Shank-Free Correctional Tools

“Our parts are Jail-safe, Prison-safe, and Correctional-safe!”

“SHANK-FREE” SAFETY ORANGE PRODUCT LINE

Briarwood Products offers a full line of high-quality plastic cleaning tools including the Backbone Dry Dust Frame and Clip-On Connectors. These products are 100% Metal-Free and ideal for use in Correctional Facilities. Also included in the line are the Adjust-A-Turn Surface Cleaning Tools, Wet Mop Products, Sweeping Equipment and Fiberglass Telescoping Extension Poles.  All are made in the USA.

  • Designed to eliminate the potential for makeshift weapons from metal parts.
  • Fully interchangeable – if one should break, you do not have to buy a whole new system of cleaning tools.
  • Rugged 100% plastic construction- No Metal
  • Most units may be bonded with adhesive to make a complete solid unit to prevent disassembly by inmates.
  • Will not conduct electricity.
  • Chemical resistant and prevent bacteria growth

Shank-Free Backbone™

Key Features:

  • Flexible rubbery plastic – eliminates the ability to be sharpened or melted into a shank
  • Safety Orange Polymer is flame-resistant
  • Ribbing acts as beater when shaking mop
  • Standard 5″ width
  • Requires Shank-Free Clip-On™ (6031E-F56) or (6031E-PL56), sold separately
  • Available in 24″ (#6025-24) and 36″(#6025-36)
  • “Panther Pole” Black Fiberglass Handle (6046-F56) Sold Separately
  • New Flexible Plastic Handle (6046-PL56) Sold Separately

 


Shank-Free Clip-On with “Panther Pole” Black Fiberglass Handle

Key Benefits:

  • Made from flexible rubbery plastic which eliminates the ability to be sharped or melted into a shank or shank holder
  • Can be locked straight for hallways or unlocked for swivel action around corners
  • Durable
  • “Panther Pole” Black Fiberglass handle is connected directly to connector with adhesive
  • Metal-Free
  • Made exclusively for the Shank-Free Backbone™ [Item # 6025]

 

Shank-Free Clip-On with New PLASTIC handle

Key Features:

  • Made from flexible rubbery plastic which eliminates the ability to be sharped or melted into a shank or shank holder
  • Can be locked straight for hallways or unlocked for swivel action around corners
  • Durable
  • Metal-Free
  • Made exclusively for the Shank-Free Backbone™ [Item # 6025]
  • New PLASTIC handle is connected directly to connector with adhesive

Shank-Free “Quick-Bite” Wet Mop Holder with “Panther Pole” Black Fiberglass Handle

Key Benefits:

  • Flexible rubbery plastic which eliminates the ability to be sharpened or melted into a shank
  • “Panther Pole” Black fiberglass handle will shatter under high-impact and is unable to be sharpened into a shank
  • Firmly holds any standard mop in place during mopping
  • Locking tab prevents “Quick-Bite” from inadvertently opening when bumped into baseboards or furniture

 

Shank-Free “Quick-Bite” Wet Mop Holder with New Plastic Flexible Handle

Item #6052C-PL56

Key Benefits:

  • Flexible rubbery plastic which eliminates the ability to be sharpened or melted into a shank
  • Firmly holds any standard mop in place during mopping
  • Locking tab prevents “Quick-Bite” from inadvertently opening when bumped into baseboards or furniture

Shank-Free Easy Sweep Broom™ 

Key Features:

  • No Metal or Staples
  • Bristles melted into block
  • Kinetically amalgamated
  • Use with Item #6044-56 “Panther Pole” with Cam-Lock© tip (“Panther Pole” Black Fiberglass Handle Sold Separately)

 


Shank-Free Hand-Held Scrub Brush

Key Features:

  • Safety Orange handle eliminates the ability to be melted down or sharpened
  • 100% Metal-Free brush measures approximately 6″x 2.5″
  • Scrub tile floors, baseboards, counter tops, and walls
  • Pointed “iron” tip reaches into tight corners
  • Bacteria, mildew and mold cannot build up inside the block
  • Non-porous plastic block will NOT crack, splinter, or absorb oil/water

 


Shank-Free Scrubbing Brush

Key Features:

  • No Metal or Staples
  • Bristles are melted into the broom block for a secure, Metal-Free bond
  • Universal 360 degree swiveling to clean with ease
  • Scrub walls, floors, stairs and ceilings
  • Fits onto any standard threaded handle

Orange Shank-Free Dust Pan

Key Features:

  • Custom-molded from a special polymer that eliminates the ability to be sharpened or melted down into a shank
  • If abused, the dust pan will simply bend under stress
  • If burned, the dust pan will warp and is unable to melt down to be formed into a shank or shank holder
  • May be included in every cell as part of a “cell cleaning kit” for inmates to use
  • The dust pan has no sharp edges or heavy components

New Shank-Free Plastic 56″ Handle 

Item #6044-PL56 – New Plastic Handle with #6223 Medium Tip.  To be used with #6021 Safety Orange Easy Sweeping Broom, #9024 squeegee,  #9038C brush, and  #9029 Tite-Bite

#6046-PL56 – 56″ New Plastic Handle with #6033 Flexible Long Tip

#6042-PL56 – 56″ New Plastic Handle with #6010 Flexible Shot Tip

If this handle is damaged or broken discard immediately

Key Features:

  • Made from a special plastic that will virtually eliminate the ability for inmates to form or reform a shank or shank-handle
  • The unique polymer will not melt like other standard hard plastics
  • 1″ diameter handle
  • Compatible with #6033 Long Tip, #6223 Medium Tip, and #6210 Short Tip
  • This handle is strong and durable
  • The NEW Plastic handle is designed to be flexible and will bend side to side easily
  • The design of this handle eliminates the ability for inmates to conceal items inside
  • Wooden handles are easily sharpened into shanks but with our NEW Plastic handle design it eliminates the capacity to do so
  • This new product is designed to be safe for all to use

“Panther Pole” 56″ Black Fiberglass Handle

6044-F56(6021)
Item #6046-F56 — to be used with 9024 squeegee, 9038C brush, and 9029 Tite-Bite
6046-F56
Item #6044-F56 — to be used with 6021F sweeping broom
6042-F56_6210
Item #6042-F56 — to be used with push brooms

Key Features:

  • Briarwood Fiberglass is unable to be splintered or sharpened by abrasion
  • Lightweight, non-flammable, non-conductive, moisture, rust and rot-free
  • 1″ diameter handle
  • Inherently strong and durable
  • Clear advantages of Briarwood Product’s Fiberglass over wood and aluminum handles

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If this handle is damaged or broken discard immediately


Briarwood Adjust-A-Turn™ Shank-Free Microfiber Mop Tool

Key Features:

  • Industrial-strength molded base and two super-aggressive Velcro® strips keep pads secure
  • Unable to be melted down to form or reform a shank
  • Perfect solution for any surface cleaning application
  • Durable and easy to clean
  • Can slide under furniture and equipment, increasing efficiency and preventing injury
  • Base allows the mop to lay flat on the floor, which prevents streaking
  • Durable head can fit any standard threaded handle (handle sold separately)
  • Standard sizes 18″

 Shank-Free Adjust-A-Turn™ Utility Pad Holder

Key Features:

  • Ideal for holding scrubbing pads for floor stripping
  • Ideal for washing walls, ceilings, side boards, stairs and other hard-to-reach surfaces
  • Ideal for touch-up or cleaning small areas of flooring
  • Unique adjustable tension design to match the task at hand
  • 360 degree swivel radius
  • Interchangeable mop heads are available for dusting, wet mopping and for applying floor finish
  • Accepts any standard handle
  • Velcro attached to base of tools to hold pads securely
  • Available sizes: 9″, 18″,

Shank-Free Adjust-A-Turn™ “Hi-Rib” Wall Washing Tool

Key Features:

  • Works with either side press or down press mop wringers
  • Ideal for washing walls, ceilings, side boards, stairs, and other hard-to-reach surfaces
  • Tension of the head can be loosened or tightened
  • Unique adjustable tension design to match the task at hand
  • 360 degree swivel radius
  • Accepts any standard threaded handle or telescopic extension pole

METAL-FREE PRODUCT LINE


 

Briarwood Backbone

Key Features:

  • Rugged all plastic construction – No Metal
  • Ribbed design keeps mop flat to the floor surface, maximizing dusting ability
  • Ribbing acts as beater when shaking the mop
  • Standard 5″ width frame
  • Available in 12″, 18″, 24″, 30″ and 36″

 


Briarwood Clip-On™

Key Features:

  • Made exclusively for the Backbone™ Dry Dust Mop Frame [Item # 9025]
  • 100% all plastic construction will not rust or corrode
  • Heavy duty 3/8″ size connection
  • Can be locked straight for hallways or unlocked for swivel action around corners
  • Item #9031C – Deluxe connector with threaded receptacle and locking sleeve

 


Wet Mop Holders


 

“Quick-Bite” Wet Mop Holder

Key Benefits:

  • Firmly holds any standard mop in place during mopping
  • Locking tab prevents “Quick-Bite” from inadvertently opening when bumped into baseboards or furniture
  • Quality construction – made of high-impact plastic

Briarwood Tite-Bite™ with Handle Connector

Key Benefits:

  • Teeth and jaws grab and bite head band firmly
  • Use any standard 1″ or 5″ headband wet mop
  • Connector and collar accept and lock a standard threaded handle
  • Mop replacement is quick and easy

Adjust-A-Turn Cleaning Tools


Contour Wiz

The Ultimate Cleaning Tool for Uneven Surfaces

Briarwood Products have evolved into innovators for unique cleaning tools for the sanitary supply industry. We are proud to introduce Contour Wiz, the most flexible microfiber cleaning tool on the market.

Key Features:

  • Flexible design molds itself to any surface
  • Ideal for tubs, shower stalls, sinks and around toilet bases
  • Connect a standard or telescoping handle to effortlessly clean hard-to-reach surfaces

Briarwood Adjust-A-Turn™ Utility Pad Holder

Key Features:

  • Ideal for holding scrubbing pads for floor stripping
  • Ideal for washing walls, ceilings, side boards, stairs and other hard-to-reach surfaces
  • Ideal for touch-up or cleaning small areas of flooring
  • Unique adjustable tension design to match the task at hand
  • 360 degree swivel radius
  • Interchangeable mop heads are available for dusting, wet mopping and for applying floor finish
  • Accepts any standard handle
  • Velcro attached to base of tools to hold pads securely
  • Available sizes:  9″, 11″, 13″, 16″, 18″, 24″

 

Briarwood Adjust-A-Turn™ Microfiber Mop Tool

 

Key Features:

  • Industrial-strength molded base and two super-aggressive Velcro® strips keep pads secure
  • Perfect solution for any surface cleaning application
  • Durable and easy to clean
  • Can slide under furniture and equipment, increasing efficiency and preventing injury
  • Base allows the mop to lay flat on the floor, which prevents streaking
  • Durable head can fit any standard threaded handle (handle sold separately)
  • Standard sizes 18″ and 24″

Briarwood Adjust-A-Turn™ “Hi-Rib” Wall Washing Tool

Key Features:

  • Works with either side press or down press mop wringers
  • Ideal for washing walls, ceilings, side boards, stairs, and other hard-to-reach surfaces
  • Tension of the head can be loosened or tightened
  • Unique adjustable tension design to match the task at hand
  • 360 degree swivel radius
  • Accepts any standard threaded handle or telescopic extension pole

 


Briarwood 100% All Plastic Window Squeegee

Key Features:

  • Rugged all-plastic construction — No Metal
  • Clear white plastic so nothing can be hidden inside
  • Recyclable plastic
  • Will not rust or corrode
  • Quality construction
  • Lightweight — reduces operator fatigue

 


Briarwood Energy Saver Floor Squeegee

Key Features:

  • All plastic rugged construction
  • Plastic design is lightweight
  • Blade flip flops working equally well with push or pull action
  • Replaceable squeegee blades are PVC
  • Available in: 12″, 18″, 24″

Replacement blades Item#
9024-12-PVCB
9024-18-PVCB
9024-24-PVCB

– PVCB = Black PVC Blade


Sweeping Equipment


Kinetically Amalgamated Push Broom

Key Features:

  • No metal staples used
  • 100% Plastic
  • Available for 3 types of uses — Soft, Medium and Hard Bristles
  • Available in 18″ and 24″ widths
  • Use with patented Cam-Lock™ tip for maximum handle locking – keeps handle from unscrewing from broom block
  • Heavy duty construction
  • Will not split like wooden blocks
  • Ideal for Metal-Free environments
  • Compatible with Briarwood Products Plastic Handles

Soft, Medium or Hard Bristles

 


Briarwood Easy Sweep Broom

Key Features:

  • Kinetically amalgamated bristles (No Metal or Staples)
  • Bristles are melted into the broom block for a secure, Metal-Free bond
  • Ideal for use in health care, food service and correctional facilities
  • Use with our patented Cam-Lock tips that lock in the handle and do not require the 4-prong locking collar

Briarwood Scrubbing Brush

Key Features:

  • Kinetically amalgamated bristles (No Metal or Staples)
  • Bristles are melted into the broom block for a secure, Metal-Free bond
  • Universal 360 degree swiveling to clean with ease
  • Scrub walls, floors, stairs and ceilings
  • Fits onto any standard threaded handle

Briarwood Push Broom Lock Connector

Key Features:

  • Prevents push broom handle from unscrewing from broom block
  • Serrated teeth “lock” handle securely
  • Produces less stress on broom block – less chance of block splitting
  • Easy to lock and unlock connector to handle
  • All plastic connector

Briarwood “Panther Pole” Black Fiberglass Handle

Key Features:

  • Strong nylon thread
  • Briarwood Fiberglass is unable to be splintered or sharpened by abrasion
  • Lightweight, non-flammable, non-conductive, moisture, rust and rot-free
  • 1″ diameter handle
  • Inherently strong and durable fiberglass

FLIP-LOCK™ Extension Poles

Professional quality FLIP-LOCK™ Extension Poles make it possible to do Up-In-The-Air tasks from ground level without the need for a ladder. Now, window cleaning, dusting or even changing a light bulb can be accomplished quickly and easily.

FLIP-LOCK™ Extension Poles (Item # 7000) are available in lengths of 2′, 4′, 6′, 8′, 12′, 16′, 18, 20′, 24′, 28′ and 32′.

Key Features:

  • Modular fiberglass pole design with six pole diameters ranging from 3/4″ to 2″. Inner poles with increasingly smaller diameters slide inside outer poles.
  • Positive locking device: To adjust the two poles to the length required, simply push locking lever up to release the lock. The poles are adjusted as needed, and then the lever is pulled down to lock the pole in place. Once locked, the inner pole will not move, turn, slide or rotate.
  • The locking device can be adjusted easily for correct locking tension
  • 100% Metal-Free

 


Fiberglass Extension Poles

New fiberglass Telescopic Extension Pole with tapered adjustable double arms for attaching tools to clean walls, ceilings and hard to reach places.

Item #7002-2 – 2 ft., 2 section
Item #7002-4 – 4 ft., 2 section
Item #7002-8 – 8 ft., 2 section
Item #7003-12 – 12 ft.; 3 sections
Item #7003-18 – 18 ft.; 3 sections
Item #7003-24 – 24 ft.; 3 sections
Item #7004-28 – 28 ft.; 4 sections
Item #7005-32 – 32 ft., 5 section

These poles can also be custom made to your specific length requirements.

Key Features:

  • All fiberglass extensions
  • Positive locking of fiberglass to fiberglass extensions which prevents tools from turning during use
  • Strong, durable, contractor grade quality

 


New Cam-Lock™ Threaded Tips

Cam-Lock™ Threaded Tips, only from Briarwood Products! Our patented design will keep brush and broom handles from becoming loose. The unique “Cam-Locking” threaded tip creates a tight union between the handle and tool, making it very difficult to unscrew.

The super strong Cam-Lock™ Threaded Tips can be purchased already assembled onto a handle or sold separately. Available in 9 different styles to accommodate most any brush, broom or Handle.

Key Features:

  • Prevent breakage of handles
  • Strong engineering grade plastic
  • Designed for a secure fit

 


Our Metal-Free line is currently used nationwide in federal BOP institutions, state penitentiaries, and local detention centers and jails, including:

  • Washington State Penitentiary, WA
  • Little Sandy Correctional Complex, KY
  • North Kern State Prison, CA
  • FCI Sheridan, OR
  • Chicago MCC, IL
  • Philadelphia FDC, PA