Whether you are a weekend DIYer or a professional carpenter, you can’t do without an effective tool belt, one that helps you to access your stuff quickly. Regardless of what you call it (pouch, belt, rig, or bag) having one that suits your requirements makes a big difference. Read this article for more on the different types of toolbelts.
The selection of a tool belt to perform the task is quite difficult since there are numerous factors to take into account and someone also needs to consider his/her personal preference. Other factors include material used for making the accessory, stitching, seam, rivet, buckle and belt adjustability and comfort which all make up for a premium tool belt.
In this article, we are going to talk about how these items make up for an effective tool belt and the factors to consider when shopping for them to enable you to make a purchase that is beneficial and make your job more productive as well. So, let us now talk about the factors to consider when purchasing electricians or any other variety of tool belt for that matter.
Comfort and Fit
Sometimes, if you don’t select a tool belt that is convenient, you can find it difficult using the tool belt while on the job. Due to these reasons, you have to take some factors into account when choosing a tool belt that is not restricted when you put it on and doesn’t disrupt your work. Here are few things that you should keep in mind to ensure that your tool belt fits you perfectly.
Sturdy Buckles are ideal for the robustness of the tool belt, but it is not advisable to attach it to your tool belt especially if you are unable to slide the buckle to the proper position. Attaching sturdy buckles can glide into your belly with ease and asides the fact that this is discomforting, it can be hurtful at times. Another thing that you should note about sturdy buckles is that they can distort or scratch the finish surface. I am sure that you wouldn’t want to damage something with your tool belt’s buckles.
Some tool belts adjust themselves as one size fits all tool belts, but they aren’t as effective as they claim to be. These tools belts are made on the premise that all electricians or plumbers are naturally heavy weighted people or have a big waist. If you don’t belong to that category and you have a waist size of at most 34 inches, then I bet that you will face a whole lot of challenges with “One Size Fits All” tool belt. Before choosing a tool belt to ensure that you put it on and make sure it fits you perfectly.
Another factor that also caught our attention is Rivets. Although they don’t offer much functionality, they help to hold the whole components of the tool belt together but we are still bothered about something, and we would like to share our grievances with you. The rivets attached to some tool belts are positioned at specific places which might prevent the tools from getting out of the belt, and you should also look out for the sharp edges because they can hurt your hands when accessing the tools.