When you’re on the job, having the right tool bag is essential for maximizing your efficiency. But which material is right for your needs? Consider the following options for your next electrician tool bag to see which one best fits your work style, and be sure to store your Gorilla Hook in there during the rare times you’re not using it.
The Right Bag for the Job
Every electrical job is different—just like the bags needed to get that job done. The size of the bag is dictated by what tools an electrician needs on a daily basis. For example, if you only have 5 to 10 different tools that you need to bring to the job site, there's no need in bringing something with multiple compartments and dozens of pockets. This is where tool carriers come in handy. They are a small handled bag that contains about 10 varying-sized pockets with a central large pocket. These are meant for quick relocation of all of your tools, especially when you are working in tight spaces. On the opposite side of the spectrum, some electricians need a duffel sized back in order to carry everything they need on a daily basis. These can house anything from spools of wire to extension cords for tools. The compromise between these two bags would be a center tray tool bag. They have plenty of individual pockets for your essential tools while also having two large central pockets for odd shaped or large tools.
Synthetic Tool Bag
With all of the different types of synthetic materials being used in tool bags today, it’s hard to know which one you can trust to take a hit and keep going. You don’t want your bag to fail and possibly lose an essential tool. The first and most common type of material used is polyester fiber that has various claims about how strong and durable it is. Occasionally, they will list the denier rating for the polyester being used that tells you how water resistant the bag will be when exposed to the elements. Polyester has several benefits—one being its cost to variability ratio.
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Natural Tool Bag
A less common, but extremely durable, material used in tool bags today is cured leather. When it comes to leather, it may not be as easily manipulated as other materials but it is almost impossible for a leather tool bag to fail if properly taken care of. Although it is much more expensive compared to other tool bags of the same size, leather is resistant to cuts, tears, and water. It isn’t uncommon for leather tool bags to go a whole lifetime of electrical work without failing.
Adding Versatility Tool Bag
One thing that a majority of tool bags lack is a proper and secure place to put an electric drill. Electric drills are one of the essential tools needed by most electricians. Any type of electrical fixture such as a wall plug or breaker box need an electric drill to properly put back in place or install. So, this means that the electric drill is repeatedly put down and picked back up and can be a pain if there isn’t a convenient place to put it in your bag. With that being said, what tool bags lack, the Gorilla Hook makes up for in mobility. This holster is a must-have attachment for keeping your drill in place and easily detaching it whenever it’s needed.