It’s a bummer when you are high up on a beam or roof and your tape measure falls to the ground. It’s a lot more of a bummer when it hits somebody. Gear Keeper’s TL-1 3015 integrated elastic webbing has a short (33-inch) retraction length and a long extension (51 inches) so it doesn’t get tangled up.
A low-resistance, 61-percent stretch provides workers a strain-free reach. For heavier tools up to 15 pounds, the the TL1-3014 model comes standard with an aluminum carabineer or with an optional stainless steel carabineer (TL1-3024). You can find more of these retractable lanyards and find a local dealer at the Gear Keeper website.
Editor’s note: Tom Jackson is the Executive Editor for sister magazine Equipment World