Stiffy Hand Tool

The Stiffy Hand Tool was engineered by FiberTex & Supply, Inc. and has been designed as the HANDS FREE solution to help operators and HSE Managers mitigate hazardous incidents that can occur during the movement of various materials being loaded on/off and throughout the rig. When used effectively and as designed, the Stiffy Hand Tool provides a buffer zone of safety where rig personnel can guide, maneuver, spot and land suspended loads and work drill pipe on the platform.

The Stiffy Hand Tool provides hands off solutions in the following ways:

  • Provides a safe working distance between employees and loads
  • Keeps employee’s hands off pipe bundles
  • Assists in arranging loads
  • Assists with directing loads of suspended tubular
  • Provides a safe working distance while layering tubular on the pipe rack
  • Assists with the retrieving of sling legs
  • Allows load’s to be landed safely
  • Assists with performing tubular lay-down tasks
  • Assists with arranging of tubular before loading into the pipe rack.
  • Eliminates the need for employees to be on top of tubular

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  • Drilling platforms: offshore and onshore, loading and unloading trucks
  • “Hands Free” Guiding, spotting and landing suspended loads
  • Maneuvering drill pipe and all types of tubular on pipe racks or on the platform
  • Snagging taglines and sling legs


  • Load testing: Static Pull = 400 lbs. / Compression = 600 lbs
  • The Stiffy Hand Tool is not designed as a lifting or load bearing tool
  • Major components tested to American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) standards
  • Country of origin: USA

Tool material

  • Rubber lining on “V” to improve grip
  • Opposing grab hook to help with maneuvering of cable slung loads
  • Tool shaft is made of strong, hi-viz fiberglass
  • The “V” shaped head is constructed of durable nylon resin