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Old 08-15-2013, 06:38 PM   #21
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I don't see how a speed square could keep jumping out
Me neither.

http://www.mcguire-nicholas.com/item.aspx?id=6600

stick a speedsquare in the top of that and one would have to be in a serious, random tumbling for that to fly out.

So I guess what information I don't have from the OP is,

What kinda setup are you running now?
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Old 08-15-2013, 06:39 PM   #22
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The guy teaching me is actuly a lisensed builder.
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Me neither.

http://www.mcguire-nicholas.com/item.aspx?id=6600

stick a speedsquare in the top of that and one would have to be in a serious, random tumbling for that to fly out.

So I guess what information I don't have from the OP is,

What kinda setup are you running now?
This is the setup I have now.
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Re: How To Keep A Square From Falling Out Of Tool Belt


Mine hasn't fallen out in quite sometime but I wonder if they would be Able to invent a square attached to a retractable wire of some sort that attaches on your belt. Sure it would take some trial and error to figure it out so it sits comfortably. but seems like it would be doable.
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I am realy intersted in the trades. My goal is to be a carpenter.

If I could find someone to work for I would be out doing...I dont care if they had me carriyng material just as long as eventually they gave me a chance to show them that I know about framing and finish.
You're in a dead place. Move somewhere else.

IMO, you think you have the work ethic, but IMO you are putting the cart before the horse. You don't even know the difference between a framer and a finish carpenter, as some folks make livings doing one or the other...which may explain this thread.

You're wasting your time wasting your time with people killing their time. There are people on this board and others that are looking for young people actually willing and wanting to work and learn before they become the end of that trade line. Heck, I canned one today and am thinking about canning other two guys...but I don't even own the company I'm working for.

They may be canned next week, depending upon if they put in the effort this weekend as I gave them their head's up.

Doesn't WY advertise in MI for workers?
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Me neither.

http://www.mcguire-nicholas.com/item.aspx?id=6600

stick a speedsquare in the top of that and one would have to be in a serious, random tumbling for that to fly out.

So I guess what information I don't have from the OP is,

What kinda setup are you running now?
I have the darker brown version of that pouch. It has definitely helped. Occasionally, I don't get it fully seated and then it can work its way out. I do most of our layout, so my square is in/out of my pouch many times per day. I think if the square was 1 1/2 shorter, it would fit most pouches better. Maybe a retractable slide for the longer marks.
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Happens all the time on a framing crew. Climbing, bending, stretching, twisting, etc. Many tools can fall out, but the shape of the speed square lends it to being the most common airborne tool.
Maybe, right after all of my fooking pencils.
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This is how I carry mine...I never have it fall out

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Wow you need a new pouch.
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The guy teaching me is actuly a lisensed builder.
Sad to say, that doesn't mean much other than he/his LLC is sheltered from liability and/or has insurance. Sometimes licensing is more about the govt getting their cash than competence in some areas. Come to think of it, a 'home builder' behind me built a fence that is collapsing on my property. OK, it's not on my property as there's a 2' setback, but he didn't realize it as he built it on my property.....2'. But his 'home builder's fence' is still collapsing into my 2' of lot line.

Don't know what you do as your setup is all over the place and your speedsquare is buried. Are you left handed?
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This is the setup I have now.
I switched to Dead On's pouches because they have a couple speed square slots built in. Be careful because they have 2 different grades of pouches.
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My bags are the cheap 30$ awp brand from lowes. I keep my speed square right in the top right slot right next to my belt. Has never fallen out
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Ryan where is HfH working in Detroit? I wouldn't mind helping them out from time to time.
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Ryan where is HfH working in Detroit? I wouldn't mind helping them out from time to time.
We are working in a area called morning side. The street is lake pointe between mack and east warren 2 blocks north of alter. Its nice because its 8 minuets away from me.
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Mine doesn't usually fall out. I pull it out I keep it in the top pocket on my right side bag, and when I grab my hammer out of my loop behind my back the hammer hits the square and out she comes.


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Ryan, what work were you performing with your pouches set up that way? I can't imagine the 5 in 1 tool, linesmans pliers, and the crappy torpedo level being very useful together.
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I have the darker brown version of that pouch. It has definitely helped.
The main thing I look for in a left bag is the ability to hold a speedsquare and tape in the same bag, square on top, snug and tape below that. Pencils in the right as I'm right handed.

Tape comes out of the left, hook it, drag it, then mark it.
Speedsquare comes out of the left, mark it, cut it, then back.
Some folks are different, but dominant sides be dominant sides (said the ambidextrous DB....).

Do you carry your hammer in the back or on the side? I'm a back guy as...well, who uses hammers anymore other than to adjust walls?....
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The main thing I look for in a left bag is the ability to hold a speedsquare and tape in the same bag, square on top, snug and tape below that. Pencils in the right as I'm right handed.

Tape comes out of the left, hook it, drag it, then mark it.
Speedsquare comes out of the left, mark it, cut it, then back.
Some folks are different, but dominant sides be dominant sides (said the ambidextrous DB....).

Do you carry your hammer in the back or on the side? I'm a back guy as...well, who uses hammers anymore other than to adjust walls?....
Hammer in the back. I prefer the tape on the right along with most of my tools. My left pouch is mostly nails, and occasionally my cell phone hides out in the tight pocket. I like to keep my pouches light. Hammer, tape, square, chalk line, knife, and a couple pencils and a sharpie.
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Wow you need a new pouch.
I know I do...these are Diamondbacks, 15 years old. They've gone up in price though..think I paid 150.00 for them, they're about double that now..
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Ryan, what work were you performing with your pouches set up that way? I can't imagine the 5 in 1 tool, linesmans pliers, and the crappy torpedo level being very useful together.
This picture is from a day acouple weeks ago when I was still working with the guy I use to work for and I was replacing some exterior trim and installing grill door into a brick surround.

Sorry I didn't get a pic of how I have it set up now but I am tired and my bags are in the car

The linesmen pliers were for pulling out the old nails from the trim so no one stepped on a nail that was sticking up. The torpedo level was for making sure the doors were level and plum. The opening was only around 18 inches so my 2 foot level wouldn't of fit The 5 in 1 was for getting back behind the trim to get it loose enough for my pry bar to fit.

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Don't know what you do as your setup is all over the place and your speedsquare is buried. Are you left handed?[/QUOTE]

I am left handed so I keep all that on the opposite side. That's not my setup for framing just some old pics I had on my phone.

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