Tool box vs bag

Discussion in 'Carpenters' Talk' started by budd, Feb 23, 2008.

  1. budd

    budd New Member

    which you guys prefer seem every box i get just ends up getting broken

    thinking getting a bag for main hand tools anyone recommened a good decent size bag
  2. handcraft

    handcraft New Member

    box for for tools mate

  3. budd

    budd New Member

    true never really had bag always bought boxes they just seem to get broken

    just wondered which people prefereed who have used both
  4. Captain Leaky

    Captain Leaky New Member

    Just changed my big Plano Tool bag today for a Stanley box.


    I got fed up trying to peer into the depths of the bag to find small tools which are out of sight!

    A box is easier to open up and rummage through - and you can sit on it :)
  5. budd

    budd New Member

    lol very true forgot about sitting on them i got the big stanley one now which makes a nice seat when fitting locks and tea break
  6. RK Joiner

    RK Joiner New Member

    yep, big stanley, great seat, jus 2 things to note, firstly dont let H&S warden catch you using it as a climbing frame, secondly If you're using it as a saw horse... make sure you dont saw into it... same as you would wit trestle... all my allen keys are now super glued toogether!
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  7. budd

    budd New Member

    already got a line cut in it where using the skill saw and yes i put a small bottle mitre glue in top tray and which leaked i now have few drill bits permently stuck to the tray

    looks like i stick with boxes then
  8. blueassedfly!

    blueassedfly! New Member

    budd DEWALT large hard bottom tool bag its the DOGS holds power tools hs shed loads of pockets too!:)
  9. lamello

    lamello New Member

    Systainers are the way forward. Easy to carry lots of boxes at once. Expensive but worth every penny.
  10. HudsonCarpentry

    HudsonCarpentry New Member

    I use Both and they both have there advantages

    Box = seat, carry more, cant get bags on wheels (but you can put bags on boxes with wheels) easyer to find things.

    Bags = great for smaller jobs with less tools, less bulky, dont crack (but can rip) and there is no chance you will open up a lid forgeting the top section isn't shut :mad:
  11. chip off the block

    chip off the block New Member

    and dont cut into your systainers as they cost to much which is why i went back to using trestles
  12. starlight tiles

    starlight tiles New Member

    fatmax open tote tool box
  13. handcraft

    handcraft New Member

    i have the irwin structural foam box thats quite good
    and a dewalt bag a lil one

  14. murrmac

    murrmac Member

    I would have thought everyone on here would own one of These
  15. chippie244

    chippie244 Well-Known Member

    I would have thought everyone on here would own one

    Only for little jobs :)
  16. thejoiner

    thejoiner New Member

  17. chippy mike

    chippy mike New Member

    i use the small dewalt bag for 2nd fix tools etc, and a fatmax open tote for snips, string line, speed clamps, speed square, chalk like, pad saw, surform, adjustables etc basically just for 1st fix tools and tools i dont need all the time saves the wait.
  18. MasterSplinter

    MasterSplinter New Member

    I use veto pro pac`s for my hand tools,they are the nuts..
    got em from Rutlands.
  19. the screwer

    the screwer New Member

    had them all, got 2 x bosch bags with my monster kit, ok for the power tools, tool boxes can get heavy so recently got a stanley contractors box ( pull out handle 2 x rear wheels ) easy to move about but bulky in the van, purely depends on how mych gear you want to carry, always prefered a box myself, lol.
  20. Multico

    Multico New Member

    Have both boxes and bags.
    Boxes are the stanley non slip-- B&Q
    bags are the big ones from SF
    Both can be a nightmare to find things burried at the btm.
    Just ordered two Bucket Boss 56 pocket jobs from usa. fit over a bucket. look good.

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