How to Safely Tether Your Drill or Impact Driver Using Squids® Power Tool Brackets

How to Safely Tether Your Drill or Impact Driver Using Squids® Power Tool Brackets


The Squids® 3796 Power Tool Bracket is a retrofit tool trapping solution that attaches to a variety of cordless drills and impact drivers with non-traditional battery styles that cannot be trapped by the Squids® 3780 Power Tool Wrap.

Here's what you'll need to apply the 3796 bracket solution:

  • The tool requiring the attachment
  • The 3796 Bracket Set, which includes the bracket, fasteners, washers and labels
  • A Philips Head Screwdriver or Metric hex wrench depending on the fastener size required
  • A thread checker tool
  • A Torque measurement tool
  • And Safety Eyewear

Before applying any Squids® Attachment Solution, weigh the tool you're applying the solution to and make sure it does NOT exceed the maximum capacity of that solution. Record the weight in a tool inventory log for future reference.

First, examine the tool to identify the location of an open screw port. Screw ports on tools should be vacant. NEVER remove a screw that is meant to fasten the tool together. Screw port placement will vary by brand. Look for open belt clip locations on drills and drivers.

Next, measure the chosen screw port diameter and depth with the thread checker device.

Based on your measurement, locate the proper size fastener, washer and label to install the bracket onto the tool. The M2.5 fastener should use the 2.5lb label and the M3 and M4 fasteners should use the 3lb label.

Align the label underneath or on top of the Bracket's opening and place the washer on top of the Bracket. Thread the fastener through the assembly and attach the bracket to the screw port with the fastener. Apply the appropriate amount of torque as stated in the user instructions.

Inspect your application and connect a Squids® Tool Lanyard to tether your tool.