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Stainless Steel Shackles - Bow, Dee Style, Twisted, Halyard

  Dee Shackles What is a shackle? A shackle is a U-shaped piece of metal, it is secured by a pin, or a bolt, or a hinged metal loop, these in turn are secured by a quick-release locking pin such as a cotter pin. Shackles are used to connect ropes or cables in many types of rigging systems such as...

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Pulley Blocks -Wire Blocks, Core Blocks

Block & Tackle What is a pulley block? Blocks are simple devices that consist of a grooved wheel through which a rope or cable can run and change the direction of the force needed to lift a load thus increasing the mechanical advantage. More than one block in a rigging system of any type is known...

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Wire Rope Clips - Grips, Thimble Kit

What is a wire rope clip? Wire rope clip   The end of a wire rope is liable to fray very easily and must therefore be well secured. The most commonly used method of doing this is by forming a loop by bending the rope back on itself to form a loop. This loop is then secured by fixing it in place...

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What is rappelling rope?

  Climbing There are so many different types of rope for sale it would be easy to get confused. Rappelling is actually just another word for abseiling or climbing down and therefore rappelling rope is simply climbing rope or a rappelling device. Well, we say simply, but there are also many types of...

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Lifting and Nylon Slings

Lifting slings come in a number of shapes and sizes relevant to almost any industry. Many are made of synthetic materials such as nylon. There are marine slings, mining slings, utility slings, mesh slings, chain slings, wire rope slings, web slings, cargo slings, and many more. Nylon slings are...

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Kevlar Rope and Kevlar Cord

Like spectra rope or dyneema rope, Kevlar is the registered trademark of a material called para-aramid synthetic fibre. This material was developed in 1965 and since then has typically been spun into ropes.

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Synthetic Winch Rope

  Rope Synthetic winch ropes have a number of industrial applications such as commercial fishing, mining, and in the automobile industry with synthetic winch ropes being the perfect choice for many off roaders. The synthetic winch rope has many attractive qualities, which makes it one of the top...

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Use of Cord Locks

  Shock Cord Locks Cord locks are often used in conjunction with elastic cord or elastic string. Often made out of plastic, a cord lock is also known as a cord fastener, a plastic stopper, or a cord toggle. The real unique selling point of the cord lock is that it tightens  rope or cord without the...

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Webbing and Winch Straps

Webbing straps are formulated from a strong fabric woven as a flat strip and are often used in place of rope. The name webbing comes from the meshed material frequently used in its construction which resembles the pattern of the web. Webbing straps are now usually made from synthetic fibres such as...

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Going Tree Top Climbing?

  Climbing For the thrill seekers among us high rope adventures are exhilarating, for the less intrepid they can be terrifying, even the knowledge that the safety precautions are practically foolproof doesn’t always alleviate the extreme apprehension! High rope courses, the safety systems and the...

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Technicalities of Zip Lines

  Climbing We may think that hair-raising zip lines are a fairly recent development, given that they are increasing in popularity as an adventurous leisure activity. In fact zip lines have been used as a means of transportation, of goods as well as people, in mountainous countries for many years. A...

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Clamp it with a rope cleat!

  T- Cleats Most dictionaries have at least two definitions for a rope cleat, the one we’re interested in is the one that says a cleat is ‘a fastener (usually with two projecting horns) around which a rope can be secured’. This is a very simplified definition of the cleats that are available today,...

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Safety on High

  Blocks and Tackle for working at height Working at height is the main cause of fatalities in the construction industry, there are several reasons why this is so: Inadequate equipment Unguarded edges, for example on a roof Inappropriate use of equipment not specifically designed for the job...

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Cleats in Action

  Window Cleaning Any activity involving hoisting and lowering loads with ropes will necessitate the use of rope rigging. Numerous components are needed to make up the rigging but the one that actually stops the movement of the rope is the cleat. The sight of helmeted men/women with buckets and...

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How Pulleys Changed the World

    As is the case with all the simple machines, that these days we couldn’t do without, the origin of the pulley system is unknown. It is thought that by 1500 BC, people in Mesopotamia were using rope pulleys for hoisting water. The first documented use of compound pulleys in a block and tackle...

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