Assembling Your Own Straps

Assembling Your Own Straps

April 16, 2021
assemble your own straps at boxer toolsWe have all been there, and we understand the frustration of  trying to make a standard one-size-fits-all  strap fit onto your custom-sized load. We are here to bring you the parts, and have you tell us how you want your strap to be assembled. 

From heavy to light duty, there are thousands of tie downs for you to choose from when choosing how to secure your load.

Types of tie downs include: 

Before we begin crafting your strap, we need to know a few background details on your intended purpose. 

Step 1: Maximum Capacity and Dimensions

Our production staff needs to know what parts to use for your strap. We need to know how heavy your load is, and what type of vehicle you're intending to use. If you don't know what your maximum capacity is, our sales experts are trained to work with you to figure out what the ideal capacity you need for your project. 

Step 2: Main Hardware, If Necessary

Once we gathered the details of your intended purpose for your tie downs, we can then figure out which tensioning hardware would best suit your needs. Typically ratchet buckles can withstand a heavier load and is used for loads up to 4,400 pounds. Cam buckles are then used for a lighter load up to 3,000 pounds. 

Step 3: End Fittings

There are so many different types of hooks to anchor down your load. Depending on which main hardware you choose, or what your capacity is, there are certain hooks that will best suit your tie down.

The overall strap's capacity will be determined by the higher capacity of either the buckle or hook. Be careful not to exceed the overall capacity as it can cause severe danger. 

Types of hooks: 

Step 4: Webbing

We offer your choice of polyester or nylon webbing.

Nylon webbing is a strong flat material that is most commonly used for transportation, marine, military, agricultural, and outdoor recreation uses. Nylon straps has a natural ability to stretch and retract when wet, and absorbs more water at a quicker rate than polyester webbing. Nylon strapping is exceptionally useful for motorcycle tie downs, due to its shock absorption qualities. Our nylon webbing are sold in widths of 1" and 1-3/4", in 150' rolls. Our nylon straps are rated at 2,000 to 6,000 lbs. Nylon strapping comes in a variety of colors, including green, yellow, blue, white, purple, black, red, pink, gray, and brown. 

 

Polyester strapping is most commonly used with flatbeds, as it has a lower stretch value which increases the load control by reducing bounce. Our polyester web products are sold in widths of 1", 1-1/2", 2", 3", and 4", and rated from 1,500 lbs. to 20,000 lbs. in white, black, blue, red, gray, and yellow. 

For extra large loads, see our web products for sling applications. 

Nylon Sling Webbing

Polyester Sling Webbing

 

Step 5: Crafting Your Assembly

Once you have reviewed and confirmed your selection, your tie down strap order is ready to be passed to our production to be assembled. Estimated lead time per strap may take any time from 3-5 business days before we ship out your item.

To review your selection, we have created an easy visualizer for you to select and craft your strap.

Once you receive your strap, don't be shy in letting us know how you are using it by tagging us on our socials at @boxertools on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. We hope you enjoy using the strap as much as we take pride in crafting it. 

For quantities over 100, samples may be requested by emailing us at customerservice@boxertool.com. All assembled straps are final sale, once the order confirmation has been sent. If you need to make any changes to your order, please let us know beforehand.