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  1. 3M Fall Protection for Tools Sample Tool Tether Pack

    3M Fall Protection for Tools Sample Pack

    The ISEA/ANSI 121 Dropped Objects Prevention Standard outlines the safety standards and requirements for testing at-height tool tethering equipment in order to increase safety. This doesn't mean that there will be a requirement for tethering. However, in the future, it may be standardized across different industries.

    3M has developed a wide range of excellent tools for drop prevention and we helped select a wide variety to showcase in the 3M Fall Protection for Tools Sample Pack. Buy a Tower Climbing Kit and receive the 3M Fall Protection Sample Pack for FREE for a limited time. The sample kit includes 9 pieces of awesome gear from 3M.

    This kit includes:

    Watch our video outlining the kit and scroll further for descriptions of different drop prevention issues and solutions.

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    Tool Tethers


    Tool tethers have been around for quite a few years. However, traditionally they were referred to as tool lanyards. The industry has adopted the name tool tethers to prevent confusion between tool drop prevention equipment and shock absorbing lanyards. Tool tethers, like most equipment in the at-height industry, come in a range of shapes and sizes.

    How They Work


    Dropped objects are still a huge cause of injury and death in the United States. Tool tethers are designed to help prevent those casualties and also prevent lost productivity and damaged equipment.

    Tool tethers have a range of connections points and a variety of different weight capacities ranging from 1 to 15 pounds. The weight capacity is based on the weight of the tool.

    If you need a tool tether with a larger capacity click here to contact one of our Gear Experts®.

    Connecting the tool tether to the tool itself can be done in a few different ways. If the tool has a tether connection built-in, then you are good to go. Simply attach the connection point of the tether to the tool and you’re in business. If you find yourself in a situation where the tool does not have a tether point, there are solutions available. Some options include:

    Self-Adhering Tape – This is a tape that has been designed to adhere to a connection point to your tool.

    Tool Collars – These are components that help retrofit a range of tools with a connection point without hindering the ability to use the handle of the tool.

    Tool tethers come in a range of lengths that not only provide easier use when working but also provide added force reduction in the event of a drop. Another option, if you need to be able to adjust the length, is to use a retractable tether. Think of retractable tethers as mini SRLs for your tools. It functions in much the same way.

    **The content of this blog is not intended to replace proper, in-depth training. Manufacturer’s instructions must also be followed and reviewed before any equipment is used.

    Looking for more information about tool tethers? Click here to contact one of our Gear Experts®.

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    Gear Up with Gear Experts Podcast Episode 9 - Tool Tethering

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  2. Product Spotlight: Ty-Flot Quick Switch

    Injuries and fatalities resulting from dropped tools are a growing concern in all at-height industries. Many general contractors and tower owners are now requiring tools to be tethered while on the job site. This week our Gear Experts® are going to break down the Quick Switch from Ty-Flot and how it can make tool tethering easier while on the job.

    Growing Concerns


     

    Before we break down the kit, we want to address some of the concerns about dropped objects. As we mentioned above, many GCs, tower owners, and other companies are requiring tool tethering on job sites. That’s because, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, over 50,000 “struck by falling object” OSHA reports are submitted every year. Not only is the person holding the tool at risk, but the people below, pedestrians outside the job site, equipment, and lost time are all at risk when tool tethering is not used.

    ISEA/ANSI 121 Dropped Objects Prevention Standard


     

    The ISEA/ANSI 121 Dropped Objects Prevention Standard was released in July of 2018 with the mission of setting safety requirements for the testing of at-height tool tethering equipment. While this standard does not require the use of tool tethers, it does ensure that as long as the tethering equipment you purchase has the ISEA/ANSI 121 badge, you can be sure that the tethers can handle the job. For more information about the Dropped Objects Prevention Standard, click here to check out our blog post.

    Ty-Flot Quick Switch


     

    The Ty-Flot Quick Switch is one of the most innovative solutions for 100% tool tie-off. This line of tool tethering equipment will ensure that you can stay safe on the job without sacrificing productivity. It's expert design allows you to retain the freedom to move your hands freely while working at height.

    Dock and Switch


     

    Keeping the ability for you to use your hands freely while still having 100% tool tie-off can be achieved thanks to Ty-Flot’s unique dock and switch system. There is a clip attached to the tool tether. The clip can be attached to the doc on a bolt bag or other Quick Ship attachment point or via the Quick Switch Wrist Straps. When the tether clip is attached to a dock it cannot be removed unless it is attached to another dock (see the video below for more information on how to dock the lanyard correctly).

    Fully Contained


     

    The Ty-Flot Quick Switch system has another unique feature: it’s always contained on your wrist. Unlike other tool tethering systems, the Quick Switch has been designed with mobility in mind. Staying contained on your wrist provides other benefits as well. It greatly reduces the swing motion when a tool is dropped and it makes sharing tools with co-workers much easier – while still maintaining 100% tie-off.

    Features


     

    The short tether reduces the risk of snagging and fatigue which is common in elastic tool tethers that are longer and attached to your belt. This increases the useful life of the tool tether and helps keep your replacement costs down. Don’t let the small size fool you, though, because this tool tether can hold up to 6 pounds. It’s compatible with Ty-Flot’s entire line of tool collars and any other tool collars available on the market.

    Click here to see Ty-Flot Quick Switch Products

    Click here to see our full selection of Ty-Flot tool tethering gear

    Click here to see all of our tool tethering gear

    Click here for more information on the ISEA/ANSI 121 Dropped Objects Prevention Standard

    **The content of this blog is not intended to replace proper, in-depth training. Manufacturer’s instructions must also be followed and reviewed before any equipment is used.

    Ty-Flot Quick Switch: The Video


     

    Gear Up with Gear Experts: The Podcast


     

    If you haven’t already checked out Gear Up with Gear Experts, our podcast dedicated to at-height, industry, and construction, it is available for download! You can find it on all major podcast listening platforms like Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play Music, + your favorite podcatcher of choice. And, you can head on over to gearexperts.com to follow us on social media, check out our detailed show notes, and sign up for updates.

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  3. The Ultimate Holiday Gift Buying Guide (2018 Edition)

    It seems likes just a few months ago we published our 2017 Ultimate Holiday Gift Buying Guide. But, apparently, it has been an entire year. And this year, we are back with a whole slew of new gifts – and some we like so much they made the list again! Whether you are looking for a gift for your crew, team, hard-working friend, family member, or significant other, we’ve got the perfect gift to spread some holiday cheer. In our 2018 Ultimate Holiday Gift Buying Guide, we feature a little something for everyone. From clothing and (safety) glasses to tools, cups, and posters spread the holiday cheer with awesome gear from GME Supply!

    Gifts Under $20 | Gifts Under $50 | Gifts Under $100 | Gifts Under $170 | Power Tool Kits

    Gifts Under $20


     

    Find the perfect gift while staying within your budget with these gift ideas under $20.

    Ergodyne Rope Slip Fit Eyewear Lanyard – $1.99

    The Ergodyne rope slip fit eyewear lanyard is a slip-fit style, fits most frame types, and has a breakaway safety feature.

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    Ergodyne Cotton Eyewear Lanyard – $2.99

    The cotton eyewear lanyard is designed for safety glasses with standard sized tips.

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    Ergodyne Cotton Breakaway Eyewear Lanyard – $3.99

    The Ergodyne cotton breakaway eyewear lanyard has two breakaway points for extra safety in hazardous environments and standard tips.

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    Leatherman Quick-Release Lanyard Ring & Removable Pocket Clip - $4.95

    The Leatherman Quick-Release Lanyard Ring & Removable Pocket Clip can be attached to your tool so that you can carry it without a sheath. This item is not compatible with the older model Wave.

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    Ergodyne Skullerz Sköll Safety Glasses – $6.99 - 8.99

    The Ergodyne Skullerz Sköll Safety Glasses meet ANSI Z87.1+ and MIL-PREF 32432 for ballistic impact. These glasses have a sleek half frame "blade style", flexible rubber temples, and a non-slip nosepiece. The scratch resistant single lens blade-frame design provides a wide field of vision and blocks 99.9% of harmful UV rays.

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    Rayovac Virtually Indestructible 3AAA LED Headlight – $11.98

    Rayovac's Headlight is powered by 3 AAA batteries and offers 2 different lighting modes. The headlamp's rubber body offers impact resistance and is tested for up to a 30' drop. This Rayovac headlamp can run up to 17.5 hours with a beam distance of 30 meters.

    *3 AAA Batteries are included.

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    Ergodyne Skullerz Valkyrie Safety Glasses with Indoor/Outdoor Lens – $11.99

    Ergodyne's Valkyrie Safety Glasses offer a smooth medium frame with non-slip rubber temple tips. The 54080 design features an indoor/outdoor lens and black frame. Valkyrie safety glasses are also coated for scratch-resistance and filter 99.9% of harmful rays.

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    Ergodyne Skullerz Njord Safety Glasses with Smoke Lens and Black Frame – $11.99

    Ergodyne's Njord Safety Glasses feature a medium frame at an economical price. The Thor 55030 design offers a smoke-tinted lens and black frame. These safety glasses are also coated for scratch-resistance and block 99.9% of harmful UV rays.

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    Ergodyne Skullerz Erda Safety Glasses – $11.99 - $31.99

    The Ergodyne Skullerz Erda Safety Glasses are large full frame safety glasses designed with the female worker and wearer in mind. The sleek templates have no rubber to snag in longer hair and the scratch-resistant lens' block 99.9% of harmful UV rays. These tenacious safety glasses meet ANSI Z87.1+ and come in 4 different frame colors with a range of different lens options.

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    Ergodyne Skullerz Dagr Safety Glasses with Copper Lens and Black Frame – $12.99

    Ergodyne's Dagr Safety Glasses include a half frame, no-slip nose piece and rubber temple ear pieces. The 52020 design offers a copper, polycarbonate lens and black frame. Coated for scratch-resistance, Dagr safety glasses are long lasting and tough.

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    Ergodyne Skullerz Dagr Safety Glasses with Smoke Lens and Matte Gray Frame – $12.99

    Ergodyne's Dagr Safety Glasses include a half frame, no-slip nose piece and rubber temple ear pieces. The 52130 design offers a smoke-tinted, polycarbonate lens and matte gray frame. Coated for scratch-resistance, Dagr safety glasses are long lasting and tough.

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    Ergodyne Skullerz Dagr Safety Glasses with Smoke Lens and Black Frame – $12.99

    Ergodyne's Dagr Safety Glasses include a half frame, no-slip nose piece and rubber temple ear pieces. The 52030 design offers a smoke-tinted, polycarbonate lens and black frame. Coated for scratch-resistance, Dagr safety glasses are long lasting and tough.

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    Ergodyne Skullerz Kvasir Safety Glasses with Smoke Lens and Matte Gray Frame – $13.99

    Ergodyne's Kvasir Safety Glasses offer a versatile, medium-sized frame with non-slip rubber temple tips. The 53130 design features a smoke lens and matte gray frame. Kvasir safety glasses are also coated for scratch-resistance and filter 99.9% of harmful UV rays.

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    Full Body Harness 101 Safety Poster – $14.95

    Hang this educational 19” x 27” full-color, glossy posters in your office, training facility, workshop, trailer, or even your man cave to heighten awareness, prevent injuries, and show off your tower climber pride. The Full Body Harness 101 poster is designed to simply show how to don, adjust, inspect, and wear a harness, as well as special features available, and display important regulations and standards.

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    Connectors 101 Safety Poster – $14.95

    Hang this educational 19” x 27” full-color, glossy posters in your office, training facility, workshop, trailer, or even your man cave to heighten awareness, prevent injuries, and show off your tower climber pride. The Connectors 101 poster is designed to simply show required markings, warnings, ratings and geometry of commonly used hardware, as well as display important regulations and standards.

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    GME Supply 5104Mini Leather Bottom Bucket – $14.99

    Introducing the GME Supply 5104Mini Leather Bottom Bucket. Constructed of the same materials as the regular 5104, just smaller. Makes a great gift!

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    GME Supply New Hire PPE Kit – $14.99

    GME Supply's New Hirt PPE Kit includes head protection, eye protection, hand protection, and hearing protection. This exclusive PPE kit features a hard hat, safety glasses, gloves, and ear plugs. Give us a call to customize your kit to get all the personal protective equipment you require. This kit is perfect for the “workshop” hobbyist in your life.

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    Limited Edition "Climb Higher" Breast Cancer Awareness T-Shirt – $14.99

    Every year we help fight breast cancer and raise awareness with our limited edition “Climb Higher” t-shirt. All proceeds are donated to benefit breast cancer research. Show your tower climbing pride and support for breast cancer awareness with this custom designed "Climb Higher" T-shirt from GME Supply.

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    Ergodyne Skullerz Valkyrie Safety Glasses with Blue Mirror Lens and Black Frame – $14.99

    Ergodyne's Valkyrie Safety Glasses offer a smooth medium frame with non-slip rubber temple tips. The 54092 design features a blue mirror lens and black frame. Valkyrie safety glasses are also coated for scratch-resistance and filter 99.9% of harmful rays.

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    Ergodyne Skullerz Loki Safety Glasses with Clear Lens and Black Frame – $15.99

    Ergodyne's Loki Safety Glasses can be converted to sealed goggles with the included interchangeable temples, removable foam gasket, and elastic strap. The 56000 design features a clear, polycarbonate lens and black frame. These safety glasses meet ANSI standards for impact protection and optical requirements.

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    Ergodyne Skullerz Odin Safety Glasses – $16.95 - 48.95

    The Ergodyne Skullerz Odin Safety Glasses are full frame safety glasses. They feature rubber coinjection temples and a non-slip nose piece for added comfort. The scratch-resistant lens' block 99.9% of harmful UV rays. These tenacious safety glasses meet ANSI Z87.1+ and come in a range of colors and lens options.

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    Milwaukee Shockwave Driver Bit Set - 32 Piece – $17.99

    Milwaukee's Shockwave Driver Bit Set includes 32 pieces. These driver bits are extremely durable to offer up to 10x the usage life. Made from proprietary steel and heat treated, Milwaukee bits even offer a geometric shock absorption zone. The forged tip enables a secure grip with maximum contact to reduce stripping and slips.

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    Ergodyne Skullerz Thor Safety Glasses with Smoke Lens and Kryptek Typhon Frame – $17.99

    Ergodyne's Thor Safety Glasses include a large, full frame and rubber temple ear pieces. The Thor 51330 design offers a smoke-tinted lens and Kryptek Typhon frame. These safety glasses are also coated for scratch-resistance and block 99.9% of harmful UV rays.

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    Ergodyne Skullerz Thor Safety Glasses with Smoke Lens and Black Frame – $17.99

    Ergodyne's Thor Safety Glasses include a large, full frame and rubber temple ear pieces. The 51033 design offers a smoke-tinted, polycarbonate lens and black frame. These Thor glasses are treated with Fog-Off technology and coated for scratch resistance.

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    Ergodyne Skullerz Thor Safety Glasses with Smoke Lens and Matte Gray Frame – $17.99

    Ergodyne's Thor Safety Glasses include a large, full frame and rubber temple ear pieces. The 51130 design offers a smoke-tinted, polycarbonate lens and a matte gray frame. These safety glasses are also coated for scratch resistance.

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    Stanley Adventure 8 Ounce Stainless Steel Flask – $19.99

    The Stanley flask is made from stainless steel and holds up to 8 oz. Completely leak proof, take this flask on the go, without worrying about spills. Stanley's Adventure Flasks features a rugged exterior and cap lanyard.

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    Ergodyne Skullerz Dagr Safety Glasses with Smoke Lens and Kryptek Highlander Frame – $19.99

    Ergodyne's Dagr Safety Glasses include a half frame, no-slip nose piece and rubber temple ear pieces. The 52330 design offers a smoke, polycarbonate lens and Kryptek Highlander frame. Coated for scratch-resistance, Dagr safety glasses are long lasting and tough.

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    Ergodyne Skullerz Dagr Safety Glasses with Copper Lens and Kryptek Highlander Frame – $19.99

    Ergodyne's Dagr Safety Glasses include a half frame, no-slip nose piece and rubber temple ear pieces. The 52320 design offers a copper, polycarbonate lens and Kryptek Highlander frame. Coated for scratch-resistance, Dagr safety glasses are long lasting and tough.

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    Ergodyne Skullerz Loki Safety Glasses with Smoke Lens and Black Frame – $19.99

    Ergodyne's Loki Safety Glasses can be converted to sealed goggles with the included interchangeable temples, removable foam gasket, and elastic strap. The 56030 design offers a smoke-tinted, polycarbonate lens and black frame. Coated for scratch resistance, these safety glasses are made for durability.

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    Gifts Under $50


     

    Show the special people in your life how much you appreciate them without breaking the bank with these gift ideas under $50.

    Milwaukee 18PC Shockwave Driver Bit Set – $20.29

    Milwaukee SHOCKWAVE Impact Duty Driver Bit Sets are engineered for extreme durability and up to 10x life. Made from proprietary steel and heat treated to control hardness, the SHOCKWAVE Impact Duty Insert, and Driver Bits feature an innovatively designed geometric shock absorption zone to extend life. The forged tip allows for a secure grip and maximum contact eliminating stripping or slipping. Broadly targeting cordless users, the SHOCKWAVE Impact Duty accessory line is not only ideal for heavy duty impact applications but delivers a full system solution for all the user's drilling and fastening needs.

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    Ergodyne Skullerz Thor Anti-Fog Safety Glasses with Smoke Lens and Black Frame – $21.95

    The Ergodyne Skullerz Thor Anti-Fog Safety Glasses with Smoke Lens and Black Frame are full frame safety glasses. They feature rubber coinjection temples and a non-slip nosepiece for added comfort. The scratch-resistant lens' block 99.9% of harmful UV rays. These tenacious safety glasses meet ANSI Z87.1+ and come in a range of colors and lens options.

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    Ergodyne Skullerz Loki Anti-Fog Safety Glasses with Smoke Lens and Black Frame – $21.99

    Ergodyne's Loki Safety Glasses can be converted to sealed goggles with the included interchangeable temples, removable foam gasket, and elastic strap. The 56033 design offers a smoke-tinted, polycarbonate lens and black frame. Coated for scratch and fog resistance, these safety glasses have it all.

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    Leatherman Bit Kit – $23.95

    The Leatherman Bit Kit expands the capabilities of your Leatherman drive with 21 double-ended bits (42 bits total). This bit kit can be used with all tools and knives with bit drivers.

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    Stanley 16oz One Hand Vacuum Mug – $24.99

    Stanley's One Hand Vacuum Mug features an insulated body that keeps 16 ounces hot or cold for hours. Made from stainless steel, this vacuum mug won't rust and is dishwasher safe. The push button lid makes it easy to open and drink with one hand. With no spills or leaks, Stanley's One Hand Vacuum Mug can be taken with you on the go.

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    Stanley Adventure Stainless Steel Tumblers 4-Pack – $24.99

    Stanley's tumblers come in a pack of 4 and can each hold up to 12 ounces. These tumblers will keep your drinks hot or cold for 30 minutes and can be stacked for easy packing and storage. Each tumbler features a different color insulation sleeve to help keep track of everyone's drinks.

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    Milwaukee 4PC Hollow Shaft SAE Nut Driver Set – $24.99

    Milwaukee 4 PC SAE Nut Drivers feature universal driver heads which fit 4X more fasteners including: Square, Hex, 12 point & Spline. Designed for maximum durability the Wrench Ready hex steel shanks are forged and chrome plated. Milwaukee Nut Drivers are designed for the jobsite and include Milwaukee's Limited Lifetime Warranty.

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    Irwin 30 Piece Screwdriver Bit Set – $24.99

    This screwdriver bit set includes 4 magnetic nut setters, 4 double-end power bits, and 21 contractor grade insert bits.

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    American Tower Climbers Banner – $29.99

    American Tower Climbers keep America’s cell phones up and running. People drive by dozens of cell towers a day and never give them a thought… if they only knew the #RealTowerClimbers that keep them online. Hang this patriotic 4x2 ft. banner in your office, shop, garage, trailer… wherever you need to show off your American Tower Climbing pride.

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    Real Tower Climber Banner – $29.99

    #RealTowerClimbers aren’t your average breed. They climb hundreds of feet in the air… rain, shine, sleet, or snow. Show off your #RealTowerClimber pride with this patriotic 4x2 ft. banner. Hanging it in your shop, garage, trailer… wherever you need to show off your tower climbing pride.

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    Stanley Adventure 1.4 Quart Stainless Steel Vacuum Bottle – $30.99

    The Stanley Adventure Vacuum Bottle will keep your drinks hot for 28 hours or cold for 26 hours. This durable vacuum bottle is made from stainless steel and holds up to 1.4 quarts. Completely leak proof, take this bottle with you anywhere.

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    Milwaukee 15 Piece Thunderbolt Black Oxide Drill Bit Set – $31.30

    Milwaukee Thunderbolt Black Oxide drill bits are designed for durability and long life. The Thunderbolt web features a thicker core than standard bits to offer strength and protection against side-load breakage. Milwaukee Thunderbolt bits are ideal for drilling on curved surfaces and require less effort to drill. This 15 piece bit set comes in a resilient case with bits in a variety of sizes.

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    Ergodyne Skullerz Dagr Safety Glasses with Polarized Copper Lens and Black Frame – $31.99

    Ergodyne's Dagr Safety Glasses include a half frame, no-slip nosepiece, and rubber temple ear pieces. The 52021 design offers a polarized copper, polycarbonate lens, and a black frame. Coated for scratch-resistance, Dagr safety glasses are long lasting and tough.

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    Ergodyne Skullerz Dagr Safety Glasses with Polarized Copper Lens and Kryptek Highlander Frame – $31.99

    Ergodyne's Dagr Safety Glasses include a half frame, no-slip nosepiece, and rubber temple ear pieces. The 52321 design offers a polarized copper, polycarbonate lens and Kryptek Highlander frame. Coated for scratch-resistance, Dagr safety glasses are long lasting and tough.

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    Leatherman Rev Multi-Tool – $34.95

    The Leatherman Rev Multi-Tool is pocket-sized and features 14 tools. The Rev features an outside accessible 420HC blade and a replaceable pocket clip for easy carry.

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    Stanley 1.4 QT Classic Vacuum Insulated Bottle – $34.99

    The Stanley 1.4 QT Classic Vacuum Insulated Bottle is fully leak-proof and able to keep drinks hot or cold for 28 hours or iced for 150 hours. This bottle features a locking handle for easy transportation and a lid that doubles as a drinking cup. It holds 1.4 quarts of liquid and is available in Hammertone Green or Hammertone Navy.

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    Stanley 24oz Classic Vacuum Food Jar – $34.99

    The Stanley 24oz Classic Vacuum Food Jar is made from stainless steel, is fully insulated, and can keep your food warm or cold for 15 hours. The Classic Vacuum Food Jar's lid can also be used as an 8 oz cup and is completely leak-proof. This food jar features double wall vacuum insulation and is available in Hammertone Green and Hammertone Navy.

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    Stanley Adventure Stainless Steel Shot Glass + Flask Set – $34.99

    Toast to your next journey with this gift set by Stanley! This set includes 4 stainless steel shot glasses, a carrying case with a screw-top lid, and an 8 oz. stainless steel flask. Available in Hammertone Green (10-01883-001) or Hammertone Crimson (10-01883-008).

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    Milwaukee 10PC Shockwave Hex Drill Bit Set – $34.99

    Milwaukee SHOCKWAVE Impact Duty 1/4" Hex Drive Drill Bits are engineered for extreme durability and up to 10x life. Made from proprietary steel and heat treated to control hardness, the SHOCKWAVE Impact Duty Hex Drive Drill Bits feature the Milwaukee Thunderbolt web for durability and chip removal paired with taper-fit construction for a stronger bit with less wobble. The bits include a 135-degree split point to allow the bit to start on contact and eliminates walking. Broadly targeting cordless users, the SHOCKWAVE Impact Duty accessory line is not only ideal for heavy duty impact applications but delivers a full system solution for all the user's drilling and fastening needs.

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    Milwaukee 6 PC Screwdriver Set – $34.99

    Featuring hardened tips & forged shanks the Milwaukee 6 Piece Screwdriver Set provides professional grade solutions and durability to the user. Metal caps and shock resistant tool steel prevent damage from abusive job site conditions, while integrated wire strippers and wire bending holes provide further utility for the user. Bit types are marked on the cap of each tool for quick identification and increased efficiency.

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    Rayovac Virtually Indestructible Lantern – $35.98

    This lantern has an impressive 400-lumen high performance LED and can run for up to 280 hours on a single charge. It features a shatterproof lens and reflector, a convenient handle, and an over-mold rubber head. This lantern has a beam distance of 13 meters when used on the high setting.

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    Ergodyne Skullerz Thor Safety Glasses with Polarized Smoke Lens and Kryptek Typhon Frame – $35.99

    Ergodyne's Thor Safety Glasses include a large, full frame and rubber temple ear pieces. The Thor 51331 design offers a smoke-tinted, Polarized lens and Kryptek Typhon frame. These safety glasses are also coated for scratch-resistance and block 99.9% of harmful UV rays.

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    Wilton BASH Ball Pein Hammer - 2 lb Head – $38.99

    Wilton's BASH Ball Pein Hammer is extremely tough and durable. With a revolutionary design that offers an engineered no-slip rubber grip and unbreakable handle technology, the Wilton BASH is backed by a lifetime warranty.

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    Ergodyne Skullerz Loki Safety Glasses with Polarized Smoke Lens and Black Frame – $39.95

    The Ergodyne Skullerz Loki Safety Glasses with Polarized Smoke Lens and Black Frame are full frame safety glasses that convert to sealed goggles. To convert these glasses to goggles simply use the interchangeable temples, elastic strap, and removable gasket (all included).

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    Stanley 25 oz Vacuum Bottle & 5 oz Flask Gift Set – $39.99

    The Stanley 25 oz Vacuum Bottle & 5 oz Flask Gift Set includes a stainless steel tumbler that can keep your beverage of choice hot or cold for 20 hours. It also includes a 5 oz Hammertone Navy flask.

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    Petzl TIKKA Classic Headlamp – $39.99

    The Petzl TIKKA Classic Headlamp is simple and compact while offering 200-lumen brightness and a wide beam. The phosphorescent reflector helps you find it in the dark, and the red lighting prevents members of a group from blinding each other. This headlamp features 3 lighting modes: proximity, movement, and distance vision.

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    GME Supply Tower Climber Gift Set 2 – $39.99

    This holiday season, get the perfect gift for the tower climber in your life, at an unbeatable price.

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    GME Supply Warming PPE Kit – $44.99

    The GME warming PPE Kit includes everything you need to stay warm in cold weather. This kit includes hand warmers, foot warmers, thermal gloves, and a balaclava. The Hand and foot N-Ferno Warming Packs literally “run on air”. Each soft, lightweight pouch contains a mixture of iron powder, water, vermiculite, cellulose, activated carbon, and salt. Once the outer package is opened, an oxidation process takes place which causes a safe, natural reaction to release heat. The Ergodyne 6821 N-Ferno Fleece Balaclava features a stretch fleece that keeps the head and neck comfortable and has a reflective accent for higher visibility. The Ergodyne 817 ProFlex Thermal Utility Gloves have 40 grams of Thinsulate insulation that provides warmth and a double reinforced synthetic leather palm is tough and rugged.

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    Wilton BASH Cross Pein Hammer - 2 lb Head – $44.99

    Wilton's BASH Cross Pein Hammer is extremely tough and durable. With a revolutionary design that offers an engineered no-slip rubber grip and unbreakable handle technology, the Wilton BASH is backed by a lifetime warranty.

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    Wilton BASH Ball Pein Hammer - 3 lb Head – $44.99

    Wilton's BASH Ball Pein Hammer is extremely tough and durable. With a revolutionary design that offers an engineered no-slip rubber grip and unbreakable handle technology, the Wilton BASH is backed by a lifetime warranty.

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    Wilton BASH Sledge Hammer - 4 lb Head – $48.99 - $69.99

    Wilton is on a never-ending journey to create the highest quality, most indestructible tools on the market. On this journey, they've managed to design and file patents for the world's most durable sledge hammer with Unbreakable Technology, revolutionary design, and engineered no-slip rubber grip. With the Wilton BASH backed by a $1,000 Guarantee, they put their money where their mouth is.

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    Leatherman Wingman Multi-Tool – $49.95

    The Leatherman Wingman Multi-Tool combines spring-action pliers, scissors, and 12 other indispensable tools. This tool is stainless steel, lightweight, and easily fits into a pocket. It features an outside-accessible, one-hand opening blade and spring action jaws.

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    Wilton BASH Ball Pein Hammer - 3.5 lb Head – $50.99

    Wilton's BASH Ball Pein Hammer is extremely tough and durable. With a revolutionary design that offers an engineered no-slip rubber grip and unbreakable handle technology, the Wilton BASH is backed by a lifetime warranty.

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    Wilton BASH Cross Pein Hammer - 3 lb Head – $54.99

    Wilton's BASH Cross Pein Hammer is extremely tough and durable. With a revolutionary design that offers an engineered no-slip rubber grip and unbreakable handle technology, the Wilton BASH is backed by a lifetime warranty.

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    Milwaukee 29 Piece Thunderbolt Black Oxide Drill Bit Set – $59.00

    Milwaukee Thunderbolt Black Oxide drill bits are designed for durability and long life. The Thunderbolt web features a thicker core than standard bits to offer strength and protection against side-load breakage. Milwaukee Thunderbolt bits are ideal for drilling on curved surfaces and require less effort to drill. This 29 piece bit set comes with 1/16" through 1/2" by 64ths bits.

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    Leatherman SKELETOOL Multi-Tool – $59.95

    The Leatherman SKELETOOL Multi-Tool is a compact, ultra-light 5 oz. multi-tool that features a combo knife, bit driver pliers, and more. It also has a stainless steel combo blade, removable pocket clip, and carabiner/bottle opener.

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    Leatherman Rebar Multi-Tool – $59.95

    The Leatherman Rebar Multi-Tool has pliers that have been optimized for strength and replaceable wire/hard-wire cutters. It features all-locking tools and a 100% stainless steel construction.

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    Stanley Classic Gift Set Vacuum Bottle and Flask – $59.99

    Stanley's Classic Gift Set includes a 1.1qt vacuum bottle and an 8oz flask. The insulated bottle will keep your drinks hot or cold for hours and includes a lid that can double as a cup. The flask features a wide mouth for pouring and filling and a lid lanyard. Both made from stainless steel, the vacuum bottle, and the flask are BPA free.

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    Stanley 16 QT Adventure Cooler – $64.99

    The Stanley 16 QT Adventure Cooler has a 21 can capacity and keeps ice frozen for 36 hours. It features a foam insulated lid and body and has a leak resistant gasket around the lid. The rugged latches and handle stand up to the toughest environments, so you can take this cooler wherever you go and it has an adjustable tie-down for added security. This cooler is available in 2 colors.

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    GME Supply Tower Climber Gift Set – $65.00

    This holiday season, get the perfect gift for the tower climber in your life, at an unbeatable price.

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    Wilton BASH Sledge Hammer - 6 lb Head – $70.99 - $87.99

    Wilton is on a never-ending journey to create the highest quality, most indestructible tools on the market. On this journey, they've managed to design and file patents for the world's most durable sledge hammer with Unbreakable Technology, revolutionary design, and engineered no-slip rubber grip. With the Wilton BASH backed by a $1,000 Guarantee, they put their money where their mouth is.

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    Stanley Heritage Cooler & Vacuum Bottle Combo – $74.99

    Loved by many generations, the Stanley brand has a rich, near 100-year, history. Born from inventor William Stanley Jr. who forever changed the way hot drinks were consumed in 1913, he fused vacuum insulation and the strength of steel in one portable bottle inventing the all-steel vacuum bottle we know and love today. In the century since, his vacuum bottle evolved from concept to icon and has become an essential part of workdays, road trips, and outdoor adventures.

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    Ergodyne 6465 CORE Performance Work Wear Thermal Jacket – $75.00 - $140.94

    This Ergodyne Thermal Jacket is your first layer of defense against the harsh winter weather. The 6465 jacket will keep you warm while allowing a remarkable range of motion.

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    Leatherman SKELETOOL CX Multi-Tool – $79.95

    The Leatherman SKELETOOL CX Multi-Tool is an ultra-light, full-size multi-tool with a knife blade made with premium 154CM steel. It also features pliers, a bit driver, pocket clip, and carabiner/bottle opener.

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    Leatherman Super Tool 300 Multi-Tool – $79.95

    The Leatherman Super Tool 300 Multi-Tool features replaceable 154CM wire cutters, extra-long blades, and comfortable handles. The large side cutouts make it easy to grab components with gloves on and stranded, hard, and regular wire cutters all come standard. Because the wire cutters are removable you can repair or re-sharpen them on the job if needed.

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    Ergodyne 8381 GloWear Class 3 Performance 3-in-1 Bomber Jacket – $79.99

    The Ergodyne 8381 GloWear Class 3 Performance 3-in-1 Bomber Jacket has a rugged ripstop hi-vis outer shell, zip-out wearable liner, and plenty of pockets for your winter gear storage needs. The weatherproof polyester keeps you dry and the ANSI-complaint reflective material keeps you up to code and safe.

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    Lift Safety Dax Cap - $80.00

    The Lift Safety Dax Cap is a fiber reinforced resin hard hat with a 6 point suspension system. It features a Clarino synthetic leather comfort dome and an over-sized ratcheting fitment dial that makes adjustment easy, even while wearing gloves. This cap meets ANSI Z89.1-2014 and is available in 3 colors.

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    Wilton B.A.S.H Sledge Hammer - 8 lb Head – $83.99 - $115.99

    Wilton is on a never-ending journey to create the highest quality, most indestructible tools on the market. On this journey, they've managed to design and file patents for the world's most durable sledge hammer with Unbreakable Technology, revolutionary design, and engineered no-slip rubber grip. With the Wilton BASH backed by a $1,000 Guarantee, they put their money where their mouth is.

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    Wilton B.A.S.H Splitting Maul - 6 lb Head – $86.99

    The Wilton B.A.S.H Splitting Maul features a 6-pound head and 36 inch handle with a steel core that eliminates breaking during overstrikes. The safety plate prevents the head from dislodging and the anti-vibe neck with tapered design eliminates vibration from striking. The no-slip grip is made from vulcanized rubber to ensure a secure hold and the head is made from drop forged steel.

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    Leatherman Wave Multi-Tool – $89.95

    The Leatherman Wave Multi-Tool features one-hand opening blades, comfortable handles, and 17 essential tools. The all locking features provide the ability to lock every tool into place (except for the pliers) and the outside accessible features allow certain tools to be used while the tool is folded.

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    Lift Safety Dax Composite Full Brim Hard Hat – $90.00

    The Lift Safety Dax Composite Full Brim Hard Hat has a fiber reinforced resin shell for impact protection. It features a perforated Clarino synthetic leather comfort dome with a molded EVA foam insert for added shock absorbing protection. The oversized ratcheting fitment dial to adjust size makes it easy to grip and use with gloves on and the moisture wicking foam backed microfibre liner reduces sweat build-up. There is a 6 point suspension system that provides a secure and comfortable fit and a triple reinforced crown for added impact protection. This hard hat meets ANSI Z89.1-2014 and comes in 3 color variations.

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    Leatherman Super Tool 300 EOD Multi-Tool – $99.95

    The Leatherman Super Tool 300 EOD Multi-Tool features EOD-specific tools like military-performance-spec cap crimpers and fuse-wire cutters. It has extra strong pliers with cleaning rod/brush attachments and replaceable wire cutters. The comfort-grip handles feature cutouts to make accessing tools with gloves on easy.

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    GME Supply "Climb Higher" Converse Shoes – $99.99

    Introducing our new Converse "Climb Higher" Shoes. Comfortably show off your tower climbing pride in these special edition Converse. The tongue of each shoe is embroidered with the "Climb Higher" logo.

     *These shoes are men's sizes and typically run a little big. To convert to women's, reduce 2 sizes. Please consider going down a size or half size when ordering. The Converse tag is removed from the tongue of the shoe to allow for the embroidery. 2-5 day processing time.

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    Wilton BASH Sledge Hammer - 10 lb Head – $99.99 - $111.99

    Wilton is on a never-ending journey to create the highest quality, most indestructible tools on the market. On this journey, they've managed to design and file patents for the world's most durable sledge hammer with Unbreakable Technology, revolutionary design, and engineered no-slip rubber grip. With the Wilton BASH backed by a $1,000 Guarantee, they put their money where their mouth is.

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    Gifts Under $170


     

    Go premium with these awesome gift ideas under $170 

    Leatherman SURGE Multi-Tool – $109.95

    The Leatherman SURGE Multi-Tool is one of Leatherman's two largest multi-tools. It features large plies, a large multi-tool blade, and easy to use locks. The 154CM wire cutters are replaceable and the four outside-opening blades give you quick access to the tools you use the most. This tool is available in Stainless Steel and Black.

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    Crescent 148 Piece Professional Tool Set (CTK148MPN) – $124.99

    This set contains all the tools needed for most industrial applications including a wide selection of standard and deep sockets in the most common SAE and metric sizes. It contains SAE and metric combination wrenches and all tools meet ANSI and ASME specifications.

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    Wilton BASH Sledge Hammer - 12 lb Head – $126.99 - $132.99

    Wilton is on a never-ending journey to create the highest quality, most indestructible tools on the market. On this journey, they've managed to design and file patents for the world's most durable sledge hammer with Unbreakable Technology, revolutionary design, and engineered no-slip rubber grip. With the Wilton BASH backed by a $1,000 Guarantee, they put their money where their mouth is.

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    Ergodyne 6466 N-Ferno Thermal Jacket – $131.99

    The Ergodyne 6466 N-Ferno Thermal Jacket provides your first layer of defense against winter. A 500D Nylon shell repels water and protects you from the wind and cold without sacrificing comfort. The 1600D nylon reinforcement zones in heavy wear areas provide an added layer of durability, and the heavy duty YKK zippers with a storm flap helps seal out wind and rain.

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    Wilton BASH Sledge Hammer - 14 lb Head – $137.99 - $143.99

    Wilton is on a never-ending journey to create the highest quality, most indestructible tools on the market. On this journey, they've managed to design and file patents for the world's most durable sledge hammer with Unbreakable Technology, revolutionary design, and engineered no-slip rubber grip. With the Wilton BASH backed by a $1,000 Guarantee, they put their money where their mouth is.

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    Truewerk Black Double Stitch Jacket – $139.00

    Truewerk's Double Stitch Jacket features heavy-duty stitching on all of its critical seams. Extremely durable, this jacket is made from 4-way stretch fabric that includes a waterproof, breathable membrane and a stain-resistant coating. With its tailored fit and 8 pockets, this jacket will keep you looking and feeling good in the cold.

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    Leatherman Mut Multi-Tool – $159.95

    The Leatherman Mut Multi-Tool, designed to maintain an AR-15, features a bronze carbon scraper, disassembly punch, bolt override tool, and 13 other tools. The Mut features multiple areas on the tool threaded for cleaning rods and brushes and all the screwdriver bits are sized for standard military and civilian sighting adjustment work. Also built into the design of the tool is the flexibility to replace the most commonly used parts on the spot, using a simple Torx #8, keeping downtime to a minimum.

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    GME Supply Shackle Pack – $304.99

    Purchase all your Crosby Galvanized Screw Pin Shackles in a bundle to save time and money! Our Shackle Pack includes 12 of our most popular shackles used for lifting and rigging applications. This shackle pack contains Crosby shackles that are all made in the USA.

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    Power Tool Kits


     

    Get that special person in your life the power tools they need. Perfect for passion projects and working on a job, give the gift of these Milwaukee toolkits.

    Milwaukee M18 Compact 1/2" Drill/Driver Kit – $169.00

    The Milwaukee M18 Compact 1/2" Drill/Driver Kit is the most compact drill driver in its class and more powerful than the competition. Built with a Milwaukee 4-Pole frameless motor, the M18 Compact 1/2" Drill Driver delivers 500 in-lbs of torque and up to 1,800 RPM. At only 7-1/4" length, this drill driver allows you access to the tightest work spaces. An all-metal gear case and 1/2" metal chuck provide maximum durability, even on the most challenging worksites. REDLINK Intelligence provides advanced protection in abusive situations and manages the tool's temperature to provide maximum life. The REDLITHIUM Battery Pack delivers more work per charge and more work over pack life than the competitors. The kit includes two M18 Compact REDLITHIUM batteries, an M18 and M12 multi-voltage charger, and a carrying case.

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    Milwaukee M18 Cordless 4-Tool Combo Kit – $549.00

    The 2692-24 M18 Cordless 4-Tool Combo Kit includes the M18 1/2" High-Performance Hammer Drill/Driver (2611-20), M18 Sawzall l Recip Saw (2620-20), M18 1/4" Hex Impact Driver (2650-20), and M18 Work Light (49-24-0171). The M18 Cordless LITHIUM-ION System's patented technologies and electronics, innovative motor design, and superior ergonomics provide the most efficient blend of power, weight and performance in the industry. Powered by RED LITHIUM, the M18 cordless system delivers more torque, more power, and longer run-time than the competition.

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    Milwaukee M18 6-Tool Combo Kit – $649.00

    The 2696-26 M18 Cordless 6-Tool Combo Kit includes the M18 1/2" Hammer Drill / Driver (2602-20), M18 1/4" Hex Impact Driver (2650-20), M18; Sawzall Recip Saw (2620-20), M18™ 6 ½" Circular Saw (2630-20), M18 4-1/2" Cut-off / Grinder (2680-20) and M18 Work Light (49-24-0171). The M18 Cordless LITHIUM-ION System's patented technologies and electronics, innovative motor design, and superior ergonomics provide the most efficient blend of power, weight, and performance in the industry. Powered by REDLITHIUM the M18 cordless system delivers more torque, more power, and longer run-time than the competition.

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    Milwaukee M18 Cordless Lithium-Ion 9-Tool Combo Kit – $999.00

    The Milwaukee 2696-29 M18 Cordless 9-Tool Combo Kit includes the M18 1/2" Hammer Drill / Driver, M18 Right Angle Drill, M18 1/4" Hex Impact Driver, M18 1/2" High-Torque Impact Wrench with Friction Ring, M18 Sawzall Recip Saw, M18 6 ½" Circular Saw, M18 4-1/2" Cut-off / Grinder, M18 Jig Saw, and M18 Work Light. The M18 Cordless LITHIUM-ION System's patented technologies and electronics, innovative motor design, and superior ergonomics provide the most efficient blend of power, weight, and performance in the industry. Powered by REDLITHIUM the M18 cordless system delivers more torque, more power, and longer run-time than the competition.

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    Getting Your Gift In Time


     

    Getting the items you ordered in time, especially with the busy holiday season, is just as important to us as it is to you. That's why we are committed to helping you in every way we can. Our stock status' featured on our product page can help you make sure your item will get to you when you need it. If the stock status says "Available" it means that item will ship in 3-5 business days. If the stock status says "Quick Ship", the order will ship out same day if ordered before 5 pm EST. If ordered after 5 pm EST it will ship the next business day. Exact delivery will be dependent on what shipping method you choose. For more information on shipping times on items that have the available stock status, please contact one of our Gear Experts® or check out our shipping policies page.

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  4. Mounting a Capstan Hoist to a Pole, Tower, or Beam with the Chain Bracket

    Capstan hoists revolutionized the art of lifting and rigging. What used to have to be done by hand or with complicated rigs that utilized truck power can now be done with a lightweight single unit piece. The capacity of the capstan depends on the model that you get and depending on the capacity, the way that you secure the hoist may be different. This week our Gear Experts® are going to break down how to mount a capstan to a pole, tower, or beam with the chain bracket.

    Chain Bracket vs. Swivel Mount vs. Straight Mount


     

    Before we go over how to mount a capstan with the chain bracket it’s important to outline the other options, when each is appropriate, and why you would use the chain bracket. The three main mounting options are a chain bracket, swivel mount, and straight mount. The straight mount and swivel mount bracket fit onto the hitch of a truck, while the chain bracket is attached to a pole, tower, or beam.

    The straight mount bracket can be used when you have easy straight access to your rigging location. The downside? It doesn’t have the ability to change direction without moving the vehicle it is attached to. If you think moving direction might be something you’ll need to do while on the job site, then the swivel bracket may be better suited for your rig setup.

    The chain bracket is similar to the straight mount bracket due to flexibility being limited. However, the chain bracket can handle more weight. In fact, the chain mount bracket is the ONLY bracket that can be used in combination with the 3,000 lb Capstan Hoist.

    Pole Mounting


     

    Mounting the hoist on a pole is a simple process that can be done in just a few minutes. Before beginning to mount the hoist the first step is to open the binder as far as possible by turning the handle counter-clockwise. The bolts in the chain tubes should be removed to allow the tubes to pivot.

    Next, place the chain over the top of the drum of the capstan and hold the hoist against the pole. It is recommended that you hold the capstan against the pole with your leg so that you have both hands free for the next steps. Next, Wrap the chain around the pole and hook them into the slots on the bracket. The final step is to turn the binders clockwise to tighten the connection of the hoist to the pole.

    ** Please note that after a heavy initial load you may need to re-tighten the binders.

    Tower/Beam Mounting

     


     

    The majority of steps for tower/beam mounting of the hoist are the same as pole mounting. However, there is one main difference. That difference is making sure that the two bolts located at the wheel tightener end of the chain binders have been secured in place through both the binders and the bracket. If secured correctly a 90° angle should be created between the chain binders and the bracket. This 90° angle allows the hoist to be mounted to square surfaces like those found on a tower/beam. After the angle has been created the remaining steps in the pole mounting section can be followed.

    Looking for more information about capstan hoists or mounting options? Click here to contact one of our Gear Experts®.

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    **The content of this blog is not intended to replace proper, in-depth training. Manufacturer’s instructions must also be followed and reviewed before any equipment is used.

    Pole Mounting: The Video


    Looking to see an example of the proper way to use the chain mount for a pole? Check out this video for a complete breakdown.

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  5. Tool Tethers

    The ISEA/ANSI 121 Dropped Objects Prevention Standard has officially been released so we wanted to take some time to discuss everything involved with the Dropped Objects Prevention Standard. ANSI 121 is outlines the safety standards and requirements for testing at-height tool tethering equipment in order to increase safety. This doesn't mean that there will be a requirement for tethering. However, in the future, it may be standardized across different industries. This week our Gear Experts® are going to discuss tool tethers and how you can prepare to be in compliance with ANSI 121.

    Tool Tethers


     

    Tool tethers have been around for quite a few years. However, traditionally they were referred to as tool lanyards. The industry has adopted the name tool tethers to prevent confusion between tool drop prevention equipment and shock absorbing lanyards. Tool tethers, like most equipment in the at-height industry, come in a range of shapes and sizes. GME Supply is happy to partner with leading names in the tool tethering industry like Ty-Flot, Ergodyne, Klein Tools, and DBI Sala.

    How They Work


     

    Tool tethers help prevent injury, damage to expensive equipment or tools, and lost productivity. Believe it or not, dropped objects are still a huge cause of injury and even death in the United States. Tool tethers have a range of connections points. Almost all the tethers we offer feature a carabiner for connection to your harness or bolt bag. The carabiners are available in single and double action configurations.

    Tool tethers have a variety of different weight capacities ranging from 1 to 15 pounds. The weight capacity is based on the weight of the tool. If you need a tool tether with a larger capacity click here to contact one of our Gear Experts®.

    Connecting the tool tether to the tool itself can be done in a few different ways. If the tool has a tether connection built in, then you are good to go. Simply attach the connection point of the tether to the tool and you’re in business. If you find yourself in a situation where the tool does not have a tether point, there are solutions available. Some options include:

    Self-Adhering Tape – This is a tape that has been designed to adhere a connection point to your tool.

    Tool Traps – This is a “holster” that your tool can fit in that provides the connection point and can stay on the tool while it's being used. It is most common to find this for measuring tapes and power tools.

    Tool Collars – These are components that help retrofit a range of tools with a connection point without hindering the ability to use the handle of the tool.

    Tool tethers come in a range of lengths that not only provide easier use when working but also provide added force reduction in the event of a drop. Another option, if you need to be able to adjust the length, is to use a retractable tether. Think of retractable tethers as mini SRLs for your tools. It functions in much the same way.

    We know what your thinking! Having 15 different tethers for your tools is going to add a lot of weight and be inconvenient when you’re up 150 feet on a tower. But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered there too. There are many tool tethers that have a modular construction. Essentially there is a clip below the shock absorbing portion of the tether that can be swapped out. So, instead of having a tether for each tool you can simply have a connection point and tether loop on each of your tools that can be easily switched out.

    Drop Test


     

    We decided to do a drop test to see the forces placed on your body by a dropped tool. For this test, we used the Rock Exotica LC1 Enforcer Load Cell. For a control, we utilized a static sling. When we dropped a Klein Bull Pin (which weighs 3 pounds) the forces maxed out at 98 pounds. With a variety of tool tethers, we had forces range from 70 to 38 pounds. That’s a significant difference from the 98-pound static drop!

    **The content of this blog is not intended to replace proper, in-depth training. Manufacturer’s instructions must also be followed and reviewed before any equipment is used.

    Looking for more information about tool tethers? Click here to contact one of our Gear Experts®.

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    Tool Tethers: The Playlist


     

    Over the years we have featured a ton of different tool tethers. Check out the full playlist on our YouTube Channel or, right here ↓

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