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post #1 of (permalink) Old 01-08-2005, 01:25 AM Thread Starter
 
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Bag Vs. Box.

What does everyone keep their tools in?

I had a friend who had a toolbag at one point, and thought it was pretty neat, so I asked for one for christmas... seeing as how the hinges on my toolbox were falling appart.

I just got around to swapping everything over and loading it in the bag.

The bag has tools. Tools and only tools. Actually, I lie. It's got some VERY basic spare parts too. Fuses, sparkplug, ujoint straps(not for me) ujoint-ubolts (for me).

I just loaded all the tools into/onto it, and I have to say, I doubt I will EVER go back to putting tools in a box. my tools are all nicely organised along the outside, with the bigger stuff/wratchets inside. It's much nicer to carry, and doesn't dig into my leg.

Before i did the swap over, the toolbox wouldn't close.. now because most of ths stuff is strapped to the outside, there is hardly anything inside.

The only downside.. is it weighs about the same.

All that went back into the toolbox, is the spare parts/specialty parts. (pitman arm puller, yoke puller, boxes of nuts/bolts, wire.. yada yada yada.)

So what does everyone here use? Box or bag?
I will end up taking both in the truck when wheeling, simply because its stuff like the yoke puller that people always need, and can't do without when the time comes.

Box or Bag Box or Bag... oh.. and not those big $bling$ $bling$ stand up cabinets, I'm talking back of the truck... or carry it around type of box.

Hrm, I should have gotten some before/after shots of this. [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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Re: Bag Vs. Box.

Pictures please. I guess I never considdered a bag as a option. I use a five gallon bucket with a lid myself. A good bucket has many uses.
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Re: Bag Vs. Box.

Alrgiht.

One side.



Left to right.
Vicegrips
multibit
knife.
electric pouch (multimeter/fuses/connectors)
channel locks
more vicegrips

in the end,
JBweld,
sockets converted into keys for misc hub parts.
sparkplug.



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Re: Bag Vs. Box.

Nother

stripper/crimper
GATOR GRIPS (If I had to choose one tool to put in my jeep, these would be it.)
knife.
zipper: spare screwdrier bits, smal drillbits.. little bits and peices that are not to be lost.
tape is in behind there.
needlenose
diagonal cutters
pliers
more needlenose ??
In the end.. a u-joint and the straps/ubolts.
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Re: Bag Vs. Box.

Inside.



left-right along the top

socket driver
flat driver
philips
tire plug thingi
1/4" drive ratchet
3/8" drive ratchet
extentions
box of small screwdrivers
tire gague
couple of drillbits

then
Crecent wrench set. (need a soft wrap thing for those
lines of sockets (4). (metric, impact, sae, oddones)

then
saw, c-clamp, ball peen, big screwdriver, flarenut wrenches
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Re: Bag Vs. Box.

New bag vs. old box.

About the same size.. much more organised and spacious..

I really wish I had taken before pictures.. it literally would not close, and sharp stuff attacked me every time i stuck my hand in.

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Re: Bag Vs. Box.

Thanks for the pics. Where did you get your bag from?
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Re: Bag Vs. Box.

I'd worry about that bag with all the sharp edges and "stuff" sticking out. It wouldn't feel very good if it hit you in the head in a rollover, even in a mild flop.
You could strap it down, but the "stuff" won't stay in those pockets. Stuff everything inside, then strap it down.

A bucket or a tool box that won't latch securely is just as unsafe.

A tool box that closes and latches tight, and then is strapped down securely is the only way to go - Strapped around it so it's not depending on the latch.

ANYTHING that can move around and whack you should be eliminated. Think what an errant little pair of pliers can do to the back of your head!

Now - think about how the Hi-Lift would feel.
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Re: Bag Vs. Box.

I have this really cool Craftsman tool box painted blue with a bald eagle on the side I got for Christmas last year. I think the bag makes more sense to use in the jeep. My friend had one full of tools/parts and some a$$hole ripped it off along with many other things in all the open topped jeeps (about 12) that were parked at a motel on a wheeling trip. My tool box was in the rear floor covered up (locked) with some other stuff so it didn't get stolen. The only down side of the bag is you can't lock it up like a tool box. I have a small chain with a padlock on the hasp.
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Re: Bag Vs. Box.

i cant carry my box, it weighs more than my wheeling rig!
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