A tool belt is worn by people in many types of industries to help the worker to be more organized and efficient. Many types of employees such as electricians, telephone maintenance crews, cable television workers, electric company employees, and plumbers wear tool belts that are made of tough and supple leather. In fact tool belts are worn by anybody who needs to carry around small tools with them at work. Professionals such as photographers, computer repair personnel and other people who need to carry a number of small items also wear such tool belts. In some circles, tool belts are also known as utility belts.
The tool belts are similar to some types of work belts, but they have more specialized applications to be used with specific types of tools. Tool belts have soft pouches that are made of rugged materials that are hung from the sides of the belt. Small tools such as markers, screwdrivers, cutting pliers, and wrenches, etc. can be put in the pouches of the tool belt. The pouches usually have double zip flaps and additional small pouches inside of them and side gussets will hold the tools in place.
Tool belts are designed so you can store and carry your tools easily from place to place. The tools are always in reach of you and they help you to keep track of everything. Tool belts are especially useful for people who are working from heights. A tool belt will enable you to keep you hands free for climbing ladders and for other essential functions. A tool belt is also a good safety item while working at heights as it will store the tools and reduce the chances of any tools falling from above.
Tool belts are available for men and women in a variety of styles, colors, designs and sizes. They may also be made out of an assortment of materials however leather belts are the most popular. Many styles of tool belts have removable padded suspenders that loop over the shoulders. Extra padded back support prevents the back from undue stress. Strong brass double buckles and loops help to secure the belt firmly. The belts have non-rust rivets at the appropriate places.
Make sure that your tool belt fits you properly and isn't worn too loosely. If the belt is worn too loosely the tools may fall out and hurt somebody.