My first order of business with this and every product review is a disclaimer: I am not a professional contractor. I am a farmer and a fine furniture maker. When it comes to construction and renovation projects, I’m a DIYer and weekend warrior. That said, I doubt many professional contractors will be reading my tool reviews. My goal in reviewing tools and products is to provide honest feedback based on my own use and experience with these tools to other regular folks like me- wanting to get their hands dirty, try new things, and get the best value for their hard earned dollars.
Living in the Pacific Northwest where it rains… constantly, I am generally not a fan of cloth tool bags. Tools seem to get eaten up in them and lost, left to rust in the bottom of the bag somewhere. This tote, however, is sturdy, provides a lot of options to keep the tools inside it organized, and offers just enough space to house a useful amount of tools and still be light enough for me to physically carry from spot to spot. It’s come in really handy the last few weeks as I’ve been doing fencing projects, because everything I need fits in it and I’ve stopped having to make 10,000 pesky trips back up to the shop to grab more tools. Being prepared for the task at hand makes me a whole lot more efficient, and since fencing is basically my least favorite thing ever, efficiency can’t be overrated. At $59, it’s not going to break the bank, it won’t protect your tools from rain, but it will keep them organized and portable.
Now let’s talk about these sweet Husky Knee Pads!
I was very, very impressed with these kneepads, and in my opinion, they are totally worth their $20 price point. I haven’t worn kneepads for the last few years because I’d yet to find any that wouldn’t slosh around my tiny legs or cut off all circulation to my feet in a matter of minutes. These fit even my small frame, are comfortable to wear, and stay put surprisingly well when I’m moving around. They’ve become a permanent part of my donkey hoof trimming kit and my knees and back are thankful to have them!
Husky’s also got a pocket knife!
While this knife won’t be replacing the staple pocket knife I’ve been carrying for 3 years around the farm, at $9, there’s not a whole lot to lose. I put it in my Husky Tote with my fencing tools and it’s been handy to have it when I needed it a few times over the last few weeks. I like the wood handle, the blade is easy to sharpen, and it’s everything I’d expect from a $9 knife.