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Old 05-08-2006, 04:38 PM
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Thumbs down HF Wheeled Tool Tote: product review

Picked up a Harbor Freight tool bag with wheels and a handle prior to my trip to Vermont. I was looking for something that was easy to carry and airline safe. Price $19.

I packed it with my welding hood, leathers, steel toe boots and a few tools.

No problems with the wheels. The telescoping handle was fine, except it doesn't lock. So you can only pull the bag. If you try to manuever it by pushing, the handle collapses. The zipper and the stitching were good.

Problem is, it seems it's only good for one round trip airline flight. When I unpacked it, the fabric on both sides of the zippered opening was full of holes. Close examination revealed that though the bag appeared to be made of woven nylon or cordura, it was in fact made from vinyl or PVC. Just being worked back and forth by the opening and closing of the zipper caused it to break in the creases. There were a few more holes elsewhere in the sides. Presumably from bagage handling.

So while it perfomed it's function adequately, I would have to give it an 'F' for durability because I wouldn't put it on an airline again. Knowing that the holes were going to get larger and more numereous.
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Old 05-08-2006, 08:31 PM
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well,it looks good i wish it was a little tougher then i would get one,i wonder if we can blame this on carl rove lol ok i guess not,john
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Old 05-08-2006, 11:28 PM
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Cool Husky Tote

Scott , About a year ago I purchased a Tote bag at Home Depot to use for transporting my electrical testing meters , it came with a square tool tote that worked better for my purposes than the bag , thought OOOH great stuck with a bag that I will never use ! But discovered that my hood , welding gloves , work gloves , 422 channies , 12" cresent , green welding jacket , and other stuff would fit in there . Can't remember what I paid for it but , it was worth the money just for the square tote ,so I got a DRAG BAG out of it too It has been used for more than just for regular paying work and is still in good shape . Will post a picture tomorrow of both totes . Dan
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Old 05-09-2006, 06:05 PM
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Great, Dan! I would like to see both those bags you are talking about.

Drag Bag.... LOL! Haven't heard that before but I like it!
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Old 05-12-2006, 11:53 PM
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Drag Bag started out as "DRAG UP BAG but got shortened over time . Here are some photos of the bag and tote that I got a HD .Dan
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We also have what we call RED A** T - SHIRTS too . :evil: But I haven't gotten one of those yet . Dan
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Old 05-13-2006, 10:55 AM
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Drag Bag started out as "DRAG UP BAG but got shortened over time . Here are some photos of the bag and tote that I got a HD .Dan
  • Photo 1 Drag bag
  • Photo 2 Tool Tote
  • Photo 3 What I carry in drag bag
  • Photo 4 Bag repacked
would that be from steel erectors and weldors when they drag up put their tools in the bag and quit a job i seem to have heard that expression somewhere,john
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I can't believe you put that bag on the airplane with your hood in it. We ship all our tools and I pack mine in a contico crate from wal-mart. Some of the guys bought the stanley boxes with retractable handle and wheels. All but one had the wheels busted off after the first shipment. The other one lasted twoo trips. The company finally is breaking down and buying us welders the greenlee metal boxes. The electricisans already have them and the shipping companies have yet to trash them yet.

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Old 05-14-2006, 12:06 AM
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John , plumbers ,steamfitters ,electricians , Iron workers and associated trades pretty much all use the term "DRAG UP " when requesting a layoff , and most of us have some form of bag or bucket we carry our personal tools in so that is where it came from .Most of the time you are leaving one job that is about to end and going to another . Dan
Scott can you believe how much stuff you can pack into that bag ? Dan
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Dan, thanks for posting the photos of your bag! Looks real sturdy and heavy duty. Yes, it's hard to believe all the stuff you can cram into them! I will check out my local HD for those. I have a Gatemouth I use at work along with a galv. bucket. But the Gatemouth is too small for the hood and boots to check onto a flight.
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