Power-tool belt clip
Have you ever wanted to hold a nail gun or a power tool on your tool belt while working? Here’s a rig that is easy to assemble, doesn’t get in the way and won’t accidentally come loose from the belt. And with the rig I can remove a tool from my belt faster than Wyatt Earp could have using just one hand
As shown in the drawing, I use a bentgate carabiner as a hook to hang on a steel hammer loop. Carabiners are like a link of chain that can be opened by way of a spring-loaded leg. Rock-climbing stores stock them. I thread the carabiner onto a length of 1-in. webbing that is then tied at the ends to make a loop. For this I use a webbing knot that is known variously as a water knot, a ring bend, or an overhand bend (detail, bottom right of drawing). To secure the carabiner to the tool, I pass the loop of webbing around the tool’s handle and then through itself.
Cliff Tillotson, Santa Barbara, CA