It’s a rare occasion that we have a need to wear a tool belt around the shop — because, well, we’re around the shop, the very base of all our tool power. However, working at other people’s houses or doing plumbing or electrical work can make tool belts a necessity.
On this topic, reader Haglered writes us and asks:
What do you think about using tool belts? Some say you have to have one so you don’t have to set your tools down when working on a job or around the house. What do you think and where can you get a tool belt big enough for us big guys?
Honestly, Haglered, we don’t use a lot of belts so this might be a better question for the readers. We can say there are many different belt styles designed for certain type of work. For instance, a carpentry belt will feature a much different layout than, say, an electrician’s or roofer’s belt. In the end it’s really just some pockets on a belt that fits you, but you’ll likely find that many folks who wear one will have a definite opinion on the subject.
As for the larger sizes, I know Klein makes a range that fits at least a 48 inch waist and larger. Good luck in your search, sir!
What about you other Toolmongers — what advice would you offer someone in the tool belt market?
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