My option to carry all bits i need is this holder with belt clip. (Image removed from quote.)Previously i carried bits in Tic Tac box but downside carryin in there was i needed to get all out to get one i neededOnly Tools Matters
I have used a RX bottle as bit holder and had the same problem. I like the holder, where did you get it? The handiness of hanging it from a belt has appeal, but potential problems with scratching and snagging make it risky. Still it could remade to work in a different way, such as clipped to a bag strap or PALS webbing.You carry bit sockets. I have chosen to usee a 1/4" bit to 1/4" drive adapter so I can use any 1/4" drive socket. It allows for more more variety, but it means I am also going to have to figure out a way to carry sockets too. There's always trade offs
I have carried them inside a pen with the ink cartridge removed.(Image removed from quote.)
CountyComm also has a similar sized pocket that is cheap and of their typical quality that is just a single zipped pocket but with a sturdy belt clip too.
Here is my take on it, the bit holder are from a bacho Mt and the leather I did myself, really snug fit and I don't notice it in my back pocket[It's not failure if you learn something from it]
I have carried them inside a pen with the ink cartridge removed.
Well contained, with a fair amount extra space, but not really organized. If County comm is cheap then I'm shocked. I have found some of the things they sell for 30% to 60% less from other sources. To the best of my knowledge, they don't make anything themselves, they buy stuff and mark it up. They do have good eye for quality. I found pouches like that for $2 each in a brick and mortar store.
I meant cheap quality.I am not impressed by the quality of anything from them made of nylon for carrying things in general and have decided to stop buying anything unless it is something that they just relabel and sell cheaper.
Well I don't buy from them at all any more. The last thing I bought from them was a Doc Allen's Versatool. It's quality, but they marked it up. I later found it selling for less elsewhere. I found out that Mechanic's Helper makes magnetic bit organizers, similar to their socket organizers. They are bulletproof sturdy and keep things organized. Unfortunately they are designed for a work bench, not a pockets. So my search continues.
I got lucky as there is a store near me that actually stocks a lot of the CC stuff and I can see it in person before buying and it has stopped me pretty much too!
CC is mail order only. I happened to be in San Jose and on a lark I stopped by their address. They wouldn't sell anything in person. Made some lame excuse about losing a government contract. My money not being good enough for them is another reason I go elsewhere.
gpknivesWalk in shop like every other store,pay and walk out,they are sold at retail there.They also sell Zebralight over the counter which for me can be much,much more costly!
GPknives. If I'm ever in Illinois. Going there would involve a bit more than walking. However it is always good to have options. Zebralight, nice, but I need another flashlight like a hole in my head.
You can probably imagine my Wallet screaming in fear when I walked in and saw ZL in the wild there!Same later with CC gear.And of course it is a huge Knife and MT resource as well.It is really tough to walk out empty handed when you can try anything in the store in person.......and of course they know it too.It is in the STL Metro area and I even went by it Today headed somewhere else and had to fight myself to stay out of there.
Sounds like you've got a serious MT, Knife & accessory jones there, dude. You might want to find a 12 step group for that.I learned a while ago, just because something is for sale, doesn't mean I am under any obligation to buy. I no longer follow the teachings of Inebriated Mariners Economics.
Oh I can stop anytime but thanks for the concern. It sure beats buying based on the reports of others and just taking my chances and it is a welcome change to be able to see the things in person as retail is all but frying up everywhere these days for a lot of things.Funny thing is that the less time I spend in these forums,the less I consider adding to the "Collection" too
You guys have the best information here. If I make a purchase it will certainly be a informed one. For the most part I need less stuff in my life. That doesn't mean I can't appreciate cool things.
So you can not see having a retail outlet in your town as any kind of advantage?
A brick and mortar store providing goods and employment to the area. Why would I want that? Even If I'm not in a hurry to spend money, It's always good to have options. Who ever says window shopping is only for women, is just plain sexist. One more reason for a local specialty store, it's not amazon or walmart.Remember one of my complaints about County Comm was they wouldn't allow a in person purchase.
Ummm,thats why I asked at all. you seem to be arguing against the idea of shopping in person while you had just talked about CC not being that kind of place?