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.
What is a cam buckle strap we hear you say? Read on to find out more, as well as whether or not they are the right choice for your next lifting or transporting job.
What is a cam buckle strap?
Cam buckle straps are essentially a more lightweight form of ratchet straps, more commonly referred to as a tie down strap.
Unlike a ratchet strap, which uses a ratchet to tighten the strap, cam buckle straps are tightened manually by hand. While this allows for it to be operated more easily, cam buckle straps are more suited for transporting and lifting lighter objects as a result. This makes them great for transporting delicate objects, such as antiques.
Typically speaking, cam buckle straps should not be used to lift objects exceeding 250kg, although in some cases a heavy duty cam buckle can be used, should the object weigh slightly more than this.
How do cam buckle straps work?
Much like their name suggests, cam buckle tie down straps use a cam buckle mechanism in order to operate. Once the webbing is pulled to the required length, the cam buckle can be released. Once it’s released, the buckle clips onto the strap, tying it down and holding it in place securely.
How do you thread a cam buckle tie down strap?
Before attempting to thread a cam buckle strap, you’ll want to ensure the strap is free from any signs of damage, as this could cause breakages if used incorrectly.
If the cam buckle strap looks safe for use, begin by wrapping the strap around the object you wish to transport, taking extra care if the object in question is delicate.
Once wrapped around, pull the webbing through the cam buckle. Continue to do this until the strap reaches the tightness you require. Once done, simply release the cam buckle to secure the strap and webbing in place.
What are the best tie down straps?
If you’re in the market for a cam buckle tie down strap, look no further than us here at The Ratchet Shop. With a wide range of some of the best cam buckle straps available, we’ve got all you need for your next lifting or transporting job. Browse our full range of tie down straps, or contact us today for more information.