How To Work A Ratchet?

How do you loosen a ratchet?

Ratcheting – You can tighten it.

Loosening – The ratchet is spread all the way open until the auto pawl rests on the cam.

To loosen, you squeeze the manual pawl and pull the strap.

Locked – When it’s tight, close the ratchet completely and make sure auto and manual pawls engage.

How do you set up a ratchet strap?

To use ratchet straps, start by using the release catch to open the ratchet, then thread the strap through the bottom of the ratchet until it feels taut. Next, place the ratchet strap across your cargo and hook the ends over the side of the truck bed to secure the cargo in place.

How do you use a ratchet tie down?

How To Thread Ratchet Tie Down Buckles

  • To thread ratchet buckle, place webbing THROUGH slot in center rotating spool of closed. ratchet.
  • Pull webbing through, leaving some slack.
  • Start ratcheting (raising and lowering handle).
  • Webbing will wind itself and be locked in place so that further ratcheting will rapidly increase tension in. strap.

How do you loosen a stuck ratchet strap?

Try lubing them with a little WD40, motor oil, cooking oil, or some other lubricant that will loosen them. To fix this, you just need to squirt some lube or cleaner onto the pawl surfaces where they contact the ratchet strap body and move them back-and-forth by hand a little bit to loosen them up.