Gear Keeper has introduced the new Retractable Tape Measure Tethers. A potential lifesaver for this common worksite tool, the new Tape Measure Tether offers effort-free extension and gentle retraction for safety and convenience. Two models are available with a choice of different personal attachment devices.
The new Gear Keeper low-profile Retractable Tape Measure Tethers can be worn unobtrusively on a belt or hooked to a D-ring. The model RT4-5615 features a stainless steel, rotating belt clip mount that permits a 360º range of motion. When clipped to a belt, workers can safely and easily access and extend the tape measure up to 45” without fear of accidentally dropping the tape measure. Those who prefer to clip their tape measure to a D-ring can choose the model RT4-5611 that features a stainless steel, locking carabiner mount and extends up to 48”. Both models come complete with a disconnectable shock-absorbing lanyard.
The new Gear Keeper Tape Measure Tethers are suitable for most popular tape measures that have a lanyard loop attachment. Both models are ANSI 121 compliant with a locking gate and captive eye carabiner or interlocking belt clip. Sufficient for any measuring job, the low retraction force is designed to eliminate arm strain. When extended, users won’t even know it is safely attached to them. While the tether prevents the tape measure from falling, the low-force retraction lets you gently guide the tape measure back to its secure position.