A well-organized tool belt helps to work faster and better and also helps us to climb and work from ladders more safely and securely.
Unfortunately, there are many people who hate to wear tool belts for weight. It’s ridiculous. But for time-saving, safety, comforts you really need a tool belt.
Normally tool belts have two/three pockets, which contain all the essential tools and fasteners for the job at hand. This makes your work faster.
Speed, performance and safety all improve with the selection of right tool belt, loaded the right way.
Setting up a tool belt is not that much hard or tricky. All you have to do is to follow some procedures. Here’s how to organize it efficiently is given.
Step: 1 Buying a tool belt with lots of pockets
You need nails, fasteners, drills, nailers, screwdrivers, blades, pins for your works. So you need lots of pockets so that these tools can easily get adjusted.
Just make sure that the hammer loop remains on the side of your hammer hand.
Buy a tool belt having lots of pockets for carrying various fasteners and the hand tools shown.
Select one that fastens in the back, with the tape measure in front, available for either hand.
This is a setup for a right-hand belt making the tools favored by the dominant hand; the one with which you hammer and write with; is placed on the right-hand side of the tool belt. Also, you could use a Drill Holsters and a magnetic wristband, they are a very useful tool.
Step: 2 Tools used by the dominant hand
Keep the tools that are needed most near the dominant hand. Dominant hand tools are the basic working drivers.
For example; a good, general-duty claw hammer weighs 12 or 16 oz. and is a balance of comfort, control, and maximum nail-driving power.
A flat carpenter’s pencil doesn’t break as easily as an ordinary round one and works better for rough carpentry tasks and works.
A chalk line is needed to snap long, straight lines. It’s also important as a plumb bob or string line.
A slip-joint plier is a versatile one for pulling nails and for simple plumbing work. The utility knife is a must for everything from cutting drywall to roofing work and should have extra blades, both straight and curved.
All these tools need to be placed in the bag first as they are important for every work.
Step: 3 Tools for the helping hand
Store fewer used tools and fasteners on the secondary side.
Helping hand tools are extra ones that work in combination with a hammer or pencil and are kept on the opposite side of the tool belt.
For the right-handed tool user, these are the helping hand tools. Two nail sets, a 1/8-inches one for large nails plus a 1/16-inches one for finish nails.
A cold chisel for doing plaster and concrete abolition work, bludgeoning fasteners and prying stuff things.
A four-in-one screwdriver, consisting two sizes each of Phillips bits and straight blades. This tool can be used by either hand and is stored (if you choose) with the chisel.
Fasteners are better to carry in the pouches opposite the hammer hand so that the helping hand can easily and smoothly feed nails as the hammer drives them.
A square works in tandem with pencils for drawing the saw cutting lines and other lumber layouts for any job.
Step: 4 Reverse the belt for speed and comfort
Switching the pockets to the rear allows bending over more easily and smoothly for tasks like wall framing.
Increase your comfort as well as efficiency while working bent over for long periods by turning the tool belt around and either rearranging the fasteners and hand tools or learning the new locations.
Working with the tool belt in its regular front-facing position while building walls seems to be a pain.
The tape measure pouch cuts into the waist and bending makes it more difficult to grab fasteners and tools out of the pinched-shut pouches.
Step: 5 Climb ladders safely
Carry the tools in your tool belt while climbing so that both hands are free to grip the ladder.
Climb ladders safely without dropping any of your tools by using tool belt accessories such as drill carriers.
Take the advantage of belt waistbands as a place to stash more tools within easy reach when working either on or off ladders.
Step: 6 Saving the back
Use suspenders in order to distribute the weight of the tools and fasteners.
For better back support, buy tool pouches with a padded belt that can be rigged with or without harness- type suspenders.
Avoid injuries by practicing proper techniques for lifting and carrying plywood and other heavy materials used for your work.
Setting up is complete. Now it’s on you to use the bag perfect for both your comfort and helping hand.
Wearing a tool belt for a long time takes a toll on the back. But a perfect set up can help you prevent this problem.
Follow these steps for a perfect set up for your tool bag and use it while working.