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Re: Block and tackle or something else?

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Dr. Walt

02-17-2013 02:21:22

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First, these are Blocks, there is no Tackle - (rope or cable); also, these are NOT snatch blocks as some have suggested. Snatch blocks have a hinged side-plate to give you direct access to the sheave. Second, if the blocks weigh 45 pounds each, then they are for CABLE not rope. I have single, double, and triple sheave blocks for 1 inch diameter rope and none of them weighs over 10 pounds. Carefully examine your blocks, there should be a weight rating (maximum weight, or safe working load) stamped on either the side-plate or the strap on each of the blocks.

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Brian G. NY

02-17-2013 07:13:08

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 Re: Block and tackle or something else? in reply to Dr. Walt, 02-17-2013 02:21:22  

Some may argue that top one in this picture is not a snatch block, but it is.
It is a little inconvenient as you have to remove the pin and pulley to "snatch" it on to a "cable".
Yes, "cable" also known as wire rope. Cable cars are strung from cables, right?
It is my favorite because of its compact size.

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02-17-2013 07:22:50

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 Re: Block and tackle or something else? in reply to Brian G. NY, 02-17-2013 07:13:08  
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02-17-2013 05:14:39

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 Re: Block and tackle or something else? in reply to Dr. Walt, 02-17-2013 02:21:22  
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The man is the winner. What's really, really sad is that mechanically inclined people as frequent this forum don't know what they are. Oh, how times have changed. :roll:

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