- Aug 21, 2007
- Las Vegas, NV, USA
Oh you should see the arsenal I used to cary in the back of my wagon. Pipe wrenches, 18v reciprocating saw, mallets, enough rope and cord to strangle all my class mates, wonder bar, extension cords, etc etc etc...wish I had pictures of how I used to strap everything down, it was quite a procedure -- us high schools folks sometimes get a little tool happy.
SteveB, my toolbag meets or exceeds all your requirements except:Here's what I suggest to my freelancers working electrics calls:
- 8" Crescent wrench
- Litespeed wrench
- Leatherman Wave or (my preference) Victorinox Champ Swiss Army knife
- Maglite - 2AA LED version highly recommended
- 4 Way combo screwdriver
- 25ft. tape measure
- Sharpies ad mechanical pencils
- Pouch to carry it in
I have to disagree with you here.Well, Charc, when hanging any fixture with a C-Clamp, how many times do you have to remove your adjustable wrench and reposition it to further tighten the 1/2" square bolt head? Have you ever had that bolt get rusty/gummed up so that you can't turn it by hand? A speed wrench is not an absolute necessity, but the Craftsman 5/8 x 3/4 in. Wrench, Ratcheting Box is $7.99, and if it breaks take it to any Sears store for an immediate replacement. Also seems to me to separate those who are serious from those who just want to meet the minimum. YMMV.
So many IA guys, so many hammers and pry bars (SCARY)... I expect everyone who shows up to a call to have a crescent wrench and a multi tool, as well as gloves. A tape measure it also a good bonus. I have two different sides to this whole thing. If you are working in a scene shop, you need all marking tools and some measuring tools, the smaller variety of them :Speed square, 25' tape, etc. You should not have to bring in your own framing square etc. PPE should be REPLACED by the shop, buy you have to buy your first ones. Same thing goes for anything you use in the shop, if you bring in your own chalk line, they should provide you chalk, same thing for dikes etc. If you wear it out at the job, they should replace it.