How to Choose a Tool Belt

5 steps to choosing a Tool Belt

Whether you are working on the job or at home a tool belt can be a vital part to your success. It is important you choose the correct toolbelt for your needs so that you can maximize your effectiveness on the job. This page will teach you all that you need to know about choosing the right tool belt for your needs. There are a variety of tool belts for each profession, for instance an electrician will need a completely separate set of tools then a carpenter would need. There are also general tool belts that have a variety of loops and pockets to serve any purpose. It is important you choose a tool belt that is related to your field so that you have all the necessary loops and pockets you need for your specific tools.

Choosing a Tool Belt Steps 1-5

1. The first thing to consider is the large variety of fabrics and leather that a tool belt can be made of. Years ago it was a lot more commonplace to have a leather tool belt that has since shifted slightly because of the change in the innovation of fabrics and their application to the tool belts. A leather tool belt can also be slightly heavier and more expensive than a traditional fabric tool belt. If you want a tool belt that is cost effective and light you would want to consider a tool belt that is made of nylon, suede or canvas. This will provide you with a quality tool belt that is cost effective and strong.

2. The next item to consider is comfort. You could possibly be wearing these tool belt hours of each day throughout the years. It is important you pick a tool belt that is light, strong, and comfortable. A leather tool belt may be stiffer and more heavy then your typical fabric belt. The Gatorback pro tool belt has a built in dual channel molded fiber system that is built to provide the most comfort to any person who wears it. You will find that most fabric tool belts are built to be more comfortable than your traditional leather tool belt.

3. The next item on the list is as simple as what color do you want for your tool belt? With a leather tool belt you typically only get the color of the leather its self. However if you do pick a fabric tool belt you can buy tool belts in the color green, pink, black, and a few others. A color tool belt is easy to find if you leave your tool belt on a job site. If you have a green tool belt you can also rest assured that most people on the job site will not have a color like yours, and if someone happens to steal your tool belt you may find the culprit a lot easier.

4. Another idea to consider is how are the different loops and pockets placed on your belt? There are a variety of tool belts for each specific job. For instance a carpenter requires a hammer, tape measure, carpenter’s pencil, square, torpedo level. Chalk line, nail puller, razor blade, and safety glasses. You need to ensure that your different tools are evenly spaced throughout your belt. This spacing will help prevent any weighing down of certain parts of your tool belt onto your hips; there is nothing more bothering when you are working on a job then a sagging belt. With the even spacing you will also be able to better access your variety of tools and ensure speed on the job.

5. The last thing to consider when purchasing a tool belt is if you will be buying suspenders with the belt. Tool belt suspenders can endure that your tool belt is always where it needs to be. A tool belt suspender can also add comfort to any tool belt. The pro tool belt suspenders easily clip to the metal hooks found on the pro tool belts. Each of the tool belts suspenders is built with a comfortable strap system that makes any belt lighter. The foam suspenders are easily adjusted to suit your needs. The tool belt suspender is also built with a ventilation system that makes the suspenders more breathable and relaxing to wear.

In closing whenever you are out shopping for a tool belt remember to look at the fabric of the belt, comfort, color, and tool belt suspenders. This will ensure that you buy a belt that lasts a long time and is comfortable on very job you do.

Tool Belt Links and Reviews

DIY Chatroom - In this forum you will find great reviews of different tool belt and construction equipment. You can also find tutorials and help on how to complete those diy projects from around the house. This is a great community that is always helpful and one that you can rely on.

Tool Belts - Pro Tool Belts provide a carpenter, electrician, or general tool belt that has a unique molded air channel comfort system. The belt is made of double layer DuraTek fabric that will withstand the test of time. You can rest assured that you are paying for an amazing tool belt that will last a long time. Each belt come with a 1 year manufacturers guarantee. If you are looking for a tool belt that is cost effective and reliable this is it.

How to Choose an Electricians Tool Belt - Here you find great information about how to choose a electricians tool belt for your needs. You will learn what to look for in an electricians belt and how to make the best purchase for your money.

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Comments 14 comments

DanJohnson 7 years ago

I found this article via a search engine and I'm so happy it was written. To bad my wife didn't read this before she bought me a tool belt. Well, I'm off to get a better tool belt. Once again, great info.

Clint 7 years ago

Very imformative! Thanks for the advice!

lostinlafayette 7 years ago

Interesting article. Are you in construction?

exodusms 7 years ago Author

I have been in and around the construction industry for around 7 years. I just thought it would be nice to share some of the tips I have learned while working in the industry.

Alma H 7 years ago

It is a very informative how-to... I am actually a separated stay at home mom who does minor and even major repairs in the kitchen and the bathroom. I do not have my own toolbelt yet, but is on the lookout for a light toolbelt that can be used by women. A toolbelt is actually a very important tool that keeps every necessary tool in the house in one place. Thanks for the great page! Kudos...

jjasmin 7 years ago

This is a great article. My father loves to fix things around the house. The problem is, his toolbox is quite heavy and bulky to carry around the house. He ends up going back and forth from one area of the house to another. I 've always thought of buying him a belt bag --- one that is big enough to carry all his equipments.

A toolbelt is in fact what he needs. I will try to get one for him this Valentine's day. Thanks for posting this.

Melsuk 7 years ago

Great Article. How is it that I missed something so simple. We are in the process of trying to finish an addition to our home ourselves, and make tons of trips back downstairs for this hammer or this drill. Keep them with you in a toolbelt, duh. Thanks, I'll be off to try and find one.

exodusms 7 years ago Author

Thank you all for your comments. A tool belt is an important part of any handyman or women. There is nothing I dislike more then going into the garage to find my tools when I am working in the house. So having a tool belt to keep them near is a real time saver.

yajur 7 years ago

wow got good info from this page,this help me to worker smoother when iam in juke yard

iwebmasta 7 years ago

Thanks for the tips!Tomorrow i am going to buy one!

But it costs a lot?Or it's cheap?

Good quality,high price no?

Well I will have to wait for my salary...

exodusms 7 years ago Author

Different tool belts can cost varying amounts. In a lot of cases you will find that leather tool belts are more expensive then fabric tool belts. In the end you should research the different costs and see what belt works best for your budget.

Maximus 7 years ago


Thanks for this post.Tools belt are of great help when I go for trekking. Also when my father used to paint the houses I have to help with him the tools. But now I guess there's no need for it with the help of tools belt.

Cindy 5 years ago

Ladies, I have found a great all around tool belt system. Not only can I use it for handy work around the house but I have used it for walking my dog ginger. I can organize it for whatever I like. The Quick Belt System is very light and fits me well. I think you ladies might like it too.

Danny b 6 months ago

Do you think those occidental bags are worth the extra money. They look very nice and seem to have plenty of organization. And how to choose a color oh my. Black or brown. Please help

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