Minimize dangling tool entanglement with new Gear Keeper® heavy-tool retractable tether.
Gear Keeper’s new RT3-5605 heavy-tool retractable tether’s ultra low profile keeps tools close to the body when stored while still allowing complete accessibility when in use. The retractor employs a very low 7 oz force to avoid arm strain when extended, but strong enough to keep the line taught to avoid snagging or interference with the work being performed. The retractor mechanism’s force is designed to retract the lanyard, not the tool. When the tool is retracted, lanyard exposure is minimized to avoid snagging, especially when the tool is also placed in a tool bag/pouch.
Using a retractable tether for heavy hand tools is particularly important when working in close quarters or climbing. Gear Keeper’s new RT3-5605 heavy-tool retractable tether’s ultra low profile keeps tools close to the body when stored while still allowing complete accessibility when in use.
Like other retractables in the Gear Keeper line, the RT3-5605 is engineered so that the tool, application and recoil/retraction force are in balance. Designed to avoid worker fatigue in order to maintain productivity, only minimal force is necessary to extend the RT3-5605 tether for use.
The RT3-5605 heavy-tool tether has a generous reach that extends more than 55”. The strong, impact absorbing Nylon webbing for tools up to 3.5 lbs does not require an additional shock absorbing lanyard end. Tools are attached via a Stainless Steel, thumb-controlled, locking-gate carabiner. The RT3-5605 also reduces arm strain when working with heavier tools; the tether features a thumb-controlled gear lock to secure the tool at any extension length. Included with the tether is a lanyard loop strap that can adapt virtually any tool of appropriate weight to be cinched securely to the tether.
According to John Salentine, VP of Hammerhead Industries, “Workers do not have to dance around a long, dangling tether or drag their tool on the floor.” Salentine added, “This unique heavy-tool retractor makes work safer, more efficient and simplifies every repair, maintenance or manufacturing project.”
RT3-5605 retractable heavy-tool tethers including the lanyard loop strap retail for $35.99 per unit. For bulk pricing (50 or more) call 888.588.9981. The full line of Gear Keeper instrument tethers and accessories are available on the company’s website at gearkeeper.com. A free, sixteen-page “Safety Engineer’s Guide to Tool Tethering” containing a tethering guide for tools with and without attachment points and related product information is available by logging into gearkeeper.com/guide or by calling Hammerhead Industries’ Customer Service at 888.588.9981.