Editor’s note: Thanks to the manufacturers who sent belts
for this review. There were too many to cover them all, so
we’ve included only those belts which the author rated as
Very Good or Excellent.
Tradespeople become attached to their personal tools,
and of these tools, the most personal tool is the one
attached to them. Choosing a toolbelt should be a wellconsidered
decision since we spend as much, or more,
time with it attached to us, like a beneficial parasite, as
we spend in bed. In trying to picture the “perfect” toolbelt,
I realize that it’s different for the various trades.
Although my experience in the other trades has had