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Posted on 13 July 2018 by admin (0)

What Makes a Great Electricians Tool Belt?

An electrician’s tool belt is one of the most essential tools that any aspiring electrician should have. However, it is important to consider a few factors when buying electricians tool belts. Here are some of the key buying factors to consider when purchasing electricians tool belt.

Comfort and Fit

It is greatly important to buy a tool belt that is not only comfortable but also fits correctly. You do not want a belt that will leave your hips when you are in the field. Make sure that the tool belt does not contain anything that pokes you or causes you to feel uncomfortable. However, it is also important to understand that all tool belts have “break in” periods; it may take a while for a tool belt to loosen up and comfortably fit your body. Consider buying belts that are breathable and feature pads because they are usually quite comfortable.

Alternatively, wear suspenders before putting on your tool belt to take the weight off your hips and back. Suspenders help to distribute the weight between your shoulders and waist allowing you to wear the tool belt loosely around your hips.

Durability

Consider buying a tool belt that will last for a while. Not all tool belts are the same; some are just not built to last with seams and rivets that easily pull apart. Choose electricians tool belts with superior qualities. Although leather tool belts are quite popular, they tend to stretch and wear out with time. On the other hand, nylon belts are quite durable and often come with pads for your hips. You may also buy tool belts that blend both leather and nylon in one belt.

Your tool belt is likely to face many hazards on the job site or work truck. Many people store their tool belts in toolboxes. Although this is not a bad option, it is advisable to be careful when placing sharp tools and objects around your waist. The sharp objects may cut and poke holes in your tool belt. Consider buying a bag for your tool belt. This way you will protect your tool belt against the beating of your toolbox and work site. In any case, a bag is much cheaper to replace than a tool belt.

Personalization and Capacity

It is advisable to choose a tool belt that is specifically designed for electricians. Although some people may use construction tool belts for electrical work, they may often do not have spots for individual tools. Construction toll belts usually come with large pockets for larger tools including squares and marking tools.

Choose tool belts with dedicated spots that allow you to easily and quickly grab the tools you need. Some electricians do not like tool belts with hammer holders because they often stick out further than the pockets and may leave marks and dents on vehicles. Consider choosing tool belts with independent hammer holders on the back.

It is important to consider tool belt safety when purchasing one. The main part of the body that is affected by a tool belt is the back. You may feel some soreness on your back after a long day at work working with your tool belt. If the soreness persists or worsens, consider changing your tool belt or using padded suspenders together with your tool belt.

 

 

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