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Old 05-24-2015, 07:21 AM   #21
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That's why mine mostly hangs in the garage.
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Old 05-24-2015, 07:52 AM   #22
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That's a problem for a deck builder
i bendover a lot too..
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I have the suspendavest I use for trim work and I love the thing I thing I've noticed is I tend to fill it up with to much crap and I'm sore at the end of the day.
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Here's a pic Tool vest-imageuploadedbycontractortalk1432473342.481906.jpg
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Best thing I've bought for working in interiors lately is a 12v Bosch drill and a holster with a safety clip. I'm always worried about denting a floor if my tape or drill comes off it's clip.
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Someone else carrying your tools is the only perfect solution


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I use the Occidental vest for finish work where I don't have to kneel over too much. There may be a shorter version, but with the extra punches when I try to kneel stuff comes out. Doors, windows and cabinetry they are perfect for me
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The Mascot vest has magnets in the upper pocket flaps to secure items in the pockets.
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I'm getting to the point I dispise bags. But vests are too hot. We often get triple digit temps throughout the year here. I'm still looking for a viable substitute.
Girls in Bikinis carrying tools bags. They just stand ready to handle your tools for you.
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The worst thing I ever did was wear suspenders for 15 years. All the weight hanging on my shoulders jacked up my back. I thought maybe I was wrong (because of guys on this site) so I tried them again. My back immediately spasmed and I was out for 2 weeks. Never again. But that's just me.
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The worst thing I ever did was wear suspenders for 15 years. All the weight hanging on my shoulders jacked up my back. I thought maybe I was wrong (because of guys on this site) so I tried them again. My back immediately spasmed and I was out for 2 weeks. Never again. But that's just me.
Come on, I just fell in love with suspenders!

Have you tried spinal decompression, or something along those lines? Just hang from something for a minute. Keep your shoulders where they should be and let the rest of your body just dangle, should crack the back real good and usually alleviates a lot of tension in my mid and lower back whenever I remember to do it.
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Like anyone would ever do that!!
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Like anyone would ever do that!!
I do. I'm sure you already know that. Love to get the bikini blonde to do it and feed me grapes, but it would be a hard sell to Mrs. Cali.
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I do. I'm sure you already know that. Love to get the bikini blonde to do it and feed me grapes, but it would be a hard sell to Mrs. Cali.
Knew that.

I had a broken wrist once and my sister followed me around and filled my hawk.
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I just received the Occidental 2535 vest. Comes with a vest and two removable nail bags. I haven't used it yet but I have a job coming up next week that I'll be testing it out on.

First impression: The thing is HUGE. I'm 6' tall 165 lbs, so I'm pretty much average. This thing looks like it was made for someone 40 lbs heavier and 3 inches taller than I am. First thing I did was cinch all the straps all the way in and it looks like it might work.

Nowhere to store a speed square that I can see, without the pouches on.

The "cell phone pouch" looks like it might fit a few nail punches. I didn't actually measure it but it can't be more than 2" wide by 4" deep. Apparently they haven't updated their design in 10 years.

The drill holder looks promising. Can't tell until I try it out though.

I was looking for something to hold all my essentials while I'm trimming out a job, but this thing looks like it was built more like a framers belt with added pockets on the suspenders. I'll probably be sending it back, but I'm gonna test it out on one job first.

I can't believe it's so hard to find a tool vest built for trim carpenters. The idea is so simple...a few pockets, a hammer holster that won't let the handle swing around every time you move your hips, a drill holder, all kept tight to the body. I'm not asking for too much am I?
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Oops just noticed I actually got the 2538. Looks like most of this series comes with more or less the same vest with a different bottom end.
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First impression: The thing is HUGE. I'm 6' tall 165 lbs, so I'm pretty much average. This thing looks like it was made for someone 40 lbs heavier and 3 inches taller than I am. First thing I did was cinch all the straps all the way in and it looks like it might work.
That's not even remotely close to average.

Average in US us 5'6" and 195lbs. You're a string bean. I'm 6'2" 190ish and even that's considered "thin"(it's not) nowadays.
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5'6" is average in Guatemala maybe.
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Average height for males in America is 69.7" or around 5'-10"
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I thought average height for males in the US was medium, and average weight was fat.

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