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Just wintering what tools are always in your pouch and why.. Perhaps stuff that some of us don't carry that make your life easier!

Pics of your set up are cool too!
 

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doing trim the past week, but the only irregular things in there are the trim nails and an extra chisel. otherwise; hammer, knife, chisel, speed square, cats paw, crate hammer, crescent wrench, 2-in-1 screwdriver, blower, 3 pencils, sharpee, sunglasses, chalkline, tape, nailset, nails, torpedo level, phone
 

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Hammer, tape measure, pencil, speed square, right & left handed snips, chalkline, chisel, utility knife. Sometimes screwdrivers, wire strippers... just depends what I'm doing.
 

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In my pouch I always have
hammer
2x pencils
sharpie marker
tape measure
speed square
chalk line
utility knive
various impact bits for impact driver
 

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I have 2 different tools belts and a holster. One belt for drywall, one belt for carpentry, and a holster for working the slums that a lot of real estate companies send me into. I do field service work for a real estate company and have to do emergency board up's, or stop flooding after the copper thieves wreck a house. I've had 3 serious run in's with thugs doing late night emergency work when they come outta no wheres. (Norfolk, Newport News, Portsmouth)

Drwall:
Drywall hammer
Tape measure
Rasp
Circle cutter
Chalk line
Drywall hole saw
Utility knife
Pack of blades
No#2 bits
Tape holder
Snacks :)

My Carpenters Belt:
Tape measure
Speed square
3-4 No#2 pencils
Pencil sharpener
Utility knife
Small protractor
Hammer of the day (rarely use anymore)
Extra No#2 bits
A tiny bottle of nail gun oil.
Flat tip and phillips screwdrivers.



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Well lately it been changing lot but it been steady for the last week of so.

Husky 20oz Smooth face hammer
Bostitch caw paw
GreenLee 6" Dikes
Unknown 6" Dikes
6" Irwin Groovejoint pliers
Matco or Mac Large flat Screwdriver
Red paint marker
Ideal 6 in 1 with wirenut socket
Bostitch 2 blade utility knife

Nearby, I've got a push broom and crowbar as will as my bent conduit hook.

Main task lately has been pulling lath nails and stripping knob and tube wiring.


Roofing Belt:

20oz Framing hammer
Cats Paw
Swanson SpeedSquare
Duck bill snip
(4) Swanson Push point carpenters pencils
(2) Sharpies
(2) Pens
Assorted screw gun bits and nut drivers(impact rated)
Hillman Moisture resistant notepad
30ft Tape measure
Torpedo Level
6 in 1 Screwdriver
Bostitch 2 blade Utility Knife
6" Adjustable Wrench
Chalkline(blue or black)
2 Handfuls of 16D commons
2 Handfuls of 1 3/4" hand drive Roofers
4-5 rack of 10d or 12d? coated sinkers
2-3 racks of 16d sinkers

I think thats it, been 4+ months since I've roofed.
 

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I didn't realize we were going so in-depth. like D.E.P.S. i have two setups mostly one for drywall-framing, and one for drop ceiling. Im a commercial carpenter so mostly metal framing so tools are a little different.

Drywall-Framing:
22oz smooth face estwing
speed square
tape measure
torpedo level
small crow bar, not a cats paw though
jab saw
rasp
wiss snips
13-1 klien screw driver
small gooseneck pliers
stanley utility knife
sharpie
pencils
chalk line
Small spring clamps
Impact driver
extra #2 bits

Drop Ceiling:
22oz smooth face estwing
speed square
tape measure
torpedo level
small crow bar, not a cats paw though
wiss snips
13-1 klien screw driver
stanley utility knife
sharpie
pencils
chalk line
Small spring clamps
Impact driver
extra #2 bits
Rivet gun
rivet punch
and line laser

I think thats it
 

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chewy said:
This has reminded me to clean out all my odd fixings and fasteners.
I have that problem too, normally between me and my main man (who also seems to keep his bags in the back seat of my truck) I can come up with 10lbs of screws nails, and everything else on the floor of my truck lol
 

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Tibone for framing, Estwing 20 oz for cornice, siding and trim. Tajima chalk line, razor knife, Swanson speed square, combo square, jab saw, 3 nail sets, sharp and dull chisels, nail pullers and side cutters, tape measure, nail bar, Arkansas soap stone, awl, 11 in 1, when framing a small duster brush, torpedo, block plane. Pencils ,Sharpie and a soap stone. Clamp.

Thinking of buying a Stilleto nail bar and trim hammer.
 

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Definitely nail bags down here.
 

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Ussd to have a plumb bob, but the PLS and Dewalt lasers have taken that away. Keep one in the truck box though.
 

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Different set up for me:
razor knifes
tape measure
8" taping knife
4" taping knife
1" putty knife
pointy type of knife
plastic smoother
scissors
pencils
wallpaper brush
 
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