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Old 12-09-2013, 03:09 PM   #1
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Who uses tool lanyards and how do you like them? I already have a tool belt, and have pouches for my screws and small parts, and all my hand tools, but I find a lot of times I am up a ladder with a power tool and have to go down set it down then go back up.

I usually don't have my harness on when on a ladder, and when I have it on Im on a sky jack so I can just put the power tool down, so no D rings to tie the tool lanyard off to.

Are they a smart idea or a waste of money?
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Old 12-09-2013, 03:56 PM   #2
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I only use them underwater. short loop to be clipped into when not in use, or clip attached to the tool. Wrist loop on saws or hammers.

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Oh yeah, necessity when working on an extension ladder.
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Oh yeah, necessity when working on an extension ladder.
Thats what I am figuring for the 90$ it will cost me for 6 tool lanyards I figure I will make it up not having to go up and down the extension ladder to get power tools.
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Thats what I am figuring for the 90$ it will cost me for 6 tool lanyards I figure I will make it up not having to go up and down the extension ladder to get power tools.
90? Just tie a piece of paracord on the handle of your impact driver.
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90? Just tie a piece of paracord on the handle of your impact driver.
Guess I am over thinking it I like your idea.
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Guess I am over thinking it I like your idea.
Do a google search they have some nice / cheap ones .
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I keep it short, about an 8" loop and put it around my wrist, then when I'm switching the tools I clip it to a carabiner on my belt. I've tried belt clips but it's too easy to knock your drill off your belt when walking up/down the ladder.
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I keep it short, about an 8" loop and put it around my wrist, then when I'm switching the tools I clip it to a carabiner on my belt. I've tried belt clips but it's too easy to knock your drill off your belt when walking up/down the ladder.
Great idea, great way to allow me to quickly switch between my drill, and hammer drill.
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I wear my bags around my ass and never knock my drill or impact off my right hand pouch, I have a bolt bag at my centre rear so stuff can go in there and I sometimes carry a drywall bucket with a giant caribeneer to attach to a rung.
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Pretty much everything I take for working from a ladder has a thin rope lanyard. Heavy / bulky stuff clips off to the ladder or uses a wire hook type hanger on the rung (I bend these out of heavy wire). A bucket or two for holding everything else.
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I use one of these not the same brand or make but similar in design and it will swivel and move with you. I keep it on my right butt check(i am a righty) the the impact/drill driver rests their. Out of the way of both my hip pouches.

I have never had the drill come off the hook. in the 4 years I have used it has been the best investment for my drills.

http://www.amazon.com/Bigg-Lugg-Powe...rds=drill+hook
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I use these for many things,cords,tools,buckets,hoses,keeping the gas pump on.I usually add a extra big hook like the mountain climbing ones from harbor freight.

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Husky-300...390/202305503#

http://www.harborfreight.com/jumbo-a...ook-92077.html

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