Best Tool Aprons for Contractors and Woodworkers
Aprons in woodworking serve multiple important functions. First, they protect us and our clothes from dirt, debris, sawdust, stain, paint, you name it!
Second, they house all of our go-to tools so we can have them handy at a moment’s notice. When selecting a good apron as a woodworker, there are a few important factors to consider. The material of the apron is crucial.
After all, what good is the apron if it’s too flimsy to hold up to a bit of wear and tear? The features of the apron are also a consideration.
How many pockets does your apron have, and how many do you need? Lastly, you’ll need to consider the fit of the apron and your preference for how you wear it. Many are full overall-type styles, whereas some are only fancy toolbelts.
For a minimalist but still highly functional tool apron, check out the Hudson Durable Goods Heavy Duty Waxed Canvas Work Apron.
Featuring multiple tool pockets and comfortable cross-back straps, this apron is super nice to wear and also protects you from shoulder to knee.
Made form eater resistant waxed canvas, spills are no longer an issue. Its double stitched pockets have extra thick top and bottom hems so they can support even the heaviest tools.
The comfortable cross back strap prevents neck strain, and the widely adjustable straps fit up to a 50 inch waist. The sleek matte black color looks very professional and is perfect for anyone from the casual woodworker to an experienced blacksmith.
This tool apron is a great bargain and can be used for a wide variety of purposes and applications.
Another great waxed canvas option, the Readywares Waxed Canvas Tool Apron is slightly more rugged looking than the previous apron but still looks just as classic.
Featuring an even sturdier 20 ounce cotton canvas and a whopping twelve pockets, this apron holds a lot of stuff. It also has a dedicated double hammer loop with a secondary loop for tools that are a little smaller in diameter.
Fitting anyone from a small to XXL, this apron is perfect for just about anyone.
The easy on-off snapping belt loop can be quickly slipped over your head, and Readywares offers a complete satisfaction guarantee! This apron is a great middle-of-the-road choice for the intermediate to advanced craftsman.
Maybe you don’t need the full coverage of a full apron. Maybe carrying around your essentials is all you need to do to accomplish the task at hand.
For a more minimal option, the Carhartt Men’s Duck Nail Apron is a great choice. Made of 100% cotton, this toolbelt-style apron is conveniently machine washable.
Its firm-hand cotton duck material has the classic Carhartt look, feel, and of course quality. The belt is adjustable and features a quick release buckle for ease of use.
Featuring four large pockets, one pencil pocket, one small pocket, and two tool loops, this belt allows you to keep your top essentials close at hand while keeping things lightweight and comfortable.
A well-renowned Carhartt product, I’d highly recommend picking up one of these tool aprons as soon as possible!
Another great belt-style option, the CLC Custom Leathercraft Suede tool Bag and Poly Web Belt is a fantastic choice for those operating on a slightly tighter budget.
This tool bag belt provides three pockets for storage as well as a leather side loop to hold a hammer and a clip for a tape measure. Fitting waists ranging from 29 to 46 inches, this simple yet highly functional belt also has a handy quick release buckle and is Amazon’s Choice for tool belts.
In need of a full coverage tool apron but aren’t ready to invest in a privier option? The Dickies Work Great 16 Pocket Workshop Bib Apron is a terrific one to consider.
Made of extra durable heavy duty canvas with webbing reinforced pockets (16 of them, to be exact), this apron is super strong and built to last. Durable webbing tool pools on each side make grabbing your hammer easy no matter if you’re a righty of a lefty!
The adjustable belt can fit waist sizes from 32 to 52 inches. This tool apron is a great choice for anyone from a novice woodworker to a longtime carpenter. Available in classic tan or sleek black, you can definitely find one to match your style.
Perfect Gift for Your Favorite Woodworker
Shopping for someone who loves woodworking? Or are you shopping for yourself (that’s completely fine too…)
These gifts are perfect for any contractor who needs a variety of tools, typically for working full days in the shop or on the job-site.