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The Differences Between Rig, Tool Belt, and Apron

You know that you definitely need some sort of device that enables you to keep your tools within arm's reach while you work, but aren't quite sure if a tool rig, a tool belt, or even a tool apron is the way to go. Learning more about each one is the best place to start.


The Tool Belt
Most people are very familiar with this option. Like a regular belt, it simply fastens around your waist by putting a needle through one of the holes. It is equipped with a variety of pockets that are designed to hold different tools.


The Tool Rig
Very similar to a tool belt, a tool rig is secured around your waist and features a variety of pockets. However, typically a tool rig offers more you more flexibility with your storage pockets than a tool belt does. Most are designed to be easily removed or adjusted.


The Tool Apron
A tool or work apron, like a cooking apron, simply ties around your waist or your neck. It usually has a number of large pockets that are ideal for smaller, lightweight tools. While an apron does provide some protection to your clothing, it isn't ideal for heavy or bulky tools.


Making a Decision
Here are a few factors to consider before you decide between a tool belt, rig, or apron.

  • Type of Work:
    Think about what type of work you do and which option provides would provide you with the most assistance. Obviously, if you are building homes a tool apron might not be the best choice.
  • Comfort:
    Staying comfortable while you work is definitely a bonus. Consider which option would enhance your comfort.
  • Budget:
    It's good to know that with such wide selection of tool belts, rigs, and aprons to choose from finding one within your budget shouldn't be a problem.

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