KNIPEX Tools (Buffalo Grove, IL) offers a new ANSI-compliant tethering system and 1000V insulated tools for its tethered tools and attachments line. The additions include one ANSI-rated lanyard, two adapter straps and seven 1000V insulated tools. Specifically:
- The KNIPEX tethering system includes a captive eye to keep the ANSI-compliant lanyard (38" in length) secured to the carabiner as well as a self-locking gate to prevent any unintentional opening.
- The ANSI-compliant adapter straps (13" in length) offer multiple ways to attach to personnel including from a belt, wrist or harness.
- The tethered tool system provides effective protection against accidents and damage caused by falling tools.
- The tether attachment is welded onto the multi-grip handles for stable mounting and can hold a maximum tool load of 3.3 lbs. The lanyards are made of gathered fabric that expands to 5' when under strain.
In addition to the ANSI-compliant tethering system, KNIPEX has rolled out insulated tethered tools as well. Each pair of pliers is rigorously tested and undergoes a dielectric strength at 10,000V AC. The insulated tools include Long Nose Pliers with Cutter, High-Leverage Diagonal Cutting Pliers, Cobra Water Pump Plier, Cable Shears and Diagonal Cutters. The tethered tools have a broad range of uses from construction, civil engineering to industrial climbing.