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Old 10-30-2010, 03:17 PM   #21
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So I've a pair of big ORIGINAL bags when the first guy started the biz...
Any how Does anyone have the suspenders? It'll cost me $100 to add them.
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Old 10-30-2010, 06:10 PM   #22
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if your an electrician. then why not look at skillers? they were designed by an electrician for an electrician.

http://repconnw.com/index.php?option...hk=1&Itemid=71

i have my first skillers rig since 08 with no issues. i did need to customize a few things. but they are a hell of a lot cheaper then DB bags - i bought them on a whim before i pulled the trigger for DB's and have never liked a rig as much. i just bought another full rig so i can have a rig for framing and finish with out having to switch back and forth b/c i like the belt so much better then my old ones.

i have found i love my right bag to be an electrician bag way more then the type everyone normally offers for carpenters. every since i went that way i have never looked back.

two guys that i have worked with in the past year went out and got their own rig after seeing mine.
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if your an electrician. then why not look at skillers? they were designed by an electrician for an electrician.

http://repconnw.com/index.php?option...hk=1&Itemid=71

i have my first skillers rig since 08 with no issues. i did need to customize a few things. but they are a hell of a lot cheaper then DB bags - i bought them on a whim before i pulled the trigger for DB's and have never liked a rig as much. i just bought another full rig so i can have a rig for framing and finish with out having to switch back and forth b/c i like the belt so much better then my old ones.

i have found i love my right bag to be an electrician bag way more then the type everyone normally offers for carpenters. every since i went that way i have never looked back.

two guys that i have worked with in the past year went out and got their own rig after seeing mine.
I have a few pairs of the cool twill pants that I wear in the winter. Built in knee pads are great and the pockets are just right for the amount of tools you would normally carry. Very comfortable as well. They are great for plumber and sparkeys.

They are also known as snickers work wear so you may be able to find other items that are not sold in the US you can get shipped here. They are big Europe and have some really nice workwear.
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if your an electrician. then why not look at skillers? they were designed by an electrician for an electrician.


i have my first skillers rig since 08 with no issues. i did need to customize a few things. but they are a hell of a lot cheaper then DB bags - i bought them on a whim before i pulled the trigger for DB's and have never liked a rig as much. i just bought another full rig so i can have a rig for framing and finish with out having to switch back and forth b/c i like the belt so much better then my old ones.

i have found i love my right bag to be an electrician bag way more then the type everyone normally offers for carpenters. every since i went that way i have never looked back.

two guys that i have worked with in the past year went out and got their own rig after seeing mine.
Those look nice too. So many types out there. I like some parts of some bags and other parts of other bags. I think it may be time to break out the sewing machine and make my own.
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The size of the bags was one of my concerns as well. I know you don't have to load them full but they did look alittle big. I'm tall and skinny so that is always a concern. The cost is all relative if they last. I usually charge $75 to install a celling fan, did 5 in one house. One days work, belts paid for.

That's some justification!

With that logic, I could buy anyting I wanted. Of course, I'd have to ignore that I had to eat that day, and that my wife and kids ate, and that we used electricity, water and other utilities, gasoline to get to ho's house, along with other related overhead. Oh, forgot to include the medical bills that never seem to end and the mortgage, car notes, insurance etc...

To each his own.

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That's some justification!

With that logic, I could buy anyting I wanted. Of course, I'd have to ignore that I had to eat that day, and that my wife and kids ate, and that we used electricity, water and other utilities, gasoline to get to ho's house, along with other related overhead. Oh, forgot to include the medical bills that never seem to end and the mortgage, car notes, insurance etc...

To each his own.
Just saying, I can pay for a new set of bags with one days work. Still had 4 other days to pay the bills and weekends if I needed. BTW that is how I buy things I want. If I want to get something, I do the work necessary to make the money needed to get it. I didn't say I let my family go hungry, the house go in foreclosure and the truck get reposed BUT I got my new bags.
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Just saying, I can pay for a new set of bags with one days work. Still had 4 other days to pay the bills and weekends if I needed. BTW that is how I buy things I want. If I want to get something, I do the work necessary to make the money needed to get it. I didn't say I let my family go hungry, the house go in foreclosure and the truck get reposed BUT I got my new bags.

I hear ya! I buy stuff all the time that I end up feeling guilty about, then I use your logic and voila, no more guilt!

Anyway, back on topic, I bought myself some CLC bags last Christmas and they are huge and cumbersome. Unless you're a framer or work outside or around unfinished stuff be cautious on the size of the bags you get. I run into more stuff with these CLC bags that they're worth. I mainly do trim carpentry, so this was overkill. Anyway, I wish I had gotten oxys.
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I hear ya! I buy stuff all the time that I end up feeling guilty about, then I use your logic and voila, no more guilt!

Anyway, back on topic, I bought myself some CLC bags last Christmas and they are huge and cumbersome. Unless you're a framer or work outside or around unfinished stuff be cautious on the size of the bags you get. I run into more stuff with these CLC bags that they're worth. I mainly do trim carpentry, so this was overkill. Anyway, I wish I had gotten oxys.
I know what you mean though about spending that kind of money these days. Trust me by no means does $400 come easy. I just feel that of all the tools we buy, the tool belt is the most important for me because it's on my body all day and needs to perform every minute that I'm working. As opposed to things like our hand tools that we use for a few minutes, then put them away. Or some days that we never pull out to use at all.
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I have had a set for about 11 years and they are not showing much wear. I did not like thier belt or suspeners. I bought an oxy suspenders and like them alot. Also did not like the tool bag but am thinking about a different style diamondback model because they do wear very well

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