
    There's usually more than one way to do it...
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