Drill Holster - Choosing the Right One For Your Workshop
Heavy duty, water resistant holster for your drivers, bits, and drills. Build your own personal tool belt. This drill holster mounts onto three-inch belts with easily adjustable tension. It accommodates a range of drill sizes, and it comes with seven different compartments and loops for drivers and bits.
It is made of heavy-duty, waterproof polyester, so your tools stay dry even in wet weather. The main compartment has six pockets; two inside the main body and four on the outside, with one flap to open when not in use. There are also front pockets, which are great for storing other small accessories. The six zippered pockets and one outside flap work as an 'accessory pockets' to attach keys and other small items. The exterior flap also provides an easy way to access the drill holster's thumb stud, which provides an easy way to change the screws on the drills.
The entire unit is completed with a heavy duty nylon carrying strap. It is easily attached to your belt with the included belt snap. There is also a front pouch, which can be used for storage purposes. The exterior flap offers a large Velcro opening for attaching a cordless drill bit holder. The accessory zippered pockets can accommodate up to five drill bits, so you can perform multiple tasks simultaneously.
Most all cordless drills, whether they are cordless screwdrivers, electric drills or battery powered, come with a safety strap. This safety strap is often made of nylon, and is easily adjustable and broken into two pieces. You can easily detach the safety strap to allow the drill to be carried by hand. All that remains is to fasten a new safety strap, similar to the way you attach a cordless drill to your belt with the cordless drill adapter.
The convenience of never having to remember to put on or remove the safety strap is what makes a drill holster so popular. Cordless drills have become a part of just about every professional tradesman's home tool kit. They provide power for just about every job, but if you don't have one of these powerful tools in your home, there are several ways in which you can ensure its safety.
Most of the time, when people forget to remove their safety strap from their cordless drills, the cord will come off, leaving the operator without an effective tool. This can result in injury, strain, or even death. The proper drill holster is designed to keep the hand in a fixed, upright position, preventing the possibility of falling forward or twisting the wrist. This is very important with drills, as they can generate a tremendous amount of torque and momentum. An improperly attached safety strap could cause the drill to fly away from the user.
Many drill holsters feature built-in pockets that are perfect for keeping small tools such as chisels, screwdrivers, and small wrenches. There may also be one or two slots for the attachment of an optional heavy Duty battery. It's not uncommon to find a pocket that is designed to hold an optional retractable hammer. The most popular style features a ring on the outside that holds the tool and is secured by a clip or Velcro. Some of these pockets are held in place by an adjustable belt buckle or hook & loop tape.
While most drill holsters are designed to secure the hand and drill bit, some are made to accommodate other items such as screwdrivers, chisels, and other power tools. A drill holster that is made to support screws may include an attached cord holder and a pair of small, zippered pockets that will accept small accessories such as cable couplers, needle nosed pliers with spring loaded handles, or needle nose pliers with interchangeable tips. These can be useful if one needs to carry extra pliers, but the convenience of having all the pliers accessible at one's fingertips is well worth the added weight. The zippered pockets will also accept larger screwdrivers and other power tools. Look for one that has both the cord and the knife holder as these types of accessories make it easier to use the knife.