The Original Tool Retriever

Sept. 4, 2016
Promotes safety of workers on ladders.

Ladder related injuries are some of the most common within this profession. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 50% of all ladder related injuries occur when an individual attempts to bring tools with them on the ladder.  The Original Tool Retriever by Ladder Lab was designed to prevent on the job injuries by creating a method for handymen and construction workers to lift their tools to the top of a ladder easily. 

The Original Tool Retriever by Ladder Lab is a specially designed pulley system with a self-locking ratchet that allows the handyman to hoist a tool bag up an extension ladder to a desired height.  This system enables the handyman to retrieve tools, paint, and other supplies easily and safely.  By using the system the worker is now able to safely and properly climb an extension ladder using both hands.  Not only does this protect the worker on the ladder from injury but also his investment in tools because there is no danger of them falling from the tool bag.  The Original Tool Retriever by is an affordable solution and a great investment for home renovation companies that would like to save on the cost of potential litigation and workman’s comp claims.

How it works:

  1. Attach dog bone carabiner to one end of the rope
  2. Feed other end of rope through bottom of ratchet while rotating spool clockwise. Keep rotating the spool until rope exits at the bottom of the ratchet
  3. Set up ladder and hook Ladder Lab onto any rung of the ladder
  4. Attach tool bag, paint can, or bucket to carabiner
  5. Pull rope to desired height
  6. To release, press lever located above ratchet spool, hold loose end of rope against ladder to control the speed of the tool bag