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We stand behind our products

Every person that tries it, likes it. We're putting our money where our mouth is. If you don't like it after using it, let us know and return for a full refund!

Detailed Review

Jeff Button ISA Certified Arborist Owner Adel Tree, IA

We first saw the Jailbrake at the 2021 TCIA expo in Indianapolis. My immediate thought was, "that's a neat idea." Honestly I didn't give much thought after that. We were use to using what we had and what we knew. At that time we primarily rigged down trees through the use of steel figure 8's or portawraps. Rope twist was just an annoying, but accepted part of tree work.

Through a conversation with Jack and a better understanding of how the tool really worked we decided to try out a mini Jailbrake (JB). Jack could not have been better to deal with, he sent me a prototype mini JB and told me, "let us know what you think. If you like it, buy one. If you don't, just send it back."

 When we started using the JB, rope twist was completely a thing of the past. My ground crew took an immediate liking to the device and efficiency went way up. The rope stayed true to form and due to the smooth operation of the device, we were able to take the lowering of limbs and wood from a two guy operation to a one guy operation. It's entirely possible to let out enough slack in the system for one guy to lay down material without the need for a second to pull or steer the piece.

We did send the prototype back... not because we didn't like it, but because it was a prototype and a few smaller design changes were made before the mini was offered for sale. The few weeks we went without the JB were miserable, my ground crew complained about how much better the JB was incessantly. Haha

 The learning curve on this device is not excessive, but not nothing. That said, if you're reasonably intelligent and understand physics you'll be able to work this device with no troubles. Start small, take more wraps than you might need at first. You'll get the hang of it quickly.

 As my business continues to grow, the JB will be a featured tool on every truck. I think it's quickly becoming an essential device for professional tree work. We have two right now, a mini and full size HD unit. Honestly, the mini version is probably enough for most tree crews. 2000# is a lot, 5000# for the full size HD is more than most will ever see. If you're regularly bringing down pieces that weigh more than the JB can handle, buy a crane.

Jack and Seth are solid guys building solid equipment right here in America. I can't see any professional tree crew not quickly falling in love with these devices as we are.

 I wasn't paid for this review in any way, shape, or form. DM me if you want more information.  

TL:DR The Jailbrake rocks, you should get one.




How much weight per wrap? Can you overwrap the device? How do different ropes react with the same weight?

Quick Start Instructions

Below are some quick instructions that will come with your device to get you started


Thank you for a great year! We tripled sales compared to the amount we did last year, launched two more products, have customers in Japan, UK, Hungary and Canada outside the US. We have five distributors on line now to locally serve you as well. Please check out Arbsession, Endors Arborist Supply, Northeastern Arborist, Gap Arborist and FMI Equipment if you're local to them.


Jail Brake LLC. was founded out of a need to improve available tools and technology. In one of the most dangerous professions on the planet, Jail Brake provides products that make your job safer, quicker and easier. Having the peace of mind knowing that the right products will help you do your job lets you focus on what really matters. Jail Brake LLC. is an innovative new player in the arborist industry and seeks to help other arborists work smarter and safer. We will continue to innovate and put out new products as we invent them.



"Great bit of kit you made here"

Max Mathiebe

Tree Climber's Facebook Group

100% if you have a consistent rope man - the Jail Brake is the best system out there right now. Take two weeks to get the hang of it, but then it's silky smooth

John Gulstrom

I oversee a large tree service contracting for utility companies in Alabama. Over the last month or so we’ve put your product in play instead of our other lowering devices with great success. I’ve spoken with the owner of my company and we would like to purchase 20 Jail Brake's to start retrofitting all of our crew’s with this product. Look forward to developing a relationship with your company and look forward to doing more business in the near future.

Andrew B - Birmingham AL

Only Jail Brakes on my crews now

First time out with a Jail Brake. After using a portawrap for years - what a game changer!

Matt Kowalski, OH

Endors Arborist Supply Endorsed

I don't let my trucks leave without a Jail Brake for each of my crews

Scott Brenner, OH

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