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My previous tool bag was ripping apart, and my spares were not much better, so it was time to move on to a new one. I had been using a Bucket Boss 18" Pro Gatemouth bag, but those have been discontinued. There was a 20" one, but I looked through the catalog and found this: Bucket Boss Pro Racer 18. It is about the same size as the old Gatemouth, but the interior is more rectangular, which fits my parts boxes and Eagle Creek packing organizers much better. It seems to weigh about the same, which is why I went to cloth bags years ago.

Anyway, I thought I would pass it along as a tip. This seems to be a high-strength bag. They come in smaller sizes, as well. The things that are sold by the supply houses are not necessarily the best for our profession, and it pays to get what works best for you.


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Hi BDB. It's a really nice looking bag.

Did you notice the fine print at the bottom of the page?

" WARNING: This product contains chemicals known to the State
​ of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. "

Sorry. I would consider getting one. I really like the look of it. But, I would want top know exactly which chemicals are in the bag that are known to cause harm first. I would want to research it a bit more.

Since it is synthetic, I'm *guessing* BPA is one of them.

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Most every manufactured good sold in California contains this exact warning.

Californians live with smog (rivaled only by that in Bejing) ... yet their legislators see fit to legislate useless warnings that plastics contain chemicals.

Your tax dollars at work!

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Since the subject of tool bags has come up...
I've also not been happy with the supply house bags and went through a couple of Bucket Bosses. Several years ago I came across Heritage Leather Mason Bags .
They are expensive, but mine is five or six years old now and shows no sign of wearing out. Plenty of room for tools, parts, etc.


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Link which might work better for Gerry's suggestion:
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I've been using a Toolpak original for the past 3 years and its been my favorite tool kit in my 23 year career. Since I work in a lot of schools and a few college campuses, having my toolkit in a backpack form really helps. My old kit with a shoulder strap was taking its toll. Piano technician tools are pretty heavy if you have a comprehensive set. I've always meant to take the time to customize it more, but its working so well I haven't been too motivated to do it.
They are a bargain for around $100
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I also use a mid size roll around suit case that has my vacuum, extra hose, cleaning supplies, drop cloths, atlas, caster cups, touch up and other miscellaneous items. The combination of the rolling case and the backpack makes walking across a campus not too bad. Its rare that I have to make a trip back to the car.

Another item I just purchased that I'm very happy with is this Trekology ultra light roll up camping table. It ways 1.75 lbs and is $28 from Amazon.
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Originally Posted by daniokeeper
Hi BDB. It's a really nice looking bag.

Did you notice the fine print at the bottom of the page?

" WARNING: This product contains chemicals known to the State
​ of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. "

Sorry. I would consider getting one. I really like the look of it. But, I would want top know exactly which chemicals are in the bag that are known to cause harm first. I would want to research it a bit more.

Since it is synthetic, I'm *guessing* BPA is one of them.


I hope you do not work with pianos. Pianos contain lead, a suspected mutagen!


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Originally Posted by MacMacMac
Most every manufactured good sold in California contains this exact warning.

Californians live with smog (rivaled only by that in Bejing) ... yet their legislators see fit to legislate useless warnings that plastics contain chemicals.

Your tax dollars at work!


Proposition 65 was an initiative, not a legislative measure.


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Originally Posted by BDB
Originally Posted by daniokeeper
Hi BDB. It's a really nice looking bag.

Did you notice the fine print at the bottom of the page?

" WARNING: This product contains chemicals known to the State
​ of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. "

Sorry. I would consider getting one. I really like the look of it. But, I would want top know exactly which chemicals are in the bag that are known to cause harm first. I would want to research it a bit more.

Since it is synthetic, I'm *guessing* BPA is one of them.


I hope you do not work with pianos. Pianos contain lead, a suspected mutagen!

Pianos also often contain mouse droppings which do unpleasant things to the human body. I'd take my chances with the bag and not worry about it. Set it on the roof of your car for a few weeks and let it off-gas if you really want to be safe.


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Originally Posted by BDB
Originally Posted by daniokeeper
Hi BDB. It's a really nice looking bag.

Did you notice the fine print at the bottom of the page?

" WARNING: This product contains chemicals known to the State
​ of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. "

Sorry. I would consider getting one. I really like the look of it. But, I would want top know exactly which chemicals are in the bag that are known to cause harm first. I would want to research it a bit more.

Since it is synthetic, I'm *guessing* BPA is one of them.


I hope you do not work with pianos. Pianos contain lead, a suspected mutagen!


I'm just going by the warning on the link you posted.

Here in PA, I don't recall ever seeing such a warning on anything except tobacco products and booze.
I am acquainted with warnings re BPA, which is why i seldom eat canned food.

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Originally Posted by rysowers
I've been using a Toolpak original for the past 3 years and its been my favorite tool kit in my 23 year career. Since I work in a lot of schools and a few college campuses, having my toolkit in a backpack form really helps. My old kit with a shoulder strap was taking its toll. Piano technician tools are pretty heavy if you have a comprehensive set. I've always meant to take the time to customize it more, but its working so well I haven't been too motivated to do it.
They are a bargain for around $100
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I've had this same pack for 6 years, and it continues to serve me well. Comfortably carries a helluva lot of gear.


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My father was a chemist, and my brother is an entomologist who lives next door to someone who does pesticide registration for the state. My father left money to Chemistry at Berkeley, so there are chemists that I know there. I have a pretty good idea of how to handle things relatively safely. In fact, there are a lot more carcinogens in a car than there is in a bag, so the relative risk probably goes up if you leave the bag on a car!

The nice thing about my system is that tools for various things fit into the Eagle Creek tubes, so for instance, if I just need tuning tools, I pull out the bag with them, and that is all that I need to carry.


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Ditto on the tool pak. That's what I use at my day job. It weighs in excess of 20lbs, and I've beat the tar out of it for the last 8 years! They hold up great, and are comfortable to throw on your shoulder, or back if you need both hands.


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My father has a PH D in Chemistry and my brother works for a nuclear power plant. My sister is a writer, another brother designs hearing aids, so I can write pages about nuclear chemistry. And I'll be able to hear the reviews! Just good natured fun, BDB ! I don't know if the perfect tool case exists.



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BDB, I'm not trying to put down the bag. It's nice. It's just that I have never seen a warning like that for a tool bag.


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Danio - I think those warnings are a California thing.



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Danio - I think those warnings are a California thing.


Everything in California comes with it's own Prop 65 warning. Californians Know they're going to die from something, someday. They are afraid of everything. ;}


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I am looking forward to dying. I hope it will be my last great act.


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So what are you dying? Your new bag? Your hair? Your shirts? A piano??
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