In close quarters or when climbing, retractable tether keeps heavy tools close to body.

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 […]

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In close quarters or when climbing, retractable tether keeps heavy tools close to body.

New Anchored Tool Tethers Can Save Lives

New From Gear Keeper – 15-25-Pound Anchored Tethers Provide Safety and Security for Construction and Field Force Workers Hammerhead Industries, manufacturers of Gear Keeper industrial tool tethering systems, today announced a pair of new tool tethers for heavy tools and instruments. […]

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New Anchored Tool Tethers Can Save Lives

Need To Secure Small Items? Twelve New, Small Tool Retractors From Gear Keeper©.

These small tool retractors let you pull the tool out, use it and then let it automatically retract back. Even small tools dropped from above are serious safety hazards. When working at heights, some of the most commonly used tools […]

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Need To Secure Small Items? Twelve New, Small Tool Retractors From Gear Keeper©.

Fine tune wrist lanyards for maximum worksite safety, increased productivity and ease of use.

Gear Keeper® Modular Wrist Lanyard Systems For Small Hand Tools Offers Many Tethering Options. Gear Keeper’s new retractable and non-retractable wrist lanyard systems for tools up to 5 lbs. are particularly valuable when a short drop length is critical or when […]

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Fine tune wrist lanyards for maximum worksite safety, increased productivity and ease of use.

Gear Keeper® Retractable Tool Lanyard Systems meet IAQG, NAFPI and NCATT Foreign Object Elimination (FOE) standards for securing loose tools

Virtually eliminating a tool left behind, aviation maintenance and repair service employees can use the tool and then let it go as it safely returns to Gear Keeper’s secure tool storage position.  A tool inadvertently left behind during a maintenance […]

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Gear Keeper® Retractable Tool Lanyard Systems meet IAQG, NAFPI and NCATT Foreign Object Elimination (FOE) standards for securing loose tools

Gear Keeper Retractable Smart Phone Keeper

The new Gear Keeper Retractable Smart Phone Keeper keeps your valuable phone from getting lost when in the field. In our technology-driven world today we’re all guilty of passing the time by turning on our smart phones – checking email, […]

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Gear Keeper Retractable Smart Phone Keeper

Unique Gear Keeper® Modular Retractable Lanyard System Offers Thousands of Tethering Options.

FIne tune lanyards for maximum safety, ease of use and security. Apart from the inconvenience of having to interrupt work to retrieve or replace a dropped tool, there is an extraordinarily serious risk of injury or damage.  Think about this; […]

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Unique Gear Keeper® Modular Retractable Lanyard System Offers Thousands of Tethering Options.

Increase Security and Save Money with Customized Gear Keeper© Super Badge Retractor

As a critical component of corporate security, it’s important that employees are able to easily locate and present their personal security badges. But how your employees secure their security card is equally critical. Unfortunately, most commonly used badge retractors won’t […]

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Increase Security and Save Money with Customized Gear Keeper© Super Badge Retractor

EMS-DESIGNED GLASS KEEPER® PROVIDES GLASS-FREE ACCESS TO CAR ACCIDENT VICTIMS IN LESS THAN 45 SECONDS

Every year in the United States over half a million victims require extraction from their vehicles. To maximize survival and minimize additional injury, it is critical that the injured be removed as quickly and as safely as possible. When the […]

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EMS-DESIGNED GLASS KEEPER® PROVIDES GLASS-FREE ACCESS TO CAR ACCIDENT VICTIMS IN LESS THAN 45 SECONDS

New Gear Keeper Webbing Belt with Factory-Mounted Retractable Lanyard System Offers Full Range Of Motion For Tools And Instruments

Webbing belt/retractable safety lanyard for tools and instruments from 3 to 68 oz. The 2-Axis retractor series permits 360° rotation on the belt as well as 180° swing-away from the body for full-range of motion accessibility. In addition, because of […]

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New Gear Keeper Webbing Belt with Factory-Mounted Retractable Lanyard System Offers Full Range Of Motion For Tools And Instruments

Free “Safety Engineer’s Guide to Tool and Instrument Tethering”

New 12-page guide includes sections on How to Select the Proper Tether or Retractable Lanyard, Tool and Instrument Tethers and Custom Tethers as well as tethers for hard hats to security cards. Injury, damage and lost work hours resulting from […]

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Free “Safety Engineer’s Guide to Tool and Instrument Tethering”

When Working in Close Quarters Or Climbing – New Retractable Tether Minimizes Entanglement By Keeping Tools Close At Hand.

Gear Keeper© Retractable Tool Tether Offers Full Range of Motion. Gear Keeper’s new RT3-5601 retractable tether, for tools up to two pounds, is particularly valuable when working in close quarters or climbing. Available in high visibility orange, the retractable tether’s […]

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When Working in Close Quarters Or Climbing – New Retractable Tether Minimizes Entanglement By Keeping Tools Close At Hand.

New Gear Keeper RT3-5602 Retractable Tether Keeps Trowel Safe and At Hand.

When a employee working aloft accidentally drops a trowel a serious work site incident can be set in motion. If the trowel is dropped from just 30 feet, it will hit the ground in less than 2 seconds. Aside from […]

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New Gear Keeper RT3-5602 Retractable Tether Keeps Trowel Safe and At Hand.

New Anchored Tool Tethers Can Save Lives

New From Gear Keeper – 15-25-Pound Anchored Tethers Provide Safety and Security for Construction and Field Force Workers Hammerhead Industries, manufacturers of Gear Keeper industrial tool tethering systems, today announced a pair of new tool tethers for heavy tools and […]

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New Anchored Tool Tethers Can Save Lives

Selecting The Proper Personal Tool Tether or Lanyard… Reprinted from ASSE publication PROFESSIONAL SAFETY’S “BEST PRACTICES”

Reduce Injuries, Damage & Lost Work Time. Objects dropped from above were the fourth leading cause of industrial accidents and a $5.6 billion cost to industry. A significant workplace safety issue is attracting quite a bit of attention: tools and […]

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Selecting The Proper Personal Tool Tether or Lanyard… Reprinted from  ASSE publication PROFESSIONAL SAFETY’S  “BEST PRACTICES”

The common lanyard-type tool tether is not a one-size-fits-all solution.

With such a high risk to workers’ safety, it’s unfortunate that very little has been published on the subject of tethering equipment and tethering safety techniques. Many safety professionals may not be aware of the range of options available to […]

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The common lanyard-type tool tether is not a one-size-fits-all solution.

Three Tethers That Make Working Aloft Safer and More Productive.

Gear Keeper© Tool & Instrument Tethering Systems let safety engineers choose the proper configuration for every application. The common lanyard-type tool tether is not a one-size-fits-all solution. With such a high risk to workers’ safety, it’s unfortunate that very little […]

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Three Tethers That Make Working Aloft Safer and More Productive.

New Gear Keeper® Personal Heavy Tool Tether’S Rugged, Non-Conductive Design Ideal for Power, Phone and Construction Workers

Gear Keeper® has made a name for itself with innovative, retractable gear attachment systems that keep important items safely tethered and close at hand.  Now it has introduced a new personal heavy tool tether designed to keep drills, power drivers, […]

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New Gear Keeper® Personal Heavy Tool Tether’S Rugged, Non-Conductive Design Ideal for Power, Phone and Construction Workers

Security For Your Security Badge

New, failsafe Gear Keeper© RT5 Super Badge retractor is specifically designed for the rigors of daily security use. Corporate spying… Unauthorized entry to secure areas… Sabotage… few employers allow all of their employees access to all facilities all of the […]

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Security For Your Security Badge

Gear Keeper Flame-Retardant Microphone Retractor Improves Communications For Firefighters

COOL MIC-TETHER FOR HOT SITUATIONS Hammerhead Industries, Inc., manufacturer of the world-renowned Gear Keeper® line of security equipment attachment accessories, is pleased to offer a version of its signature product especially designed for firefighting professionals: the High-Temperature Mic Keeper®.  It keeps an […]

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Gear Keeper Flame-Retardant Microphone Retractor Improves Communications For Firefighters

New Gear Keeper RT3 Series of Dual-Axis Retracting Lanyards Offer 360 degree Rotation and 180 degree Swing-Away For Virtually Infinite Accessibility.

Keep expensive instruments and tools safe, easily accessible and close at hand. Accidentally dropping or misplacing an expensive hand-held instrument or tool, particularly when working aloft, is a costly and potentially dangerous event that can easily be avoided.  Aside from […]

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New Gear Keeper RT3 Series of Dual-Axis Retracting Lanyards Offer 360 degree Rotation and 180 degree Swing-Away For Virtually Infinite Accessibility.

Gear Keeper Retractable Tool Tethers Make Working Aloft Safer and More Productive.

With a large selection of options, Gear Keeper Retractable Tethering Systems let safety engineers choose the best configuration for any application. When an employee working aloft accidentally drops a tool a serious work site incident can be set in motion. […]

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Gear Keeper Retractable Tool Tethers Make Working Aloft Safer and More Productive.

The Top 10 DOs and DON’Ts of Personal Tool Tethering.

With more than 3,000 different tethering configurations, the Gear Keeper tethering selection chart helps safety engineers select the best option for any application. The safety engineer’s goal in correct tethering procedures is to make sure the tool, application and recoil/retraction […]

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The Top 10 DOs and DON’Ts of  Personal Tool Tethering.

FREE TOOL TETHER SELECTION CHART

With more than 3,000 different tethering configurations, the Gear Keeper tethering selection chart helps safety engineers select the best option for any application Although a falling tool from any height is a problem, when it falls several hundred feet, equipment […]

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FREE TOOL TETHER SELECTION CHART

Added Security and Safety on the Job Site with Gear Keeper’s TL1-4004 Bucket Heavy Tool Tether

You’ve Got a Friend in High Places, Providing Added Security and Safety on the Job Site. The innovators at Hammerhead Industries have developed a new Gear Keeper® Bucket Heavy Tool Tether (Model TL1-4004) to provide security and protection for construction […]

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Added Security and Safety on the Job Site with Gear Keeper’s TL1-4004 Bucket Heavy Tool Tether

In close quarters or when climbing, retractable tether keeps heavy tools close to body.

Minimize dangling tool entanglement with new Gear Keeper® heavy-tool retractable tether.

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.

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.

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.

The RT3-5605 heavy-tool tether has a generous reach that extends more than 55”.

The RT3-5605 heavy-tool tether has a generous reach that extends more than 55”.

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.

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New Anchored Tool Tethers Can Save Lives

New From Gear Keeper – 15-25-Pound Anchored Tethers Provide Safety and Security for Construction and Field Force Workers

Hammerhead Industries, manufacturers of Gear Keeper industrial tool tethering systems, today announced a pair of new tool tethers for heavy tools and instruments. Both of the new anchored tethers are designed for attachment to a fixed structure rather than to a person.

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 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 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.

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 like a chain saw, the worker would just slip knot the “fixed loop” over the handle.

Easily attached to a fixed object such as high-rise bucket or scaffolding, anchoring the tether transfers the shock load produced by a dropped tool from the worker to the structure. Tethering heavy tools, generally 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 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 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 new Gear Keeper models are also high visibility orange in color and feature a tag that shows the weight of the tool appropriate for the tether as well as traceability info such has date manufactured.

“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, VP 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.”

The Gear Keeper TL1-3025 has a MSRP of $19.00. The Gear Keeper TL1-4025 retails for $49.99.

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Need To Secure Small Items? Twelve New, Small Tool Retractors From Gear Keeper©.

These small tool retractors let you pull the tool out, use it and then let it automatically retract back.

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General Purpose Retractor Family (from left); aluminum carabiner, threaded stud mount, snap clip and Velcro strap mounting devices

Even small tools dropped from above are serious safety hazards. When working at heights, some of the most commonly used tools (i.e. pen knives, small screw drivers, scissors…) are often improperly secured and need to be tethered. The new line of Gear Keeper General Purpose Retractors is a simple and convenient tethering solution that will safely secure a small tool while still having the benefit of extending and retracting the item as needed. Just pull it out, use it and let it go. It will automatically and safely retract back to its secure mounting.

Offering a range of three retraction forces and four mounting options that solve virtually all small tool tethering needs, the new Gear Keeper family of general purpose retracting systems are the perfect solution for safely securing lightweight objects. These General Purpose Retractors are industrial strength devices with an extremely durable Spectra/Nylon lanyard line and are available with a choice of retraction forces and mounting options.

Intended to match retraction force to the weight of the tool they are being used with, the new model RT4-00XX series of General Purpose Retractors are offered in retraction forces of 3 oz., 6 oz. and 9 oz. and all come with Gear Keeper’s patented Quick Connect/Release system. The retractable devices provide lanyard extensions up to 36” for ample reach when extended and can be attached to the user by a choice of four mounting options. Each of the 3 oz., 6 oz. or 9 oz. retractors are available with either a snap mount, threaded stud mount, aluminum carabiner or Velcro strap mounting device.

The new General Purpose Retractor line RT4-00XX ranges in price from $19.99 to $21.99 depending on the mounting option chosen. For volume discounts, contact the company.

To find a dealer near you or for more information about the new General Purpose Retractable

Tethering Systems — or any of the company’s other innovative tethering products and accessories contact Customer Service, Hammerhead Industries Inc, 1501 Goodyear Avenue, Ste. C, Ventura, California. 93003 at (888) 588-9981 – gearkeeper.com. To get a copy of the new Gear Keeper catalog visit www.gearkeeper.com/guide.

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Fine tune wrist lanyards for maximum worksite safety, increased productivity and ease of use.

Gear Keeper® Modular Wrist Lanyard Systems For Small Hand Tools Offers Many Tethering Options.

Gear Keeper’s new retractable and non-retractable wrist lanyard systems for tools up to 5 lbs. are particularly valuable when a short drop length is critical or when  climbing or working in close quarters.

Gear Keeper’s new retractable and non-retractable wrist lanyard systems for tools up to 5 lbs. are particularly valuable when a short drop length is critical or when climbing or working in close quarters.

Gear Keeper’s new retractable and non-retractable wrist lanyard systems for tools up to 5 lbs. are particularly valuable when a short drop length is critical or when  climbing or working in close quarters. Productivity is increased by the company’s patented Quick Q/C and Q/C-II Connect tool attachment connectors that permit secure, fast and easy connection / disconnection of tools. Users can change out and use many tools with just one lanyard by fitting additional male connectors to all tools being used and merely unclick one tool and attach another.

The modularity of Gear Keeper tethering system offers the flexibility needed to safely and specifically match the tool, worker and application. Unlike an “off-the-shelf” lanyard, which can actually become a safety hazard, all Gear Keeper tethering systems insure dependable safety and quality by the company’s stringent quality control systems. QA includes dynamic and static testing, drop load testing with up to a 100% safety margin and cycle testing for safe productive use and long-life.

Three Gear Keeper wrist lanyards that are among the popular choices of safety engineers are the model TL1-2006 Retractable Wrist Lanyard for tools up to 1 lb. and the non-retractable model #TL1-2007 Deluxe Wrist Lanyard for tools up to 5 lbs. Both types offer Velcro wrist straps and are available in high visibility safety orange with serial numbers to satisfy traceability standards.

The TL1-2006 Retractable Wrist Tether offers a 40” extension and comes complete with the model #ACO-0926 Q/C II Elastic Lanyard Connector. Suggested retail for the RT1-2006 Retractable Wrist Lanyard is $32.49. Additional connector accessories include a 3” Load Bearing Aluminum Carabiner model #3-0069-03 – $2.79, and extra male Q/C II elastic lanyard connectors model #ACO-0926 are $4.99 each.

The TL1-2007 Deluxe Wrist Lanyard (non-retractable) comes complete with the model #ACO-0206  13” Nylon Lanyard connector. Suggested retail for the TL1-2007 Deluxe Wrist Lanyard is $16.49.

Accessories include a 3” Load Bearing Aluminum Carabiner model #3-0069-03 – $2.79, and 6” and 13” lanyard nylon connectors for $4.99 (6” reach) and $5.99 (13” reach).

For more information about Gear Keeper Retractable and Non-Retractable Wrist Lanyard Systems — or any of the companyʼs other innovative tethering products, the full line of Gear Keeper’s tool and instrument tethers, lanyards and accessories call (888) 588-9981. You may also visit www.gearkeeper.com/guide.

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