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Ratchet strap - spare parts

Discussion in 'Workshop Projects' started by smcapstick, Apr 15, 2018.

  1. smcapstick

    smcapstick Member

    Kirkby Lonsdale
    All the flakes would fall through the mesh on the shopping trolley we use in place of an expensive pram.

    When the baby can walk, he can return the trolley to ASDA so I get my hard-earned pound back.
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  2. Clive

    Clive Staff Member

    Been looking for you but can't find the seller on ebay anymore, they were great, bought some big 80t tow straps from them as well
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  3. Mursal

    Mursal Member

  4. Boohoo

    Boohoo Member

  5. Kidds

    Kidds Member

  6. can you not just buy new complete ratchet straps, then you being a fish, you could take the bit off you need, and put the rest into the stores, and keep them in stock till about 2029 when you will need them bits to mend them again,

    triggers broom springs to mind here :ninja::ninja: :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:
  7. davieh3350

    davieh3350 Member

    Pay a bit more for good ones. Mine arrived from eBay (with a nice little zip up bag to store each one in:scratchhead: must be for townies)
    The bolts holding the tail of the ratchet weren't done up, the hook was facing out the way, I bent the pawl bit of the ratchet mechanism tightening one, and they were bloody thin material
  8. smcapstick

    smcapstick Member

    Kirkby Lonsdale
    Then be stuck with 20 ratchets, sans webbing. Mega!

    I have lots of new ratchets but a don't like them - the release springs are very stiff and I'm incredibly weak (n)
    Last edited: Apr 16, 2018
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  9. Kidds

    Kidds Member

    Oil them, makes the world of difference
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  10. Pilgrimmick

    Pilgrimmick Member

    He oils them so much, that he has spent motre on oil than they cost in the first place.

    On a serious note, do they not have a five year service life, a lot of webbing and rope based gear does, then opening yourself up to possible litigation in case of accidents. Or is that just LOLER items?
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  11. bolt some ratchets to the trailer,
    down both sides, then just use webbing strap, can be tighten up on both sides,
    easier to wrap up just the webbing
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  12. v8willy

    v8willy Member

    If you keep a sharp eye you will find them lying on the hard shoulders of the motorways, need to be tidy with the brakes tho.....
  13. ARW

    ARW Member

    The rubber has snapped off my favourite pencil, does anybody know a supplier?
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  14. Lincs Lass

    Lincs Lass Member

    north lincs
    Bought load of sets from car boot sales many of them brand new anything from £3-10 a complete set
  15. exmoor dave

    exmoor dave Member

    exmoor, uk
    Think you'll need to buy a full size block rubber, then whittle down a new pencil sized one from that...... of course totally worth it :LOL:
  16. mogman

    mogman Member

    how about a super single tread from the side of the road will be cheap;)
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  17. davieh3350

    davieh3350 Member

    You could save up all the crumbs from your sandwichs and knead them into a poor mans rubber.
  18. Grouse

    Grouse Member

    Or just don't use a rubber :)
  19. YELROM

    YELROM Member

    North Yorkshire
    @Andrew just googled the pull down ratchets as had never heard of them, what are they like to use?
  20. Andrew

    Andrew Member

    Huntingdon, UK
    Marvellous! Very good for hay and straw / loads that the straps sink in to. Saves your back a lot.
    Wouldn’t buy normal ones again now.
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