I would like to add my two cents on the Calavera 5# bags.
For me, this was one of those products you have to get your hands on to appreciate the quality of the product.
It's simple. It's a bag that will hold items for you. You're limited to your imagination as to what you can store in the 5# bags.
Let me share a few pictures with you. I'm sure you'd rather look at something rather than read about it.
Obviously you can store domino tenons or biscuits in the Cavalera 5# bags....and you can store a butt load of them. You can use the I.D window and keep a domino or biscuit inside so you can easily identify what's inside the bag.
I needed to hang a picture. Instead of carrying a few tools I was able to load up the tools needed in the 5# bag and get the job done. Clipped the 5# bag onto the loop on my pants and off I went into the house. You can also use the belt clip if you don't have a loop on your pants. I could see guys needing to know out a punch list on a job site loading a few tools in a bag or two and checking off the punch list.
This is what I had inside the 5# bag to hand the picture. Stud finder, cordless drill, pencil, a couple 2" screws, small level and a tape measure. The painters tape was hanging off the clip.
Here some other ideas for you. Maybe get the gears moving and give you some ideas. I'm not a pro. But I imagine a painter on a ladder or scaffolding needing to keep a good amount of sandpaper on him. You can easily carry a bunch of sandpaper inside the 5# bag.
Window and door installers can hold 5 tubes of caulk in a 5# bag. Either on your waist or stored in your truck.
Now, I know some of you guys keep a secret tool account that maybe someone else in the house may not need to know about.
So if you need a secret hiding spot for your tool money, just put an electrical wire nut in the I.D window and keep your secret stash in a safe spot. I mean really......when was the last time your wife went into your shop looking for a wire nut ?
In all seriousness, the 5# bag is very well made. I was pleasantly surprised when I got my hands on them. At first it was a product I could not see myself using. I'm a hobbyist not a pro. But once I received it, looked around and started putting things in them to test out the bags, I can honestly see myself using a couple in my shop. At $20 a bag it's a good storage solution. Heck, you can fill the 5# bag up with peanuts or M&M's and keep a snack sack clipped on you all day.
I would like to thank Calavera Tool Works for the opportunity to test the 5# bags.
And in all fairness, Michael sent me the 5# bags to test. Check them out guys. They are built to last !