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Easily attached tool tethers from Gear Keeper


January 16, 2012
By Hammerhead Industries

lanyardHammerhead Industries, manufacturers of Gear Keeper industrial tool
tethering systems, has announced a pair of new tool tethers for heavy
tools and instruments. Both new anchored tethers are designed for
attachment to a fixed structure rather than to a person. The TL1-3025
Fixed Loop Tether and TL1-4025 Fixed Loop Tether are rated at 15 and 25
pounds respectively to keep drills, power drivers, electronic meters and
other heavy tools and instruments safely tethered to avoid injury to
the worker or the work site.

Hammerhead Industries, manufacturers of Gear Keeper industrial tool
tethering systems, has announced a pair of new tool tethers for heavy
tools and instruments. Both new anchored tethers are designed for
attachment to a fixed structure rather than to a person. The TL1-3025
Fixed Loop Tether and TL1-4025 Fixed Loop Tether are rated at 15 and 25
pounds respectively to keep drills, power drivers, electronic meters and
other heavy tools and instruments safely tethered to avoid injury to
the worker or the work site.

Hammerhead Industries, manufacturers of Gear Keeper industrial tool
tethering systems, has announced a pair of new tool tethers for heavy
tools and instruments. Both new anchored tethers are designed for
attachment to a fixed structure rather than to a person. The TL1-3025
Fixed Loop Tether and TL1-4025 Fixed Loop Tether are rated at 15 and 25
pounds respectively to keep drills, power drivers, electronic meters and
other heavy tools and instruments safely tethered to avoid injury to
the worker or the work site.

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The fixed loop attachment feature of these new models also permits
tethering of tools that have no other attachment point. For example,
when a larger loop is required to go around a large handle (for
instance, on a chain saw), the worker would just slip-knot the fixed
loop over the handle.

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When a larger loop is required to go around a large handle (for
instance, on a chain saw), the worker would just slip-knot the fixed
loop over the handle.

 

Easily attached to a fixed object such as a high-rise bucket or
scaffolding, the anchored tether transfers the shock load produced by a
dropped tool from the worker to the structure. Tethering heavy tools
over 10 pounds is a significant safety concern. If dropped, a 10-pound
tool can have a shock load that exceeds 200 pounds.

The Gear Keeper model TL1-3025 Fixed Loop Tether has a short retracted
length of only 32 inches to avoid entanglement coupled with a low-force
extension to 45 inches that minimizes fatigue during use. The coil is
covered with high-strength nylon webbing that can withstand tough
working conditions.

The model TL1-4025 is a flexible, low profile coil system that provides a
10-foot working radius for tools like power drills, nail guns, power
drivers and other heavier weight tools. The coil system is fully
enclosed in rugged nylon orange webbing that increases the tether’s
overall strength and durability under tough on-the-job conditions for
tools up to 25 pounds.

The new Gear Keeper models are also a high-visibility orange in colour
and feature a tag that shows the weight of the tool appropriate for the
tether as well as such traceability info rmation as date of manufacture,

“This safety tag is a new feature that will help safety engineers make
sure that each tool has the proper tether for the job,” said John
Salentine, vice-president of Hammerhead Industries. “Safety starts first
with the proper mating of both the tool and the tether to ensure
productivity and safety in the work environment.”

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