- Embedded with super strong magnets for holding screws, scissors, and small tools
- Provides a third helping hand when you need it most
- Ideal for many woodworking, home improvement, and do-it yourself projects
- Made of durable 1680D ballistic polyester
- One size fits all
- Product Dimensions: 9.5 x 5.5 x 1.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.6 ounces
- Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
- ASIN: B000WU9LCQ
- Item model number: 311-090
Couldn’t have asked for more
As a side note, we have a gravel driveway and a whole container of small nails spilled into it for which the wrist band became a very easy fix!
This is a great product that I highly recommend.
Like having an extra hand
The only reason it’s not 5 stars is that I found it a bit small and sometimes I would go to place screws on it only to miss the magnets.
Needs more magnets, needs to be larger
I definitely recommend this for any gadget-loving, do-it-yourselfer!
Sometimes simple ideas are the best
First let me say that I have the expensive Load bearing web gear that will carry large amounts of tools and material for doing things like framing or roofing. Obviously if you are going to need to carry 5 pounds of roofing nails onto the roof, along with your nail gun, tape measure, and hammer, this thing will not cut it, nor is it intended for that. What this does is make small things a lot simpler and more comfortable.
I hate wearing all that framing gear if I don’t have to. Especially in the heat, I avoid wearing the gear most of the time. Fortunately these days I don’t need to wear the big rigs most of the time, and even when they might help, I avoid them if at all possible. But there are plenty of times when I need just a few screws or nails to do something small where this comes in very handy. For example, if I have to go behind someone else and correct their work doing quality control, or if I am doing something that requires frequent trips up and down a ladder. There are plenty of times where it is actually only necessary to carry small quantities of screws or nails at a time, or even easier just to reload the band frequently rather than carry more. That is where this thing excels. It has just enough capacity to carry enough screws to say, screw in one 4×8 sheet of plywood or drywall. This is often all you really need at one time. For example. If you are making frequent cuts before installing panels this can be handy. You carry only enough fasteners for one panel at a time since you are going back and forth to the saw for each panel or maybe up and down the ladder. So it is easier to just reload the wrist band on each trip rather than wear a rig with heavy pouch that is more uncomfortable and may get in the way at the saw or on the ladder.
I find that most of the time I am using only small amounts of fasteners at any given moment. In the past the way I have handled this rather than carry an inventory was to put a small number of fasteners in the chest pocket on my pocket tees, which are what I am usually wearing on the job site. The problem with this approach is that it doesn’t take very long before nails or screws put holes in the pocket and things start falling out and the pocket method no longer works. This thing takes care of that. I don’t use my pocket anymore. I just load the wrist band and off I go. It works great and is so convenient for most small tasks or tasks that require a lot of moving back and forth from a work station. I really like it. Now, I don’t know how well this thing will hold up over time with all the sweat and repeated fastening and unfastening of the Velcro, but after a few months of use so far I am happy with it.
My complaints about the device are minor and wouldn’t stop me from recommending it. It should have more magnets. Unless you have a very tiny wrist requiring a lot of slack in the length of the band, which most construction guys do not, there is a lot of wasted space on the wrist band that could also be magnetic instead of Velcro. For me only about 40% of the circumference of the band is useful. The rest is Velcro allowing for a considerable range of adjustability. More than I think is necessary for the common size of wrists out there doing work. I would prefer if more of this area was used for magnets to increase its capacity by a bit. My second complaint is that I wish the magnets were a bit stronger. They work fine for most fasteners, but when you use larger screws they become easier to knock off if you are not careful. Screws that are 3 inches and longer come off much easier than the shorter ones. So, if you rub up against something or move your wrist in such a way as to push on the screws, you can end up knocking longer screws off the band. Every now and then this happens to me. Most of the time it is not a problem. Some of this can be avoided by more carefully placing the screws on the band so they are clear of wrist motion, but not all of it. So if you are at the top of a ladder and you only need one more 4 inch screw and you knock it off and have to go down the ladder for a reload, that is annoying. Thus four instead of five stars. None the less, a useful idea.
Easy and Sturdy
Not your grandfather’s refrigerator magnet
Bad: magnets are small
The magnets on this thing are really strong and hold a couple nails or bolts without problem. There are two strips with magnets in them. The problem is that the mangets are small. For example, I wanted to hold three, 3″ zinc lag bolts. Because of the size and (I suppose) the alloy construction, only two wanted to stick very well, with the third occasionally falling off. I think smaller, steel nails and the like would stick in greater quantity.
I like it and will continue to use it. A good investment.
Doesn’t work "ideally" with nails
Works, but small.
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