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.
About Hammerhead Industries
Gear Keeper tethers are products of Hammerhead Industries, Inc the world’s leading manufacturer of unique personal safety tethering equipment including retractable tethers and lanyards for tools, gear and instruments. Covered by numerous patents, Gear Keeper tethers are precision made systems that keep tools and instruments safe, secure and close at hand. With more than 3,000 configuration options and over one million systems in use, Gear Keeper tethers are found world-wide in a range of applications including fire/rescue, law enforcement, military, wind power generation, industrial safety, trucking, oil and gas exploration, outdoors/hunting, SCUBA/fishing, communications and more. All of the company’s products are built “Hammerhead Tough” in the USA. To find a dealer near you or for more information about any Gear Keeper product, contact Customer Service, Hammerhead Industries Inc, 1501 Goodyear Avenue, Ste. C, Ventura, California. 93003 or call (888) 588-9981. You may also visit www.gearkeeper.com.