Rolling tool bags are a must have gear for carpenters, utility men, maintenance personnel or electricians. When it comes to organizing your levels, measuring tapes, drills, pliers and other “gadgets”, your rolling tool bag is your best friend. It helps you to put all things you need in one container and it’s easier to move around because of its built-in wheels.
I always get as much information as I can whenever I want to purchase a product. I always “Plan” what I want to buy and list all the pros and cons of each. I then narrow my choice to 2-3 products and weigh it down which of them are the best. The result? I’m always satisfied with the quality and performance of the product I buy, may it be a laptop, a hammer drill, a dining set or a rolling tool bag. It doesn’t have any difference at all, I always do my homework each and every time. You must do your own as well.
Finding a good deal is easy when you know what you want. The problem is you don’t have any standard what a good rolling tool bag is. So in the end, you settle on an average product whereas if you know what you’re doing, you could have closed a great product for lesser cost! Look at the huge difference it can do to you. Here are some questions you could ask yourself before buying a rolling tool bag.
What to ask?
1. Will it last long?
We want to buy a product which can last more than a year or 2. If you’re a carpenter who puts a lot of iron tools and sharp objects to your workplace, then you must consider a rolling tool bag made with high quality of material like nylon. Is it waterproof? Is the handle made of durable material? These are some of the questions you need to ask yourself before even considering an item to your list!
Think of your day to day work habit and imagine how are you going to use the tool bag. There are people who move a lot thus, they should check if the wheels are made from tough material and if it is strong enough to accommodate higher loading.
2. What’s the cost?
Rolling tool bag prices may vary depending on the brand, type of materials used, number of pockets, size and others. While you want to get the cheapest and the best bag in town, of course you should consider also if the bag suits you well.
You must consider the type of work you have and the supplies you carry around. You don’t need to buy a large bag if you carry voltmeters, screw drivers and other electrician tools. It’s just impractical to do that. Choose the bag that fits your lifestyle and get the best. Also, I make it a point to ask for discount. You won’t lose anything but gain a few dollars in your pocket.
3. What do other people say?
In other words, look for reviews and forums where people say their opinion on the product you’re planning to buy. Of course, you need to screen out those who tell fraudulent claims about the product (whether positive or negative). You can tell this if other people tell if the review is helpful or not. Customer reviews I think is a “shortcut” to determine whether the product is a good deal or not. However, you won’t lose anything if you double check the information you read.