The Quest For The PERFECT Tool Bag

The Quest for the Perfect Tool Bag

I haven’t had a lot of experience with tool bags.  As a matter of fact, the very first tool bag I owned was not a tool bag at all.
It was a nylon tool belt which was purchased at Home Depot and was loaded down with all brand new Klein Tools.  You see, as an electrical apprentice, not having a lot of money I couldn’t afford a high end bag or at least what I thought was a high end bag.  I know what you’re thinking. I couldn’t afford a bag but I could afford all brand new Klein tools.  That’s only because I like having quality tools and I don’t mind spending money on THAT.

Anyways, during my first year as an apprentice, the only tool bags that I had been exposed to were the bags that all the journeymen I worked with carried around.  Many electricians are familiar with the square leather open top style tool bags which cost around $200. Nowadays, there are similar nylon ones which you see on many job sites.  At the time, I thought these were the bags to use on the job.  They offered a basic form of vertical tool organization and a fair amount of storage.
When I finally saved some money, I decided to go with that tool bag.  At the time, I thought it was the best tool bag on the market, and I felt so proud to have a bag that the journeymencarried around.  However, the more I used the tool bag, the more I found it annoying. The middle of the bag was open storage that I’d fill with whatever I needed to carry, such as my tester, meter, safety glasses etc.  I noticed that I was constantly pulling things out of the open storage to find things at the bottom.

What a waste of time! STRIKE ONE!

After a couple of years into my apprenticeship, I started accumulating quite a lot of tools, more so than some of the journeymen I worked with. Naturally, I managed to stuff all these extra tools into an already small and disorganized mess of a tool bag.  I found that the more tools I fit into the bag, the more top heavy the bag became and the more I found myself picking up my tools whenever the bag fell over. I can’t tell you how many times my bag tipped over and tools fell out when I opened the door to the truck.

STRIKE TWO!
Near the end of my apprenticeship, our company was doing a lot of out of town jobs.  This meant that we had to pack our tools into luggage and take them on an airplane.  What a pain in the butt!  I had to take all my tools out of my bag, wrap them all up and then stuff them all AND my bag into a large duffel with all my other work gear.

STRIKE THREE!

A fellow apprentice was going through the same frustration.  He took it upon himself to research some alternatives to the bag dilemma.  One day at work, he shows up with this amazing bag. It was a VETO PRO PAC LC! Everyone on the crew was amazed at the quality and the apparent thought process that went into designing the bag.  Sure enough, a week later, we all had the same bags.  A little while after that, we had another out of town job.  I didn’t have to endue the same frustration as before.  This time, all I did was zip up the bag and into the duffel it went.

DONE!

A work day with my tools in a Veto Pro Pac is so easy and stress-freeAll my tools are organized and protected.  I can quickly glance at the pockets and I know exactly what is missing or out of place.   I save so much time now. Having the zippered sides is great for keeping things in place. I no longer have to worry about when I open the door to the truck and if I’m on a busy jobsite, I zip up the sides to keep sticky fingers from seeing and taking my precious tools.

Out of sight, out of mind!!.

It’s been three years since I purchased the Veto Pro Pac LC.  I’m a journeyman now and recently, I thought my Veto Pro Pac was going to get its first strike. The zippers on both sides of the bags were starting to wear.  When I first got the bag, I assumed the warranty was like every other product in this world, one year.  However, I went to vetopropac.com, the Veto Pro Pac website, to buy another bag when I read the words, “5 Year Warranty”.  Excitedly, I followed the claim procedure and within a

matter of days, I had my replacement bag with No hassles.  My experience with Veto Pro PAC has been amazing! So amazing in fact, I ordered a Veto Pro Pac XL to accommodate all the extra tools I’ve accumulated over the years.  I am so happy when I reach for my tools because I know that they are safe and organized, and now I am the envy of apprentices and journeymen alike.

Thanks Veto Pro Pac.

Your loyal customer for life,

Daniel Lee

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