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.
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.
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.
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