Every electrician knows the importance of their tools and having easy and direct access to them at all times.
Of course, some of the time having them in a separate bag/toolkit can be okay. Though for a lot of instances having your tools easily accessible is not only a convenience thing but a necessity especially for harder to reach places.
Best Electrician Tool Belt – Top Options
#1 Occidental Leather 5590
If you are looking for a top of the line tool belt, then this one is likely your best option. The first thing that stood out to me with this tool belt is that it is made from leather. The leather is surprisingly lightweight but don’t let that fool you because it is still very thick and high quality. As is often with leather when it is new it needs some time to loosen up, basically putting some of your tools and letting it hang will loosen to up quite quickly.
Even using some leather conditioner is a great idea. Basically, doing that will soften it up and it will be ready for use it 1-2 days. As the leather basically shapes and molds to your tools make sure you put each of your tools where you plan to use them. Leaving them over a weekend would be a good idea or even overnight.
- Extremely high quality
- Good design
- The best option
Unlike the first option this TradeGear belt is made from a nylon material. The nylon feels strong and overall high quality. The belt has a fastener pouch and a tool pouch both which offer plenty of room for tools – everything fits well and there are plenty of different compartment sizes to suit the different shapes and sizes of your tools.
Around the actual belt area is well padded which makes it very comfortable to wear even for very long sessions. It also is available in a host of different sizes.
- Low price point
- Very comfortable
- Plenty of compartments
#3 OX Tools Four Piece
If you are looking for a more affordable tool belt that is made from leather, then this OX tools belt may be an excellent choice for you. Its leather is well made and tough and feels made to last. It is heavier than the Occidental counterpart, but it still isn’t too heavy. The leather is already quite soft and flexible out of the box and shouldn’t really need loosened up before use at all which is nice.
This electrician tool belt has plenty of space for a plethora of different tools and can hold up to 22 tools though I personally never had it that filled up.
- Nice leather material
- Space for plenty of tools
- Good price point
- Doesn’t hold the tools a snuggly as I would like
Electrician Tool Belt with Suspenders
#4 CLC Custom Leathercraft 1608
If you are looking the a very affordable option tool belt, then this one is probably your best bet. In my opinion it is the best option that still remains high quality and functional while still keeping the price really low.
This belt itself is extremely sturdy and well made and can be easily adjusted using the Velcro which lines the majority of the belt. It makes adjusting the belt to fit easy and makes it as comfortable as possible. It also has a nice selection of different pocket sizes and I personally like how they are designed – it allows for them to hold not many tools or a lot and it holds them nicely, so they don’t move around a lot or feel lose. Also, one of the compartments can be zipped over if you like which is a nice feature to have.
- Very affordable
- Nice material
- Suspenders distribute the weight well
- Well-designed compartments
- As one size fits all will have to double belt over more so for smaller waists
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