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Old 06-04-2015, 08:58 AM   #1
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How does everyone get their tools from the truck or van to the jobsite?
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Old 06-04-2015, 09:35 AM   #2
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With my hands.
You must have a lot of hands to carry a drill, impact, circ, recip, hammer, batteries, chargers, fasteners, bits....

To be more specific though...

Do you use a large bag? Small bag the drill comes with? Kit boxes? Wheelborrow? Bucket? Storage cases? Multiple trips? Etc.

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"hey 'insert helper here', set us up for 'insert task here' in the 'insert room here'." And don't forget the please and thank-you. We don't want to hurt people's feelings.
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I run mostly the dewalt tough box system. They are set up with all my cordless in a couple and then task specific from there on. I grab the cordless boxes and take them first thing. Then I drag out the task specific boxes as I need them. Then, at the end of the day i pack them back up and take them to the trailer. It has been great. Much less trips back and forth to the trailer at the start and end of each day.
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Dewalt T stacks & a hand truck.
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Building up my tstak collection. Need to get my hand truck for these soon. They are getting heavy.
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Building up my tstak collection. Need to get my hand truck for these soon. They are getting heavy.

I just use the same rubber tired handtruck I use to haul in my floor sanders.
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I use the Husky cantilever organizers for most things, a light weight miter saw stand with wheels, and a couple of tool bags for nailers or miscellaneous tools.
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Systainers. I just keep buying more.
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Lboxx on lboxx dollys. Even the wheels are german. (how snobbish!)

Tuffbox on cart. Damn tuff box is wide for old residential work. Lboxx and systainers are king when hallways are exactly 30" wide.
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Have been using the Ridgid container system for a few weeks now now and liking it so far.

The big bin with the wheels holds a 50' extension cord, 3-way, some clamps, sandpaper, a big note pad, and my tool belt. The medium bin is filled with an assortment of random, general use hand tools, safety glasses, wood glue, etc. The top/smaller one is filled with some M12 stuff. Batteries, charger, radio, fuel impact, drill, hackzall, multi-tool, bits and blades.

I bring it inside and leave it in the closet over night, take it out to the truck in the morning (live in the city, garage has no door). Wheel it into the job and I'm basically pretty good. Most of the stuff I need is right there. If I have to switch gears through out the day it's normally just a trip over to the bin, drop what I don't need in, put what I do need in the pouches and I'm ready to move forward.

Also helps keep clutter to a minimum. Once things are moving along, all of my tools are stacked in one corner and the 12v box is usually the only one with the lid up. It's getting to be on the heavier side, but I just split it in half and carry it up/down stairs in two parts. I'm still young, doesn't bother me.

I have two DeWalt clear top organizers that I have set up with random stuff. Fasteners, sharkbites, wire nuts, tapes, hole saws and what not. Thinking about buying a second Ridgid small box and seeing if I can't consolidate all of that into there and have it on the wheely cart.

If I need to be set up for something specific then it's usually just a quick trip out to the truck for 1-2 things, and it helps keep the truck box organized (easier to grab out of, easier to put away). If I need to bring anything else with me it's normally thought about enough in advance that I know to throw it in the truck in the morning and drag it into the job anyways.
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I have my framing gear in Dewalt Tough System boxes: Oxy bags and daily tools, Dewalt 20V cordless line, other hand tools, all the usual stuff. It all fits into 2 of their largest boxes. I need a third box for guns and hoses.

Finish carpentry tools are in systainers. One Domino systainer holds my daily hand tools. Others hold power tools, Festool and otherwise. I'm trying to pick a sortainer for my 12v drill, impact, and odds and ends.

I prefer boxes to bags for stacking reasons. It's so much easier to figure out what I have packed in the truck when it's neatly stacked. I also like have small workbenches everywhere.

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Telehandler.
We get out a lot of tools.
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Milwaukee tool box for my cordless tools, small tote for my charger and batteries and a midsize tech bag for my hand tools and it fits a couple 12 volt drills.
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I just back the van up quickly with the rear doors open, and then slam on the brakes.

Loading doesn't work the same way, but it does look like a car crash after the tools are loaded.
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I have my framing gear in Dewalt Tough System boxes: Oxy bags and daily tools, Dewalt 20V cordless line, other hand tools, all the usual stuff. It all fits into 2 of their largest boxes.

Finish carpentry tools are in systainers. One Domino systainer holds my daily hand tools. Others hold power tools, Festool and otherwise. I'm trying to pick a sortainer for my 12v drill, impact, and odds and ends.

I prefer boxes to bags for stacking reasons. It's so much easier to figure out what I have packed in the truck when it's neatly stacked. I also like have small workbenches everywhere.
I had put two cans of diet coke into a tool bag the other day. One got punctured, had diet coke over 3 chargers and a impact gun. freak blows.
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With my hands.
Yep! 15 trips!!
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Horse and buggy.
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