Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 42
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TheDuke Handy and Versatile
My Men's Service organization uses this tool tote, filled with tools for a major convention raffle. It has been a very big hit each year, receiving as much as 40% more bids than competing prizes.
July 10, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by WarrenJim Nice Tote For Home DIY
What's been missing in my tool collection is the ability to choose the "non-basic" tools not carried in my tool belt without having to have my arms full of tools or make multiple trips.
The Husky 17" Open Tool Tote is my solution. I've taken the 'basic' tools out of the tool belt (hammer, various screwdrivers, pliers, side cutters, etc.) and placed them in the Husky. That leaves plenty of room for me to add, when needed, a cordless drill, cordless sander, etc. It will even hold my Ryobi cordless reciprocating saw (along with the usual hand tools). It will not easily hold, however, a Ryobi 5.5" circular saw.
I wanted an open top design; having an open top makes things easy to see and packing up can be done quite quickly, just tossing everything into the center space. Sorting out can be done back at the tool bench.
The swivel handle is comfortable and thick enough to supply a comfortable grip. It pivots out of the way easily. However other reviewers have noted that, in some cases, the plastic nut can come loose and be lost. Perhaps a dab of LocTite or some such would cure the problem. However, I’ve checked my tote and everything seems secure at this point. I’m going to keep an eye on that area.
Fit and finish is excellent and there is a three-year warranty from Husky.
There is no provision for a shoulder carry strap, although one could probably be improvised.
There is a small fixture for attaching a tape rule, but the 25’ tape rule, as noted by other reviewer, is too large to easily place in the fixture. A 12’ Stanley PowerLock rule fits O.K. There is no chain fixture for carrying electrician's tape. That, to me, is an oversite; such chains are quite handy and even my tool belt offered one. I resolved that issue by using a small plastic container (such as lunch meats come in) to hold electrician's tape, stubby screw drivers, center punch, etc. Things that are too small to leave rattle around on their own I will know are in the plastic bin.
The 19 reinforced pockets are "one size fits none", in that there are no dedicated-for-a-specific-type-of-tool pockets. The pockets vary in size and I had no problem with pliers, side cutters, wire strippers, and needle nosed pliers all going side-by-side down one side of the tote.
Screwdrivers, however, have left me with a problem: pointed up they are dangerous obstacles in getting items out of the tote; pointed down they are bound to eventually work their way through the pocket material; laid in the bottom center section they are simply too disorganized to live with. I had the same issue with a pair of scissors - pointy side up dangerous, pointy side down wearing.
For now, I'm carrying the screwdrivers pointy side up; I found a pair of scissors that would fit in the smallest of the pockets pointy side down without the point touching the bottom of the pocket.
Larger than the Husky plastic tote tray but not as bulky as a 5 gallon bucket tool tote, I think the 17in Husky is the "Goldilocks" size for my requirements and for the price I think it's an excellent value.
July 8, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jblanke Doing the job so far.
Really nice to have your "go to" tools separate and "ready to roll." Another gent was buying this same tool tote when I bought mine. I have really found it handy on projects and calls.
June 21, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by AndrewKlil Hasn't broke yet
I use this everyday for work carrying about 30-40 pounds of tools lots of pockets for all kinds of things no problems yet I have had it for about 3 months.
June 14, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Tom Husky open tool bag
I love it, strong material, easy to use, I would recommend it to anybody who is looking for a nice tool bag
May 31, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by wayne Garbage
This bag lasted less month don't it. the pocket ripped within a week
May 21, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Benjino 17 In Tool Tote
This tote holds many essential tools. I have one for routine service calls and another for DEMO jobs
May 3, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Stvewb Handle problem
Ideally this bag is great for daily use as I am a alarm technician and it accommodates all necessary tools need for my job. Two things that need to be redesigned are 1 the tape measure clip location, it is too close to handle which makes it difficult to clip on and limited to size of tape measure. 2 the stupid knobs that constantly come loose and having to tightened up constantly. Needless to say I have finally lost the nut on handle since it broke loose and spun off. Now the bag is pretty much useless. There are no parts ti purchase to fix. I guess I'll have to buy a new one just because of nut missing. We'll probably not though
February 21, 2016