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Old 03-19-2012, 02:02 PM   #1
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Best Tool Belt?


What is the best?? I think every body has a perfect setup that they think is the best!!? So please share!!

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Old 03-19-2012, 02:06 PM   #2
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Most people will sat occidental. I've never had one. I got this black one that had dewalt stitched onto it. (I removed it and the yellow that was on it lol) It's good enough for me I don't have my tool belt on that often so I really don't care that much.

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Not yo prove DuFast right or anything i have 2 belts. Both are from occidental leather. I have the adjust to fit and oxy lite. Love them both!
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I've got the Occidental 7 Bag Framer (model #5089) and I absolutely love it. It's heavy to the touch but once I put it on I can hardly notice it. I've had it for a month or so and it's just starting to break in. It wasn't cheap but worth every penny. (I also scored a free DeWalt 25' tape, which I haven't used since it's massively huge.)

My next purchase will be the Pro Trimmer setup when finances allow.
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I've got the Occidental 7 Bag Framer (model #5089) and I absolutely love it. It's heavy to the touch but once I put it on I can hardly notice it. I've had it for a month or so and it's just starting to break in. It wasn't cheap but worth every penny. (I also scored a free DeWalt 25' tape, which I haven't used since it's massively huge.)

My next purchase will be the Pro Trimmer setup when finances allow.
Sounds great!!
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Can some body ad pics of their rigs?? So I can se the models?
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I'll see if I can get one in a bit.
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I'll see if I can get one in a bit.
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As a rule, I don't send pics of my 'rig' to anonymous dudes in Sweden.
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I buy two rigs from Home Depot, I like a pouch on each. Here is a pic of the new one and the old one which lasted three years I think. It could keep going if I sewed it up where the belt loops through the pouches but I figured I would get new and keep it for a backup down the line.

If you can see I tacked the pouches to the padded back belt with nylon string line in the old version... I sewed the new set with nylon thread all the way across the top to the padded back belt part. I plan on getting two "eyelits" on either side of the speed square so I can run a piece of wire coat hanger across it which keeps it from ever falling out....ever!! :-) It is there in the old rig but hard to tell.

I need two outer pouches on each side. One outer pouch on either side drives me nuts!! One of these days I am gonna get with a local seamstress and build me a totally custom one.

I kinda laid everything out a little so you could see what I carry were. All tools on the right, all nails on the left.




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ill take a pic of mine as well tommorow (its locked up in my trailer)
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Occidental 7 bag pro framer with suspenders. Bad azz.

Love Oxy so much I thunk I'm going to buy the Dr Wood
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Diamond back tool belts, hand made custom tool belt made to my design and specifications. Pretty pricey ( mine was just under $500) but worth it considering you get exactly what you've always wanted.
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Pretty pricey ( mine was just under $500)
Man for that kind of money I would be worried about putting anything in it and messing it up. :-)
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Ninja, have you tried the diamondback hammer holster?

Framing rig:
Diamondback Arctic Fox pouches, heavy leather belt, custom hammer holster and nail clip pouch, AWP suspenders and rear bolt bag.

Shot with tools in approximate location that I carry them:

From left to right- Hammer, pencil, spare pencils, Utility knife, chalk box, side cutters, gun nails, coffee mug, digital level, knife, tape, speed square, chisel/hacking knife, cat paw.
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With tools in approximate location:

From left to right- Utility knife, Miter clamp pliers, miter clamps, rag for glue cleanup, glue bottle, nail sets, pencil, speed square (carried in back pocket of pants), tape, folding chisel, beater block, 2" brad nails, spring clamp, side cutters, hammer.
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A former boss had a set with the hammer holster, I like mine over my right but cheek. The flat bar holster is sweet though.
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I'd say Occidentals, but at the same time that's me, you could like a $2 apron from the hardware store if it works for you.
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I've had the ocy's. There great bags but the diamond backs are phenomenal.
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I've had the ocy's. There great bags but the diamond backs are phenomenal.
Same here.
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Oxy 7bag framers
Up here in Canada they run about 300canuk bucks

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