Job safety and job efficiency go hand-in-hand and one of the best ways to be safer and more efficient is to have the right tools for the job. Stop dropping your tools by purchasing a scaffolding tool belt—then there will be no incidents of climbing a ladder to repair a skylight and wondering “Where did I leave my hammer?” only to realize that it’s right where you left it—on the ground.
If you’ve ever experienced the horror of watching an expensive drill fall one story to the ground because you didn’t have a place to hook it and hoped it would remain planted on the ladder rung, then you know how extremely dangerous (and expensive) a fallen tool can be.
A good tool belt is the hallmark of a tradesman. Whether you’re a carpenter, electrician, plumber, roofer, steel worker or lineman, you need a safe and convenient place to carry tools while you work.
Having your tools at hand is an obvious benefit to using a scaffolding tool belt. More importantly, having the right tools in the right spot—with a hook made just for them—will save time and frustration. Over the course of a day, or a project, this can result in significant time savings. Carrying your tools on a scaffolding belt keeps your tools right where you need them, and frees up both of your hands to work.
Depending on how many tools you use on an everyday basis, you may need a tool bag with just a few pockets or hooks, or something quite complex to manage multiple small parts and tools.
Use the Gorilla Hook on Your Scaffolding Tool Belt
Why add a Gorilla Hook to your scaffolding tool belt? Tool belts can wear down with repeated use, which can mean that a critical loop or holster may break at the worst possible moment. Many tool bags are constructed of polyester, which—although very strong—can abrade and break down over time, especially if it’s used outdoors where UV light can degrade the fabric. A well-cared for leather tool bag will give you many years of use, but at a cost. Either way, you want your tools to be handy and safe.
As great as tool belts are, many have pockets or fasteners that fit some tools very well, but not others. Drills and impact drivers are two such tools that have a hard time finding a safe home on a tool belt. A drill holster or hook holds larger tools safely, while keeping them convenient.
One element of the safety/efficiency equation is how the drill holster or hook is attached to the belt. A J-hook makes it easy to access your tools, but can get knocked off the belt—with bad results. The Gorilla Hook uses only secure belt loop systems that prevent the hook from accidentally coming off, taking your expensive drill with it.
Another consideration is how securely the holster or hook holds your tools while you climb ladders or try to make your way in crawl spaces or attics. Bungees hold tools securely but they’re also easy to dislodge. Pouch holsters need to be securely fastened—and the tool must be properly placed inside them—to protect the tool. The Gorilla Hook utilizes a self-closing latch that ensures your drill or impact driver will stay put, safely, until you need it.
Finally, consider the convenience of accessing your tools one-handed. With The Gorilla Hook’s thumb-release mechanism, you can safely access your drill with one hand no matter how precariously you’re clinging to a ladder.