2. Many tool belts can be enhanced with add-on specialty tool holders, bags, cases, and accessories that allow you to customize your tool belt to your work habits and needs.
3. Electrical tool belts are specially designed for electricians and telecom professionals who often use specialty, hand-specific tools.
4. Most popular styles of tool belts are available in a reversed or mirror-image design for left-handed craftsmen.
5. To alleviate the lower back and hip pain that lugging around a 25-pound tool belt all day can lead to, try a shoulder strap tool carrier. Belt-free shoulder carriers distribute weight more evenly than traditional tool belts and are ideal for most commercial and indoor construction applications.
6. Pocket design should not be overlooked when buying a new tool belt. Pockets that are slightly tapered or those that are heat formed to stay open will make retrieving small fasteners and tools easier. Similarly, pockets with flat bottoms will offer greater storage capabilities.
7. Along with all the standard pockets and hooks, new tool belts will often feature a pouch to keep your cell phone in, allowing you to keep in constant contact with your foreman or the rest of your crew.