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Old 01-29-2007, 07:31 AM   #1
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Toolbox/belt Designs

hi everyone

i am currently studying product design at liverpool (UK) john moores university.

we have to design a new device for tradesmen to use for carrying their tools, so if anyone has any ideas they would be very welcome

things like
1- what carrying decice do you think is best.
2- what if anything is wrong with the ones that are out there now
3- what would you like to see incorporated into your toolbox/belt

also could you state your profession,

thanks very much, and if people would like ill post the final thing in around 12 weeks.

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Old 01-30-2007, 02:23 PM   #2
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Re: Toolbox/belt Designs

I would like to see a waterproof toolbox made out of metal. The plastic ones inevitably break, and throwing a trashbag on and off of mine is such a PITA. As for belts, I'm happy with my cardhartt one, lightweight yet durable canvas. Maybe some variation on that. BTW, I install fences.


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Old 01-31-2007, 11:43 AM   #3
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I would like to see a waterproof toolbox made out of metal. The plastic ones inevitably break, and throwing a trashbag on and off of mine is such a PITA.
I second that.. espeically when working in snow. Plastic gets too cold and breaks too easily.
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Old 01-31-2007, 12:15 PM   #4
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Re: Toolbox/belt Designs

I think when they came up with the roll along tool boxes they were a great idea. Only draw back was they made them with poxy little wheels, that are about 3" in dia. When out on site I take my sack barrow with me in the van, that way i can stack about 4' in hieght of tool boxes.
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When the 1st people saw me with it they sort of laughed, until they realised I wasnt going back and forth to the van. I can even use it for large heavy doors. 1 trip from the van in the morning and 1 on the way back. This way I can keep an eye on my tools at all time whilst going and coming from the job.

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