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Old 09-02-2010, 09:46 PM
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i posted a picture in my album, the drill holster is separate.
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Old 09-25-2010, 10:10 AM
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That would never fit over my safety harness!
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Old 09-29-2010, 10:56 PM
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Actually it does fit over a safety harness, I have worked that way quite a few times. I felt a little like a trussed up turkey, especially if I was wearing my Carhartt bib overalls.
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Old 01-04-2012, 09:22 PM
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Default good old pouch

I found a tool pouch to be invaluable, especially since in our trade we were so often up on a ladder. I still have the same electricians pouch that I started with, bought it new in 1975. I have repaired it a few times with large flange 3/16" blind rivets. Must have gone through six or 8 belts though. Never did find a pouch designed for tin bashers.
Now, with the prevalence of scissor lifts, you can rig up a bucket or build a tool tray to hang off the handrail, as well as using your pouch.
When my back or hip would get sore from the heavy tool pouch, I would shift the pouch to the opposite side. Have tried several different pouches for drills, but never found one I could trust not to dump the drill out at the worst possible moment.
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Old 01-04-2012, 10:20 PM
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I know what you mean about dumping the drill, i encountered the same problem. the holster on my belt is the only one I am secure about. The snap lock closure never let me down. It comes in a left hand version also.
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Old 01-05-2012, 12:30 AM
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I actually found that when on a ladder or sizzorlift or a JLG I have my drill holster like the old detectives had them, just under my armpit. that way its easy to clip-in or unclip and get it securely. I didn't like all the weight on my hips or waist, so I used another belt and slung under the arm. It works for me
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Old 01-05-2012, 06:58 PM
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that is interesting, I never thought of that.
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Old 01-13-2012, 08:20 AM
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I've always used a ten-pocket side pouch with red & green aviation snips, 10" vice grips, hand seamer, speed square, flat & phillips screwdrivers, lineman pliers, folding rule, torpedo level, and duct kinfe in the largest pocket. Keep a scratch awl and 6" longnose vice grip in one side pocket, and a half-round file, razor knife, putty knife, and 4" adjustable wrench in the other. Three other large pockets carry screw chucks, drill bits, and hardware. Four individual pockets hold a pencil, center punch, and large drill bits. I carry my hammer and tape rule on the other side in holders made for them, and hold every thing up with suspenders hooked to the tool belt. I also wear a nail apron that I put most of my screws and rivets and such in.
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