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Toolbelt Has Clip-On Pouches
A radical new tool belt made its debut at the International Builder's Show in Las Vegas in January. With dozens of interchangeable pouches, tool holders, organizers and other accessories, the new belt is easy to customize.
"The belt and accessories are made with thick suede and ballistic nylon and feature rivets, double stitched seams and anodized hardware," says Keith Whitaker of Iron Dog Tool Gear.
Though designed in the U.S., the system is made by European Tools, Ltd. Whitaker described the origin of the belt, which is being introduced April 6 in the U.S. and later this year in Canada.
"The problem with conventional tool belts is that once you load them up with nails or tools you have to carry the full weight until the job is done. With our belt, you can slip a pouch or tool holder on or off, customizing it for the job as you go through the day."
The secret to success of the new belt is the Versa Clip system. Steel clips attached to pouches and other gear slip into reinforced nylon slots on the suede leather belt. Matching slots on the sides of the tool bags let you attach additional bags to the bags themselves.
The rig belt, which the company claims is built strong enough to tow a truck, will have a suggested retail price of around $27. Individual pouches and tool holders will run from $7 to $40, depending on size and complexity.
"Depending on how you build it out, a full rig could cost as much as $195," says Whitaker. "Full-size bags to replace toolboxes will retail from $35 to $70."
They can also be fitted with clip-on tool or parts holders.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Iron Dog Tool Gear, European Tools Ltd. North America, P.O. Box 7211, Wilton, Conn. 06897 (info@irondogtoolgear.com; www.irondogtoolgear.com).

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2009 - Volume #33, Issue #2