STOP DOING THIS! How To Wear A Tool Belt The RIGHT WAY!

We show you how to wear a tool belt the right way and what you should stop doing that will slow down your work! Let us know how you like to wear your tool belt in the comments section below and what brand you use! Stop doing this, wearing your tool belt the wrong way!

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Wil Roussos

March 24, 2020

100% agree for all those reasons you’ve stated. Here’s another one, back in the day I framed houses and if we wore the tool belt with the pouches in the front in the summer, sweating gallons, the pouches literally filled up with sweat. Then everything in the pouch would rust.

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Ray Kapalka

March 24, 2020

I don't even wear mine no more lol tape and a speedsq in my back packet But when I wear my bags on my hips left side and right side hammer at my back old school framer from South Carolina. Now I build wood fences and I miss framing sometimes

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Imur Brother

March 24, 2020

I'm right handed so obviously my most used tools are on the right in a slidable bag and my hammer on the back side of that bag. Left side is more specialty stuff or nails/screws, tapes (sticky), and just really anything I set up for use with my right hand. They are also in a slidable bag. I don't know how many cheap riveted bags I've gone through because the rivets rust and break, so it's a good quality super sturdy belt, and then bags

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Lyndon Whitson

March 24, 2020

Wear your apron, pouches, where you like them and is comfortable to you, your the one wearing it! Carpenter for 42yrs retired, I tried every position there is, single pouch on the side is what I preferred, I could slide it back if it’s in the way, it stayed up on my waistline better as I have no-ass to hang it on!

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Jeremiah Mckenna

March 24, 2020

I wear my belt with the buckle in the front, and the pouches on the sides and rear. But what gets me it seeing the hammer hanging in the center rear position. What is up with that?

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DIY Basic Builder

March 24, 2020

I wear it on my right side but it's a lot smaller than yours

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The Chimney Boys

March 24, 2020

I love coming by videos like this. Good stuff

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justice40th

March 24, 2020

I need to ask this… how do you tighten your belt and suspenders? I wear my tool belt a little loose so the weight can be on my suspenders. Is this right or should I snug up my tool belt?

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Kalev

March 24, 2020

on the ground yeah wearing em pouches to your back, or with 2 pouch design belts pouches to your both sides like revolver holsters, on roofs just find a solid spot to place your belt at and just move to it if you need something , you don´t want to be made to eat your lunch suspended in mid air by the older guys as rookie for wearing the tool-belt on a roof and creating a hazard for yourself.

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TerryAnn Landells

March 24, 2020

Hmmm been wearing mine the right way who new

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Gary Chambers

March 24, 2020

Don't tell me how to run my life. Hahahahaha
I wear suspenders man with my belt Works awesomely for me

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JohnFx

March 24, 2020

How far down your ass should your pants be worn in the trades?

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Tiram

March 24, 2020

on the back is not good for sparkies that need different size screwdrivers for different jobs IMO… i wear mine on the side personally

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Free living

March 24, 2020

Side to the back!!

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James Bowkett

March 24, 2020

😂. To the back unless doing something at a bench then swing it round to front on occasion…

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ty

March 24, 2020

Pouches to the side for me

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vince cooper

March 24, 2020

Seeing as my name is also Vince and I too grew up watching home improvement (great show) I can verify you are 100% correct. So to those who say "yeah but in front I can see all the tools and grab what I need quick." If you know what your doin' on the job you should know where all your tools are. #justsayin #wearitontheback

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bc 88

March 24, 2020

Bags are on the sides and hammer in the back

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Jimmy Deshazo

March 24, 2020

I'm sorry sir my hammer goes on the left.

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Simon Callaghan

March 24, 2020

I carry my puoches on the side and i use shoulder straps

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Michael Rogers

March 24, 2020

I have homemade pouch for tape measure in front left and add on hammer ring for right side but main bags in back and sides cause my tools were pinching my beer belly DUH!!

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Brandon Colamaria

March 24, 2020

Truth be told….. all depends on what my task is. I know proper IS to the back. And I do wear it that way. But sometimes I bring it around front. I dunno why either. Hahaha scary that you had to make a video on this topic.

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komfortliinumb

March 24, 2020

I wear mine over the shoulder n across my front like a beer bandolier …

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Andy C

March 24, 2020

Another great vid Vince. Yeah tool belts to back, the only way. My milwaukee belt has a hammer hook on both left and right sides. Though I must admit I use another brands drill and driver holsters on it.

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Aunt Jemima

March 24, 2020

FRONT: can't lean down, can't climb ladders, snags on anything you're working in front of, bad for the back.
BACK: cant sit, can't kneel without getting stabbed in the back of the knee with a screw driver, can't reach tools without twisting body
SIDES: have to walk sideways through doorways, scuffs up walls, screwdrivers stab you in the thighs, snags on everything you walk by
BETWEEN BACK AND SIDES: Never gets in the way, can still sit, kneel, bend forward and climb ladders, can see majority of your tools and don't have to twist to grab tools

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kyle robertson

March 24, 2020

Love all the comments saying which is right and which is wrong. what ever gets you through the day and gets the job done is the right way.

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hkgonra

March 24, 2020

Hammer in the back, pouches on the side.

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wyldvigilante

March 24, 2020

Buckle up front pouches on the side

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lt81s

March 24, 2020

Rookie mistakes buckles go in the front on a belt all belts. I wear fixed bags on the side no dumping when working hammer on right

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Jason Rand

March 24, 2020

I Use Leather separate bags on the sides separate Leather tape pouch and separate Hammer holder now and have for years. But my first nail apron back in 1989ish was the all in one pouch. At that time I Was told as a young Teenager when I was learning from a old time carpenter to never wear them to front, you can't climb ladders or bend over very good, plus it is safer so when climbing you don't tip the pouch up in the front and spill stuff out on your buddies head……..

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XxStratAttackxX

March 24, 2020

Make the switch to Ben Davis carpenter overalls brother I promise you'll fall in love when you try them on. More storage available than my full framer rig, the knee pads, superior comfort, superior mobility, lower profile, GET THEM. Definitely worthy of a video. I've tried it all, belts, aprons, European carpenter pants with pouches and the knee pads, these overalls are my final workwear solution.

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XxStratAttackxX

March 24, 2020

Or don't even get a belt and invest $80 into a nice pair of Ben Davis carpenter overalls. it's got an apron and doesn't sag down when you bend down. Far superior to belts in every way for a trim carpenter like me who is constantly getting on his knees. Double knee for inserting pads, evenly distributes weight, large thigh pockets that are reinforced at the bottom for screws and other fastners, perfect for any carpenter especially when squeezing in tight spaces. I used to have a real hard time with my belts because they made my waist fatter and got in the way when I had to work on the floor or for example get underneath a shelf. That's a thing of the past. Don't get the Carhartt overalls, Ben Davis carpenter bib all day baby.

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Eligus33

March 24, 2020

FINALLY! I thought I was the only one.Ive seen new guys fall of ladders two steps up because of this.I have to use mine satchel style because a lot of the time my fat ass cant fit with tool pouch.

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Eric Zuniga

March 24, 2020

Pouches to the back!!

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Tim Barnett

March 24, 2020

You make me laugh, an yes roofing always put on an spin belt to back so stomach cramps! Not only front or back, but for easiest for specific job in working on, yes first timer here, made me laugh!

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Gunner Edwards

March 24, 2020

Bags on the side so you don’t look like you’re pulling a screwdriver out of you’re ass

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JohnCochCarpentry&Carving

March 24, 2020

Joiner in Britain- we generally wear 'trade/ work' trousers over here- trousers with big pockets on the hips (sort of like elephant ears). Don't seem to see too many toolbelts here- maybe we carry less tools on our person- usually a pocket of screws/ nails, a combi square, pencil, combi drill, maybe an impact and probably other marking tools.

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Thomas Miller

March 24, 2020

I've been rocking them on the front. Dang dude. I'm going to the back manana to see how it feels!

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Wero Vargas

March 24, 2020

Pouches on the side

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EbAbDbGbBbEb Bluesman

March 24, 2020

Are u a lefty? Bothers me where u keep ur hammer.
I have been using the occidental pro framer 2 set for 3 or more years now. Hammer in the back, bags on the sides, 330 and 830 positions

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Ronald Orlowski

March 24, 2020

I've never seen anyone wear the pouches in the front or back, everyone wears tool pouches on the sides, tool on the strong mine on the right, parts on my left. And now I have shoulder straps to support straps to take the weight off my hips.

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Howard S

March 24, 2020

As long as the purse matches the belt you're good to go!
LMAO
I always thought it was an inside joke how they wore them on Home Improvement!

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Donald Minard

March 24, 2020

pouches in the rear, when you have to wear a tool belt…. but as i got older and wiser, i switched to carpenter bib coveralls, better than a tool belt and more professional looking. 62

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Rocky Leblanc

March 24, 2020

To the right side of your hip you get use to it after a while. I’m right handed so it’s better for muscle memory.

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