If you’ve ever lost a tool to the drink while working on your stalled outboard, you’ll appreciate the Tool Leash. You don’t even have to be in the middle of the lake — you could be on a ladder, on scaffolding, or on a roof. Dropping a tool means time lost retrieving it, or even worse, damaging the tool and whatever the falling tool hits. You can prevent damage or loss by hooking up your tool to the Tool Leash.
You attach the included rubber ties to the tools you want to use with the Tool Leash. The swivel end of the leash clips to the rubber tie loop. A ring on the other end of the coiled leash attaches to the carabiner-style clip. When you want to use the tool leash, clip it to your belt or tool pouch, and clip the tool you want to use to the other end. You can clip up to four leashes to a single carabiner.
The package contains a carabiner, two 5″ plastic coiled leashes that have been drop tested to 30 lbs, and 10 rubber ties. Unfortunately, it’s hard to find the Tool Leash online. One store I found through Google Products charges $12. If you want to use the Tool Leash, but can’t find a place to buy it, I think that with a little ingenuity a Toolmonger could whip up something similar from off-the-shelf parts.