Tool tethers

New family of ergonomically constructed Super Coil anchored tool tethers are manufactured with a low-force polyurethane elastic core woven throughout the entire body of the webbing. The result is a device that creates an 18-ft. diameter working area but gently retracts to 42 inches.



Designed for tools weighing up to 25 lbs., the Gear Keeper manufacturing process minimizes “extension” arm fatigue while in use and—equally important—entanglement issues when climbing or working in confined areas. The new tethers present what product engineers contend are compelling safety advantages by offering a significantly longer extension length, combined with a shorter retraction length than competitive, ergonomically stiff tethers employing bungee-type cores.

Load tested beyond drop weight, other Super Coil tether safety and strength features include a lanyard cord that is sewn lengthwise into the webbing to avoid damaging the cord integrity and ensure greater durability and strength. Model TL1-4021 specifications include 1-in. tether webbing and two stainless steel carabiners load rated above 1,100 lbs. with gates that do not hang up from a side load. Model TL1-4025 specifications also include a 1-in. tether webbing, but one stainless steel carabiner and a fixed web tool attachment loop. Both models have retracted and extended lengths of 42 in. and 109 in., adequate for bucket attachment. — Hammerhead Industries, Ventura, Calif., 888/588-9981;