Gear Keeper’s new RT3-5605 heavy-tool retractable tether’s low profile ensures stored tools stay close to the body for easy climbing and cramped quarters. The retractor employs a low, 7-oz force to avoid arm strain when extended, but is still strong enough to keep the line taught to avoid snagging or interference while work is performed. The retractor mechanism’s force is designed to retract the lanyard, not the tool.
Much 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. It provides easy tool accessibility and is designed to avoid worker fatigue, 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.
“Workers do not have to dance around a long, dangling tether or drag their tool on the floor,” said John Salentine VP of Hammerhead Industries. “This unique heavy-tool retractor makes work safer, more efficient, and simplifies every repair, maintenance, or manufacturing project.”
The tether features a thumb-controlled gear lock to secure a tool at any extension length, which includes a lanyard loop strap that can adapt to almost any tool.