The Hogue HANDALL Tool Grip cushions tool vibration and insulates the user from the heat generated by electric tools, making your power tools much easier to use.
Impact wrenches like this Snap-on IM5100 come with aluminum handles. Though this is an excellent impact wrench its handle is slippery by nature and transmits vibration to the user during use.
Aluminum handles are also cold to touch when you pick them up. When reaching for an impact wrench at the shop, we find ourselves leaving the IM5100 on the shelf and reaching for another impact wrench.
We prefer to use our Snap-on IM3100 (left) and IM6100 Impact Wrenches, which come from the factory with rubber-coated handles. These rubber handles provide a firm grip and thus less hand pressure is required to use these impacts effectively. The rubber handles also cushion vibration and are easier and more comfortable to use. The rubber handles are warm to the touch when first lifting them out of the tool box, and more comfortable to use overall.
Another nice feature of the handles found on the IM3100 and IM6100 is the palm swells molded into the sides of the handle. This ergonomic grip shape is comfortable than the slab-sided handle found on our IM5100.
The features found on the IM3100 and IM6100 handles are very thoughtful and make a considerable difference in ease of use and overall tool effectiveness.
Now there is a solution for tools like our IM5100 that did not come from the factory with ergonomic handle shapes or materials. The Hogue HANDALL Tool Grip slips onto your tool's handle and cushions tool vibration and insulates you from the heat generated by electric tools. To install the HANDALL, simply lubricate the HANDALL and your tool's handle with soapy water or hair spray and then slide the HANDALL onto the tool's handle. Adjust the HANDALL to your liking and then leave the tool stationary to let the lubrication dry. That's it. Soapy water and hair spray are slippery when wet, but dry to form a glue-like substance that will hold the HANDALL stationary during the hardest use.
The HANDALL features Hogue's proprietary Cobblestone texturing on both sides. The Cobblestone texturing provides additional grip and indexing.
Small finger grooves are molded into the front strap of the HANDALL. These finger grooves are very light and do not interfere with tool use or effectiveness.
Palm swells are molded into the sides of the HANDALL. The Cobblestone texturing, finger grooves, and palm swells combine to provide the user with unmatched comfort, grip, and indexing. The Small Tool Grip is shown on the left and the Large Tool Grip is on the right. The Small Tool Grip will fit tool handles with a top circumference from 4.1" to 4.8" and a bottom circumference of 4.5" to 6". The Large Tool Grip is larger in size and will fit tool handles with a top circumference from 4.6" to 6" and a bottom circumference from 5" to 6.3". Measure your particular tool's handle circumferences to see whether the Small or Large Tool Grip is more appropriate for your particular tool.
This Snap-on PH3050 Pneumatic Hammer is a good example of a tool that is transformed by fitment of the Hogue HANDALL Tool Grip. This percussion tool generates a great deal of vibration and transits same to the user through its aluminum handle. The aluminum handle is also slippery when the user's hands are wet or greasy, and is cold to the touch when first picking it up. Merely slipping on a Hogue HANDALL transforms the PH3050. The HANDALL's pliable rubber material absorbs vibration and makes the PH3050 warm to the touch when you first pick it up. Hammer away at the most stubborn bolt and the PH3050 remains comfortable to use. The HANDALL's finger grooves and palm swells make indexing the PH3050 much easier. Long chisel bits are suddenly easier to align. The HANDALL's proprietary Cobblestone texturing provide a very firm grip and feel, lessening the amount of hand pressure required to secure the tool during use. Vibration that was bothersome before suddenly feels much lighter with your lighter hand pressure. Furthermore, the HANDALL does not hamper the tool's ease of use or effectiveness in any way. The HANDALL just makes an excellent tool even better.
Take your power tools to another level with the Hogue HANDALL Tool Grip.