Cam buckle straps typically come in 1" and 2" sizes. This video highlights the differences between ratchet straps and cam buckles and also shows how to thread a cam buckle.
How to thread a cam buckle strap
1.) Turn the cam buckle over and thread your strap back through while pressing the thumb release.
2.) While pressing the thumb release, pull the strap to your desired tension and then release. To release the strap, press the thumb button and simply pull the strap.
Choosing between a ratchet strap and a cam buckle generally depends on workload limit or how fragile the product is that you are securing. If the cargo is light and fragile, go with a cam buckle since you cannot run the risk of over-tightening and crushing the product. For items heavier or more sturdy, a ratchet strap is a good choice.
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