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    Re: Toolbag recommendation

    Quote Originally Posted by Polarbear View Post
    Here in South Africa we used to support Christensen Tools who sold the CK line of tools can cases.

    Well made things, but the exchange rate is a real bugger.

    We switched to Stanley Fat Max tool backpacks and use Mastercraft tools -which seem to take the beating well, especially the phillips heads being used in dev covered units all day, are holding up well. Best of all is, they don't cost half of CK!

    Also Mastercraft is sold by all the big box stores in the Wallmart group, so if you break or lose one, you can always replace it cheaply and easily!

    Really like the look of that Stanley backpack. For cheaper tools i like Tolsen.

    Just found this. Need to have it.

    FlukePack30 Proffesional Backpack FLUKE – Hot Tools
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    Re: Toolbag recommendation

    Quote Originally Posted by allan View Post
    This bag really impressed me and even the supplier. ...Its been said that i am hard on things.
    Very practical layout, having it on your back frees you up to lug more boxes around with you.


    http://www.ck-magma.com/products/technicians-rucksack


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    That is a great concept. If I had that back when I was working in high rises in LA, both my arms would now be the same length.
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    Re: Toolbag recommendation

    Quote Originally Posted by allan View Post
    Hey also from ZA. In Durban I like shopping at Christensen they got a PH2 X 300 for Around 60 Rand! don't remeber the brand but its my spare that stays in the car. That is where i get got my tool bag. AAW electronics is also good to get Wiha tools.

    Around Johannesburg Hot Tools is a good supplier. Get my Mr Mckenic sray from them.

    For 3M Katun compatible type 2 vacuum filters Copifax in New Germany is ok.
    Thanks for the heads up. I didn't know about AAW electronics or Hot Tools. Will look them up.

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    Re: Toolbag recommendation

    Quote Originally Posted by JR Skewing View Post
    That is a great concept. If I had that back when I was working in high rises in LA, both my arms would now be the same length.
    ...Lorenzo
    🤣 I think I'm the same.

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    Re: Toolbag recommendation

    Quote Originally Posted by allan View Post
    Really like the look of that Stanley backpack. For cheaper tools i like Tolsen.

    Just found this. Need to have it.

    FlukePack30 Proffesional Backpack FLUKE Hot Tools
    This fluke bag looks really good. Any idea how much it would cost?

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    Re: Toolbag recommendation

    We use wenger trolleys, kinda cheap, leightweight and handy but still sturdy enough to last a few years,

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    Re: Toolbag recommendation

    Quote Originally Posted by allan View Post
    This bag really impressed me and even the supplier. Showed them the condition of my bag when i went to get a new one after 3 years it looked rough but zips and stitching held up real well. Its been said that i am hard on things.

    Very practical layout, having it on your back frees you up to lug more boxes around with you.


    http://www.ck-magma.com/products/technicians-rucksack


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    That layout looks familiar. On any type of backpack look closely at the type of zips used. If it is laptopbag grade zips... walk away. The Stanley Fatmax uses heavy gauge zips to handle the load and weight of the tools. It is usually the zips that fail first, by either breaking or tearing out of the surrounding material. It is a costly repair of the rest of the bag is still good.

    We decided on the backpack route as it frees up the person's hands to carry parts and/or the service vacuum cleaner.
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    Re: Toolbag recommendation

    Seems a bit tiny for tools, cleaning stuff, few parts and laptop but I like the bagpack idea.

    A few of my techs really like to carry A LOT in their luggage so I had to purchase pretty big "kiddy coffins on wheels" for them.

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    Re: Toolbag recommendation

    Quote Originally Posted by KeviM View Post
    This fluke bag looks really good. Any idea how much it would cost?
    You need to inquire for that item. It would be pretty expensive being Fluke and all. Between R2500 up to R5000 would be my guess.

    Quote Originally Posted by Polarbear View Post
    On any type of backpack look closely at the type of zips used. If it is laptopbag grade zips... walk away.
    The zips seems good enough on the CK bag. YKK zipper are the best but not the brand used on that bag.
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    Re: Toolbag recommendation

    https://wood.tools4.co.za/product/st...ool-back-pack/

    This is the one we picked.

    There are 2 models. One with telescopic handle and wheels and one without. Both have solid base so even if you accidentally put it down in a puddle, the contents won't get wet.

    The removable tool holder also makes organizing tools easier and there is plenty space inside for laptop and such. It has a sturdy backing as well so it sits comfortably against you back.
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