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Durabilt Ratcheting Chain Binder with T-Handle Review

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Review of the Durabilt Ratcheting Chain Binder with T-Handle


What's up, everybody It's AJ with etailer.com. Today, we're gonna be checking out this Durabilt Chain Binder with a T-Handle on there. So, this one's gonna be a little bit different from the other chain binders just with a handle. So, it's a little bit shorter and you get a better grab on it to really ratchet down, but it's still gonna pull those chains together nice and tight to help you tie down the heavy-duty equipment. Let's check it out. So, how this works is, what the chain binder does, is you got a heavy-duty piece of equipment like we have here.

Clearly, we can't use ratchet straps or regular straps on it, those aren't gonna cut it and it's not gonna hold this in place. We need to use chains, something really strong. So, we have our chain here, and what the chain binder does, it's got these two hooks, and there's two different methods this works. You can hook it onto a chain part here and a chain part here that's hooked up to the stake pocket, and then it pulls that chain together, making it really tight like it is. You see, I can't move that chain at all.

The other way you can do it is how we have it set up right now. Instead of having it chain to chain, we actually have this end on the chain and this end's running through our stake pocket. So, it's directly attached to the stake pocket and the hook's coming up here at the bottom. Works the exact same way, though. As we tension this up, it pulls the chain really tight over here to the stake pocket and uses this as an anchor.

This is a better look at what I'm talking about, how we've run it down through here and how the hook comes up into the stake pocket. And as we draw it up and it gets really tight, it's pulling up on there pretty well. You see, I can't move it at all. That's a really sturdy anchor for our chain setup. Let's see how it works.

So, I'm gonna come here and pull the handle up. Right now, it's in the tightened position, so when I push back on the pawl, you see how it flipped out here of the gear, now it's in the loose position. So, as we turn this. This is gonna be called the barrel and you can see it kind of spinning. We have an etrailer sticker here, so you can kind of see how it spins and it loosens these. So, these here will come out here in the end and that's gonna loosen up the chain. You can really see how much it's moving now, it wasn't moving before. And that's how you get it nice and loose to the point where we can just detach the chain or the hook from the chain and it's disconnected. Now, to tie it back up, it's gotta run a chain through a hook like that. We've already wrapped it around here on our piece of equipment. Come back, push the pawl in. And now, as we turn it, we use the handle, it's gonna slowly tighten it back up. You can see it pulling the chain back in here, these are slowly going back in, and bringing that tension back to that chain. That seems about good there. Now, that's how easy it is. That's one of the best things about the ratchet style is just how easy it is. It was really easy to operate, got that tension on there. I compare it to the lever style or the snap binder style where you just kind of throw that lever and it makes that tension, which that's good, but you usually need an extra bar to do that, and that's putting a lot of tension on there and you have to break that tension when you go to take it off. So, that can be kind of dangerous, popping that loose. So, I like this one where none of that applies here. You have the ratchet, it never pops out when you're losing tension. You just slowly release the tension or slowly tighten it down. As far as the ratcheting handles go, there's a few different options you can go with. You see, this one's the basic one. It's got the handle that sticks out there and it just stays attached. Now, there is one you can get where you can remove the handle if space is an issue or there's also one where the handle just folds to the side for, again, space issues, if you just want it looking nice and neat or you just need more room, you can get those. And today, we're gonna be working with the T-handle ratchet binder. And it's really easy to use, just like the other ones. Easy handle, you can grab two hands if you want to, just to get that extra pull if you wanna get super tight there, or you can operate it just as easily with one hand. Another benefit it has over the other ones is it actually has a whole here you can add a padlock to. That way, you can't switch it into the loose position. So now, you can still move it back and forth, you can still maybe get it tightened, but you can't flip this back to get it loose again. So then, people can't mess with this when you're not around. One thing you definitely wanna make sure is you get the right chain binder for the right equipment. So, make sure you take a look at what you're gonna be hauling, and then look at the chain binder and make sure. So, this has a safe working load limit of 7,100 pounds. So, you wanna stay under that to be safe on how much you can tie down. Now, another thing you wanna check out is the chains you're gonna use with the binder. You wanna make sure you're using the right ones with the right binder, like they'll fit. So, like the hooks on the end of this one are gonna be for chains of 5/16 and 3/8 of an inch. So, just keep that in mind when you're looking at chains to go with the chain binder. Another thing to note is check your chains, make sure the safe working load limit on those are close to your binder. You don't wanna use the wrong chains with the wrong binder. And if that number is lower on the chains, I would just be safe and go with that number. Don't go above that 'cause you don't want the chains to break in the binder. Looking at the construction, you're gonna have a steel construction that's painted red. Now, the paint's probably not gonna stay on there too long. You can see it's worn down a little bit, as we've tightened it down, here on the gear and on the pawl, but that's not a big deal. It's not gonna affect it working. It's just gonna flake off a little bit, which has been common with a lot of the ones we've worked with, so it's not really that big a deal. Another thing would be that the hooks themselves are gonna be rated for G70 to G80 chains. Overall, I think it works really well. That small T-handle was nice and easy to ratchet. It didn't get in the way like some of the longer handles. Sometimes when you're limited on space, sometimes that handle will hit the equipment that you're trying to tighten down. That one's out of the way. I was able to ratchet down really easy and loosen it when I needed to. I think it's gonna be really good for these heavy-duty loads and making sure to get that stuff tightened down or off of there so you can get about your way. Well, thanks for hanging out and I hope this helped..


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