When researching the benefits of lever binders and ratchet binders, people often ask "what can I do with a lever binder?" or "how to use a ratchet binder?" It can be scary operating these binders because of the injury risk it may bring.
Read the differences of each chain binder and how to operate them safely.
What is a Chain Binder?
A chain binder is a tool used to tighten chain to secure cargo for transport. When shopping for chain binders, there are commonly two styles: the ratchet binder and the lever binder.
How to Use Chain Binders?
When you are using a ratchet binder, the lever and screw will work together to increase the force applied to the tie-down assembly. This will provide the least amount of work to bind the chain tightly to secure the load. Also, its handle takes much less pulling force than you would need with a lever binder.
The lever binder will require more pulling force because it stores energy in the handle. With added tension, this can make it harder to tighten because it requires more strength.
The lever binder is viewed as the least safe option because of the lever's built-up tension when you release it. Recently, we added a new type of lever binder called the Recoilless Cam Action Lever Binder.
This is one of the safest lever binders on the market today. This is because its unique design eliminates the whiplash that occurs when you release the chain tension.
If you are seeking a lever binder but want to add safety to it, this is the perfect choice for you. To learn more about this new product we added, check out our blog post on New Products Alert: Recoil-less Cam Action Lever Binder and Ratchet Chain Binder.
So, Which Binder is Best for Your Haul?
Although the lever binder can unbind quickly to unload your cargo, the ratchet binder is considered the safest option. With less built-up tension, this reduces the risk of the bar snapping back on you.
At the end of the day, the chain binders are only as safe as how you are using them. If you don't use it correctly, it will become a danger to you. If you wish to learn more about our chain binders, give our team a call so we can get you the information that you need to keep you going.
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