Sporting 50 pockets, a heavy-duty poly fabric constructed body and enough room for your favorite power tools the LeatherCraft 1539 is BuyToolBags.com choice for Tool Bag of the Year!
Multiple storage options makes this tool bag the perfect solution for carpenters, plumbers, electricians, plumbers, HVAC, low voltage specialists, telecom/networking, locksmiths and the DIY home owner.
CLC Custom LeatherCraft 1539 Muti-Compartment Tool Bag
Luckily we live in a world with plenty of tool options. Metric & SAE sockets, Phillips & Flathead screwdrivers, Slip-Joint & Needle-Nose pliers…the list goes on and on.
Access to the inner pockets is accomplished by using the zippers located on each of the outer side compartments.
Check out all the pockets in this carpenters tool bag!
Vertical tool pouches keep tools visible and easily accessible. Once closed they help keep your tools safe and secure.
Hand tools are great but when the job gets serious the serious bring out the power tools. What we like about this bag is not only is it great for the small stuff it has the ability to hold full size battery powered tools.
Large metal framed opening allows the bag to stay open for easy access.
Reach in, Grab & Go!
- Large inner compartment capable of holding power tools
- Two large outer compartments fitted with 18 pockets each
- Seven exterior pockets
- Adjustable shoulder strap along with padded carry handles
- Reasonably priced
Tool Bag Dimensions
• 18″ Length, 14″ Width, 7″ Height
• Roughly 4.6 lbs (unloaded)
For the money the CLC LeatherCraft 1539 Tool Bag is an excellent choice for professionals and home owners alike. It would also make a great truck bag to keep your “goto tools” with you at all times.
Occidental Leather 9850 Carpenters Tool Belt for Framers
Top of the line carpenters tool belt with bags designed specifically for framers. The 9850 Adjust to Fit belt by Occidental Leather is the best of the best when is comes comfort and durability.
Made for for real work with deep pockets to hold nails, speed square, pencils, tape measure and more. Click the photo above to see options for Right handed and Left handed users.
Don’t waste your money on a cheaper tool belt. Occidental Leather has been in the business of producing some of the highest quality framing tool belts and bags for over 30 years. Made of high density neoprene, rugged commercial nylon and full grain leather.
Want to see more tool belts for framers and carpenters? Check out this article:
• “Most Comfortable Tool Belts and Framing Tool Pouches”
• FatLip Leather bags for framing nails and tools
• Comfortable tool belt featuring Adjust to Fit sizing (32″ to 41″)
• Made in the USA
Carhartt Legacy Tool Bag 14-Inch (carpenters tool belts and bags reviews)
For a more classic look the Carhartt Legacy series 14-inch bag is an excellent substitute to the above LeatherCraft 1539. Made of sturdy synthetic fabric the Carhartt Legacy features YKK zippers and Rain Defender water repellent. This repellent treatment helps water to bead off the surface keeping your valuable tools protected when the weather turns ugly.
• Classic Look
• Water Resistant
• Available in Black and Carhartt brown
• Available in 14, 16 and 18 inch sizes
Veto Pro Pac TECH-LC Tool Bag
No other brand of Tool Bags says quality like Veto Pro. Made of 100% Denier Nylon and backed by a 5-yr warranty the TECH-LC by Veto Pro is a tool bag for electricians, plumbers, HVAC repair and all field service technicians alike.
Plenty of room on the interior for a multi-meter, zip-ties, drill and drill bits the TECH-LC features 53 pockets to keep all your gear organized. Balanced with a professional looking exterior this is hands down one of the best tool bags for electricians.
• 100% Denier Nylon
• Rugged Construction with Heavy Duty Zippers & D-rings
• Professional looking Tool Bag
• 5-year warranty
DeWALT DGL573 Lighted Technician’s Tool Bag
For the die-hard DeWALT user here is a tool storage solution with built in LED light. Large front zippered pouch grants access to a variety of smaller slots for easy tool organization. Popular tool bag among electricians, telecom service and elevator technicians.
• LED light with 3 Levels of illumination, (39 Lumens max)
• Large front zippered pouch
• Four heavy duty feet to protect the base from wear
Husky GP-44448EN13 Construction Tool Bag (carpenters tool belts and bags)
When the job calls for heavy equipment the Husky 24 inch Construction Bag can carry the load. Made of 600 Denier with Cross X Stitching it can accommodate the heavy loads of battery operated power tools, mechanics wrenches, sockets and more!
• 600 Denier Spunstuff water-resistant fabric
• Dull zipper system to keep your tools secure when loaded
• Large open mouth design for large tools
• Shoulder strap for extra support
Klein Tools 55421BP-14 Tradesman Pro Organizer Tool Backpack
The Tradesman Pro Tool Backpack from Klein Tools offers a different take from a tradition bag or rolling tool storage solution. Grab your gear and strap up, dual straps and 39 pockets on this tool backpack allow you to easily fill it with tools and throw it on your back for easy transport.
We can see this being a popular backpack for tools in the renewable energy industry among Wind Turbine Technicians, Solar Panel Technicians and Cell Tower Technicians who often work in remote areas. For other backpack tool bag options check out our complete article here.
If your job requires the use of a laptop, take a look at these “Best Backpacks with Laptop compartments”
• Tough molded bottom, protects bag from water/elements
• 39 pockets for loads of tool storage and organization
• Hard molded front pocket for glasses or other fragile items
The Original Pink Box PB16TB Pink Tool Bag (carpenters tool belts and bags reviews)
Unique pink colored tool bag for woman…or men by The Original Pink Box. The PB16TB is a 16-inch bag designed to hold small house hold tools (screw drivers, small hammer, adjustable wrench, etc).
A top zipper secures allows access to the internal storage compartment along with additional pockets for easy tool organization. In additional to being one fancy tool storage solution this bag can be used as a cosmetology tote, dog grooming supply bag or nail salon travel kit.
Check out some of the other Pink tool bags, totes and boxes here: “Pink tool box, Pink Toolset with Drill, Pink tool Totes”
The above article is also great if your looking for a gift for the wife, girlfriend or daughter. The Craftsman pink tool bag is a must see!
• Vibrant Pink Color for a unique look
• Outer and inner tool pouches
• Reasonably priced travel sized tool bag
Ergodyne Arsenal 5782 Tool & Wrench Roll Pouch
Durable heavy duty canvas “roll up pouch” style tool carrier made specifically for wrench storage and easy transport. The canvas material is strong enough to keep your tools in place but also provides a scratch-free solution that is lightweight, making this roll-up tool pouch perfect for your truck, tractor, boat or camper.
• Roll-up style wrench pouch
• 14 tool slots to accommodate most wrench sets (wrenches not included with tool pouch)
• Nickel-plated grommets for hanging
Things to consider when shopping for a tool bag…
We hope you enjoyed the recommendations above but it is always important to remember a few simply things when searching for a new tool bag. While some bags function great as an overall general purpose bag others are designed with a specific purpose in mind. Here are a couple tips before settling on that next purchase.
What type of tools do I plan on storing?
Generally trades like carpenters & framers will require larger power tools like battery powered drills and battery powered circular saws. With that will also come the need for storage of additional batteries and in some cases a battery charging devices. For these applications a bag with a large main tool storage compartment is usually best as you can easily stow away these large heavy tools.
Electricians, telecom service techs and low voltage specialists however typically do not have a need for large circular saws but instead require an assortment of specialty connectors and manual hand tools. In this situation a bag with many smaller tool pouches works out better for organization vs one main center compartment where everything is jumbled together.
Will this be a shop bag or travel tool bag?
Remember to take this into account as some bags may work great for carting tools around the shop but may be too big or too heavy to lug in and out of a vehicle on a daily basis.
For around the shop, bags with wheels can make moving a collection of power tools a breeze but the added bulk & weight makes loading it in the backseat of your truck a backbreaking chore.
On the other hand a smaller, lighter tool bag offers great mobility but will be limited on maximum storage capacity.
Who will be using these tools?
For younger children who have smaller hands there are tool sets specifically designed just for them. Here is an article: “Best Tool Belts and Toolsets for Kids”
Snap-On 870113 18-Inch Rolling Tool Bag (no longer available)
Officially licensed Snap-On 18 inch rolling tool bag with 4″ wheels and telescoping handle for easy maneuverability around the job site. Dual zippers open the top flap to reveal the large main storage compartment and a few smaller tool pockets on the inside.
Made of high-quality water resistant 600 denier polyester this tool carrier can hold a large collection of battery operated power tools, pneumatic tools and a handful of accessories.
• Two 4″ wheels to handle a variety of terrain situations
• Large telescoping pull handle
For more Tool Bags with Wheels, check out our “Rolling Tool Bags” article