Klein Tools not only specialises in pliers and other hand tools, the company also produces storage and carrying solutions with an extensive range of hardwearing, site-proof toolbags.
The full range of Tradesman Pro Organisers have turned plenty of heads on wholesaler counters and at trade shows over the last couple of years with their unique features such as the bright orange interior,which ensures that installers no longer lose their tools in that tool bag ‘black hole’. Looking beyond the range’s garish appearance, the bags have been specially designed to handle the rigours of a job site environment, with every bag crafted from 1680d Ballistic weave for extra durability and a moulded bottom to protect tools from the outside elements.
Storage space is another priority for every busy installer and the Tradesman Pro Organisers have plenty of pockets, pouches and holsters to keep tools secure and help you make sure that no equipment gets left behind. The Ultimate Electrician’s Bag for example has 55 pockets to enable the storage of everything from screwdrivers and tape measures to power drills and laptops – ensuring that the tools of your trade are always on hand and easy to find.
We gave Kyle Gamble, owner of KG Electrical Contractors, one of Klein’s Ultimate Electrician’s Bags to try out. After a few days we asked him what he thought.
What were your first impressions of the bag?
My first impression of the bag was: “It’s a bit orange”. I did get a bit of banter on the building site about the colour but after a while it grew on me.
What did you like about the bag?
The bag has plenty of pockets and holsters to keep your tools secure and I found that the centre compartment could handle my drill and skillsaw with plenty of room to spare.
When full, the bag weighed a ton (I was glad we have that contract with Pure Gym) but it felt like the material was durable enough to take the weight (even if I couldn’t) and the shoulder strap was comfortable enough so no harm done!
Did the bag protect your tools on-site?
There was one incident where the bag slipped off my shoulder and hit the ground with some force. My drill was inside but, because of the reinforced base, everything inside was kept safe. I am quite thankful for that as that could have been an expensive day at the office if my drill was to brake!
Would you change anything about the bag?
I would change the outside colour to all black but keep the orange stitching. I found the bag hard to close when I put my screwdriver selection in the appropriate slots. Maybe fewer screwdriver slots and a few more of the smaller pouches would be better?