When it comes to preventing dropped objects on your work site, Quick Wrap Tape is a simple solution that works for almost any tool. Made from silicone rubber, Quick Wrap Tape conforms to the shape of whatever it's applied to, making it ideal for even the most irregular shaped tools. In this video we will demonstrate how to use Quick Wrap Tape to tether your tools.
Here's what you'll need to get started, Quick Wrap Tape, scissors, a scale to measure the weight of your tool, measuring tape, an attachment point, such as a D Ring. Before you apply the tape it's important to know the weight of the tool you're tethering. This will help you determine what size of D Ring is appropriate and how much tape will be required.
Step one. Cut tape to the appropriate length. It's important to refer to the manufacturer's product manual in order to determine the length of tape that should be used. This is determined according to the tool's weight.
Step two. Place the attachment on the tool's grip. The tether catch should always be facing up before applying tape. Please be careful not to cover the attachment point.
Step three. Apply tape with a moderate amount of tension. Tension and stretching will activate the tape's grip. For tools weighing up to two pounds, wrap six times. For tools weighing up to five pounds, wrap 11 times. Wrap five times, cross wrap once, then wrap an additional five times. Refer to the manufacturer product manual for tools of higher weights.
Step four. Test connection to confirm secure installation. Use approximately 5 to 10 pounds of force. Once your attachment point is secure, your tool is now ready to attach to a lanyard.
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