A question I am repeatedly asked is “what’s in the your tool bag”.
I will go over the contents of my 3 main work bags, each set up for anticipated level of work.
The 3 Categories of bags are:
Work Bag: Veto MC for service dept. or open order (Veto LC for modernization dept.)
Service Call Bag: Maxpedition Remora Sling
(JIC) Bag: Fastite Sling Pack
Edit- I added my phone pouch as well since it carries 2 phones a wiring screwdriver and sometimes more.
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and maybe phone pouch.
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*Disclaimer all these bags and contents are for my hobby use and not for work because the contents may not be compliant with continually changing safety policy.
Service Call Bag: Remora
My most used bag is the Maxpediton Remora Sling which I use as my service call bag. This bag and contents will handle more than 90% of problems (that can be fixed with tools). I prefer this bag over others because it’s a sling and it stands upright. The Veto MB won’t stay upright, see photos below. I like slings because I need to be hands free ladders, ship ladders, and often I don’t have a place to place my bag and need to use both my hands for work.
This is the bag I take for practically any service call. If I know a repair is needed requiring more tools I get my Veto MC.
I find the Remora easier to work out of and retrieve tools form than any dedicated tool bag (and I have tried them all). If needed I can swing it to the front without removing it to work out of. I don’t have to worry about anything falling out of outside pockets like on the Veto MB. I added a HEROCLIP so I can also hang it to work from if need be.
What’s inside the Remora Service Call Tool Bag
Sling (Tool) Bag: Maxpedition Remora: https://amzn.to/3u2nskZ or cheaper back up:
While I own and recommend the Remora I also use this less expensive backup which has reasonable quality: https://amzn.to/3xRV06C
Outside the Bag
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HEROCLIP Mini from 3pc set: https://amzn.to/3R05Tft
Streamlight 66118 Stylus Pro flashlight: https://amzn.to/3ORkZ4Z
Elevator Door Key
Custom Door Track Cleaning Hook similar to: https://amzn.to/3ImUrXq
Gloves in outside rear sleeve: https://amzn.to/3AxqRwv
Super Lube 51010 Synthetic Oil w/ PTFE Pen: https://amzn.to/3O20Ich
Sentry Solutions Tuf-Glide (Dry-Lube) Pen 0.25 OZ: https://amzn.to/3OY1Z4O
Inside the Bag
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*Cliff Bar: https://amzn.to/3OBqhlj
*8oz water in reusable Creative Roots bottle: https://amzn.to/3a0EIQP
Discrete Magnet Door Stopper from totalElement
Flop Key and Moon Key on ring
Night Ize Carabiner: https://amzn.to/3bGty4n
Knipex 5” Mini Pliers Wrench: https://amzn.to/3LaSRaF
Knipex 5” Cobra Water Pump Pliers: https://amzn.to/3btetCX
3.5” Micro Cutter Mini Flush Cutters: https://amzn.to/3AeGhpa
SlideWinder SWB-10C Compact Utility Knife: https://amzn.to/3bQskUa
Knipex, Micro Cutters, 4″ Tie Wraps, Moleskine, Slim Ink Pen & Pentel Mechanical Pencil in VIPERADE VE3 Pocket Organizer EDC: https://amzn.to/3QLVALO
*- Water & food are important. Even if empty I make sure to have an 8oz bottle on me that can be filled. This particular bottle is the best I have found for this bag due to size, rigidity and quality of cap. I use different bottles or flasks in different bags.
Klein 1010 Multi Tool Wire Stripper, Crimper, Bold Cutter: https://amzn.to/3bscFdq
Klein 70575 Hex Key Set: https://amzn.to/3udmy5a
Klein 11-1 Screwdriver Nut Driver: https://amzn.to/3y1yV5A
Klein VDV026 Needle Nose Phone Wire Stripping Pliers: https://amzn.to/3y26xQR
-Modified as snap ring pliers and Snake Eye bit driver*
WAGO 210-648 Operating Tool Short Angled: https://amzn.to/3y7OdFN
WAGO 231-159 Operatiing Tool: https://amzn.to/3ONyUcc
5.5” Dasco Pro Pry Bar: https://amzn.to/3a6GtMj
7” Kobalt Pry Bar Scraper: https://amzn.to/3nuO9LA
Stanley FATMAX 6’ Tape Measure: https://amzn.to/3nsoyCO
Fluke Meter Bag as Tool Pouch: https://amzn.to/3NyuepH
Snake Eye modified with a glued magnet to fit my Klein 11-1
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Wera #8 Spanner https://amzn.to/3R4cohn Or Wiha #8: https://amzn.to/3yfLfiT
I usually only carry a #8 Snake Eye bit in this bag because I can often carefully fit it on a #10 but if not my modified Klein Needle Nose, Snap Ring Plier / Snake Eye driver will fit on #10. If I know I will be doing a lot of #10 I will grab my Full Wera 33 Piece Pouch Set: https://amzn.to/351qXMh
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Orange Stick Probe & Hook: https://amzn.to/3OGFYIb
NEUSES or Jonard Contact Burnisher: https://amzn.to/3yjsN97
General Tools Needle File Set: https://amzn.to/3P307rv
General Tools 6” Precision Stainless Steel Ruler: https://amzn.to/3RcNb47
Small Clear Plastic Case Containing:
-Wago Lever Nut Connectors: https://amzn.to/3o5McUp
-Inline Lever Nut Connectors: https://amzn.to/3Ag28wl
-3M Forks: https://amzn.to/3bF7pmK
-3M Quick Disconnect: https://amzn.to/31On3Yi
-AGC Glass Fuses: https://amzn.to/3ufw7ki
-Pico Fuses: https://amzn.to/3QXswB9
-3M Ear Plugs: https://amzn.to/3bIw8XC
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Fluke 101 Pocket Meter: https://amzn.to/3NxFVNO
Ideal Small 5” Fuse Puller: https://amzn.to/3nuBatb
Klein NCVT-2P Voltage Tester: https://amzn.to/3y6BZ0h
-If I suspect a temperature issue that needs to be documented I will swap for the slightly larger Klein NCVT-4IR with IR Thermometer: https://amzn.to/3I4o5QQ
Husky 5” Zipper Pouch: https://amzn.to/3nMOUzX
Custom Fused Jumper: https://amzn.to/3R0OgvJ
Magnetic Jumper: https://amzn.to/3qpGFfx
3M 35 White Electric Tape: https://amzn.to/3a6Cv6C
Sand Paper: https://amzn.to/3OsAOzf
3M Yellow Duct Tape: https://amzn.to/3R2zchq
OOS Signs: https://amzn.to/3OuYYcm
Cable Tie Wraps 4”: https://amzn.to/3OyeC6J
Cable Tie Wraps 14”: https://amzn.to/3a5op5m
1 Sheet of Wire Markers: https://amzn.to/3IjtDHf
Crazy Glue Singles 0.017oz Tubes in Case: https://amzn.to/3nOih4w
Vibra-Tite Removable Thread Locker 2ml Tube: https://amzn.to/3AAdefM
Super Lube Single Use Grease Pack 1cc 10cnt: https://amzn.to/3ynO01n
**Milwaukee Inkzall Colored Markers: https://amzn.to/3R8m6z0
**Slim Ink Pen: NEED LINK
Sharpie Liquid Highlighter: https://amzn.to/3P3JoEA
Pentel Graph Gear 1000 Mech Pencil 0.9mm: https://amzn.to/3AmFhiR
Moleskine Volant Journal XS (2.5″ x 4”): https://amzn.to/3yDXDdI
SanDisk Ultra MIni USB Flash Drive SDCZ33-064G-G35: https://amzn.to/3NVT5Ec
** – Even though I typically carry a pen and sharpie in my shirt pocket, I make sure to keep an extra along with mechanical pencil and notebook in my tool sling.
Items I will throw in my service bag if I know I will need them:
Specialty Drivers and Bits:
Wera 813 Mini Bit Holding Screwdriver: https://amzn.to/3np2B7K
Wiha 79443 Bit Set with Philips #3 & 5/16 Slotted: https://amzn.to/3IgnU4U
Wiha 26192 Precision Screwdriver Set 5pc: https://amzn.to/3ywbItV
Wera 33pc Screwdriver Pouch Set: https://amzn.to/351qXMh If I know I need to get into a contactor or anything requiring long slender bits or if I will be doing a lot of PB/hall lantern plate removal.
Super Lube 21010 Synthetic Grease w/ PTFE 5oz: https://amzn.to/3ypAvhE
Slip It Mini Sprayer: NEED LINK
WD-40 Mini Sprayer: NEED LINK
Milwaukee Fastback 48-22-1500 Compact Folding Utility Knife: NEED LINK
Engineer TWM-08 Slim Jaw Stubby Adjustable Wrench: https://amzn.to/3NJeLmy
– Super slim jaws for tight areas or jam nuts.
If I know I’ll need more light I grab a small magnetic work light like the NEBO TiNO Magnetic Work Light: https://amzn.to/3IkZKXl
Alternative Tools & Material
Tools & Material that can be interchanged with the ones I have listed:
Streemlight MicroStream USB Flashlight: https://amzn.to/3ylZoLt
Cheap back up -NEBO 6713 Pen Light: https://amzn.to/3ybnJDI
Klein NCVT-4IR Volt & IR Temp Tester: https://amzn.to/3I4o5QQ
-If you know you’ll be doing temperature readings
Klein Tools 32614 4-in-1 Precision Pocket Screwdriver; https://amzn.to/3Acp8wh
-pocket clip and retractable tip
Generic 33pc Security Bit Set Tamper Proof: https://amzn.to/3IhdFxA
-Cheap emergency back up for broke or lost bits
Expensive alternative to Moleskin -Rite in the Rain Notebooks: https://amzn.to/3RdE1EO
Small grease tube -Danco Plumbers Grease 0.5oz: https://amzn.to/3PqyGIz
DeWalt 6′ Keychain Tape Measure: NEED LINK
In Cell Phone Pouch:
2 cell phones
Klein Tools 32581 4-in-1 Electronics Screwdriver: https://amzn.to/3nMGrNb
In Shirt Pocket:
Milwaukee Inkzall Colored Marker or Sharpie: https://amzn.to/3R8m6z0
In Pant Pocket:
Aviator Carbon Fiber Wallet: https://aviatorwallet.com/pages/carbon-fiber-wallet
Benchmade Bugout 535: https://amzn.to/3IjBgNW
or if I’ll be in the office all day for safety training I’ll class it up with the 535-3 Carbon Fiber: https://amzn.to/3ImRING . I joke, I joke, it’s against safety policy to use a knife. All these tools are for home use only, not work!
Just In Case (JIC) Bag
More content will full list coming soon
More content will full list coming soon
Optional Tools I don’t own:
First Responder Door Stop/Jam: https://amzn.to/3NHfncA
Wedge-It Door Stop Green: https://amzn.to/3bVsYQ8
Wedge-It Door Stop Orange: https://amzn.to/3OSn2pO
FatIvan Fold Up Door Chock w/ Magnet: https://amzn.to/3RqkuRA
Streamtlight Amazon Store: https://amzn.to/3yvtNrQ
Klein Tools Amazon Store: https://amzn.to/3QRlBcy
Ideal Industries Amazon Store: https://amzn.to/3bGlmkD
Jonard Tools Amazon Store: https://amzn.to/3nFTaB7
General Tools Amazon Store: https://amzn.to/3R9NSer
ENGINEER Tools Amazon Store: https://amzn.to/3NPHCGc
Wera Tools Amazon Store: https://amzn.to/3ycX7SF
Wiha Tools Amazon Store: https://amzn.to/3Ihmlnp
DeWalt Amazon Store: https://amzn.to/3u3redU
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