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Old 06-28-2009, 05:45 PM   #21
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I save the sleeves that the bits come in to prevent this.
The old long concrete bits didn't come in the plastic sleeves, I've got alot that barley fit in the case 20"+ and they are murder on the corners. I use to keep the augers in the sleeves until they got banged around, cracked, lost etc.

I wish I could find a bag with good organizational properties, durability, somewhat stackable thats made for powertools. (I want it all!) I like how cases stack and keep things tidy, but they are hard, no carrying capacity and cumbersome.

I think the stanley cart/toolbox is junk, too heavy, bulky etc. If you just need a drill then you have to rifle through a bunch of crap; plus I've bought alot of stanley and hated just about everything. Even their crowbars arn't very good, its not like I havent given them a chance I have lots of stanley and hate it all.

At the moment my typical spread is:

- Small Hilti Bag - 14v Drill / Impact /Holesaw Kit/Twist Drills/Aircraft bits
- Canvas Greenlee bag - Power Drill & 18v Cordless / big auger bits etc.
- Large Hilti Bag - 24V Hammerdrill & Bits / Power Hammerdrill
- Large Hilti Bag - 24V Sawzall & Cordless Circular saw

Everything else such as wormdrive, sidewinder, rotozip, nailgun, sawzall, bla bla bla bla just sits in my Greenlee 48" lockbox in a huge mess in need of serious organization.
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Old 06-28-2009, 06:02 PM   #22
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The old long concrete bits didn't come in the plastic sleeves, I've got alot that barley fit in the case 20"+ and they are murder on the corners. I use to keep the augers in the sleeves until they got banged around, cracked, lost etc.

I wish I could find a bag with good organizational properties, durability, somewhat stackable thats made for powertools. (I want it all!) I like how cases stack and keep things tidy, but they are hard, no carrying capacity and cumbersome.

I think the stanley cart/toolbox is junk, too heavy, bulky etc. If you just need a drill then you have to rifle through a bunch of crap; plus I've bought alot of stanley and hated just about everything. Even their crowbars arn't very good, its not like I havent given them a chance I have lots of stanley and hate it all.

At the moment my typical spread is:

- Small Hilti Bag - 14v Drill / Impact /Holesaw Kit/Twist Drills/Aircraft bits
- Canvas Greenlee bag - Power Drill & 18v Cordless / big auger bits etc.
- Large Hilti Bag - 24V Hammerdrill & Bits / Power Hammerdrill
- Large Hilti Bag - 24V Sawzall & Cordless Circular saw

Everything else such as wormdrive, sidewinder, rotozip, nailgun, sawzall, bla bla bla bla just sits in my Greenlee 48" lockbox in a huge mess in need of serious organization.
For my longer bits I have a chunk of 4" PVC 18"long stood up and strapped to a shelf upright, and I keep the bits in that, I don't see the need to carry all of them when I usually know the size I need when I go to the truck to get the drill. The only cordless tools I have nowadays is a hammerdrill and an impact driver, I use corded tools for everything else.
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Check, your local Home Depot, ours had it last week!
Went to HD today, looking for a window crank unit. They didn't have something that was compatible. But I wandered around the store and I saw it, $90. The plastic wasn't really that stiff. You could lock the top small section but the two lower sections were not lockable. Trying to get the bottom section to cantilever/slide out was a little tricky. But once you got it out about 3" it slid nice. Looks like you could store a good amount of stuff in it. I almost got it, but I don't really need it. It would have been an impulse buy.
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Old 06-28-2009, 06:42 PM   #24
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For my longer bits I have a chunk of 4" PVC 18"long stood up and strapped to a shelf upright, and I keep the bits in that, I don't see the need to carry all of them when I usually know the size I need when I go to the truck to get the drill. The only cordless tools I have nowadays is a hammerdrill and an impact driver, I use corded tools for everything else.
I do the PVC thing for my 4 and 6 foot bits but I like to have the 20" with me in a variety of sizes. I'm constantly jumping from site to site commercial/residentia/industrial you name it, the less trips back down 15 floors to my truck the better. But at the same time I have to be able to pack up and move quickly...rather inconvinient eh? The more tools I have that I don't have to jocky for power the better!
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same here

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I bought most of my tools in cases but they took up too much room in my trailer so i made shelves to put them in. I got the idea from another contractors photo on here and it works great. As far as carrying them into the home or on the job then i just make laps back and forth for what i need. This could work in a truck or van too.
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looks good woodchuck
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I bought most of my tools in cases but they took up too much room in my trailer so i made shelves to put them in. I got the idea from another contractors photo on here and it works great.
Looks clean my friend but only good for someone who has easy trailer access at all times, the laps back and fourth and lack of bits and accessories not matched with tools would kill me.
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Have you looked at Veto? They're the best IMO.

http://www.vetopropac.com/products/default.asp?id=267

I have a local place that sells these makita bags. It's actually what I've been using.

http://cgi.ebay.com/MAKITA-LXT702-LXT601-BAG-CASE-FOR-DRILL-SAW-BATTERY_W0QQitemZ270358524844QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH _DefaultDomain_0?hash=item3ef29fb3ac&_trksid=p3286 .c0.m14&_trkparms=65%3A12|66%3A2|39%3A1|72%3A1205| 240%3A1318|301%3A1|293%3A1|294%3A50
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Yeah not enough room in those bag. I have no problem spending the money but they are not big enough.
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What about that Makita bag? There's plenty of room in there and it has wheels also.
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What about that Makita bag? There's plenty of room in there and it has wheels also.
Havent seen that looking it up now. Thanks
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That may be what im looking for. Thanks warrior!
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No Prob, glad I can help. I've had that bag for over a year and it's held up pretty well. There are pockets on the top of the inside for your batteries too, it helps when you load it up and they don't get buried.
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Ive had good luck with clc products from home depot..Im not sure i can justify the cost of of one of those high zoot bags..

My tool pouch has lasted 3 years and is still going strong from clc..I used it at a concrete plant in atlanta as a 3rd shift maintenance guy..

My current bag is also from clc, i will have to get a pic tomorow but its a closed top unit and weighs at 41 lbs..Its tossed around everyday as i fix compactors in the city and replace boiler tubes.

Ive got a 90* dewalt drill in there a set of flex wrenches, 50 ft flouresent drop light and dust masks packed on one side..The other side has screwdrivers and electrical stuff i need..I still have space to fit my cordless impact if i need to...

Ive looked at the stanley stuff at home depot like first pictured but see it falling apart while im running into basements in the city.The wheels dont have any tyope of bearings or bushings, the plastic is very thin and the latches are seemingly stamped from cheap steel.

If i were you id look into building my own from one of those foldable hand trucks..A couple of bins attached to it could last years.
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You can buy replacement hard cases for pretty reasonable prices @ http://www.ereplacementparts.com/ (except Hitachi, they are ridiculous) & haul them to the job site with this:
http://www.heartlandamerica.com/brow...1&SC=WIO20001&

It folds up so flat that it will store with your sawhorses.
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Alright i have done some searching around here but didnt find much. What do you guys use to store your cordless tools in (drill, saws, impact, ect.). I was thinking about this




But it could get heavy quick. But it would hold extra blades, bits, screws, and that stuff. Plus its $80 and i don't know if it would hold up to my beatings. So what do you guys use.
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I would skip the stanley box. I tried it and ended up returning it after a couple weeks. It is bulky and doesn't store well due to whell placement. The wheels are hard plastic and look like they would eventually wear out. Fully loaded it is HEAVY. The first time I tried carrying it up stairs (wheels are really too small to roll up stairs) I knew I was going to get rid of the box. When I get some time I'll post some pics of the boxes I built to deal with all the tools I need to carry on a daily basis.

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My last job I did I walked back and forth to my truck at least a dozen and a half times. The day before I had looked at the Stanley box and desided not to get it because it would have just been an impulse buy, which I rarely do. I should have. So I got it today and packed in a bunch of tools. I'll be taking it out with me tomorrow. I really won't need all the tools I have in it. But I'll take them anyway. Here are a few shots from my crappy camera phone.







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My last job I did I walked back and forth to my truck at least a dozen and a half times. The day before I had looked at the Stanley box and desided not to get it because it would have just been an impulse buy, which I rarely do. I should have. So I got it today and packed in a bunch of tools. I'll be taking it out with me tomorrow. I really won't need all the tools I have in it. But I'll take them anyway. Here are a few shots from my crappy camera phone.


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Well, I used it today. All I can say is sweet. I was only needed to make 3 trips to the truck. 1st was to get the box and bring it upstairs. It went up the stairs without a hitch. 2nd trip was to get a screwdriver out of the truck. I didn't have any hand tools in the new box. 3rd trip was to bring everything back to the truck after the job was finished. Sweet. So far the rating is pretty good.

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