Misplacing a tape measure or not having a place to hang a drill can be a daily frustration on the jobsite, so when I discovered StealthMounts, a British company that creates injection-molded ABS accessories such as tape hooks, battery holders, level holders, and more, I had to try its products out. After more than six months using them daily, I’ve found the holders and clips that I’ve bought to be rugged and extremely useful.

Made of tough ABS plastic, StealthMounts universal tool holders can be placed virtually anywhere to provide a spot to hang a tool with a belt clip.
Among the other accessories that the company offers are bit holders fabricated specifically for the drill/drivers of a number of different manufacturers.

I started off with the StealthMounts bench belt universal tool holder ($14 for a six-pack set on Amazon), which I use primarily on ladders to hold a tape measure, drills, and nailers. Designed to work with a tool’s belt hook, these holders can be mounted just about anywhere with a couple of screws (not supplied). I’ve added a second mount to my miter saw stand to give my measuring tape a dedicated, easily accessible home instead of just resting it on the stand, where it would eventually be in the way or knocked off.

Adding a mount to a saw stand provides a convenient location to clip in a tape measure.

Next, I bought a two-pack magnetic bit holder ($18 on Amazon) for my Milwaukee M12 impact driver. The bit holder uses the existing belt-clip threaded hole with the supplied screw, making this a “plug and play” product that was quick and easy to install without affecting the drill’s ergonomics. Now I have access to several bits at all times, as well as a small magnet on the side for loose fasteners.

The author mounted several sets of StealthMount's guide-rail holders on the ceiling of his work van to store his set of guide rails.

Track-saw guide rails can be tricky to keep out of harm’s way, so I bought several sets of StealthMount’s guide-rail holders ($33 on Amazon) to store them safely in my van. The holders have cam locks that secure the rails in place and keep them from rattling around. batterymounts.com

Photos by Tommie Mullaney