Are you searching for a solution to dropping drills and failing tool hooks? If so, it may be time to invest in a new drill holster. There are a lot of different types on the market, and it can be tough to decide which one is best for you. We’ve done the research and put together this helpful list of key differences between a bungee tool hook and the Gorilla Hook.
Why You Need a Reliable Tool Hook
Efficiency, productivity, and safety are all top priorities in the construction industry. When you’re on the job, you don’t want to waste time searching for the right tool. That’s where a good tool hook comes in. The right holster will ensure that you always have the tool you need within reach.
A reliable tool hook will also help eliminate on-the-job injuries. Whether it be to yourself, your staff, or others working in the area, a dropped tool can cause serious harm. The Gorilla Hook was designed in response to a need for a reliable drill hook that would not allow tools to fall. A secure tool hook can also help prevent tool damage and site damage—and subsequent costly repairs.
Secure Belt Loop Design
Many tool belt accessories—bungee tool hooks included—feature a simple over-the-belt hook to keep the hook attached to the belt. This design makes the hook easy to attach but is less secure than other options. If bumped, the whole hook can come off the belt and result in dropped tools.
The Gorilla Hook features a secure belt loop system that won’t fall off any belt. The Gorilla Hook slides over your tool belt or regular belt and won’t come off until you remove the belt. This means you can remain confident that your tools will always be at your side as you move about your workday. From climbing ladders to jumping over fallen objects, you can be assured that the Gorilla Hook will stay secure.
Any busy construction worker knows that one-handed access is a must for a convenient tool belt accessory. If you’re working at heights, you don’t have two hands available to safely free your drill from its hook.
A bungee tool hook features a bungee strap with a connector that attaches to the base forming a loop that holds your tool. While this design will work to hold your drill, it requires two hands to attach, which presents a safety risk. The Gorilla Hook’s custom latch is self-closing, so you simply have to drop the drill in place and it is instantly secure. Then a simple flick of the thumb is all it takes to remove your drill from the hook. One-handed operation means the Gorilla Hook won’t impede productivity and makes it one of the safest tool hooks on the market.
While all the different types of tool hooks will hold a tool, very few of them are 100% secure. A bungee tool hook will keep your drill attached as long as you don’t move around too much. Unfortunately, when you climb or crouch, your drill will bump against your leg, causing enough pressure to release the cord.
The Gorilla Hook’s custom clasp ensures that your tools stay on your belt even in the most extreme situations. Your drill or impact wrench will not slip, fall, or come loose from the holster, no matter activity you’re doing.