The Ratchet Shop Blog

Everything you need to know about lifting slings

Lif-ting-slings! You’ve seen them around sites all the time, but they’re not very often explained – or at least very well! They’re the given item that just keeps on giving.

23 July 2021

5 reasons you might need an eyebolt

When you want a solution for hanging or moving a heavy object, eye bolts may be a perfect choice. Made to provide lifting support when other options are not suitable, eye bolts are the strength you need.

15 July 2021

Why Are Nitrile Gloves So Popular?

Nitrile gloves have enjoyed a surge in popularity over the past years because they offer strength, durability and enhanced safety while working. Find out more about these gloves, their popularity and where to buy them.

15 July 2021

All You Need to Know About Telescopic Ladders

Often, instead of having to buy multiple products, people want to find a solution to all their ladder needs in one - and this is where telescopic ladders make such an excellent choice. Find out more about them here.

15 July 2021

Everything you need to know about cam buckle straps

As you can probably tell, we’re quite a fan of ratchet straps here at The Ratchet Shop. However, we know you need to use the best tool for the job at hand, meaning in some cases, an alternative strap may be more suitable - such as a cam buckle strap.

15 July 2021

Everything you need to know about Dee Shackles

When it comes to shackles, you want to be sure you are using the right one for the job. With so many different ones to choose from though, it can be difficult to know which one is right for the job at hand.

15 July 2021

Everything you need to know about webbing slings

Lightweight and easy to use, webbing slings have become the tool of choice for those looking to lift heavy objects safely and securely, and for good reason.

15 July 2021

How to store ratchet straps

Even if you use ratchet straps often, you can expect the average ratchet strap to last you a good two to three years. However, this relies on you looking after them, and the number one things that can help increase the lifespan of your ratchet straps is storing them properly.

24 March 2021

How do Chain Blocks work?

The Chain Block is a mechanism used to raise or lower heavy loads with relative ease.

The internal gears of the Chain Block wind the chains around, lifting the object that is attached to the end or hook.

24 March 2021