Klein Powerline Series Tool Belt

By Scott Arnold on Tool and Product Reviews

Klein Powerline Series Tool Belt Review

Working on a job site with several types on contractors has given me the opportunity to see who’s wearing what and why, which lead me to the Klein Powerline Series Tool Belt. . Regardless of the trade, one thing that everyone had in common, was a tool  belt for storing the most used hand tools needed.

Lightweight Tool Bag Option

From single pouches, to full on framing belts, the average weight of 7 contractor bags was 16lbs. 16lbs around your waist all day is very demanding on your back and legs. Going from a large leather framer’s belt down to a Klein Powerline Series Tool Belt has cut down my belt weight reducing fatigue greatly.

Klein Powerline Series Tool Belt – Nylon

For several weeks I’ve been reviewing the Klein Powerline Series Nylon Pouches paired up with the Klein Tradesmen Pro Belt. It’s Lightweight, constructed out of tough nylon material and boy is it sharp looking! I changed out the PowerLine Series belt for the Tradesman Pro Belt was solely because of the buckle. The PowerLine Series belt buckle is plastic and clips together. In my experience,  these types of buckles fail more frequently, and can potentially come detached when bending over. The Tradesmen Pro Belt buckle also has double prong buckle that can not be inadvertently released.

Klein Powerline Series Tool Belt Components

  • 5701 – Powerline Series 8 Pocket Tool Pouch
  • 5718 – Powerline Series 8 Pocket Tool Pouch
  • 5706 – Powerline Hammer Loop
  • 5247 – Pro Padded Tool Belt

Klein 5701 8 Pocket Tool Pouch

Klein 5718 8 Pocket Tool Pouch

Klein 5706 Hammer Pouch

 

Klein 5247 Tradesman Pro Belt

What is the Perfect Tool Belt?

If you asked the question, what is the perfect tool belt to five contractors, chances are you will get five different answers. If you ask ConcordCarpenter.com Editor Rob Robillard what is the perfect belt, he will give you his famous line…

The perfect tool belt is like a pick up line at a bar.. The best one is whichever one works for you! In all seriousness, there is no right or wrong answer on the perfect tool belt.

Klein PowerLine Series – Durability

The Klein PowerLine series is made of washable 1000 denier Cordura® Nylon. Cordura® is a registered trademark of INVISTA for double fabrics. The PowerLine Series is double nylon stitched and has reinforced rivets. While wearing the Powerline Series belt I noticed that the material is tough, and resistant to abrasions, punctures and tearing.

I like that it naturally forms to the body making it easy to wear everyday.

Permanent Residency in my Tool Belt

As a remodeler, my tool needs vary from job to job. I could be framing one day, trimming out windows and doors the next day. One thing that remains true is there are a core group of tools that have made taken a permanent residence in my belt. Again, there is no wrong answer as to what you have in your belt. Here is my list:

  • 12oz Stiletto Titanium Hammer
  • Utility Knife
  • Philips and Flat Screwdrivers
  • 8″ Linesman Pliers
  • 8″ Push Lock Pliers
  •  End Nippers
  • 25′ Tape
  • Combo Square
  • Cats Paw
  • Stubby Multi-bit ratcheting screwdriver (for those tight to get spots!)
  • 3 Pencils
  • Sharpie
  • Hex Key Set
  • Voltage and Receptacle Tester
  • Roll of Electrical Tape

How and Where to Purchase

The Klein Powerline Series Nylon Tool Belt from this review can be purchased online on Amazon at the following links:

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About the author

Scott Arnold

Writer / Carpenter / Remodeler

Contributing Editor Scott Arnold is a young remodeler, and a 911 Dispatcher for a Boston area, Metro West 911 Center. When he is not in the Communications Center, you will find Scott getting his hands dirty on any number of contracting jobs, whether it is for his customers or on his newly purchased house. Scott enjoys remodeling, DIY projects, spending time with his wife and 2 kids. Scott will help share his perspective on tools as carpenter and remodeler here and on ToolBoxBuzz.com

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