Stout’s BackSaver Grip®


Fact Sheet


Description:       Patented, ergonomic attachment that makes it easier and less stressful to

                           work with all long-handled tools.


How it Works:   Allows a tool to be gripped higher on the shaft, eliminating the awkward

                           bending that is the primary cause of back strain.  Allows the legs to take

                           the burden off the back.  Also, the perpendicular gripping position

                           reduces stress on the wrist, arm and shoulder.  Another benefit is the

                           improved comfort, stability and control in working with overhead tools. 


Ergonomic         Reduces back strain and injury.  Increases productivity.  Reduces days

  Benefits:          lost to injury and Workman’s Comp claims.  Extremely beneficial for

                           anyone with  back, shoulder, arm or wrist problems or arthritis.

                           Eliminates common blistering between the thumb and forefinger.


Works on:          Shovels, snow shovels, rakes, scrub brushes, push brooms, mops,

                           window squeegees, industrial vacuum cleaners, power washers, hoes,

                           pitch forks, lawn edgers, pool skimmers.   Paint extension poles, tree

                           trimmers, pole saws.    


Sug. Retail:       $9.99 to $11.99                  Website:


Manufacturer:   Backsaver Grip, LLC.     Robert Franklin, President


Safety Manager: David Wilk       805.649.5206


Product Testing,   Handyman Club of America; National Home Gardening Club; Safety

  Magazines and   + Health; Orthopedic Products Review; Rehab and Therapy Products

   Endorsements:  Review; Cleaning and Maintenance; D.C. Products Review.

                              Currently being tested as a worker safety device in 26 state departments 

                              of transportation, U.S Army Corps of Engineers,  private industry,

                              airports, school districts, parks and recreation and forestry services


     A comprehensive ergonomics study by the Engineering Department of Ohio

State University in 2006 concluded that the BackSaver Grip “decreases the

risk factors associated with raking and shoveling.”