New Gadget Reduces the Strain of Using Long, Heavy Tools

A man who hurt himself after working for many years as a landscaper decided to address the problem of back injuries resulting from carrying long, heavy tools. He built a rig that uses an overhead pulley to transfer the weight of a tool held in the hands to a back-mounted frame. At the link, you can view more pictures and videos showing the Portable Support Tool in action.

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